KGP-9
KGP-9 1.jpg
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Hungary
Service history
Used by Hungarian military and prison guard
Production history
Manufacturer Fegyver- és Gépgyár
Specifications
Weight 2.75 kg, (6 lb 1oz)
Length 355 mm butt folded (13.97 in), 615 mm butt extended (24.21 in)
Barrel length 190 mm (7.48 in)

Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
Action Blowback
Rate of fire 900 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 390 m/s (1280 ft/s)
Feed system 25-round box magazine

The KGP-9 is a Hungarian submachine gun used by Hungary's military forces and prison guards. It operates using a basic blowback mechanism, and fires the very popular 9mm Parabellum cartridge from an closed bolt. It is assembled from pressed steel, reinforced with castings. The KGP-9 fires with a hammer mechanism and with a floating firing pin contained in the bolt, and is capable of a firing rate of 900 rounds/min.

The standard issue barrel can be replaced by a longer one, turning the gun into a carbine with longer range than a submachine gun. The civilian variant is the KGPF-9, it is capable of semi-automatic fire only.

References

  • Military Small Arms of the 20th Century by Ian Hogg and John Weeks