“The XM556 Microgun made its introduction at SHOT Show 2017. The conventional M134 minigun shoots the 7.62mm round from a six-barrel rotating gun at a rate of up to 6,000 rounds for every minute. Engineers at Empty Shell LLC kept all these same attributes, yet outlined the Microgun around the 5.56mm NATO cartridge. By doing this, they could make the Microgun half of the size of the M134. Planned as a defensive suppression gun, the XM556 can be shot from the hip utilizing a 1,000 round backpack. The loaded firearm weighs under 100 pounds.”
- Caliber: 5.56mm NATO
- Barrels: 10 or 16 inches
- OA Length: 22 inches (10” barrels)
- Weight: 16 pounds (empty)
- Sights: None
- Action: Full-auto
- Finish: Matte black
- Capacity: Belt-fed
- Power Requirement: 24 volts DC
- Rate Of Fire: 2,000-6,000 rpm
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As they haven’t released a price just yet. Still in development.
The cost to fire it might keep us from playing around to much.
Lets look at some quick math:
The XM556 has an RoF of 2,000 to 6,000 RPM.
At 2,000 RPM, it spits out 33 rounds of 5.56, meaning one second of firing will cost you… $11.55. That’s a bit better then the M134. Not much, but cheaper. A full minute will cost you… $700!
At 6,000 RPM, it’s spitting out 100 5.56 per second. One second of firing will cost you $35. A full minute will cost you $2,100.