Brügger & Thomet MP9

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TypeMachine pistol, Submachine gun
Place of originSwitzerland
Service history
In service2004–present
Used bySee Users
WarsWar in Afghanistan[1]
Production history
DesignerBrügger & Thomet
ManufacturerBrügger & Thomet
No. built~108,000-162,000
VariantsTP9, TP9SF, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX, MP9-M
Mass1.4 kg (with stock) (MP9, MP9-M, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX)
1.3 kg (TP9, TP9SF)[2]
Length303 mm / 523 mm stock extended (MP9, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)
300 mm (TP9)[2]
Barrel length130 mm (MP9, TP9, TP9 Carbine, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)[3]
Width45 mm (stock folded out), 56 mm (stock closed) (MP9, TP9, TP9 Carbine, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)[2]
Height166 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)[2]

(Under development)
ActionShort recoil, locking rotating barrel[6]
Rate of fire
  • 900 rpm (MP9, TP9SF)
  • 1100 rpm (MP9-N)
Muzzle velocity400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)[2][7]
Effective firing range100 m (328 ft)[8][9]
Feed system15/20/25/30 round transparent box magazines

The Brügger & Thomet MP9 (Maschinenpistole 9mm, German for machine pistol) 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.[10] 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.[11]

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.[5]

Known Users[edit]

Country Organization name Model Quantity Date
 France GSPR[12] MP9 Unknown _
 India Mumbai Police and Punjab Police [13]

Indian Army (for Ghatak Platoons)[14]




1568 (to be delivered)

 Indonesia Kopaska



Taifib [15]

MP9 _ _
 Macau Grupo de Operações Especiais (Macau)[citation needed] MP9 _ _
 Malaysia Pasukan Khas Udara (PASKAU)[16] MP9 _ _
 Portugal Portuguese Army (Portuguese Army's side arm)[1] MP9 _ _
 Russia FSB Alpha Group[17][18] MP9 _ _
  Switzerland Swiss Police,[8]

Swiss Army[19]

MP9 _ _
 South Korea 707th Special Mission Battalion MP9 _ _
 Bulgaria Gendarmerie (SPO)[8] MP9 _ _
 Thailand Department of Special Investigation[citation needed] MP9 _ _
 Netherlands Royal Netherlands Air Force[20] MP9 _ _
 Singapore Special Operations Task Force[21] MP9 Unknown _

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Brügger & Thomet AG". Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "MP9" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Brügger & Thomet AG, retrieved on February 01, 2011.
  4. ^ "The amazing 6.5x25mm CBJ". The Firearm Blog. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  5. ^ a b "B&T MP45 and MP9N". The Firearm Blog. 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  6. ^
  7. ^ "TP9 Pistol". Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  8. ^ a b c "MP9 Submachine Gun". Retrieved October 7, 2010.
  9. ^ Brugger & Thomet MP9 - Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun - History, Specs and Pictures - Military, Security and Civilian Guns and Equipment Military Factory. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  10. ^ Brugger & Thomet MP9 Submachine Gun | MP9 at Military Today. Retrieved on March 02, 2011.
  11. ^ Brugger & Thomet’s MP9 in 6.5×25 CBJ Retrieved on 2012-04-15.
  12. ^[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Swami, Praveen (April 8, 2009). "Mumbai Police modernisation generates controversy". The Hindu. p. 1 ("front page"). Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  14. ^ "India Fast-Tracks Acquisitions, Inks Three Defence Deals for the Army". Archived from the original on 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2015-11-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "PASKAU Malaysian Special Air Service Weapons". Military Factory. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Guns and Operators". Pinterest.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2015-05-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "B&T Partner Update, December 2014". Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  20. ^ "Mitrailleur voor Nederlandse F-16-piloot boven Irak, April 2015". Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  21. ^ "MP9, April 2015". Retrieved 2018-08-11.

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