The latest from SIG Sauer is the MPX submachine gun. What’s really unique about it is that you can change calibers in the field with minimal tools. You can switch from 9 mm to 40 S&W to 357 Sig. Magazine capacities are 30, 20 and 10. It is a neat little weapon with great firepower.
Check out the SIG Sauer MPX Submachine Gun for 2013
The M134 Mini Gun is the baddest machine other than it’s cousin the 40mm GAU-8/A Avenger gun on the A-10. There is nothing mini about the M134 though. It fires the 308 NATO or 7.62 x 51 and at a staggering 4,000 rounds per minute. It is absolutely devastating in the field. It was used in Vietnam and changed the war. The Mini Gun has 6 rotating barrels and an electric motor that spins the barrels. It is incredible to watch in action.
The Navy Seals have used the Squad Automatic Weapon or SAW M249 for quite a while and for good reason….it is devastating. The M249 is a 5.56 Nato light machine gun that fires at a rate of 750 – 1000 rpm. It is belt fed or magazine fed. It weighs a little over 20 lbs but is still considered a light machine gun. It’s easy to field strip and clean. The M249 SAW is manufactured in the USA but is of an FN design.
Watch this info video on the SAW M249 Machine gun.
The German Army is currently using the H&K MG36 as their standard issue weapon. It fires the 5.56 x 45 or the 5.56 NATO. The MG36 is a lightweight machine gun that is gas operated. The MG36 is extremely reliable as most products from H&K. Germans just know how to make guns.
Watch this demonstration of the H&K MG36 machine gun. It is very impressive.