B&T USA Awarded Contract to Supply MP9 SMGs to Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department

The Sheriff’s Department of Lake County, Indiana has selected the compact MP9 submachine gun form B&T, presumably for issuing to their Tactical Unit (S.W.A.T). The Lake County Sheriff’s Department has an 18 strong tactical unit who are “available to assist local, state and federal agencies throughout the Northwest Indiana area.” Lake County is Indiana’s second largest county and includes the cities of Hammond and Gary.

The MP9 has a side folding stock, and has an overall length of just 30cm or 11.8 inches and weighs in at 3.7 lbs with a 30 round magazine and red dot sight. It has a full-length top rail and a right side forward rail. It has a cyclic rate of over 1,000 rounds per minute. B&T note that the “MP9-N is currently in service with close protection teams as well as with SWAT teams worldwide. It is also a perfect choice as a Personal Defense Weapon (PDW).”

B&T’s suppressor ready MP9 submachine gun, developed from the earlier Steyr TMP (B&T)

Here’s B&T USA’s brief statement on the adoption:

The Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s Department has chosen B&T USA to provide a compact concealable submachine gun platform to equip a group of


Originally posted on The Firearm Blog