Ruger MP9

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This article is about the Ruger MP9. For the updated TMP variant, see Brügger & Thomet MP9.
Ruger MP9
Type Submachine Gun/Machine Pistol
Place of origin  United States
Service history
Used by United States
Production history
Designed 1980s
Produced 1995-1996
Variants MP9
Weight 3 kilograms (6.6 lb) (unloaded)
Length 556 / 376 mm

Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum
Action Blowback
Rate of fire 550 - 650 rounds per minute
Effective firing range 100 meters
Feed system 32 round box magazine

The Ruger MP9 is a 9mm submachine gun/machine pistol introduced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. in 1995.

History and Design[edit]

It was created by Uziel Gal in the early 1980s. It is similar to the Uzi, his most famous creation, and has sometimes been called an "improved Uzi". The MP9 submachine gun was designed as a compact weapon for law enforcement forces. In 1995, the MP9 was released for police and military sales in the United States.

The Ruger MP9 was made in very limited numbers and was withdrawn in 1996.


The gun features three positions safety/fire selector with "safe", "semi-auto" and "full-auto" positions, as well as a separate firing pin block to increase safety. The gun also has a quickly detachable barrel that is spring-loaded to cushion the impact of the bolt on closure. The cocking handle is located at the top of the receiver. The gun uses a telescoping bolt, but fires from a closed bolt. It also has a substantial integrated folding stock.

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