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May 12, 2008
Now this is an interesting new submachine gun from MagPul!The Magpul® Folding Machine Gun (FMG9™) is a rapidly-deployable, ultra-concealable personal defense
weapon currently in development for military, law-enforcement and private security operators. It is
designed to offer maximum firepower and control in a compact and discreet package.
The non-firing prototype was unveiled during the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV and features a
streamlined polymer casing, ready-to-fire push-button deployment, Glock® 17 slide assembly, capability
to accept up to 31-round Glock® 18 magazines (in the folded position), top Picatinny (MIL-STD-1913A)
rail and a detachable carrying handle with light shield. An Insight Technologies tactical light was
mounted on the prototype. Additional space allows for an auto-sear to be installed for qualified users.
The FMG9™ is currently a conceptual prototype. No determination of production of the system has
been finalized. If the weapon were to be produced it would be regulated by the National Firearms Act
of 1934. The semi-automatic version would most likely be classified as a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR) or
Any-Other Weapon (AOW) depending on an evaluation from the ATF Firearms Technology Branch. This
would require a registered transfer only to qualified individuals. Fully-automatic versions would be
classified as a post ’86 Machine-Gun (MG) and would not be available to individuals other than Class 3
dealers, military and law enforcement personnel.