Author Archive | Ronaldo Olive

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Glock .40 S&W Pistols Headed To São Paulo’s Military Police

Since mid-2017, news has circulated in the local Brazilian media concerning the proposed acquisition of 5,000 .40 S&W pistols by PMESP – Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Military Police) as an initial step to start replacing the agency’s inventory of Taurus-made models in general use since the 1990s. The supply […]

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Some Brazilian criminals’ show-off videos

In a recent post (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/11/02/brazilian-criminals-show-off-weaponry-social-media/), we presented some photos of Brazilian criminals showing off different types of weapons used in their, eh, trade. It’s not unusual for those guys to also use the social media to exhibit video scenes of the same type, while some other footage pieces have been recovered from captured/killed outlaws. Most […]

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IMBEL’s IA2-based subgun and carbine prototypes

The concept of “modular” or “family line” weapons is far from new, being easily found worldwide, but, much more typically, in the Heckler & Koch house. Once you have a sound, functional firing mechanism/operating system combination, chances are that they may be used in a variety of configurations and calibers. Enter the IMBEL -Indústria de […]

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A bunch of DIY weapons seized in Brazil – Part 1

Like everywhere else where legal gun ownership is strongly complicated by basic laws and unbelievable bureaucratic procedures, it’s expected that illegal, homemade DIY weaponry abound in Brazil. The final products range from finely tuned, decent-looking guns to scary-looking examples that would seem not to go past a first-and-only shot! There are also those that are […]

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