Brügger & Thomet MP9

The Brügger & Thomet MP9 (Machine Pistol 9mm) 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. 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.

Brügger & Thomet MP9
Class Manportable
Type Handguns
Manufacturer Brügger & Thomet
Origin Switzerland
Country Name Origin Year
Switzerland 2004
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Type Machine pistol, Submachine gun
Place of origin Switzerland
Service history
In service 2004–present
Used by See Users
Wars Afghanistan War
Production history
Designer Brügger & Thomet
Designed 1992
Manufacturer Brügger & Thomet, DS Arms
Produced 2001–present
Variants TP9, TP9SF, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX, MP9-M
Weight 1.4 kg (with stock) (MP9, MP9-M, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX)
1.3 kg (TP9, TP9SF)
Length 303 mm / 523 mm stock extended (MP9, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)
300 mm (TP9)
Barrel length 130 mm (MP9, TP9, TP9 Carbine, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)
Width 45 mm (stock folded out), 56 mm (stock closed) (MP9, TP9, TP9 Carbine, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)
Height 166 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)
Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
6.5×25mm CBJ
.45 ACP (MP45)
(Under development)
Action Short recoil, locking rotating barrel, delayed blowback
Rate of fire 900 rpm (MP9, TP9SF)
1100 rpm (MP9-N)
Muzzle velocity 400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)
Effective firing range 100 m (328 ft)
Feed system 15/20/25/30 round transparent box magazines
Sights Ghost-ring sights
Fully adjustable MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail
Tritium-illuminatedhandgun night sights

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