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Brugger & Thomet MP9

Submachine gun

Brugger & Thomet MP9

The B&T MP9 submachine gun is well suited for law enforcement teams and special units

Country of origin Switzerland
Entered service 2004
Caliber 9x19 mm Parabellum
Weight (unloaded) 1.4 kg
Length 523 mm
Length (with folded stock) 303 mm
Barrel length 130 mm
Muzzle velocity ~ 370 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire 900 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 15, 20, 25, 30 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire 50 - 100 m


   The MP9 submachine gun is a product of Brugger & Thomet (B&T) company. It is a further development of the Austrian Steyr TMP. In 2001 Steyr stopped production of the TMP due to the lack of sales. Production licenses were sold to the Swiss arms manufacturer. The B&T company made over 19 engineering changes to the Austrian weapon. Production of the MP9 commenced in 2004. Currently it is in service with Swiss army and law enforcement forces. This submachine gun has been exported to Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, and possibly, some other countries.

   The Brugger & Thomet MP9 is a blowback operated, selective fire weapon, which fires from closed bolt. This submachine gun is chambered for a standard 9x19 mm Parabellum ammunition. The Brugger & Thomet submachine gun is more compact than the German Heckler & Koch MP5 or similar designs. However this SMG offers more controllable fire than automatic pistols. It falls in the same niche as the Mini Uzi and MAC-10. Its compact size and light weight make this weapon suitable for law enforcement teams and special operations units. The MP9 can be easily concealed. However it looses to bigger submachine guns in terms of range and accuracy.

   The B&T MP9 comes with integral front grip and thus is more controllable during fully automatic firing. This SMG can be fired single-handedly. Housing of this weapon is made from lightweight polymer materials.

   The MP9 has new trigger safety, as well as ambidextrous safety/fire mode selector button, located behind the trigger. An ambidextrous cocking handle is located at the rear of the receiver. It resembles that of the M16 assault rifle. It does not reciprocates when the weapon is fired.

   This submachine gun is fed from 15-, 20-, 25- or 30-round magazines. Magazines are housed inside the pistol grip. Magazines are compatible with Brugger & Thomet APC9 and P26 submachine guns, as well as TP9 pistol. Translucent magazines are available for this weapon.

   The main improvement of the MP9 over the Steyr TMP is a side-folding stock and integrated Picatinny-type scope rail, which accepts a wide variety of sights and other tactical accessories.

   This SMG also has adjustable iron sights. This weapon has an effective range of about 50 - 100 meters.

   This submachine gun is compatible with silencers.




   Brugger & Thomet TP9 pistol, is a semi-automatic only civilian version of the MP9. Sometimes this weapon is referred as a carbine.

   Brugger & Thomet MP45 is a submachine gun version, chambered for .45 ACP ammunition.



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