The PP-19 Vityaz at Interpolitex 2013

PP-19 Vityaz: A modern submachine gun for Spetsnaz

The PP-19 Vityaz is a Russian submachine gun developed in 2004 by the Izhmash small arms. It is based on the AK-74 and shares many parts with it. Vityaz’s predecessor was the PP-19 Bizon. The

Steyr TMP (Tactical Machine Pistol) chambered in 9 mm

Steyr TMP: A Austrian Tactical Machine Pistol

Steyr TMP is Tactical Machine Pistol made by the Austrian Company Steyr-Mannlicher. It belongs in the emerging group of Personal Defense Weapons – short, stockless, and closer to being an enlarged pistol than a down-sized submachine

Spetsnaz operators with AK-74U assault rifles

AKS-74U: A shortened version of AK-47

The AKS-74U is a specialized shortened version of the world’s most famous assault rifle. When the Soviets adopted the Kalashnikov 7.62 mm rifle, they abandoned their submachine guns, but in later years realized that they

The Spectre M4 equipped with a suppressor

Spectre M4: A submachine gun with unusual features

Spectre M4 submachine gun appeared in 1983 and has several unusual features. The designer set out to develop a weapon that could be used intuitively and automatically so that the user could instantly open fire

AC Unity Alfa AC-SMG9 submachine gun

Alfa AC-SMG9: A first Bosnian submachine gun

The Alfa AC-SMG9 Submachine Gun has been designed to fit law enforcement requirements, allowing easy handling through the compact conception. The small size and weight result in smooth handling in vehicles and buildings while also

ERO is Croatian submachine gun chambered in 9x19 mm and based on Israeli UZI

Strojnica ERO: A Croatian clone of UZI submachine gun

Strojnica ERO is a submachine gun produced in Croatia during the Croatian war for independence. It is an exact clone of the world’s famous Israel’s UZI submachine gun. It was manufactured in 1992 by Koncar

Steyr MPi 69: A submachine gun that looks like UZI

The Steyr MPi 69 submachine gun resembles the UZI in some respects but is a totally different and relatively simpler design. It was used by a number of armies and police forces throughout Europe and

SAMOPAL Vz.61 Skorpion submachine gun

SAMOPAL Vz.61 Skorpion: A Czechoslovak machine pistol

The SAMOPAL Vz.61 Skorpion is not a new weapon, but it deserves a mention for two reasons; firstly because it is a unique miniature submachine gun, and secondly because it is appearing more and more