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Patria submachine gun
Type Submachine Gun
Place of origin  Argentina
Production history
Designer Luis Ricardo Dávila
Designed 1980
Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum
Caliber 9mm
Action Blowback-operated, Open bolt
Feed system 30 round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron

The Patria submachine gun (Pistola Ametralladora Patria is a submachine gun of Argentine origin.


It was developed by Major Luis Ricardo Dávila of the Argentine Air Force, and is protected by national Patent n° 220494/5/6/7 on 20/08/1980. It uses 9x19mm Parabellum rounds.


The weapon is a close copy of the Ingram MAC-10 and features a cooling jacket/barrel extension much like the South African BXP.[1]


  • ARMAS Y GEOESTRATEGIA, Vol.2 N° 6, Mayo de 1983
  • Las Pistolas Ametralladoras Fabricadas en Nuestro País¨, N°172, Enero 2004

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