This Handheld Minigun Was Designed For Maximum Obliteration

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Photo courtesy of Empty Shell LLC

Somebody actually made a handheld minigun. No, they did. It’s fucking awesome.


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The XM556 Microgun was designed by Empty Shell LLC, a small Texas-based company composed of former law enforcement and military members, says Jeff Pitts, one of the group's managing members.

The Microgun looks like a significantly smaller version of its big brother, the M134 minigun.

You may recognize it:

According to the group’s website, the electrically driven Microgun offers four times the rate of fire as other belt-fed weapons systems. The 16-pound little monster is just 22 inches long and fires between 2,000 and 4,000 rounds per minute.

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It’s not only compact, it’s also fully functional.

“We could've half assed it and put it out a year ago, but we tested and designed it, so that when you push the trigger it works,” said Pitts in an interview with Task & Purpose.

Check out a video of what the Microgun does to a target. Yeah, it definitely works.

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