Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC), always guided by the commitment of offering a complete portfolio of products, has been incessantly seeking to bring to the segment differentiated products and increasingly meet the needs of its customers.
Already a traditional manufacturer of semi-automatic and bolt action rifles, CBC has recently launched the awaited CBC Pump Action and Rio Bravo rifles, both in .22 LR caliber, which come to occupy a prominent position in the Brazilian market, delivering performance and versatility, with the excellent cost-benefit of .22LR caliber.
The low bang and recoil of the .22LR ammunition are some of the reasons that contribute to this caliber being the best option for beginners in shooting and make it the best seller worldwide. It is an entry caliber that reaches as far as Olympic competitions. The .22 LR is a very versatile product, used in shooting competitions of various kinds, in training and also in leisure time.
PUMP ACTION .22LR
In .22LR caliber and 18-inch barrel, it has Pump Action functioning system, 15+1 shots capacity, tubular magazine, and black oxidized finish.
The product is available to the market in two models. In the wooden version, the aiming device is of the buckhorn type, made of steel, and the sighting mass has a brass point.
In the polymer version, the aiming device has fiber optics, an aiming handle with vertical and horizontal micrometric adjustment, and removable aiming mass and protection tunnel.
RIO BRAVO .22LR
Another awaited release is the Rio Bravo .22LR Lever Action Rifle, with a classic design that recalls the nostalgia of the Old West. It has an 18″ barrel and a capacity of 15+1 shots.
The product is also available on the market in two models. In the wooden version, the aiming device is of the buckhorn type, made of steel, and the sighting mass has a brass point.
In this year of 2022, in which the CBC unit in Montenegro – located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS), is expanded and modernized in response to the growing demand for long guns and to CBC’s strategy of intense development and launches of these products, CBC, which is a world leader in ammunition, also consolidates its position as a traditional and important manufacturer of long guns, offering an extensive portfolio to the market, with more than 140 long guns in the current portfolio and about 30 launches planned for the coming months.
Its prominent position is the result of state-of-the-art technology, rigorous quality control processes and increased productivity, through investments in new technologies and modern equipment, which allow the manufacturer to meet the growing national and international demand, delivering high performance and precision products, in addition to conquering new markets.
In recent years, CBC has invested over USD 191 million in acquisitions, expansion and modernization of factories/production lines, generating more than 2,000 jobs in Brazil.
In 2020, the company inaugurated a new factory exclusively for the .22 caliber at the Ribeirão Pires unit in the state of São Paulo (SP). The investment practically tripled the production capacity, increasing from 80 million .22 ammunition/year to 220 million/year. In terms of product performance, the new plant raised to a new standard of quality and performance, bringing significant gains in precision and uniformity, equaling the CBC .22 cartridges to the best products of the segment in the world.
The international demand for the .22 caliber is enormous and the new plant has placed CBC among the largest producers in the world. The .22LR, in terms of units sold, is considered the most popular in the world.
The new CBC .22LR rifles arrive to be another great option in the company’s product portfolio in .22 calibre.
The .22LR Pump Action Rifles are already being sold at major retailers in Brazil, while the .22LR Rio Bravo Rifles will soon be in stores throughout the country, and starting this month already in Platinum stores, the Retailer Relationship Program (PRLO) promoted by Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC) and Taurus. These stores have, among other benefits, early access to product launches of CBC and TAURUS brands.
*** Translated with by the DEFCONPress Team ***