Over the last few decades of the 20th century, Viper 5, one of the best submachine guns around, was in service with special armed forces and police units worldwide. After being gradually replaced with newer models, it was frequently spotted on the black market, from where it eventually made its way to the Zone in large quantities. Uses 9x19 mm ammo.
Despite being similar to submachine guns in size and weight, this weapon is classified as an assault rifle due to its mechanism and ammo. Notable for its small size (an extremely useful feature for fighting in urban environments) and high armor-penetration capacity, its main drawbacks are its short effective range and a tendency to overheat quickly from burst fire. Uses 5.45x39 mm ammo.
This weapon, designed in 1974, uses 5.45x39 mm ammo. It is a simple and reliable weapon, although its low cost of production somewhat compromised its ease of use and accuracy. In the Zone it is the main weapon of the military and many lone stalkers. Uses 5.45x39 mm ammo.
After the British army replaced this rifle with a newer model, large quantities of it emerged on the black market and then in the Zone. The rifle's main advantages are its built-in 4x scope and high first-shot accuracy. However, accuracy decreases significantly when firing in bursts, while the rifle's basic internal mechanisms are somewhat unreliable. Uses 5.56x45 mm ammo.
A new step in the development of the famous M-16 family. Thanks to an exceptionally smooth release, good ergonomics and satisfactory weight, this rifle facilitates high firing accuracy. However, it is prone to catching dirt, which may lower its effectiveness in field conditions. Uses 5.56x45 mm ammo.
This assault rifle, combined with a grenade launcher, is a great solution for the Zone's challenges: a compact, reliable and powerful all-purpose weapon. Particularly popular with military stalkers. Uses 9x39 mm ammo and VOG-25 grenades.
A modified version of the silent Vintar BC sniper rifle, the SA Avalanche features a folding stock, is capable of burst fire and has a larger magazine. Initially intended for use by special units in assault operations that required silent, flashless fire. Uses 9x39 mm ammo.
A sawn-off hunting shotgun with two side-by-side barrels. While much lighter and more compact than a full shotgun, it is only effective at close range. One of the most popular weapons among rookie stalkers. Uses 12x70 mm ammo.
The SPSA smoothbore semi-automatic shotgun was designed in the late 1970s as an all-purpose weapon for the police and army assault troops. While highly reliable and flexible it is quite bulky, complex and expensive. Probably the best close-range weapon in the Zone. Uses 12x70 mm ammo.
This grenade launcher from the 1960s made its way into the Zone from army depots. Although its huge size and weight make it an unlikely weapon for a stalker it can be downright irreplaceable for certain jobs. Uses OG-7V grenades.
his is a modernized version of the Akm 74/2 assault rifle. An advanced design boosts its rate of fire by 100 rounds per minute. Some design elements were removed to lighten the barrel, which renders optical scopes unusable. Uses 5.45x39 mm ammo.
Some crafty folk have modified the SGI 5k to work with the Soviet round, which is more common in the Zone, all the while retaining the rifle's ability to use any of the base model's modifications. Uses 5.45x39 mm ammo.
A hybrid version which combines the advantages of both models, resulting in a 20-round magazine and very accurate automatic fire. The rifle's 2x scope is tailored for short-range use. Uses 9x39 mm ammo.
The SPSA-AUT semi-automatic shotgun is made only in Duty workshops, purpose-built for fighting swarms of monsters. An improved cartridge-feed mechanism ensures a better rate of fire and amazing groupings when using shot ammo. An extended magazine holds up to 10 12x70 mm rounds.
This weapon is an exceptional piece of workmanship, customized for its owner. The design sacrifices rate of fire for precision, so if you need to hit the same exact spot 10 times in 10 seconds - this is the weapon for you. Uses 5.56x45 mm ammo.
A modernized version of an assault rifle, with an emphasis on accurate burst fire. The under-barrel grenade launcher is fitted with a gravitational bullet stabilizer resulting in significantly lower dispersion. The drawback of this modification is that it renders the grenade launcher unusable. Uses 5.56x45 mm ammo.
A sniper prototype of the Tunder S14 assault rifle. This balanced weapon is good for precision and automatic fire. The under-barrel grenade launcher can also come in handy. Uses 9x39 mm ammo and VOG-25 grenades.