Brügger & Thomet MP9
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|Brügger & Thomet MP9|
|Type||Machine pistol, Submachine gun|
|Place of origin||Switzerland|
|Used by||See Users|
|Designer||Brügger & Thomet|
|Manufacturer||Brügger & Thomet, DS Arms|
|Variants||TP9, TP9SF, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX, MP9-M|
|Weight||1.4 kg (with stock) (MP9, MP9-M, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX)
1.3 kg (TP9, TP9SF)
|Length||303 mm / 523 mm stock extended (MP9, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)
300 mm (TP9)
|Barrel length||130 mm (MP9, TP9, TP9 Carbine, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)|
|Width||45 mm (stock folded out), 56 mm (stock closed) (MP9, TP9, TP9 Carbine, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)|
|Height||166 mm (w/o magazine), 173 mm (with 15-round magazine), 246 mm (with 30-round magazine) (MP9, TP9, TP9SF, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX, MP9-M)|
|Action||Short recoil, locking rotating barrel, delayed blowback|
|Rate of fire|
|Muzzle velocity||400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||100 m (328 ft)|
|Feed system||15/20/25/30 round transparent box magazines|
The Brügger & Thomet MP9 (Machine Pistol 9mm) is a machine pistol designed and manufactured by Brügger & Thomet of Switzerland. The MP9 is a selective-fire 9×19mm Parabellum caliber machine pistol. It uses 15, 20, 25, and 30 round transparent polymer detachable box magazines. It has three safeties; ambidextrous safety/fire mode selector switch button (manual safety), trigger safety and drop safety. The MP9 is a development of the Steyr TMP. The design of TMP was purchased from Steyr in 2001. Differences from the TMP include a stock that folds to the right side of the weapon, an integrated Picatinny rail, and a new trigger safety.
The TP9 is a semi-automatic civilian variant of MP9. Its design is similar to the Steyr SPP, but its differential feature is an underbarrel MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail, which is installed in front of the trigger guard, in place of the forward grip. The TP9SF is superficially similar, though it is selective-fire rather than semi-auto only. A version chambered in 6.5×25mm CBJ is under development, a barrel swap is all that should be required to convert to 6.5 mm.
Later variants (MP9-N, MP45) have new designed ambidextrous three-position selectors. The old Steyr style cross-bolt push button selectors are replaced with new "HK" style selectors.
1568 (to be delivered)
|Macau||Grupo de Operações Especiais (Macau)||MP9||_||_|
|Portugal||Portuguese Army (Portuguese Army's side arm)||MP9||_||_|
|Thailand||Department of Special Investigation||MP9||_||_|
|Netherlands||Royal Netherlands Air Force||MP9||_||_|
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