Floro MK 9 Submachine Gun

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Floro MK 9 Submachine Gun
The Floro Mk. 9 is a submachine gun designed by Floro International Corporation of the Philippines. The Floro Mk. 9 submachine gun is a private venture of Floro International of Tanay, Rizal Province in the Philippines. The weapon is being marketed to local security forces as a low-cost alternative to imported submachine guns and is currently in limited use.

The standard Mk. 9 is a blowback operated weapon chambered for the 9 mm cartridge. It fires from a closed bolt with a selector switch allowing semi-automatic or full-automatic fire. There is no bolt-locking mechanism. The upper receiver is a steel tube and the barrel is held in place by the perforated barrel jacket. The lower receiver and magazine housing are of sheet metal. The long magazine well has a plastic handguard and doubles as a forward grip. It has the Uzi submachine gun-type magazine interface and uses Uzi magazines which are locally available. The folding metal butt is based on the Uzi pattern as well. The Mk. 9 uses the firing mechanism of the M16, the standard service rifle in the AFP.

The cocking handle is on the left side of the upper receiver incorporated with a dust cover. The front sights are fixed and rear sights have an adjustment knob for windage. The upper receiver has a Picatinny rail installed allowing telescopic and red dot sights to be used.

The MP-9 is a shortened version with a skeletal wire stock and no barrel jacket. Both the Mk.9 and the MP-9 are available in semi- and full automatic versions.

Floro MK-9
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Philippines
Service history
In service 2001-Present
Used by Philippines
Wars Anti-guerrilla operations in the Philippines
Production history
Designed Estimated in the late 1980s
Manufacturer Floro International Corporation
Produced See Design Date
Variants MP-9 (Formerly MK-19)
Specifications
Weight 3.18 kg (Empty)
3.2 kg (With Magazine)
Length 64.5 cm (Stock extended)
46cm (Stock folded)

Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum
Action Unlocked blowback, closed bolt
Rate of fire 800-850 round/min
Muzzle velocity 335 m/s (1,100 ft/s)
Effective range 100 metres (110 yd)
Feed system 25 or 32-round magazine
Sights Front Sight: Fixed
Rear sight: Adjustable for windage
Picatinny railing included
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