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Canadian Forces Side Arms — Automatic Pistols
See: GSP (General Service
Pistol) Project for plans to replace both 9mm pistol types
This standard CF sidearm dates back to WWII. Also called HP, FN, GP35, or just
the 9mm Automatic Pistol.
CF designation: Pistol, 9mm, Browning FN, HP, No 2 Mk 1*, Calibre: 9x19mm NATO (9mm Parabellum),
Origins: John Inglis, Ltd., Toronto ( licensed from FN Herstal ).
SIG Sauer 9mm P225
Specialist sidearm issued to navy boarding parties, MPs, aircrew, and general officers. ( P226s issued to JTF2 only)
CF designation: Pistol, 9mm, SIG-Sauer, P225,
Calibre: 9x19mm NATO (Parabellum), Origins: SIG Sauer GmbH, Eckernförde, Germany. (From HP-inspired Swiss SIG P220.)
Canadian Forces Submachine Gun
Heckler & Koch 9mm MP5(N)
Primarily used by navy boarding party personnel, HK's MP5(N) SMG has a complicated delayed-blowback action to ensure accuracy with safety. The MP5(N) replaced the C1 Stirling SMG.
designation: Gun, Sub-Machine, 9mm, H&K, MP5N [MP5A5N], Calibre: 9x19mm NATO ( 9mm Parabellum ), Origins: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Canadian Forces Tactical Shotguns
CF Tactical Shotguns
Tactical shotguns are used in close-quarters. Standard tactical shotgun for the CF is the Remington 870P (top). Benelli's semi-automatic M3 Super90 is exclusive to JTF2
Shotgun, Pump, 12-gauge, Remington, Model 870, Calibre: 12 gauge (18.5x76mm R or .729" calibre), Origins: Remington Arms Co Inc, Madison, NC, USA.
CF designation: Shotgun, Pump, 12-gauge, Benelli, Model M3 Super 90, Calibre: 18.5× 76mm R, Origins: Benelli Armi SpA, Urbino, Italy. [NB: semi-auto with pump back-up.]
Note that, other than the WWII-era Browning High Power pistols, none of these side arms or specialist weapons are made in Canada so none are assigned 'C' designations.