Madsen Machine Gun in Action

    This video, probably filmed by a police officer, shows police officers in Rio clearing a favela (slum). There are many shots of a officer using a Madsen machine gun.

    At 20 lbs (unloaded, I think) it is heavy gun for a magazine fed weapon. On the other hand the weight helps counter the recoil and, lets face it, it looks really badass!

    On a related note, I highly recommend the movie Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2002). It is about the life of two boys who grow up in a favela. The DVD also features a documentary about the police who, in theory, police the favelas.

    [ Many thanks to Tarkan for posting the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!