Imbel, which Gabe mentions, is a Brazilian state company.
Their FALs are excellent, as are their 1911s, - which are sold in the USA by Springfield Firearms.
What can I say about a FAL, which I haven't already said in previous posts ?
For me ?
Best damn battle rifle ever built.
Granted, ARs & AKs are lighter and more compact. The AR is probably more accurate. The AK more reliable.
But there is something about a FAL. - I LOVE the reasuring recoil of the 7.62 NATO round. One knows that one has squeezed off a 'real' round. ;)
I never found the rifle to be heavy personally. - Then again, carrying so much stuff on one's back, the difference of a couple of pounds over the weight of an AR really didn't matter.
A long time ago I posted this, but I'll post it again.
A friend of mine who was SBS, told me the following:
"We went by canoe, inflatable & helicopter etc, before the landings by Commandos & 'Paras' on the Falklands.
We went in on 'Fighting Patrols', with the specific task of killing.
The first time we took ARs.
The next time we swapped our ARs for FALs ( L1A1s.)
Next, we took as many GPMGs as we could. - Those without a GPMG, took FALs. - When one goes out with the intention of killing, leave the 5.56 at home. An AR is great on exercise, because it is light, but when you get down to business, you want the biggest, most powerfull calibre you can carry."
I tend to agree.
If you have to fight, do not fear death.
We will all die one day, so fight skillfully and bravely!
And if it is to be that you die, then at least go to God proudly.
Meet him as the proud warrior that you once were, and not as a sniveling coward.
Nobody lives forever.