Latin American Light Weapons National Inventories


Argentina

Pistols
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)

Sub-machine guns

  • 9mm FMK3 (Argentina)
  • 9mm Sterling Mk 4 (UK)
  • 9mm H&K MP5 (Germany)
  • 0.45 M3A1 (USA)

Rifles

  • 5.56mm FARA-83 (Argentina)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm Beretta BM59 (Italy)
  • 7.62mm Steyr SSG69 (Austria)

Machine guns

  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Belize

Pistols
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Sterling (UK)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm Bren L4 (UK)
  • 7.62 FN MAG (Belgium)

Bolivia

Pistols
  • 0.45 M1911A1 (USA)
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • 0.45 M3A1 (USA)
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
  • 9mm MAT-49 (France)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm Steyr AUG (Austria)
  • 5.56mm Galil (Israel)
  • 7.62mm SIG 510-4 (Switzerland)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm G3 (Germany)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm SIG 710-3 (Switzerland)
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Brazil

Pistols
  • 9mm Beretta M92 (Italy)
  • 9mm IMBEL (Brazil)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Beretta M12S (Italy)
  • 9mm Walther MPK (Germany)
  • 9mm Mekanika (?)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 5.56mm HK33E (Germany)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm Madsen (Denmark?)
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Chile

Pistols
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)
  • 9mm Star 30M (Spain)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
  • 9mm SIMA 79 (Peru)
  • 9mm Star Z-45, Z-62 (Spain)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm G3 (Germany)
  • 7.62mm AK-47, AKM (CIS)
  • 7.62mm Steyr SSG69 (Austria)
Machine-guns
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 7.62 M60 (USA)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)
  • 12.7mm DShK (CIS)
Colombia Pistols
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)
  • 0.45 M1911A1 (USA)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Madsen M46, 50, 53 (Denmark)
  • 9mm Walther MPK (Germany)
  • 9mm Ingram (USA)
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm Galil (Israel)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm G3 (Germany)
  • 7.62mm M14 (USA)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 7.62mm HK21 (Germany)
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 0.30 BAR M1918 (USA?)
  • 0.30 Browning M1919AR (USA?)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Costa Rica

Pistols
  • 0.45 M1911A1 (USA)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Beretta 38/49 (Italy)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm Galil (Israel)
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 5.56mm Type 68 (China)
  • 7.62mm M14 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 0.30 BAR M1918 (USA?)
  • 0.30 Browning M1919A4 (USA?)

Cuba

Pistols
  • 9mm Makarov (CIS)
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm vz/23, 25 (?)
  • 9mm Star Z-45 (Spain)
Rifles
  • 7.62mm vz/58 (?)
  • 7.62mm AK-47, AKM (CIS)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm PK, RPK (CIS)
  • 7.62mm RP-46 (CIS)
  • 7.62mm DPM (CIS)
  • 12.7mm DShK (CIS)

Dominican Republic

Pistols
  • 0.45 M1911A1 (USA)
  • 9mm FN 35 (Belgium)
Sub-Machine guns
  • 9mm Beretta M38/49 (Italy)
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
Rifles
  • 7.62mm G3 (Germany)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm CETME 58 (Spain)
  • 7.62mm M14 (USA)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 0.30 Browning M1919A4 (USA)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Ecuador

Pistols
  • .45 M1911A1 (USA)
  • 9mm FN 35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • .45 M3A1 (USA)
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm Steyr AUG (Austria)
  • 5.56mm SIG 540 (Switzerland)
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 7.62mm M14 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm Yugo MG42 (Italy)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

El Salvador

Pistols
  • 9mm FN 35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm H&K MP5 (Germany)
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm HK33 (Germany)
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 5.56mm Galil (Israel)
  • 7.62mm M14 (USA)
  • 7.62mm G3 (Germany)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 7.62mm Madsen (Denmark)
  • 0.30 Browning M1919A4 (USA)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Guatemala

