Homemade SMG with silencer (Ukraine)

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Submachine gun workshop bust in Santa Catarina, Brazil

A workshop which produced 9mm submachine guns as well as presses used for production of ecstasy tablets raided in Sanata Catarina in June. Each weapon was sold on to criminal contacts for between 12 to 13,000 BRL ($4000 USD). The guns are constructed from steel tubing and operate in a simple open bolt, blowback manor and are provided with a folding wire stock. The magazines are also made from scratch.

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Improvised 12 gauge shotgun pistols

Typical criminally made weapons seized in Brazil.

 

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Stanley .38 Special snub nose

STANLEY® is dedicated to delivering the world’s finest, innovative firearms to our military, law enforcement, and civilian customers, through a deep commitment to quality and safety.

Available for direct purchase from select retailers thanks to various federal loopholes.

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.380 SMG from Brazil

A fairly unique submachine gun seized last month which is chambered in .380 ACP, the same model having been seized on a number of occasions by police in Minas Gerais. It is constructed from bolted together sheet metal plates and appears to use a trigger / grip assembly taken from a speargun.

Two identical models with retractable stocks seized in Belo Horizonte in 2016.

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Homemade SMG with paintball gun trigger

A homemade submachine gun which uses a trigger unit taken from a paintball gun to allow for much more useful single shot capability. Seized in Brazil in February.

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Kids test firing homemade submachine gun (Video)

A video found on a phone belonging to one of two suspects arrested by Brazilian police while operating an illicit gun workshop. An example clearly demonstrating the fact that guns will always be available, especially where there is a profit to be made.

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