Steyr TMP

The Steyr TMP (Taktische Maschinenpistole/Tactical Machine Pistol) is a select-fire 9×19mm Parabellum caliber machine pistol manufactured by Steyr Mannlicher of Austria. The magazines come in 15-, 20-, or 30-round detachable box types. A suppressor can also be fitted.

The Steyr TMP
TypeMachine pistol/compact submachine gun
Place of originAustria
Service history
Used bySee Users
Production history
DesignerFriedrich Aigner
ManufacturerSteyr Mannlicher
Mass1.3 kg (2.9 lb) empty
Length282 mm (11.10 in.)
Barrel length130 mm (5.12 in.)[1]

Cartridge9×19mm Parabellum
ActionShort recoil, locking rotating barrel, delayed blowback
Rate of fire850–900 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)
Effective firing range100 m
Feed system15-, 20-, or 30-round detachable box magazine

In 2001, Steyr sold the design to Brügger & Thomet,[2] who developed it into the Brügger & Thomet MP9.[3]


The Steyr SPP (Special Purpose Pistol) is a semi-automatic variant of the TMP. The TMP's barrel and barrel jacket lengths were increased slightly so there is a greater length of protruding jacket and barrel. The forward tactical pistol grip was also removed. It is large for a pistol and is constructed mainly from Polyamide 66.[4]


See also


  1. Miller, David (2001). The Illustrated Directory of 20th Century Guns. Salamander Books Ltd. ISBN 1-84065-245-4.
  2. "Brugger & Thomet MP9 at Modern Firearms". Retrieved 5 July 2007.
  3. "The MP9". Archived from the original on 8 June 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2007.
  4. Bonds, Ray; David Miller (2003). Illustrated Directory of Special Forces. Zenith Imprint. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-7603-1419-7.
  6. Meyr, Eitan (6 January 1999). "Special Weapons for Counter-terrorist Units". Jane's – Law Enforcement. Archived from the original on 1 March 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
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