Arsenal P-M02

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Arsenal P-M02 Compact pistol
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Bulgaria
Production history
Manufacturer Bulgarian Arsenal
Produced 1999–present
Specifications
Weight 760 g (26.81 oz)
Length 180 mm (7.09 in)
Barrel length 103.6 mm (4.08 in)

Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
Caliber 9 mm
Action Gas delayed blowback
Rate of fire 30 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 340 m/s
Maximum firing range 50 m (54.7 yd)
Feed system 15-round detachable box magazine

The Arsenal P-M02 is a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Bulgarian Arsenal since 1999.

The pistol operates by gas-delayed blowback. When the gun is fired, powder gasses are bled into a chamber below the barrel, and act on a piston there to prevent the slide opening. Once the bullet leaves the barrel, the pressure drops rapidly, allowing the slide to move backwards, extracting and ejecting the cartridge case and chambering a fresh cartridge on the return stroke. The double-action trigger group is easily removed for repairs. The safety catch is ambidextrous and situated on the slide, with controls pointing towards the back. The double-stack magazine holds 15 rounds.

External links

  • Official website
  • Modern Firearms – Handguns – Arsenal P-M02 pistol
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