"Initially intended as a sidearm for artillery soldiers, the Stechkin automatic pistol gradually phased out of active service during the 1970s.  Regardless, the APS is still being used today by the Russian Interior Ministry and the FSB special forces due to its firepower and efficiency.  It can operate in fully automatic mode."

— Description.


The APS is a tier 1 handgun. Following its customization update, it is now a force to recon with. Comparing to other low-caliber pistols, it has moderate accuracy and mobility, low damage and penetration. Despite these, its most distinctive feature is that it is the only CR weapon that possesses fully-automatic capability at a relatively high rate of high. This make the APS exceptionally effective as a close range backup weapon, which delivers excellent, uncompromising performance at extremely cheap buy, repair and unbreak prices. Since the customization update, the reload of the APS is substantially increased, making the weapon much more desirable for many players.


"The silencer device (PBS) muffles shot and hides flame that unmasks shooter"

— Description.

Achieving 7 RageKills with the APS will unlock the W-Task. The W-Task adds a PBS-S suppressor, renames the APS to PBS and unlocks the Infrequent BDGUR (Big Digital Urban) camo. The W-Task also grants the player access to the Customization. See APS/Customization for more information.



Achievements you can unlock using this gun.

Old School AchievementOld School600 kills with pistols5500 CRLogo
Merc AchievementMercKill 50 enemies500 CRLogo
Dark Star AchievementDark StarClassified7500 CRLogo


  • The APS is the only handgun purchasable with CR capable of fully-automatic fire.
  • The APS is the cheapest weapon in Contract Wars (excluding premium weapons).