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.
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Wars||Anti-guerrilla operations in the Philippines|
|Designed||Estimated in the late 1980s|
|Manufacturer||Floro International Corporation|
|Produced||See Design Date|
|Variants||MP-9 (Formerly MK-19)|
|Weight||3.18 kg (Empty) |
3.2 kg (With Magazine)
|Length||64.5 cm (Stock extended) |
46cm (Stock folded)
|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