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Brazil's IMBEL and Taurus Announce Partnership IA2 in Jungle

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…]

Imbel IA2 Photos

Imbel has their IA2 rifle on display at Magnum Show (the Brazilian SHOT Show). I would love to get my hands on this firearm. It is the youngest descendent of the FN FAL, although internally not a lot of the FN FAL remains. [ Many thanks to Rafael for emailing us the [Read More…]

Brazilian IMBEL IA2 Photo

There are not a lot of photos of Brazil’s new service on the internet, so I was pleased when a reader emailed me a photo in a photo of the IMBEL IA2. The rifle is based on the FN FAL, but uses a rotating bolt rather than a tilting bolt. It looks like they have [Read More…]

IMBEL IA2 Rifle Video

The IMBEL IA2, potentially the next service rifle for the Brazilian Army, can be seen going through dust, ice and over-the-beach (or in this case river) tests in the below video. Skip to 3:50 minutes. The IMBEL IA2 comes in 5.56mm and 7.62mm versions. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]

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