Mendoza HM-3

The HM-3 is a submachine gun of Mexican origin chambered in the 9mm calibre and, since 2011, in .380 ACP caliber for private security forces, from a magazine fed from the grip, much like the Uzi.

This sub-machine gun is manufactured by Productos Mendoza, S.A. in Mexico. It is a lightweight weapon of reduced overall length achieved by largely extending the wrap around bolt forward around the barrel. A grip safety is provided to prevent accidental discharge. The stock is designed in a manner that makes folding and unfolding easy and provides a foregrip when the stock is folded. The selector lever is on the right-hand side of the weapon so that it can be operated by the right hand without releasing the weapon with either hand. The stock can be folded or unfolded while gripping the weapon with both hands unlike the previous models of the same gun. It is much like the UZI in the way that the magazine is located on the grip.

Mendoza HM-3
Class Manportable
Type Machine Guns
Manufacturer Productos Mendoza
Origin Mexico
Country Name Origin Year
Mexico 1990
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Productos Mendoza 1500 View

Type Submachine gun
Place of origin  Mexico
Service history
Used by Mexico
Wars Mexican Drug War
Production history
Designer H├ęctor Mendoza
Designed 1990s
Manufacturer Productos Mendoza
Number built 1,500 (2012)
Variants HM-3, HM-4, HM-3 Short, HM-3 Long, HM-3 Mini (Bulldog)

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