The PP-19 is a product of the next generation of the Kalashnikov family. It was designed in 1993 and deployed in 1996. It has a cylindrical magazine design similar to the Calico M960 but is instead mounted below the barrel, which gives off a profile similar to a grenade launcher, and holds 64 rounds. The firearm is lighter at 4.63 pounds and has variations equipped with significantly shorter barrels between 9.1 inches down to 7.7 inches. The rate of fire is about 700 rounds per minute with an effective range of up to 218 yards. Variations are chambered in 9X18MM, 9X19MM, .380, and 7.62X25MM.