Tag Archives: improvised weapons

Punch gun

A .22lr pen gun made from a $3 automatic center punch tool. The key ring is simply pulled back and released to fire. These same guns are being reportedly sold for $100 each on the streets of Sydney.

Simple Brazilian Improvised Street Submachine gun

An extremely crude homemade .380 ACP submachine gun design adopted by illicit gun makers in Brazil. Most feature the use of barrels and bolts made from brass bar for ease of cutting drilling. The mag catch is usually nothing more than a nut and bolt. A large number of similar weapons were being made in a factory raided back in 2016, with such guns being traded through a WhatsApp group for the equivalent of 1000 USD.

Suppressed Zip Guns Seized in Kazakhstan

Simple hardware store zip guns seized by police in Kazakhstan. With this design a finger is used to flip the bolt out of its slot to fire, in place of a typical trigger. Nail gun blank power charges combined with an airgun pellet serve as an improvised ammunition substitute.

Weapon used in bank robbery in Vietnam

Originally a long gun locally produced for hunters, It has been modified or ‘sawn off’ into a pistol which was used in a bank robbery. A large extension spring powers the hammer which is part of a typical simple exterior lock set up. A toy cap would typically be used to prime the nipple combined, the propellant usually being black powder taken from fireworks.

Suspect’s handgun recovered

Police recovered what appeared to be a homemade hand gun which Manitoba First Nations Police say the suspect pulled from the waist band of his pants. Police say a 25-year-old male is in custody and has been charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, resisting arrest, failing to comply with court order and possession of a controlled substance.”

Someone actually kept this thing down their pants.

 

Zip guns made from center punches seized in Australia

Improvised pen guns made from $3 automatic center punch tools. These reportedly can fetch up to $100 when sold on the street.

Locally made RPG launcher (Kolkata)

A locally made RPG type launcher along with a Kalashnikov type assault rifle which were found buried in Purulia district, Kolkata. Police reported that the weapons were found at two sites near Khatanga village bordering Jharkhand. Two individuals arrested had links to Maoist rebel groups.

The launcher appears to fire a standard PG7 munition and interestingly appears to use a trigger grip unit identical to those seen on locally made Sterling submachine gun copies, also appearing regularly in Maoist arms caches.

Locally made Sterling SMG copy.