Hungarian Weapons - FégArmy FÉG Pistols

FÉG Model P9RA Pistol
9mm Pisztoly P9RA, Rendor (Police Model) with Aluminum Frame

Type: recoil operated aluminum frame automatic pistol
Manufactured by Fegyver es Gazkeszulekgyar ('FEG'), Budapest, 1980-2003
Manufactured by FegArmy Kft, Budapest, 2003-2005
Length overall: 203mm [7.99"]
Weight: unloaded: 820g, loaded: 990g
Barrel: 118mm [4.65"] 6-rifle rh
Magazine: 14-round double-row detachable box

Note: Due to lack of FEG P9RA photos, P9R photos have been substituted.
Please provide P9RA photos if you have them.

An S&W Mod.59 influenced modernized version of the FÉG FP9 to improve sales potential. The slide and magazine design resembles the Browning HP, other features from the S&W Mod.59, were combined and improved. Double-action lockwork and a slide-mounted safety catch represent significant improvements. The safety catch lowers the hammer when applied, locks the firing pin, and places a solid block between the hammer and firing pin.

The firing mechanism, flying firing pin and the rotating safety latch are incorporated in the slide. The double action firing mechanism allows the cocked hammer to be released, whith round in the chamber. The safety mechanism allows safe loading of the latched pistol.

This pistol is the same as the FÉG P9R, except with a Titanium-Aluminum alloy frame. Manufactured since 1980.

Interesting and unusual left-hand models were manufactured in the mid-1980s, with the safety catch on the right side of the slide, and the slide stop and magazine catch on the right side of the frame.

The slide legend: 'P9RA Cal. 9mm Parabellum Made by FEG Hungary'