Pistols
  • 0.45 M1911A1 (USA)
  • 9mm Star (Spain)
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • 0.45 M3A1 (USA)
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
  • 9mm Beretta 12 (Italy)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 7.62mm Galil (Israel)
  • 0.30 Carbine M1 (USA)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 0.30 Browning M1919A4 (USA)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Haiti

Pistols
  • 0.45 M1911A1 (USA)
  • 9mm Beretta 951 (Italy)
Sub-machine guns
  • 0.45 Thompson (USA)
  • 9mm Uzi, Mini-Uzi (Israel)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm Galil (Israel)
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 7.62mm G3 (Germany)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 0.30 Browning M1919A4 (USA)

Honduras

Pistols
  • 9mm FN 35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Beretta 93R (Italy)
  • 9mm Uzi, Mini-Uzi (Israel)
  • 9mm H&K MP5 (Germany)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm Ruger Mini-14 (USA)
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm M14 (USA)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Jamaica

Pistols
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Sterling (UK)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 5.56mm L85A1IW (UK)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL/HB (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Mexico

Pistols
  • 0.45 M1911A1 (USA)
  • 9mm H&K P7M13 (Germany)
  • Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Mendoza (Mexico)
  • 9mm HK53 (Germany)
  • 9mm H&K MP5 (Germany)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 5.56mm HK33E (Germany)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm G3 (Germany)
Machine-guns
  • 5.56mm Ameli (Spain)
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm HK21A1 (Germany)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Nicaragua

Pistols
  • 0.45 M1911A1 (USA)
  • 9mm Makarov (CIS)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
  • 9mm vz/23, 25 (?)
  • 9mm Madsen M50 (Denmark)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 5.56mm Galil (Israel)
  • 5.56mm SIG 540 (Switzerland)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 7.62mm RDP, RPK (CIS)
  • 12.7mm DShK (CIS)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Panama

Pistols
  • 9mm FN35 (Belgium)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 5.56mm Type 65 (China)
  • 0.30 Garand M1 (USA?)
Machine guns
  • 5.56mm M16A1/HB (USA)
  • 7.62 FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 7.62 M60 (USA)
  • 0.30 Browning M1919A4 (USA)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Paraguay

Pistols
  • 9mm FN 35 (Belgium)
  • 9mm H&K P9S (Germany)
  • 9mm H&K VP70Z (Germany)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Madsen (Denmark or Brazil?)
  • 9mm Carl Gustaf (Sweden)
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm AR70/90 (Italy)
  • 5.56mm SIG540 (Switzerland)
  • 7.62 FN-FAL (Belgium)
Machine guns
  • 7.62 FN-FAL/HB (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm Madsen (Denmark or Brazil?)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Uruguay

Pistols
  • 9mm H&K P7M8 (Germany)
  • 9mm HK4 (Germany)
  • 9mm FN 35 (Belgium)
  • 9mm SIG P220 (Switzerland)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
  • 9mm H&K MP5 (Germany)
  • 9mm Star Z-45 (Spain)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm M16A1 (USA)
  • 7.62 FN-FAL (Belgium)
  • 0.30 Garand M1 (USA?)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 0.30 Browning M1919A4, A6 (USA)
  • 0.30 BAR M1918A2 (USA)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Venezuela

Pistols
  • 9mm FN 35 (Belgium)
  • 9mm HK4 (Germany)
Sub-machine guns
  • 9mm Uzi (Israel)
  • 9mm Beretta M12 (Italy)
  • 9mm Walther MPK (Germany)
Rifles
  • 5.56mm FN-FNC (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm M14 (USA)
  • 7.62mm FN-FAL (Belgium)
Machine guns
  • 7.62mm FN MAG (Belgium)
  • 7.62mm M60 (USA)
  • 0.50 Browning M2HB (USA)

Compiled From: Janes's Infantry Weapons, 1995-1996, edited by Terry J. Gander and Ian V. Hogg, (Surrey UK: Janes Info Group, ltd., 1995).


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