KP-2000 machine pistol

From Atlas
KP-2000
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Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Astronea
Service history
In service 2003-present
Used by Astronean Armed Forces
Production history
Designed 2000
Manufacturer Talamnrath Precision Systems
Unit cost $450
Produced 2002-present
Specifications
Length 305 mm (12.0 in)
Barrel length 130 mm (5.1 in)
Width 45 mm (1.8 in)
Height 246 mm (9.7 in)

Cartridge 9x19mm
Action Short recoil, locking rotating barrel
Rate of fire 900 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 400 m/s (1,300 ft/s)
Effective range 100 m (110 yd)
Feed system 10, 20, 25 or 30 round detachable box magazine
Sights Tritium-illuminated handgun night sights

The KP-2000 is a select-fire machine pistol designed for use with police, airborne and counter-terror units. The KP-2000 uses 10, 20, 25 or 30 round detachable box magazines, fed into the pistol grip of the weapon. The KP-2000 is designed to be as light and as small as possible without external attachments, and as such features a side-folding stock and folding foregrip. This makes it incredibly convenient in small spaces such as vehicles and aircraft, and is ideally suited for vehicle crews and close-quarters combat. It is a short-recoil, locking rotating barrel design with a rapid 900 RPM rate of fire, able to mount optics and illumination devices, as well as a suppressor via a threaded barrel.

The KP-2000 was introduced in 2002 after extensive testing, and was accepted into service by the Astronean Special Purpose Reconnaissance Group for use in clandenstine operations and close-protection details, as well as hostage situations where small compact weapons were necessary for close-quarters combat.

Since its introduction, the KP-2000 has become a common sight for armed police units, hostage rescue teams and other armed law enforcement officers. It can often be seen in the hands of armed security guards and VIP protection details during national events and diplomatic missions.

The folding stock and foregrip of the weapon also make the weapon ideally suited for concealment, easily hidden away behind a jacket. TPS produces a specially designed leather chest holster for this purpose, allowing the weapon to be holstered when folded and drawn at a moment's notice. The stock of the weapon does not interfer with the pistol grip or trigger of the weapon, allowing the weapon to be operated when the stock is fully folded, even fired single-handed.

Design[edit]

The KP-2000 is a blowback operated, select fire weapon, which fires from a closed bolt. The machine pistol is chambered for a standard 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition. The KP-2000 is smaller and more compact than the KP-14 PDW and other similar designs. However, it offers more controllable fire than comparable automatic pistols thanks to a full frame, removable folding stock and foregrip.

The KP-2000 comes with an integral folding front grip, making it more controllable during fully automatic fire. The furniture of the weapon is made from lightweight polymer materials, keeping the overall weight of the weapon under 2 kilograms.

The KP-2000 uses a trigger safety, as well as an ambidextrous safety/fire mode selector button, located behind the trigger. An ambidextrous cocking handle is located at the rear of the receiver, similar to that of the KP-14 PDW, and does not reciprocate when the weapon is fired.

Magazines are housed inside the pistol grip, and feed either 10, 20, 25 or 30 round magazines. Magazines are vertical double-stacked, keeping the length down while increasing reliability of feeding. Translucent magazines are available, though steel opaque magazines are standard.