Tag Archives: DIY

Two types of improvised pistol design

Two types of simple homemade open-bolt pistol designs chambered in .22lr. Those pictured in the first example have a conventional trigger while the examples in the second picture are fired by flicking the cocking handle free of a slot holding … Continue reading

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.22lr machine pistol

Locally made design seized in Queretaro, Mexico.

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Square tube submachine gun (Brazil)

A model documented previously.

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Homemade SMG with silencer (Ukraine)

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Improvised 12 gauge shotgun pistols

Typical criminally made weapons seized in Brazil.  

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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 … Continue reading

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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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