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Brügger & Thomet MP9

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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: an ambidextrous safety/fire mode selector switch button (manual safety), a trigger safety, and a drop safety.[1] 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.

Variants[edit source | edit]

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. This was to done to comply with US firearm import laws. 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.[2]

Later variants (TP9-N, TP9-US, MP9-N, MP45) have new designed ambidextrous two/three-position selectors. The old Steyr style cross-bolt push button selectors are replaced with new "HK" style selectors.[3] With the TP9-N B&T decided to add an empty socket (which also includes the hand-stop) for the foregrip, instead of a picatinny rail as with the old TP9. It also comes without a stock, but with an attachment point that can fit various folding or telescoping braces and stocks, should a customer decide to register it as a short barreled rifle and add one. This version is named the TP9-US. The regular TP9-N is identical to the MP9-N, just without full-auto capability.

Known users[edit source | edit]

Country Organization name Model Quantity Date
 France GSPR[4] MP9 Unknown _
 Lebanon Republican Guard (Lebanon) MP9 _ _
 Poland Polish Presidential Guard MP9 _ _
 Belgium Belgian Armed Forces MP9 _ _
 India Mumbai Police and Punjab Police [5]

Indian Army (for Ghatak Platoons[6] and Para SF[7])



_ _


Kopaska MP9 _ _
 Macau Grupo de Operações Especiais (Macau)[citation needed] MP9 _ _
 Dominican Republic Presidential Protection Group MP9 _ _
 Malaysia Pasukan Khas Udara (PASKAU)[8] MP9 _ _
 Portugal Portuguese Army (Portuguese Army's side arm)[9] MP9 _ _
 Russia FSB Alpha Group[10][11] MP9 _ _
  Switzerland Swiss Police[citation needed]

Swiss Army[12]

Swiss Military Police

MP9 _ _
 South Korea 707th Special Mission Battalion MP9 _ _
 Bulgaria Bulgarian Gendarmerie MP9 _ _
 Thailand Department of Special Investigation[citation needed] MP9 _ _
 Netherlands Royal Netherlands Air Force[13]

Brigade Speciale Beveiligingsopdrachten

MP9 _ _
 Singapore Special Operations Task Force[14] MP9 Unknown _
 United States S.W.A.T Units MP9 _ _

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. Brugger & Thomet MP9 Submachine Gun | Military-Today.com MP9 at Military Today. Retrieved on March 02, 2011.
  2. Brugger & Thomet’s MP9 in 6.5×25 CBJ Retrieved on 2012-04-15.
  3. Cite error: The named reference thefirearmblog.com was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/11/19/potd-french-secret-service-protect-president-with-bt-mp9-machine-pistols/[permanent dead link]
  5. Swami, Praveen (April 8, 2009). "Mumbai Police modernisation generates controversy". The Hindu. p. 1 ("front page"). Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  6. "India Fast-Tracks Acquisitions, Inks Three Defence Deals for the Army". defencenow.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  7. "What makes the Desert Scorpions, India's most elite special force, special". The Week. February 4, 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  8. "PASKAU Malaysian Special Air Service Weapons". Military Factory. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  9. "Brügger & Thomet AG". Brugger-thomet.ch. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  10. "Guns and Operators". Pinterest.
  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2015-05-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. "B&T Partner Update, December 2014". Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  13. "Mitrailleur voor Nederlandse F-16-piloot boven Irak, April 2015". Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  14. "MP9, April 2015". Retrieved 2018-08-11.

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