Frankenrifle: Guns of the People’s Defense Forces in Myanmar

A topic that often comes up in our continuing coverage of Myanmar is the varied types of small arms that find their way into service in the insurgent/anti-junta units known as the People’s Defense Forces (PDF). This footage depicts the test firing and disassembly of what looks to be a home-built AR platform, made from the parts of other rifles. The rounded upper receiver and barrel definitely have some Khyber Pass charm. It provides an example of the state-of-play the PDFs are working with, along with the ever-present and ubiquitous AK-pattern rifles.

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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.

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A topic that often comes up in our continuing coverage of Myanmar is the varied types of small arms that find their way into service in the insurgent/anti-junta units known as the People’s Defense Forces (PDF). This footage depicts the test firing and disassembly of what looks to be a home-built AR platform, made from the parts of other rifles. The rounded upper receiver and barrel definitely have some Khyber Pass charm. It provides an example of the state-of-play the PDFs are working with, along with the ever-present and ubiquitous AK-pattern rifles.

About the Author

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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.

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