Author Archive | Ronaldo Olive

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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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Photo Report: Independence Day Parade in Rio

Worldwide, military parades are a good chance for the general public – and gun buffs, in particular – to take a look at what is in use by the country organizing the event. Brazil’s 195th anniversary of its independence from Portugal was celebrated last September 7 with traditional civic and military parades throughout the nation. […]

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The FAA/FARA, Argentina’s assault rifle

Having been a long-time (since the early 20th century) user of bolt-action Mauser rifles and carbines in 7.65x53mm chambering, Argentina’s armed forces began thinking in adopting a semi-auto rifle shortly after World War II, if possible, with local manufacture.  This was more strongly implemented in the early 1950s during the second administration of President Jan […]

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IMBEL official 5.56x45mm IA2 rifle/carbine advices

Following a recent firing incident with a 5.56x45mm IA2 semi-auto carbine in LE training use in Brazil, IMBEL – Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil has issued an official recommendation note covering two aspects of the weapon’s operation. The first of them refers to the commonly-controversial 5.56x45mm vs .223 Rem ammo use, whose slightly different […]

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Rio’s Civil Police in Action and Pics

In a previous article (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/03/03/weapons-rios-crime-war-pmerj-side/), TFB showed some images of PMERJ – Polícia Militar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro in the frontline of the war against crime in Rio. Being the major responsible for street/community patrol and immediate response to criminal actions, it’s no wonder that the Military Police’s deep commitment at such is […]

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Weapons of the Brazilian Marines

Having previously shown some of the items that the Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) ground elements currently pack for their ground work (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/23/brazilian-air-force-infantry-weapons/), it’s time, now, to see what their Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy) counterparts employ. Most of the firearms, as expected, will be found in Navy-subordinated Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais (Marine Corps) […]

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