Question of the Day: Have You Ever Shot A Machine Gun? by Robert Farago | Jan 17, 2011 | 22 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments 2yellowdogs says: January 17, 2011 at 10:33 No, unfortunately. But after that video I have a powerful hankerin’ to shoot an M-60. Dayum. Reply Tommy Hobbes says: October 11, 2016 at 15:37 Yes. In military circumstances , M 1919 Browning Cal 30, and M60 7.62. They have military applications but none for civilian use. I’d not like to see like federal, state,or local police have access to bipod/ tripod mounted MGs. They already have Smg ( depending on jurisdiction) and ARs, as needed. Personally, to me, nothing beats a good bolt or lever rifle or carbine. I’ve known civilians who are mesmerized by full autos. I steer clear of the paramilitary wannabes.. Reply Bob Owens says: January 17, 2011 at 10:37 I’ve fired 5.56 and .50 Beowulf full-auto out of a 12.5″ M-4s, but nothing like what I just saw. That was wild. Reply Lance says: January 17, 2011 at 19:24 Bob, how was the Beowulf? I’ve always viewed it as one of those crazy cartages. Reply TXGunGeek says: January 17, 2011 at 10:42 it’s fun to have a Class 2 Manufacturer as a friend. Leads to all sorts of interesting shooting. From his suppressed barrel select fire 10/22 to belt fed Brownings at night with tracers. The wallpaper on my laptop is of the Mrs shooting a belt fed Vickers (Cloth Belt no less) taken from just off line in front of the gun. He had modified that gun to cycle on blanks and had a couple belts left over when we showed up at his place to use the private range for some practice. He asked if we wanted to fire them off so he wouldn’t have to unload the belts by hand. Let me think…… While she was shooting with our friend feeding the belt, I walked around in front and took pictures. Happiness is a belt fed gun! Reply TCBA_Joe says: January 17, 2011 at 12:24 M4/16s, M60, M240B, M249; AK-47, AK-74, MK19, M2, .450 BM AR Reply John Fritz says: January 17, 2011 at 12:32 Very entertaining. But it would’ve been a little more fun if there had been a bunch of stuff downrange for him to confetti-ize during that minute-forty-five. Reply mikeb302000 says: January 17, 2011 at 12:52 On Parris Island in the summer of 1970 I fired an M-60, I think it was. I think the M-16s we trained with had the capacity to switch from semi- to fully-auto, but I can’t rememeber it too well. We fired other things, too, all great fun. Reply Ralph says: January 17, 2011 at 13:04 I’ve fired a sub-gun (no, that’s not a Mandarin main course), but that’s nothing like shooting 8 belts from an M-60. I’m surprised that the barrel didn’t turn to taffy. Reply 2yellowdogs says: January 17, 2011 at 14:13 Exactly my thought. I was watching that barrel to see when it would start to glow. Pretty impressive that it seemed to hold up just fine. Reply Sean D Sorrentino says: January 17, 2011 at 14:30 the only live fire full auto i’ve ever fired was a M3 Grease Gun. It took a few seconds to get used to it, but then you could basically write your name with it if you wanted to. Every other full auto was with blanks. This video is a shining example of why we need to get rid of the Hughes Amendment. Reply Gunnutmegger says: January 17, 2011 at 14:53 MP5, full-size Uzi, M16, American-180, RPD, and 2 full belts through a M1919 rebarrelled to 8mm Mauser. Awesome. Reply AuricTech says: January 17, 2011 at 15:08 M60 in basic (familiarization), and again in 2003 (qualification) as part of the trainup for OIF 1. PKM (familiarization) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds while I was stationed at Bragg. Reply Lance says: January 17, 2011 at 19:25 I haven’t yet, but someday… Reply Aaron says: January 17, 2011 at 21:57 Thompson subgun at the Gun Store in Vegas (1995) MP5 at an Orlando rental range (1998) Between two visits to Knob Creek (2008, 2009): AK-47, RPD, M-60, BAR, M-16, AR-180, FN-FAL, M-14, MP40. Reply Gunner442 says: January 17, 2011 at 21:59 MG-3( Knock off of the MG42…Stationed with the Germans, cyclic rate aprox 700 RPM, my favorite true LMG…user friendly/accurate) M2, M60, M240, SAW, MK19, GPMG( Brits). Rifles and Sub Guns: M-16-A1-A2-M-4, MP 5( nice!) UZI( with the Germans), G-3, AK’s(47-74), M-14 Reply John says: January 19, 2011 at 11:19 Sticking to machine guns. Belt fed, fully automatic. M249 , M60. M240b, M240C, M2, MK19. Reply Bob H says: January 21, 2011 at 22:26 M-16 and a 30mm autocannon (many, many years ago) BTW, due to the mount, the 30mm was easier to control than a full-auto M-16… I shot a lot of sky with the M-16. Reply Ralph says: January 21, 2011 at 22:59 Right you are, Bob H. The one time I fired a burst in full auto from my M-16, I probably knocked down an airliner or two. Reply CC19 says: January 23, 2011 at 22:34 Thompson M1/M1A1 rental @ The Baron’s Den in Oregon. They also have a M1928 option as well. Reply sgtstewart says: May 12, 2011 at 15:57 M16A1- A2 & M4, M60, M249, M240B and the M2 British SA80 A2 and LSW and the L7A2 GPMG Reply Ydneas says: March 27, 2012 at 17:36 M-16A2 Enhanced (export version, does full auto, unlike US -A2). M-4A1, FN Minimi, G-3A3, HK-11, MG-3, FN P90. All during compulsory military service. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.