The "Shipka" SMG was developed by Bulgarian company ARSENAL for police and military use, and currently is offered for export. It appeared on the market circa 1996. According to some sources, it is used by Bulgarian police and security forces.
"Shipka" (named after historical place in Bulgaria) is a straightforward design, using simple blowback operation and firing from open bolt. The lower receiver along with pistol grip and triggerguard is made from polymer, the upper receiver is made from steel. Simple buttstock is made from steel wire and folds to the left side of gun.
Blowback operation, Open bolt.
9x18mm Makarov; 9mm Parabellum
(Unloaded) 2,1 kg
(stock closed/open): 338 / 625 mm
32 rounds (25 rounds for 9mm)
detachable box magazine
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