Brügger & Thomet MP9

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; ambidextrous safety/fire mode selector switch button (manual safety), trigger safety and drop safety.[10] 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.

TypeMachine pistol, Submachine gun
Place of originSwitzerland
Service history
In service2004–present
Used bySee Users
WarsWar in Afghanistan[1]
Production history
DesignerBrügger & Thomet
ManufacturerBrügger & Thomet
No. built~108,000-162,000
VariantsTP9, TP9SF, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX, MP9-M
Mass1.4 kg (with stock) (MP9, MP9-M, TP9 Carbine, MP9-FX)
1.3 kg (TP9, TP9SF)[2]
Length303 mm / 523 mm stock extended (MP9, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)
300 mm (TP9)[2]
Barrel length130 mm (MP9, TP9, TP9 Carbine, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)[3]
Width45 mm (stock folded out), 56 mm (stock closed) (MP9, TP9, TP9 Carbine, TP9SF, MP9-FX, MP9-M)[2]
Height166 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)[2]

(Under development)
ActionShort recoil, locking rotating barrel[6]
Rate of fire
  • 900 rpm (MP9, TP9SF)
  • 1100 rpm (MP9-N)
Muzzle velocity400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)[2][7]
Effective firing range100 m (328 ft)[8][9]
Feed system15/20/25/30 round transparent box magazines


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. 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.[11]

Later variants (MP9-N, MP45) have new designed ambidextrous three-position selectors. The old Steyr style cross-bolt push button selectors are replaced with new "HK" style selectors.[5]

Known Users

Country Organization name Model Quantity Date
 France GSPR[12] MP9 Unknown _
 Lebanon Republican Guard (Lebanon) MP9 _ _
 Poland Polish Presidental Guard MP9 _ _
 Belgium Belgian Armed Forces MP9 _ _
 India Mumbai Police and Punjab Police [13]

Indian Army (for Ghatak Platoons)[14]





 Indonesia Kopaska



Taifib [15]

MP9 _ _
 Macau Grupo de Operações Especiais (Macau) MP9 _ _
 Dominican Republic Presidential Protection Group MP9 _ _
 Malaysia Pasukan Khas Udara (PASKAU)[16] MP9 _ _
 Portugal Portuguese Army (Portuguese Army's side arm)[1] MP9 _ _
 Russia FSB Alpha Group[17][18] MP9 _ _
  Switzerland Swiss Police,[8]

Swiss Army[19]

Swiss Military Police

Swiss diplomatic protection service

MP9 _ _
 South Korea 707th Special Mission Battalion MP9 _ _
 Bulgaria Gendarmerie (SPO)[8] MP9 _ _
 Thailand Department of Special Investigation MP9 _ _
 Netherlands Royal Netherlands Air Force[20]

Brigade Speciale Beveiligingsopdrachten

MP9 _ _
 Singapore Special Operations Task Force[21] MP9 Unknown _

See also


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