One benefit is that it can be used as a sledgehammer once you’re out of ammunition.
A typical favella narco gang loadout. The ‘General’ gets to pack the MAC knock-off where as his lowest ranking Lieutenant must work his way up to earn the privilege of getting a magazine for his ‘MADE AS ISRAEL’ Tec-9.
The local gang armorers are pumping these things out in ever increasing numbers from a few dollars worth of scrap pipe and the authorities are helpless to stop it.
A confiscated MAC type submachine gun pictured next to what looks like a S&W Model 1905.
Standard Brazilian horticultural kit.
A Vietnam war bring-back sten gun copy made from square tubing. Sadly on this example the receiver is cut into several pieces but some nice details of the bolt’s fabrication can be seen.
Seized in Brazil on 01-29 2022.
A simple homemade 9mm submachine gun built from the Scrap Metal Small Arms plans.
A crude homemade box tube SMG pictured alongside an improvised fuse-lit grenade which were seized from drug dealers in Brazil. A weird selection of ammo is a must.
A 75 year old German man in Saxony was recently arrested for home gunsmithing activities:
“The Saxon police found four self-made weapons in a 75-year-old man from Zwickau. The man made the weapons with the help of a computer-assisted milling machine, a lathe, a 3D printer, welding equipment and other tools, as the police in Zwickau announced on Friday.
The police became aware of the suspect in connection with an international investigation into the fight against the illegal arms trade. The 75-year-old had ordered weapon parts that were prohibited in Austria. Officers then ransacked his home.
As a marksman, he legally owned four long guns and three short guns. He also had a permit to reload ammunition independently. However, the investigators also found five illegal weapons in the suspect, four of which he had built himself.
In addition, there is therefore an urgent suspicion that he manufactured silencers and other weapon parts. Among other things, 34 gun barrels, various grips, locks and several thousand rounds of ammunition were found during the search.