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Indumil Cordova 9mm

Semi-Automatic Pistol [ 2010 ]

The capable Cordova pistol is offered by Colombia-based Indumil as an effective alternative to other 9mm sidearm forms.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 12/16/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

The Cordova 9mm is a service / security pistol originating from Colombia-based Indumil designed, developed, and produced locally as an alternative to the Italian Beretta 92FS semi-automatic pistol. The system is of conventional design and layout, chambered for the 9x19mm NATO pistol cartridge operated through an internal semi-automatic, short-recovery system (Single-Action / Double-Action capable). Three variants of the pistol are currently marketed known simply as the Standard, the Tactical, and the Compact.

Its general design follows tried-and-true principles seen since the famous Browning 1911 originated in the early part of the last century. The metal slide sits over the reinforced polymer frame giving the pistol a manageable weight and in-the-field robustness expected of such arms. The pistol grip is hollowed out to house the magazine through its base. An elegant curve is applied to the rear of the frame to sit over the operator's hand during recoil. The hammer protrudes through the rear of the frame and near it is the safety mechanism clearly displaying the gun's current operator ("white is right, red is dead"). The take-down handle is seen along the side of the frame and ribbing is embedded into the frame itself forward and aft. The trigger ring is of solid design and protects the curved trigger unit. The thumb-actuated magazine release is within easy reach from the trigger area. Sights (backlit for low light level operation) are positioned forward and aft along the top of the receiver in the usual way - tritium-based sights are optional. The ejection port is positioned at the midway point of the slide over the gun.

The Cordova features a chamber cartridge indicator showing the operator clearly whether a round has been chambered or not. The grip handle is ergonomically designed with a beveled texture pattern that is replaceable. An MIL_STD 1913 accessories rail is found on the frontal part of the frame which allows the installation of various tactical-level products such as laser pointers and flashlights. The frame is designed as ambidextrous to play well with left- or right-handed shooters without modification of the firearm.

The Standard variant weighs 680g and length reaches out to 7.8" with a barrel measuring 4.4" long. The magazine comes in to flavors covering civilian and police market needs, the first holding 9 ready-to-fire cartridges and the second holding a full 15 rounds. Marketing also makes mention of a 10-round magazine capacity form. The Tactical offering tips the scales at 715g, has a length of 8.97" and features a barrel assembly length of 5" long. The smallest offering in the series, the Compact, has a weight of 655g, an overall length of 6.9", and a barrel length of 3" - making it ideal for concealed carry.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Indumil - Colombia
Operators National flag of Colombia
Service Year
National Origin

Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.

Compact nature allows for relatively easy concealment.
Internal action allows release of single round per trigger pull, actuating a semi-automatic loading mechanism for successive shots.
An automatic, or pseudo-automatic, function is built into the system, allowing for repeat firing to be achieved.
Supports 'iron sights' allowing for inherent accuracy in ranged fire.

199 mm
(7.83 inches)
Overall Length
112 mm
(4.41 inches)
Barrel Length
1.50 lb
(0.68 kg)
Empty Weight
Semi-Automatic; Short Recovery; SA / DA
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moving bolt.
9x19mm NATO
May not represent an exhuastive list; Calibers may be model-specific dependent; Always consult official manufacturer sources.
9-, 10- or 15-round detachable box magazine.
Iron Front and Rear.

Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information.

165 feet
(50 meters | 55 yards)
Max Effective Range

Cordova Standard - Base intermediate frame model; 9x19mm Parabellum chambering.
Cordova Tactical - Full-sized variant with lengthened barrel assembly and frame.
Cordova Compact - Concealed-carry compact form with shortened barrel assembly and frame.

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