Apparently eleven FGC-9 MK2s along were seized from two People’s Defence Force (PDF) members in Myanmar’s southern Chan State on Monday who appeared to be transporting them on motorcycles. 400 rounds of 9mm and 3000 rounds of 5.56 were also seized.
The FMGC-01 is a compact, select-fire version of the FGC-9 9mm carbine which is currently being developed in Europe to further counter gun control. Like the FGC-9 it uses 90% 3D printed parts mixed with metal bits readily available from any hardware store or Aliexpress.
But What about the ammo?
People simply buy ‘inert rounds’ from any surplus store and reload them using powder from nail gun blanks, a process which has been extensively documented in a guide released by Deterrence Dispensed. The primer compound in the base of the blanks is scraped out and used to reactivated the spent primers.
Interesting though I can’t quite work out what the charging rod tube below the barrel does. Perhaps it has something to do with the magazine. Perhaps it was added for the cowboy factor.
A locally made .45 ‘Whippet Tommy’ from the Philippines. Emulating classic American firearms has always been something local gunsmiths take to heart.
Here’s a video of a shootout between PDF rebels and junta forces using homemade 12g break-barrel shotguns. Fighters have been producing these in quite large numbers which can be made using locally scavenged gas pipe for barrels, steel plate and wood.
This type of shotgun is very basic and easy to make, being cut and bolted together from simple patterns. The short comings are the lack of an extractor making loading and unloading under stress quite fiddly.