FEG KGP-9 submachine gun (Hungary)

The FEG KGP-9 (Kis GepPisztoly 9mm – “9mm compact machine pistol”) submachine gun has been designed by Hungarian state owned arms factory FEG. It was developed by 1988 on request from Hungarian police, but subsequent political events in Europe (fall of the USSR, Warsaw pact and communist regime in Hungary) delayed production of the KGP-9 until 1996. Initial test proved the gun to be insufficiently reliable, and Hungarian police decided not to buy it at all. Hungarian army purchased small numbers of the KGP-9 submachine gun, but it appears that by now those are long out of service.

 

FEG KGP-9 submachine gun
FEG KGP-9 submachine gun

FEG KGP-9 submachine gun uses simple blowback action and fires from closed bolt. It has a hammer-fired trigger mechanism that permits single shots and full automatic fire with rather high cyclic rate. Its receiver is made from stamped steel, furniture is polymer. Ammunition is fed from double stack, double feed magazines made from steel. Shoulder stock is made from thick steel wire with stamped steel buttpad, and folds to the right. Flip-up rear sight can be set for ranges of 100 and 200 meters.

Special thanks to Kristóf Nagy for image and info.

 

Specification Value
Full text name FEG KGP-9 submachine gun (Hungary)
Caliber cartridge 9mm Luger - 9x19 Luger / Parabellum
Action type select-fire
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 642
Length, folded, mm 381
Barrel length, mm 190
Weight empty, kg 2,7
Magazine capacity, rounds 25
Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min 900 - 1100