Indep Lusa 9mm sub machine gun

01. Original name Indep Lusa 9mm sub machine gun  
02. Other official names INDEP Lusitania SMG  
03. Popular names   
04. Chamberings 9 x 19mm Parabellum  
05. Designed by INDEP (Industrias Nacionas de Defesa, EP)  
06. Design date 1983  
07. In service date(s) 1983 to 2011  
08. Adopted by Portugal & commercially in USA  
09. Production quantities Manufactured by Indep in Portugal and Lusa USA  
10. Mechanism Blowback closed bolt; selective fire. Its dimensions were handy with a stock-extended length of 23 inches, a collapsed length of 17.8 inches, and a barrel measuring just 6.3 inches long. Semi automatic version retailed in USA.  
11. Weight 6.17lb / 2.8kg unloaded  
12. Mountings fitted with short polymer forend, and with retractable metallic buttstock  
13. Practicality in action Expensive proprietary 28round magazine   
14. Comments / Other information 900 rounds per minute. LUSA A1 (1983) two models – nut secured barrel & Fixed barrel with perforated jacket; 1991 LUSA A2 improved manufacture, lighter and more compact and modified specs. 10-, 18, or 28-round straight, detachable box magazines. 9mm Indep Lusa Sub Machine Gun (Portugal – commercial) A relatively recent design chambered for the 9mm Parabellum round; polymer material is used for the body of the weapon. This gun has not yet been produced in any quantity.