|Place of origin||People's Republic of China|
|Designer||Liu Ming (刘铭) of the Small Arms Research Institute (formerly the 208 Research Institute); also attributed to Qing Shangsheng (卿上升)|
|Manufacturer||Norinco, apparently at the Changfeng Machine Shop (长风机械厂)|
|Length||190 mm (7.48 in)|
|Barrel length||111 mm (4.33 in)|
|Action||Short recoil, locked breech, rotating barrel lock|
|Muzzle velocity||350 m/s (1,150 ft/s) (9x19mm Parabellum)|
|Effective range||50 meters (9x19mm Parabellum)|
|Feed system||Detachable box magazine; capacities: |
|Sights||Fixed, 3-dot type|
The pistol is recoil operated, locked breech and uses a rotating barrel locking system, in which the barrel rotates on recoil to lock and unlock itself from the slide and the front part of the frame under the barrel is shaped as an accessory rail to accept laser sights or flash lights. Its dual stack magazine holds fifteen of either 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition (QSZ-92-9) or twenty proprietary 5.8x21mm Chinese-made armor-piercing rounds with bottle-necked case and pointed bullets (QSZ-92-5.8), closely resembling the Belgian 5.7x28mm format. The development of the QSZ-92 pistol began circa 1994 and it is now being adopted by the People's Liberation Army forces. The export variants (9mm version) include the CF-98 (barrel life ~ 8000 rds) and the NP-42 (barrel life ~ 10,000 rds). The latter is the basic version without provisions for suppressor etc., which has so far found commercial export in Canada.
The QSZ-92 is in limited service in the People's Liberation Army since the late 1990s, notably in People's Liberation Army Macau Garrison. The Chinese military has adopted the 9mm version over the 5.8mm one, as the 9mm version is issued to soldiers while the 5.8mm is adopted by the commanders.
QSZ-92 has been in the service of some Southern Asian armed forces outside the PRC, such as the Armed Forces of Bangladesh as the Type 92 pistol, replacing at some extent the older Type 54, and also in Royal Cambodian Army.
- 【CCTV-7 军事纪实 2011-02-09】军中状元360 / 手枪王 1/2 - YouTube
- Jones, Richard D. Jane's Infantry Weapons 2009/2010. Jane's Information Group; 35 edition (January 27, 2009). ISBN 978-0-7106-2869-5.
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