FLORO MARK-9 and MARK-19
The Floro Mark 9 was originally seen in the West in 1992 -1993, although it did cause some interest at first (one does not generally think of the Phillipines when one thinks of major small arms manufacturers). The design was intended to be utilized by military and law enforcement circles, the design makes use of simple blowback operation and stamped receiver for ease of manufacturing and simplicty. The weapon is equipped with a folding wire stock for added stability on longer range shots as well as a muzzle brake to help reduce recoil climb when firing (not to mention the flash of the weapon during nighttime conditions). The weapon was something of a sleeper, although it did see production and adoption in the Phillipines no foreign sales have been reported at this date and the design would seem to have languished by 2002.<br> The Mark 19 (not to be confused with the US made 40mm automatic grenade launcher) was designed to be used in confined spaces and as such it's equipped with a folding wire stock for added stability on longer range shots.
Submitted by: PIERANGELO TENDAS