MGP-15 submachine gun

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MGP-15
Type Submachine gun or machine pistol
Place of origin  Peru
Service history
Used by Peru
Production history
Designed 1990[1]
Manufacturer SIMA Electronica
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 2.31 kg (empty)[2]
2.29 (with 32-round magazine)[2]
Length 503 / 284mm (stock extended/folded)

Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum
Action Blowback, Semi-automatic[3]
Rate of fire 650-750 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 342 m/s[3]
Feed system 20 or 32-round magazine

The MGP-15 is a submachine gun designed for issue to special forces made by SIMA-CEFAR,[4] updated with a longer barrel and a forward-facing magazine. The name was changed from previous MGP models due to modifications, including a change to a barrel with a threaded muzzle, usually fitted with a screwed-on muzzle cap, that allows a suppressor to be quickly screwed on.[5]

Design[edit]

Like all MGP submachine guns, the weapon can utilize Uzi submachine gun magazines.[5][6] A folding butt stock is provided, so arranged that with the butt folded along the right-hand side of the receiver the butt plate can act as a form of foregrip.[7]

Variants[edit]

  • MGP-84
An upgraded version of the MGP-15.[3] Used in close protection duties.[8]
  • MGP-14
A semi-automatic version of the MGP-84, which has a folding forward grip.[6] Also known as the MGP-14 Micro[2] or as the MGP-14 Pistol.[3] For a time, it was known as the MGP-84C.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archived May 5, 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Archived October 14, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d "MGP-84 9 mm sub-machine gun (Peru), Sub-machine guns". Jane's Information Group. 2003-06-02. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Appendix: Light Arms Production in Latin America". Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b Hogg, page 207.
  6. ^ a b c Ronaldo Olive. "Subguns From The Inca Land". Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  7. ^ "秘鲁MGP-15式9mm冲锋枪" (in Traditional Chinese). Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  8. ^ "ANNEX I". 2003-05-06. Retrieved 2009-01-31. [dead link]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hogg, Ian (2000). Jane's Guns Recognition Guide Second Edition. Glasgow: Janes. ISBN 0-00-472453-4. 

See also[edit]