Shooting The BRS-99

    I had seen the Fabryka Broni Łucznik (Radom) BRS-99 Tactical SBR on display at SHOT Show in past years, but this year was my first opportunity to actually shoot it. For those of you not familiar with it, the BRS-99 is the semi-automatic version of the Polish PM-06 submachine gun. It is an improved version of the PM-98 submachine gun, which in turn is an improvement of the PM-84, which was first adopted by the Polish military in 1984.


    The gun was easy to shoot. The relatively heavy stamped steel gun absorbs much of what little recoil the 9mm Luger/Parabellum generates. The sights, a rear aperture sight and hooded front sight are basic, but I had no trouble hitting the steel swingers.


    The forend grip is comfortable to use, the vertical Uzi-style pistol grip less so in my opinion. I had two failure to feeds when shooting this gun. I was told it needed cleaning, and given the abuse guns suffer at media day, it may indeed have needed it.


    Overall I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed shooting this gun (and how accurately I was able to shoot it). Saying that, I cannot think up a good use for a gun like this. Alex and Patrick said the same thing about the Uzi in their Five Pointless, But Fun Guns video I published yesterday. The same criticisms apply here. It would be fun at the range, but you would not want to hunt with it or use it for self defense.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!