|Pistolet maszynowy wz. 1984|
|Place of origin||Poland|
Polish Military Gendarmerie
Iraqi Ground Forces
Operation Iraqi Freedom|
War in Afghanistan
|Variants||PM-84 (Makarov ammunition version), PM-84P (Parabellum ammunition version), PM-98, PM-98S (increased auto fire to 770 rpm), PM-06 (with top rail to mount optical sights with silencer use & 3 position straight stock)|
1.84 kg (PM-84)|
2.17 kg (PM-84P)
2.30 kg (PM-98, PM-98S)
2.50 kg (PM-06)
560 mm with stock extended / 354 mm stock collapsed (PM-84)|
575 mm with stock extended / 375 mm with stock collapsed (PM-84P)
605 mm with stock extended / 405 mm with stock collapsed (PM-98, PM-98S)
615 mm with stock fully extended (3 position stock) / 392 mm with stock collapsed (PM-06)
165 mm (PM-84)|
185 mm (PM-84P, PM-98, PM-98S, PM-06)
51 mm (PM-84)|
54 mm (PM-84P)
58 mm (PM-98, PM-98S)
62 mm (PM-06)
160 mm (PM-84, PM-84P)|
172 mm (PM-98, PM-98S)
224 mm (PM-06)
9×18mm Makarov (PM-84)|
9×19mm Parabellum (PM-84P, PM-98, PM-98S, PM-06)
|Action||Straight blowback, closed bolt|
|Rate of fire||
600 rounds/min (PM-84)|
640 rounds/min (PM-84P, PM-98, PM-06)
770 rounds/min (PM-98S)
330 m/s (PM-84)|
360 m/s (PM-84P, PM-98, PM-98S, PM-06)
|Effective firing range||75 to 200 m sight adjustment (9×19mm Parabellum)|
|Feed system||15-, 25-round box magazine|
|Sights||Fixed, front post and rear flip-up sight with notch and aperture settings, 280 mm sight radius|
The PM-84 Glauberyt is a Polish submachine gun. It is a personal weapon intended for combat and self-defense at ranges up to 150 m with single shot or fully automatic fire mode. It features a compact design, minimum overall dimensions, small weight, very good accuracy, and fire stability. It is designed for Heavy weapons platoons personnel and reconnaissance detachments, special anti-terrorist and police troops.
In service with the Polish military and police it replaced the earlier PM-63 RAK submachine gun.
The Glauberyt is a select-fire, straight blowback-operated firearm that fires from the closed bolt position. Its design influence can be seen to mimic the iconic Uzi. However it features a last shot bolt hold open/release like modern service pistols unlike any Submachine guns at its time. The PM-84/PM-84P also features ambidextrous charging handles on both sides (vz.61 Škorpion influenced). A 2 bar retractable butt stock tucks right into the side of the weapon. Magazine release is in the heel of the pistol grip. The Glauberyt feeds from 15-round flush magazines and 25-round extended magazines. Fire selector Z = SAFE, P = SEMI, C = FULL AUTO, sits above rear of the pistol grip. When the firearm is on SAFE, the bolt is locked and prevented from moving. A folding fore grip rests in front of the trigger guard (PM-63 RAK style), optional tactical flashlight/laser grip can also be mounted replacing the folding fore grip.
Modern PM-98/PM-06 variants utilizes a thumb magazine release. A new slot in the magazine is required to be cut out to work in the later Glauberyts.
PM-84 - Original 9×18mm Makarov model, replacing PM-63 RAK service.
PM-84P - 9×19mm Parabellum model, 1993 production onwards.
PM-98 - Model onwards, has the magazine release relocated to the thumb position, the charging handle is redesigned to be on the left side only, a more robust receiver and retractable butt stock, enlarged trigger guard for winter gloves, optional light/laser foregrip.
PM-98S - Special model where rate of fire increased to 770 rounds per minute in full auto.
PM-06 - Features a new 3 position telescopic butt stock that pulls out straight, a see through MIL-STD-1913 top rail to facilitate optical reflex sights, hooded front sight.
PM96S - Civilian semi-automatic only model of the PM84P
BRS-99 - Civilian semi-automatic only model of the Glauberyt.
- Indonesia: Indonesian police use PM-98.
- Iraq: 6,000 PM-98s were sold to Iraq in mid-2000.
- Lithuania: 10 PM-84P in use by Lithuanian Army.
- Philippines: Philippine police use PM-98.
- Poland: Around 50,000 PM-84P, PM-98 and PM-06 are used in Polish Armed Forces, Military Gendarmerie and Policja.
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