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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
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 9x19mm 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 open 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.

An interesting feature of this gun is that the standard issue barrel can be replaced by a longer one, turning the gun into a carbine with longer range than a submachine gun. A civilian variant exists, capable of semi-automatic fire only.


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

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