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Brugger & Thomet APC9

Submachine gun

Brugger & Thomet APC9

The APC9 is available in numerous variants for military, law enforcement and civil customers

Country of origin Switzerland
Entered service ?
Caliber 9x19 mm
Weight (unloaded) 2.7 kg
Length (stock extended) 597 mm
Length (stock foled) 385 mm
Barrel length 175 mm
Muzzle velocity ~ 330 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire 1 080 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 - 120 rpm
Magazine capacity 15, 20, 25, 30 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire ~ 75 m


   The APC9 (Advanced Police Carbine 9 mm) is a Swiss submachine gun. It was developed by Brugger & Thomet (B&T) company. This weapon was announced in 2011. The APC9 is offered in several variants for military, law enforcement and civil customers.

   The APC9 is a blowback operated weapon. It is chambered for standard 9x19 mm Parabellum ammunition. It is light and compact weapon. Around 60% of the components are made of polymer materials. This submachine gun has a 175 mm (6.88") barrel. The barrel comes with integral suppressor attachment.

   An ambidextrous fire mode selector has settings for "safe", "semi-auto" and "full-auto". There are numerous semi-automatic only versions of this weapon, intended for civil customers. A charging handle is also ambidextrous and can be installed on either side of the receiver.

   This submachine gun comes as standard with 30-round magazines. Though there are 15-, 20-, and 25-round capacity magazines available for this weapon. Magazines are translucent. This feature allows to make a quick estimate on how many rounds are left in the magazine. Magazines are compatible with other Brugger & Thomet weapons, including MP9 submachine gun, as well as TP9 pistol. Furthermore two magazines can be clamped together for faster reloading.

   This weapon can be equipped with various side-folding or telescopic stocks. The standard stock is similar to that of the Heckler & Koch UMP submachine gun. It folds to the right side, but is not adjustable for length.

   This weapon has got a Picatinny-type scope rail. It comes as standard with Ampoint Micro TL red dot sight. Range of effective fire is around 50-75 meters. Flip-up iron sights are integrated into the Picatinny-type rail. These can be used in case of emergency.

   There are three additional rails for various add-on accessories, such as vertical grip, laser pointer of tactical flashlight. The APC9 can also mount a sound suppressor.




   Brugger & Thomet APC9-SD is a version with integral sound suppressor. In concept it is similar to the German Heckler & Koch MP5SD submachine gun. This weapon is intended for special forces. It uses standard 9x19 mm ammunition, rather than special subsonic rounds. Its suppressor reduces the muzzle velocity to subsonic level. So the bullets leave the barrel without causing sonic shock wave. There is also a semi-automatic only version of this weapon.

   Brugger & Thomet APC45 is a version chambered for .45 ACP ammunition. This weapon is mainly aimed at law enforcement forces. It uses 12-, 17- and 25-round capacity magazines.



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