Posts by Ronaldo Olive

Ronaldo Olive

Ronaldo is a long-time (starting in the 1960s) Brazilian writer on aviation, military, LE, and gun subjects, with articles published in local and international (UK, Switzerland, and U.S.) periodicals. His vast experience has made him a frequent guest lecturer and instructor in Brazil’s armed and police forces.

Bayonets from Brazil: IMBEL Knives

Although not much into knives, as a whole, I’ve found myself always carrying one or another to the field while participating, as a guest journalist, in military maneuvers all around Brazil along decades. Even if never used for any throat-cutting, sentinel-dispatching [Read More…]

Brazil’s PASAMs: Updated Mauser Schnellfeur Full Auto Pistols / Submachine Guns

A pretty well known icon in the firearms world is the 7.63x25mm German Mauser C96 (Construktion 1896) pistol which began to appear worldwide in the late 19th Century, and reached extreme popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, the last production examples coming out of the [Read More…]