Name That Gun: Hecho En Mexico Edition

Trejo, c Nick Leghorn

This handgun was manufactured in Mexico, exploiting a loophole in Mexican law regarding the manufacture of certain types of rimfire handguns, before being imported into the United States. Kind of a switch from that whole Fast and Furious thing. For full credit, name (1) the manufacturer, (2) the type of handgun, and (3) what loophole they were exploiting.


About Nick Leghorn

Nick Leghorn is a gun nerd living and working in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time, he's a competition shooter (USPSA, 3-gun and NRA High Power), aspiring pilot, and enjoys mixing statistics and science with firearms. Now on sale: Getting Started with Firearms by yours truly!

23 Responses to Name That Gun: Hecho En Mexico Edition

  1. avatarMike says:

    Goodness, what’s with all the crude stampings. I have no idea but doesn’t look like a recent (~10 years?) manufacture…?

  2. avatarJeh says:

    Armas Trejo
    “Machine pistol”
    No clue

  3. avatarpro 2a says:

    1. Armas Trejo SA
    2. Modelo 1
    3. Select fire hand gun in .22lr, centerfire pistols and rifles were regulated to be semi-auto only.

  4. avatarIke says:

    It is a Trejo .22 pistol, but not a “machine pistol”. A full automatic version was available, but the examples that came in through commercial channels were semi-auto only.

    A number of selective fire versions were illegally imported. Some were equipped with silencers, but I’m not sure if those were original to the pistols.

  5. avatarensitue says:

    Trejo Modelo 1
    FA loophole

  6. avatarIke says:

    Correction. The pistol in the photograph is the selective fire version with the selector switch on the right side, and should be stamped ‘Tipo Rafaga’ on the left side. This one also appears to have a barrel adapter for a suppressor. Looks like a fun gun to me!

  7. avatarjwm says:

    Didn’t have a clue. Live and learn.

  8. avatarPaul53 says:

    It shoots frijoles earning it the name “fart gun.” Germans already had the burp gun. It was an attempt to speed up the service at Taco Bell. You just aim it at a tortilla, pull the trigger and aye carumba, a bean burrito. Taco Bell hoped they would sell burritos so fast they could claim to be the worlds largest producer of natural gas.

  9. avatarS.dogood says:

    i think its called a holder model ATF but i dont anything else

  10. avatarjanitor says:

    idk. id rather have a semi 32 or 380 i think…..

  11. avatarAvid Reader says:

    Just remember, MACHETE KILLS!

  12. avatarDennis J Psoras says:

    Paul53 , thanks for Shooting Frijoles —I am sure Diane Finestein will seek to ban it . Best laugh I ‘ve had all week . Stock up on ammo beans before homeland security requisitions 1.6 billion of them . Can’t wait for you to publish ballistic tables , one for recoil activated slides and especially one for gas .

  13. avatarTom says:

    Would not mind a Obregon pistol for my collection.

  14. avatarHiPlanesDrifter says:

    Armas Trejo SA
    There were no Mexican laws against full-auto in small calibers when first manufactured

  15. avatarPaul53 says:

    Might be a cheap German knock off made by the company Fartfurnugen!

  16. avatarLeadbelly says:

    A full auto pocket pistol? Do you start out aiming at the bad guy’s feet to hit center mass along about round four? Do Mexican roofing supply companies surreptitiously leave them laying around when business is slow?

  17. avatarBlehtastic says:

    Something from Jimenez?

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