Something that I think many who carry for self-defense have in mind, is that there is a perceived lack of reality when it comes down to what actually happens in violent encounters. Myself included, I think alot of us sometimes have the idea that any violent self-defense [Read More…]
Brazil’s premier small arms manufacturer is in hot water: Two former executives of Forjas Taurus SA have been served with charges of arms trafficking by the Brazilian government. The executives, Eduardo Pezzuol and Leonardo Sperry, allegedly negotiated deals to [Read More…]
Big thanks to Ronaldo Olive for sending this picture in to us. the attached photo taken last week at the famous Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, site of the equally famous Christ, the Redeemer statue in the course of a pre-Olympic training exercise being carried [Read More…]
The Brazilian Polícia Militar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro Military State Police) have adopted the semi-auto only CTT40C carbines, made by Taurus. Below is an embedded video of the PMERJ’s introduction to the new short barreled carbines: The [Read More…]
In a video put on the internet in 2015, and with over 500,000 views in Brazil, we have a classic walk through on how not to go about the proper fundamentals of handgun marksmanship. I will give the Brazilian police shooter credit in that she kept the firearm pointed [Read More…]
BBC Two did a short documentary on BOPE. The special force police group in Rio de Janeiro. Lots of FN FALs in this video.
A recent police raid on an illegal weapons factory in Sao Paulo netted some interesting items. The group involved were producing bombs, submachine guns, pistols, shotguns as well as .50 cal rifles. An odd little open-bolt automatic rifle: Submachine gun with suppressor: [Read More…]
Brazil is a beautiful country, but man does it seem like a lot of crazy stuff happens there. From cops shooting at bad guys from a helicopter and soccer refs pulling guns on players to interesting customized guns and even guns that shoot on their own! Check out this [Read More…]
The Imbel IA2, a 5.56mm caliber distant relative of the FAL which has been in development since 2008, has officially been standardized by the Brazilian Army. From IHS Jane’s: The Brazilian Army approved the IA2 5.56×45 mm assault rifle, developed by [Read More…]
Well known gun writer Ronaldo Olive writes … This duo of rifles is in current use by Rio de Janeiro’s Military Police BOPE – Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (Special Police Operations Battalion). The 7.52x51mm ArmaLite AR-10 Super SASS is [Read More…]
Gun writer Ronaldo Olive sends along these photos of an ammunition cache sunk in the waters of Paranoá Lake in Brasília. Ronaldo writes: Guess what, my friends! Some people fishing in the Paranoá Lake, in Brasília, last week started catching, probably in their [Read More…]
At my request the famous South American gun writer Ronaldo Olive kindly sent me this photo of himself with a PGM Hécate II .50 BMG anti-materiel rifle. This particular rifle is in service with the SpecOps Battalion (Batalhão Tonelero) of Brazil’s Corpo de [Read More…]
Eddie sent us this photo he took of a PGM Hecate II anti-material rifle chambered in .50 BMG. This particular rifle belongs to the Brazilian Special Operations Brigade. The optic is a Schmidt & Bender 3-12X50mm. The Hecate II is manufactured by French rifle [Read More…]
I thought some of these examples were particularly … rustic. The last example appears to be trying to channel a S&W Model 3 top-break.
Simmering quietly in the background of the upcoming World Cup, Brazil has been attempting to tackle the Cartels in Rio de Jianero’s Favelas (slums). Brazil, and more specifically, the city of Rio are making a big push to keep the city safe, clean, and attractive [Read More…]
The IMBEL IA2, the new service rifle of the Brazilian Army, is the answer to the question “What would a modern 5.56mm FN FAL look like”. It has a scaled down and lighter receiver to suit the 5.56mm cartridge and [Read More…]