|Place of origin||Austria|
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||Salvadoran Civil War|
|Mass||3.13 kg (6.90 lb)|
|Length||670 mm (26.4 in) stock extended|
465 mm (18.3 in) stock collapsed
|Barrel length||260 mm (10.2 in)|
|Rate of fire||MPi 69: 550 rounds/min, MPi 81: 700 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||381 m/s (1,250 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||150 m|
|Feed system||25 or 32-round detachable box magazine|
|Sights||Fore, blade; rear, flip aperture|
326 mm (12.8 in) sight radius
The MPi 69 is shaped much like other telescoping bolt submachineguns, such as the MAC 10 or Uzi. It has a vertical pistol handgrip into which the magazine is inserted, and a longer horizontal front grip area ; it also has a folding stock.
Featuring a design unusual among modern submachine guns, the MPi 69 is cocked by a dual-purpose lever also used as the front sling attachment point. The forward handgrip and vertical pistol handgrip are all one large plastic molding, forming the front and center bottom part of the weapon. The receiver proper is a square metal tube which partly nestles inside the plastic handgrip.