DS Arms B&T TP9 Pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

American Rifleman has published an article about the TP9 pistol

For testing, we tried the pistol out with a combination of FMJ ammunition as well as some defensive hollow-point loadings. The pistol was extremely pleasant to shoot, due in no small part to its weight and size combined with its mild 9 mm Luger chambering. Over the course of several hundred rounds, there was a single failure-to-extract malfunction. Apart from that, the testing procedure was uneventful.

Although the TP9 exhibited good mechanical accuracy, the trigger pull was heavy and exhibited some unpleasant stacking before breaking. However, accuracy was still quite good, with it showing a preference for the lighter bullet weights.

A TP9 holsted.

I love the TP9 design. Only thing the above pistol is missing is a rock-n-roll switch and a foregrip.


  1. aka. Full Auto 

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Andy in Connecticut Andy in Connecticut on Jan 22, 2010

    It actually looks carryable. The pics of them by themselves impart a sense of largeness. But seeing it on someone's hip... I'm impressed.

    And it's very strange. The fact that I can't get one in FA doesn't overwhelm me with suck.

    I'd absolutely consider one but I would have to shoot it first.

  • Michael Michael on Jul 09, 2010

    "Jason In Iowa" said what I think every time I see one of these big semi auto-only pistols. As submachine guns, their larger size is justified, but I don't see any point in having one of these or a semi-auto MAC or semi-auto Uzi other than the fact that it looks cool and any of your friends who aren't gun experts will assume it's full auto until you tell them otherwise. If I had to defend myself with a semi-auto 9mm, I'd take a Glock 17 with a 33-round mag instead of this one. As for the full auto TMP, I think it looks awesome with the angled foregrip and I also love the shape of the pistol grip.

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