Firearms / Pistols / QSZ-92

QSZ-92

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Pistol

  • ORIGIN
    China

  • NICKNAMES
    Type 92

  • DESIGNED
    Early 1990's - 1994

  • DESIGNER
    Norinco

  • PRODUCTION
    Late 1990's - present

  • PRODUCERS
    China - Norinco

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Large magazine capacity
    Available in armor piercing caliber
    Limited quality compared to Western pistols

Introduction

The QSZ-92 is a modern pistol of Chinese origin. It was developed as a more potent weapon than the various pistols in Chinese service. Most previous Chinese pistols were chambered in smaller calibers and had a limited magazine size. The QSZ-92 can be viewed as the first modern pistol of Chinese origin.

Design

The QSZ-92 is a short recoil operated pistol with a locked breech that is available in two calibers. The design is fairly conventional and features a manual safety and a dual stack magazine. The frame is made from polymer and the slide and internal mechanics are made out of metal. Two small rails in front of the trigger guard allow a laser or light to be fitted.

Firepower

The QSZ-92 is a semi-automatic pistol that is available in 9x19mm or the indeginious 5.8x21mm round with better armor piercing capabilities. The 9x19mm DAP-92 round used in this pistol is slightly more powerful than normal 9x19mm ammunition. The magazine size is 15 rounds in both calibers. The maximum effective range is quoted to be 50 meters.

Users

The QSZ-92 in 9mm is adopted by the Chinese military in limited numbers. It may also be in use with Chinese law enforcement forces and it is available for export.

Variants

QSZ-92

The QSZ-92 is a modern pistol of Chinese origin. It is believed that the 9x19mm model, named QSZ-92-9, was developed first and that the 5.8x21mm model, named QSZ-92-5.8, followed soon. Although the 5.8mm round is smaller than the 9mm round it has a similar magazine capacity since the 5.8mm round is bottle-necked. The 5.8mm model differs slightly to accomodate the different round and does not feature a Star on the grip plate.

TypePistol
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine15 round
OperationShort recoil, locked breech
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length111 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length190 mm
Width35 mm
Height135 mm
Weight0.76 kg
SightsIron sights, square post front and U-notch rear
Remarks-
TypePistol
Caliber5.8x21mm Chinese
Magazine15 round
OperationShort recoil, locked breech
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length111 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length190 mm
Width35 mm
Height135 mm
Weight0.76 kg
SightsIron sights, square post front and U-notch rear
Remarks-

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