Frankenrifle II: The CAF BR-1, Myanmar

This footage depicts a breakdown of the CAF BR-1, a home-grown clone of the AK platform made by, and for, the People's Defense Forces- the Anti-Junta insurgents of Myanmar. A video showing an example of the PDF's home-grown AR can be found here.


One of my favorite topics of study when it comes to asymmetric and irregular warfare like this is the unique and purpose-built weapons that make it into service, from the sub-machine guns of the French and Polish Resistances, to the slam-bang shotguns used in the Philippines, on up to the zip guns found in Bosnia, and of course, the Khyber Pass clones. I would not be at all surprised if Ian McCollum over at Forgotten Weapons ends up doing a video on PDF rifles one day.

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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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This footage depicts a breakdown of the CAF BR-1, a home-grown clone of the AK platform made by, and for, the People's Defense Forces- the Anti-Junta insurgents of Myanmar. A video showing an example of the PDF's home-grown AR can be found here.


One of my favorite topics of study when it comes to asymmetric and irregular warfare like this is the unique and purpose-built weapons that make it into service, from the sub-machine guns of the French and Polish Resistances, to the slam-bang shotguns used in the Philippines, on up to the zip guns found in Bosnia, and of course, the Khyber Pass clones. I would not be at all surprised if Ian McCollum over at Forgotten Weapons ends up doing a video on PDF rifles one day.

About the Author

Author's Photo

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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