FEG AP-9

Notes: This pistol was originally called the Model 48, but this name was later given to the Hungarian version of the Tokarev. It was then called the Walam, and intended for sale to the Egyptians, but no such sales were made and this name was also dropped. The AP-9 (also known as the "Attila" Pistol in the West, for reasons I have yet to find out) was introduced in 1951, and was sold largely to Eastern European civilians except for some minor sales to the Hungarian Police. The action is quite similar to the Walther PP and PPK, though the appearance is different, and the frame is normally aluminum ally, with a steel slide.

The AP-9 is the larger model; a smaller version was also made, the APK-9. The AP-9 is primarily designed for sale to civilians; the APK-9 is also sold primarily to civilians, though some Hungarian undercover police also use it, primarily in .380 ACP. The PA-63 version (also known as the AP-63) was, until Hungarys entry into NATO, one of the standard sidearms of the Hungarian military; they have now been declared surplus and are being sold on the civilian market. These PA-63s have generally had their original anodized black finish removed and re-finished in the standard AP finish of bright metal for the frame and blued slide. The PA-63 is a compact pistol, basically an APK-9 chambered for the 9mm Makarov cartridge. These weapons are still being manufactured, with almost no changes from their original design. The R-61 is a smaller version of the PA-63, intended for issue to high-ranking military officers and certain police units; the RL-61 is the same pistol in a rimfire chambering. Though it at first glance appears to be an original design, the R-61 is in fact a highly-modified Walther PPK. The R-61 has a chopped barrel, the safety catch is moved to the front of the trigger guard, and the whole frame is scaled-down, but it is internally the same double-action blowback weapon as the PPK. It is a very light weapon that can be difficult to handle, despite the low-powered cartridge. Though some undercover police carry the R-61, most of these weapons were used for ladies self-defense, as they fit nicely into a purse.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

AP-9

.32 ACP

0.63 kg

8

$125

AP-9

.380 ACP

0.77 kg

7

$144

APK-9

.32 ACP

0.6 kg

8

$119

APK-9

.380 ACP

0.73 kg

7

$138

PA-63

9mm Makarov

0.83 kg

7

$144

R-61

.32 ACP

0.45 kg

6

$133

RL-61

.22 Long Rifle

0.65 kg

8

$113

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

AP-9 (.32 ACP)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

AP-9 (.380 ACP)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

APK-9 (.32 ACP)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

APK-9 (.380 ACP)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

PA-63

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

R-61

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

6

RL-61

SA

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

6

FEG FP-9

Notes: The FP-9 is a very close copy of the Browning HP-35 High-Power in fact, the parts are close to 100-percent interchangeable. Originally introduced in 1982 as the FPg, it was not sold in large numbers in the West until 1990, at which point it was also renamed the FP-9. Sales to the West were slow at first, but sales to Western Europe picked in the mid-1990s, and then more rapidly when importation sped up to the US. Sales have primarily been to civilians, though there are some small police forces here and there using it.

The most obvious difference between the FP-9 and the HP-35 is the slide; the FP-9 has a low-profile ventilated sighting rib atop the slide. The sights (which are smaller than those of the HP-35) are mounted atop this rib, and the top surface of the rib itself has a cross-hatching pattern that quite effectively stops glare atop the sight line. The FP-9s slide itself has a slab-sided shape unlike the generally rounded shape of the HP-35s slide, and the FP-9s slide does not taper toward the muzzle like the slide of the HP-35. Other external differences include the use of a loop-type hammer instead the spur hammer of the current HP-35 (HP-35s actually did have a loop hammer until 1972). The FP-9 also has the original HP-35s undersized manual safety and the early HP-35s poorly-designed magazine safety. The FP-9s muzzle bushing is flush with muzzle, like early HP-35s. Otherwise, the FP-9 uses a dark glossy black finish, with light-colored checkered wood grip plates; barrel length is 4.65 inches.

There are a few variants of the FP-9. The P-9R (generally known as the PJK-9HP in export sales) uses a double-action trigger instead of the single-action trigger of the FP-9 and the double-action trigger weight is quite heavy at about 11 pounds, which is about 4 pounds heavier than that of the HP-35. The P-9R has a tapered slide like an HP-35, and can be had with or without a sighting rib; in addition, P-9R-series pistols use rear sights which are dovetailed in instead of being permanently attached to the slide. The P-9R uses an extended muzzle bushing to help protect the muzzle, like later HP-35s. The P-9RA is identical to the P-9R, except for its aluminum-alloy frame. In an unusual marketing move, FEG also makes left-handed versions of the P-9R and P-9RA. The B-9R is a compact P-9R, with a 3.98-inch barrel and chambered for a smaller cartridge. The P-9L (or P-9L Sport) is a version of the P-9R with a longer 5.91-inch barrel, an adjustable micrometer sight, enlarged magazine release, and ergonomic rubber grips. The P-9M is an updated version of the P-9R, differing primarily in several ergonomic improvements to the controls, and identical to the P-9R for game purposes except for its weight. The P-9RK is a compact DAO version of the P-9, using a 4.13-inch barrel; the same weapon is available in .40 Smith & Wesson and called the P-40RK in that guise. A modified form of the P-9RK, the ACK (more commonly known by its export designation, the GKK-45, or less commonly, the ACK-45) is chambered for .45 ACP, and also uses a single-stack magazine, like the P-40RK does. The ACK also has a full-sized counterpart, the AC (or GK-45, or AC-45), with a 4.65-inch barrel. The P-9RZ is the smallest member of this family, with a 3.63-inch barrel, an abbreviated grip holding a shorter double-stack magazine, and rather tiny sights. The P-9RZ can also be switched from double-action to single-action firing mode; ambidextrous controls and DAO operation are both options. There is also a .40 Smith & Wesson version of the P-9RZ, called the P-40RZ. Many of the parts of the 9mm Parabellum versions of the P-9R series pistols are also interchangeable with those of the HP-35, but not as many as in the base FP-9.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This is a rather rare weapon, but can be found in the hands of some Hungarian troops and police. The possession of one an FP-9 probably means the Hungarian soldier or police officer bought it himself. The P-9R and its fellow variants are rather rare in the Twilight 2000 timeline and the P-9RK, P-40RK, AC, and ACK do not exist at all.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

