Viper Jaws pistol

The Viper Jaws pistol is a heavy duty single- and double-action pistol made in Jordan by KADDB and designed in the United States by the American citizen Wildey Moore, designer of the famous Wildey pistol. Apparently this pistol is the standard issue pistol for the Jordanian armed forces, hence the another designation—JAWS, or Jordan Arms & Weapons System.

Viper Jaws pistol
Class Manportable
Type Handguns
Manufacturer King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau
Origin Jordan
Country Name Origin Year
Jordan 2005
United States of America 2005
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Jordan View
United States of America View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau 2005 View

The Viper JAWS is a solid and well made pistol with several interesting features, such as simple and robust design and modular construction. VIPER pistol can be easily reconfigured for several pistol calibers simply by replacing the barrel, breech face insert, the extractor and the magazine. This reconfiguration, as well as a standard field-stripping procedure, requires no tools. Grip panels also can be easily replaced with another unit with different shape or dimensions. Viper is a short recoil operated, locked breech pistol with rotating barrel. On recoil, barrel rotates to unlock from the slide, by following the curved track on the frame. The double-action trigger with its linkage is easily accessible for maintenance and cleaning via removable side plate, inserted into the cut cat the right side of the frame from the top. The ambidextrous safety lever is located on both sides of the slide and also acts as a decocker when safety is engaged. Both front and rear sight are dovetailed into the slide and can be easily changed if required.

Type pistol
Place of origin  Jordan
 United States
Production history
Designer Wildey Moore
Manufacturer KADDB
Produced 2005–present
Specifications (unknown)
Weight 2 kg
Length 250 m
Barrel length 200 mm
Width 139 mm
Height 200 mm
Barrels 127 mm
Action Rotating Barrel
Maximum firing range 250 m
Sights Iron Sights

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