7 weapons that the Mexican Government approved for ownership for self-defense


fter the endorsement of the Federal Government so that citizens own weapons in their homes for their defense, The Big Data was given the task of looking for which brands and calibers of guns are authorized to acquire for that purpose.

We found a catalog of the Ministry of National Defense with the weapons that can be bought with them in a legal manner and not violate the law. From which we extracted a list of 7 pistols that we present below:

1.  Glock 9 x 19 


The reduced dimensions regarding the size of the standard pistol , make the Glock 19 is considered as multiple utility. According to the sitoi topgun.es this pistol is used by many security agencies around the world , explain that this is because it is appropriate to be covered cover or as a second weapon . For example, many elite pilots of the United States Air Force rely on Glock 19 for their defense in critical situations. ( source )

2. Jericho 941F


The Jericho 941F is also known as the “baby eagle” . They are Israeli guns designed for use in adverse conditions, especially in the desert. Jericho pistols are widely exported from Israel, and are also used by the public private security of that nation. The Jericho 941 serves as the distinctive weapon of Spike Spiegel, the protagonist of the animated Cowboy Bebop as well as DC Comics character Jason Todd , according to Wikipedia.

3. Semi-automatic P2226 Tacops


The P226 was developed in the 1980s as a replacement for the M1911-A1 of the United States Army . Although the P226 was not finally chosen to be the standard service pistol of the United States, it did not prevent the sailors fromadopting it as the weapon of their choice to carry out special operations missions . It is used by military and law enforcement in 30 countries around the world , so it has developed a reputation as an almost perfect service pistol. ( read more )



The  Sig Sauer P320  reached the “civilian” market in 2014, and its advantage is that it has several handles to adapt better to hands of different sizes, but also has a simple system to change the bullet caliber that can be used in the gun.

5. Pietro Bereta 92 FS


These are semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by  Beretta Gardone val Trompia, from Brescia,  Italy . It was designed in  1972  and the production of many variants of different calibers continues today. It is famous for having replaced the  11.43 mm M1911 pistol  as the standard weapon  of the United States Armed Forces  in  1985 , in the form of the M9 pistol. ( read more )

6. Herstal FNP9


The weapons of the FNP series are hammer weapons that use a Browning camera system with an external extractor. The trigger module is housed within the polymer frame as a single unit connected to the hammer. The magazine release button is held in place by a retention pin that can be removed to allow the magazine release button to reverse. The trigger pull for the FNP-9 variant is usually 8 pounds in double action and 3 to 4 pounds in single action. While the lower frame is made of high strength polymer, the slide is made of stainless steel.

7. SIG SAUER P250 compact


It is a Swiss weapon. In the list of any professional shooter, SIG Sauer always occupies a high place. The police, the military, the civilian shooters trust the SIG according to the experts.

Note . According to specialists Armapedia , consulted by The Big Data, more than brands allowed the Mexican citizen has a range of calibers allowed. Exceeding these pre-established calibers the arms become “exclusive of the army and armed forces.

The contribution of Armapedia is as follows:

“The Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives indicates in Article 9 that weapons of the following characteristics may be possessed or carried, in the terms and with the limitations established by this Law: semi – automatic pistols of a caliber not exceeding. 380 (9mm.), Except guns calibres .38 Super and .38 Command.

” Revolvers can also be carried in calibers not exceeding .38 Special , except for the .357 Magnum caliber. On the other hand, the ejidatarios, cumuneros and day laborers of the countryside, outside the urban areas , may possess and carry with the sole demonstration, a weapon of the aforementioned, a .22 caliber rifle or a shotgun of any caliber, except for the barrel length less than 635 mm. (25), and those of caliber superior to 12 (.729 or 18. 5 mm.) “.

These are the requirements and prices to acquire a legal firearm in Mexico

The Government of Mexico endorsed changes in the Constitution that endorses among other things that Mexicans have firearms for their self-defense.

The Government of Mexico endorsed changes in the Constitution that among other things that Mexicans have firearms for their legitimate defense in their homes.

On March 26 of this year, the decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF ) to amend, add and repeal various provisions of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States in terms of National Guard.

“The federal law will determine the cases, conditions, requirements and places where the inhabitants can be authorized to carry weapons,” reads article 10.

Weapons prohibited by Federal Law and those reserved for the exclusive use of the 
permanent Armed Forces and reserve bodies cannot be kept in homes.

-Sale of weapons-

The sale of legal weapons is carried out through the Armament and Munitions Commercialization Directorate of La Sedena .

It establishes the requirements for sale to civilians, among which are:

* Photocopy of the Manual of the SMN 
* Work letter, specifying: specifying position, seniority and perceptions. 
* Letter of no criminal record in original. 
* Copy of the proof of address 
* Photocopy of identification with photograph 
* Photocopy of the birth certificate. 
* Photocopy of the Single Registry of Population Registry (CURP).

Photo: Archive


Based on the requirements of the Sedena, to obtain a private individual license to carry a firearm, the amount of two thousand 450 pesos must be paid , while the renewal has the same cost.

While an extraordinary permit for the purchase of firearms, cartridges and accessories, 126 pesos must be paid .

You can check the prices in detail by clicking here: 

Photo: Sedena

Source: Sedena, Notimex, elbigdata

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