FP-9

9mm Parabellum

0.95 kg

13

$244

P-9R

9mm Parabellum

1 kg

14

$244

P-9RA

9mm Parabellum

0.82 kg

14

$245

B-9R

.380 ACP

0.7 kg

14

$223

P-9L

9mm Parabellum

1.01 kg

14

$257

P-9M

9mm Parabellum

0.91 kg

14

$244

P-9RK

9mm Parabellum

0.97 kg

10, 14

$239

P-40RK

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.97 kg

8

$312

ACK

.45 ACP

1.08 kg

8

$395

AC

.45 ACP

1.12 kg

8

$400

P-9RZ

9mm Parabellum

0.83 kg

10

$234

P-40RZ

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.83 kg

7

$307

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

FP-9

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

P-9R/P-9RA

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

B-9R

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

P-9L

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

15

P-9RK

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

10

P-40RK

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

ACK

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

AC

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

P-9RZ

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

P-40RZ

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

FEG SMC-380

Notes: This pocket pistol is a smaller version of the FEG PMK-380 pistol. Like that pistol and the Model R, the SMC-380 is a modification of the Walther PP/PPK series. It is, however, smaller than the even the PPK, but has a surprising amount of power for such a small package. It is a backup weapon though, and not good beyond short range.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SMC-380

.380 ACP

0.52 kg

6

$139

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SMC-380

SA

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

9

Frommer 12M Stop

Notes: This is one of the few successful long recoil-operated pistols. Long recoil means that the barrel and the bolt recoil together for a fairly long distance and it is a very complicated operation, especially in a pistol. It also makes follow-up shots clumsy. The Stop, however, is a very reliable pistol, and remained in production for close to 20 years, and in service for almost 40. Most of them were chambered for .32 ACP; the .380 ACP version is quite rare.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Frommer 12M

.32 ACP

0.61 kg

7

$122

Frommer 12M

.380 ACP

0.71 kg

7

$141

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Frommer 12M (.32)

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

8

Frommer 12M (.380)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Frommer 29M/37M

Notes: In the late 1920s, the Hungarian Army asked Rudolf Frommer to design a simpler weapon then the Stop. Frommer came up with the Model 29M, using simple blowback operation. It was a bit angular and could hurt the hands when fired, but it was also robust and reliable, and went into service in 1929. The Model 29M borrows heavily from the Browning M-1900 and M-1903, and includes a grip safety. In 1937 Frommer was asked to modify the design, and the Model 37M with more rounded contours and a slightly longer barrel was made. The Nazis also used the Model 37M after their takeover of Hungary, calling is the P-37(U). The Nazi version has German markings and a thumb safety catch on the slide.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Frommer 29M

.380 ACP

0.75 kg

7

$221

Frommer 29M

.32 ACP

0.65 kg

7

$182

Frommer 37M

.380 ACP

0.77 kg

7

$225

Frommer 37M

.32 ACP

0.67 kg

7

$186

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Frommer 29M (.380)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Frommer 29M (.32)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Frommer 37M (.380)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Frommer 37M (.32)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Frommer Baby 1912

Notes: This is basically a much smaller version of the Frommer 12M Stop pistol, built at the same time. It also operated on long recoil, but in such a small weapon, this meant that it was necessary to have two separate recoil springs, both of which were housed in a separate tunnel above the barrel. Some sources list the caliber of this pistol as .25 ACP; others say there was no such version, the Baby being chambered only in the same calibers as its larger cousin, .32 ACP and .380 ACP (with the .380 version being very rare). Just to cover all the bases, I have included a line for a .25 ACP version below.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Baby 1912

.25 ACP

0.36 kg

6

$84

Baby 1912

.32 ACP

0.4 kg

6

$107

Baby 1912

.380 ACP

0.44 kg

6

$126

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Baby 1912 (.25)

SA

-1

Nil

0

4

Nil

4

Baby 1912 (.32)

SA

1

Nil

0

5

Nil

4

Baby 1912 (.380)

SA

1

Nil

0

5

Nil

5

Model 48

Notes: This is the Hungarian version of the Tokarev. Other than the cuts on the slide for gripping, markings, and minor dimension and weight differences, it is the same weapon as the Tokarev.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Model 48

7.62mm Tokarev

0.85 kg

8

$150

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Model 48

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Voros

Notes: This is an attempt to provide special operations forces with a high-capacity pistol. It is an unusual weapon using a helical-feed underbarrel magazine. The original design is based on the Uzi, but highly modified. It is in service with the Hungarian Army and police, and has been sold on the civilian market. The Voros has only been seen officially in semiautomatic only, but an automatic version is rumored to be made for police and military use. Such a weapon is shown below.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Though a very rare weapon, the Voros does exist; it is usually found in automatic form in the Twilight 2000 World.

Merc 2000 Notes: The rumored automatic version exists in large quantities in the Merc 2000 World.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Voros

9mm Parabellum

2 kg

36 Helical

$

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Voros

5

1

Nil

2

1

3

12