FEG AP9

The FEG AP9 is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by the FÉG company of Hungary.

FEG AP9
Typepistol
Place of originHungary
Service history
Used byHungary
Production history
DesignerFÉG
Designed1951
ManufacturerFÉG
Produced1951-
VariantsFEG APK9
Specifications
Mass770 g (unloaded), 840 g (loaded)
Length179 mm
Barrel length100 mm

Cartridge9x17mm Browning Short (.380 ACP)
Actionblowback
Effective firing range25 m
Feed system7-round detachable box magazine
Sightsblade front, notch rear

HistoryEdit

Originally called the Model 48, FEG designed this handgun, based on the German Walther PP/PPK pistol series, just like many of the other post-World War II Hungarian pistols. The pistols were produced primarily for the civilian market, and export. Most commonly chambered in 9mm Browning Short (.380 ACP) ammunition with a 7-round magazine capacity or .32 ACP with an 8-round magazine, they are factory sighted for 25 metres.[1]

A smaller version known as the APK9 was made for export to Egypt, but very few of these pistols were made.[1]

DesignEdit

The AP9 is a self-loading pistol using the blowback mechanism with a double-action trigger, has a rotating safety/decocking lever on the left side of the slide, and is equipped with a firing pin safety mechanism, which prevents the firing pin from striking the primer of a loaded cartridge, unless the trigger is pulled. Field-stripping the pistol for cleaning is accomplished identically to the Walther PP pistol.[2]

The frame is made of aluminum alloy and the slide is made from steel.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lawrence, Erik (2015). Practical Guide to the Operational Use of the PA-63 Pistol. Erik Lawrence Publications. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-941998-34-2.
  2. ^ Mann, Richard Allen; Lee, Jerry (18 December 2013). The Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900-Present. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-4402-3746-1.