|Caliber||9 x 19 mm|
|Weight (empty)||1.83 kg|
|Length (with folded stock)||376 mm|
|Barrel length||173 mm|
|Cyclic rate of fire||40 – 100 rpm|
|Practical rate of fire||?|
|Magazine capacity||32 rounds|
|Range of effective fire||75 m|
The Ruger MP9 submachine gun is similar to the IMI Uzi. It was designed as a compact weapon for law enforcement forces. This submachine gun was introduced in 1995. The Ruger MP9 SMG has some improvements over it’s predecessor. It has been tested by US special operations forces. However this weapon was produced only in limited numbers.
It is a blowback operated, selective fire weapon, chambered for the standard 9 x 19 mm ammunition. It fires from the closed bolt and has improved firing accuracy, comparing with it’s predecessor. It’s range of effective fire is about 75 meters. Some parts of this SMG are made from polymer, to save weight.
For cleaning and maintenance this weapon can be easily stripped into six major components. Magazine housing is located inside the pistol grip. This weapon is fed from 32-round magazines. It uses the same magazines as the Uzi. The MP9 has a redesigned folding stock. A safety / fire mode selector switch has semi-auto and full-auto settings. The cocking handle is located on top of the receiver. This weapon can be cocked using either hand.