EMTAN MZ-9 submachine gun (Israel)

The MZ-9 submachine gun is produced in Israel by EMTAN Karmiel Ltd. This weapon is offered in several configurations that vary by barrel length (5 or 7 inches) and by type of shoulder stock. EMTAN also produces a semi-automatic only carbine version, known as MZ-9S, for export civilian sales and for domestic private security use.


EMTAN MZ-9 submachine gun

EMTAN MZ-9 submachine gun with 5″ barrel and simplified telescoping stock


EMTAN MZ-9 submachine gun is broadly based on the highly popular AR-15 platform, versions of which are also produced by EMTAN as a line of MZ-15 rifles. Since EMTAN MZ-9 submachine gun uses relatively low-powered 9×19 Luger ammunition, it has a simple blowback action. It fires from closed bolt and has M16 type hammer-fired trigger unit with M16-style controls, including safety/fire selector, bolt hold-open release button and charging handle. Receiver is also made to basic AR-15 style pattern, with upper and lower halves made from aluminum alloy and connected by two cross pins. Ammunition is fed from detachable box magazines, compatible with Czech-made CZ SCORPION EVO III submachine gun. EMTAN MZ-9 is equipped either with an M4-type collapsible shoulder stock or with a simplified two-struts shoulder stock. Sights and other ancillary equipment are attached using integrated Picatinny rails.


EMTAN MZ-9 submachine gun

EMTAN MZ-9 submachine gun with 7″ barrel and M4-style telescoping stock


Specification Value
Full text name EMTAN MZ-9 submachine gun (Israel)
Caliber cartridge 9mm Luger - 9x19 Luger / Parabellum
Action type select-fire
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 600 (with 5" barrel)
Length, folded, mm 500 (with 5" barrel)
Barrel length, mm 122 or 178 (5" or 7")
Weight empty, kg 2.75
Magazine capacity, rounds 10, 20, 30
Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min 900