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Batchelor, Peter. 2001 ‘Small Arms, Big Business: Products and Producers.’ Small Arms Survey 2001: Profiling the Problem, p. 44. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July

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The Philippines has a number of local small arms producers, who produce for both commercial and military markets. Local producers have the capacity to manufacture pistols, shotguns, rifles, carbines, assault rifles, mortars, cartridges for small arms, and shells and missiles for light weapons.

From the late 1970s to 1983, the company Elisco Tool produced the M-16 assault rifle under license from Colt's Manufacturing (US). Later production has been undertaken by the government arsenal in Limay, Bataan.

Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor), which produces various types of small arms, recently signed a contract with Denel of South Africa to produce the Vektor SP-1 9mm pistol.

Armscor will license-build 10,000 pistols for the Philippines National Police and market the weapon commercially.

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