What Is An Airsoft Minigun?
I can see by the look on your face that you are wondering “What exactly is an Airsoft minigun?” And if you already know, this will just be repetition for you.
I thought mini meant tiny!
These guns are a 1:1 scale replica of the real thing. Their rate of fire is extremely high that somewhere around 1000-2000 rounds every minute. The principle on which it operates is that of the Gatling-gun. Rotating around the firing axis is its six revolving barrels. The whole process takes place so quickly individual shots sound like one big rippling blurred roar. Most of the length of this particular airsoft minigun is in its barrel. The fact that this weapon is actually so powerful, even for its size is too to the actual firing mechanism. The sights however are rudimentary and ancient in design. As it turns out, the sites are virtually non utilitarian due to the fact that it’s shorter is suppose to aim by the observance of its fire fall stream and make adjustments to their aim accordingly.
If the flesh is flying, you’re probably aiming correctly. So much ammunition is used in rapid succession that huge in the nation boxes were normally wear the rounds were kept. A flexible metal shoot ordinarily fed the weapon its ammo. The real thing was far too cumbersome to be managed by one soldier when moving it from site to site. It was usually mounted two of vehicle and was particularly utilitarian from a helicopter door. The crazy rate of speed at which it fires more than compensates for its inaccuracy in this situation. Firing from the open door of moving helicopter does not promote accuracy.
Usually the weapon would be used in defense while mounted on a base or tripod. Mini guns sometimes generically referred to externally powered rifles or Gatling guns. A minigun actually is a reference to a single weapon, (trivia tidbit here: these were originally manufactured by General Electric… GE), and the word ‘mini’ refers to the fact that the real thing used a practically identical firing mechanism up with larger shells. The very popular M61 Vulcan, again made by GE, is a perfect example of this.
Your basic minigun
There are so many designs of Airsoft miniguns today that have been based on authentic rifles and other popular guns such as sniper rifles, the desert eagle, the MPK 5 and even shotguns and other WW2 Airsoft guns; that it has become extremely popular collector’s hobby. Due to the fact that mass production of these miniguns is exceedingly complicated due to the accuracy that the buyers demand, not all manufacturers will deal in in this particular type of gun. They are surprisingly large in size, which would lead one to believe that the intricate designs called four would be made easier. Apparently not. The company ‘Echo 1’ is one of the last known companies that produce these particular Airsoft miniguns.
These manufacturers have put together the next generation of Airsoft miniguns. They’ve created an incredible minigun that took the Airsoft gun community by storm. Their specs are as impressive as the specifications for the real things. In a nutshell, they are not for the faint of heart. Unfortunately, they can be hard to find. We recommend you check out Airsoft RC at the banner below as they occasionally have this Airsoft minigun in stock.