« The Zubr .45 ACP is a revolver handgun with a distinctive design. The muzzle position is aligned with the bottom chamber. Compared to normal topmost revolvers, this change reduces the muzzle flip after shooting by directing the recoil more into the shooter's wrist.
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Zubr .45
Faction CSAT
Type Handgun
Caliber .45 ACP
Variants None

The Zubr is a .45 handgun used in limited numbers by CSAT forces in ArmA 3.


The Zubr is a double-action revolver chambered to fire the .45 ACP round.

It loads from 6 round cylinders and is only able to reach a fire rate of up to 240 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 480 m/s. The Zubr supports being mounted with the Yorris J2 red dot sight designed exclusively for mounting on the small rail just above the barrel. It cannot be fitted with muzzle attachments, but the Zubr has an underbarrel rail that can be fitted with a flashlight.

The weapon of choice of CSAT officers, the Zubr is a relatively powerful heavy pistol that has both good stopping power and range due to utilising the .45 ACP cartridge. Controllable recoil, a high muzzle velocity, and the ability to mount optics makes the Zubr effective up to a range of 64 metres.

However its biggest drawback stems the Zubr itself being a revolver. With a total capacity of just 6 rounds (the least out of all handguns) the operator will quickly run out of ammunition during a firefight and be forced to constantly reload. The other downside is its double-action operation; the cylinder must rotate after the trigger is pulled first which causes a small delay before the round actually leaves the chamber.

Although it is actually more accurate than its NATO counterpart, as a result of these downsides the Zubr makes for a very poor sidearm in comparison to every other handgun. Unless absolutely necessary or if there is a lack of any better alternative, it should never be utilised as a sidearm for combat troops.


  • The Zubr is based on the real-life "Rhino" series of revolvers designed by Chiappa Firearms of Italy (more specifically it is based on the "60DS" variant of the Rhino).
    • Unlike the actual Rhino however, the Zubr is unusually chambered in .45 ACP as opposed to the calibres used by its real-world counterpart (.357 Magnum/.40 S&W/9 mm).
  • Along with the 4-five, the Zubr was not initially included on ArmA 3's release. It would only be added with the release of the campaign's first episode as part of Game Update 1.04.
  • Aside from the Starter Pistol that was included with the release of the Karts DLC, the Zubr is currently one of the only two revolvers that are available in ArmA 3.
  • Like the 4-five pistol, the Zubr could only be fitted with the Yorris sight on release. The underbarrel rail was only made usable after Game Update 1.70, which enabled both handguns to use pistol flashlights.
  • The word "Zubr" (Зубр) translates to "European bison" in Russian.


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Weapons of comparable role and configuration