by David Crane
defeat NATO CRISAT armor within limited distances, but this is just speculation at this point. It’s been reported that the B&T MP9 runs totally reliably (i.e. functions totally reliably) with ammunition from a "vast array of manufacturers", including the aforementioned M39B round.
The B&T MP9 PDW/Submachine Gun is recoil-operated and fires from the closed-bolt position. It utilizes a rotating barrel locking system. The MP9′s receiver is made from a high-strength polymer that’s not only impervious to rust/corrosion from saltwater, but also to damage from solvents/cleaning agents.
Brugger & Thomet AG (B&T) makes a semi-auto-only version of the MP9 called the B&T TP9. They also make a force-on-force training version that fires Simunition® Fx® marking cartridges called the B&T MP9-FX, and an inert training weapon version called the B&T MP9-M (The "M" is for "manipulation".). B&T is basically a one-stop shop for tactical operators, in that they make a host of accoutrements and accessories for all the weapons they manufacture, including sound suppressors/silencers, tactical handguards, mounting systems, and tactical accessories.
The B&T MP9′s receiver can be molded in a variety of colors, including your basic tactical black, olive drab (O.D. Green), desert tan, and arctic white. DefenseReview doesn’t know whether or not any camo color schemes will be available in the future.
DSA Inc. (DS Arms) is the U.S. distributor/dealer for the B&T MP9 PDW/SMG. You can contact DSA, Inc. by phone at 847-277-7258, by fax at 847-277-7259, or by email at [email protected]. Call for pricing.
Click here to visit the "Modern Firearms & Ammunition" page on the B&T MP9, which contains some additional info on the new subgun/PDW.
More B&T MP9 PDW/subgun photos (Click on photos to view them full-size.):