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FAMAE to market new pistol from October

9th June 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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Chilean state-owned company Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército (FAMAE) has developed a 9x19mm pistol called Vulcano and intends to sell it from October this year, to improve its competitiveness in the handgun market.

This double-action semi-automatic gun was unveiled in late May. It has a metal magazine with capacity for 13 cartridges; a 4140 low-alloy steel slider; a mechanism drawer made of 7075 series duralumin (an aluminium alloy); and a barrel made of carbon steel.

Vulcano also provides a mechanical lock, automatic firing pin safety with disarming lever and an easy-to-operate slide stop.

Company spokesperson Karina Vera Cornejo told Shephard

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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