HeliBacon has an ever-growing selection of rare, unique, and historic fully automatic firearms for our guests to experience and enjoy.

Come to Texas and admire the sleek German engineering of our MP5s, feel the earth-shaking rumble of our M2 ‘Ma Deuce’ .50 caliber heavy machine gun, and zip off a full magazine in the blink of an eye with our Glock 18 machine pistol. Our vast arsenal has something for everyone, regardless of skill level.

HeliBacon shooting events are sure to “arm you” with a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t soon forget.

BELT-FED MACHINE GUNS

M134 Minigun

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 2,000–6,000 rounds/minute
Origin: United States

The M134 Minigun is a scaled-down version of the M61 Vulcan Cannon found on fighter jets. It uses a Gatling-style rotating barrel cluster, driven by an electric motor, and is geared to fire approximately 3,000 rounds per minute. Considered the pinnacle of small arms, the Minigun has been featured in hit movies, including Predator and Terminator 2. Hollywood shows it being fired handheld, but firing real M80 ammo produces such force that the gun would twist right out of your hand, unless you are a cybernetic robot from the future with an Austrian accent, in which case, carry on. As for us, we mount it on a tripod and bolt it to the concrete using steel plates.

”Yes, we really have this. Yes, you can shoot it. Yes, it’s as cool as you imagine.” - HeliBacon

AN/M3 Browning Machine Gun

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Cartridge: 50 BMG
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The AN/M3, a Browning .50-caliber M2 “Ma Deuce” at heart, is a lightened version with a higher cyclic rate that was developed during WWII and intended for aircraft installation. AN stands for Army/Navy as it was made for multiple branches of the Armed Forces. According to military doctrine, forward-facing, fixed-mount AN/M3s are categorized as offensive, while flexible-mount AN/M3s (e.g. helicopter door gunners) are categorized as defensive.

So yes, feral hogs are dangerous and have big tusks, and we need to ‘defend’ ourselves with .50-caliber machine guns. After all, there’s no such thing as overkill.

“They say the best defense is a good offense. Unless you’re a door-gunner with a 50 cal machine gun; in which case, that’s the best defense.” - HeliBacon

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M2 “Ma Deuce”

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Cartridge: 50 BMG
Rate of fire: 700-800 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The M2 Machine Gun, also called a Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I by John Browning. Commonly referred to as the “Ma Deuce” due to its M2 nomenclature, the .50 caliber system has been used extensively in the United States since the 1930s. With a virtually unmatched legacy, this John Browning design has been fielded by over 120 countries and seen nearly a century of continuous military use. There aren't very many machine guns with that kind of legacy!

HeliBacon's arsenal has the M3HB variant, with the M3 buffer system and heavy barrel.

“Just pulling out a belt of linked 50 BMG ammo gets people excited. The sound of full auto 50 BMG fire rolling through the valley after a sustained burst is pretty satisfying. There used to be some trees down range. Now there is a small clearing.” - HeliBacon

M240D

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Cartridge: 7.62x51 NATO
Rate of fire: 650-950 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The M240D “Delta” model deletes the buttstock, bipod, and pistol grip trigger assembly, in favor of spade grips and a pintle mount configuration. The M240B “Bravo” model is meant to be carried around by the ground pounding infantry guys, but not the M240D “Delta” model — it was meant to fly.

HeliBacon adds modern Trijicon MGRS optics to this classic pintle-mounted beast. Like our “Bravo” model, FN’s M240D variant of the general purpose machine gun is solid and reliable.

“It’s either a workhorse or a nightmare, depending on which end of the muzzle you’re facing.” - HeliBacon

M240B

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/min
Origin: USA

Designed in the 1960s/70s by FN Herstal, the M240 was adopted by the US Army in 1977 after it won the competition for Mean Rounds Between Stoppage (MRBS) and Mean Rounds Between Failure (MRBF) by a wide margin. It fires a full power battle rifle cartridge, fed from M13 disintegrating link ammunition belts, and is the standard medium machine gun for infantry rifle companies in the United States Armed Forces and many NATO countries. HeliBacon has both the M240B or “Bravo” model which features a buttstock and bipod and is designed for ground combat, as well as the M240D “Delta” variant which deletes the bipod and replaces the buttstock with spade grips, while using the hole under the carry handle for a pintle mount on an aircraft.

“This thing is solid and heavy. You get the pleasure of shooting it without the experience of carrying it around. What a treat!” - HeliBacon

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PKM

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Cartridge: 7.62×54R
Rate of fire: 650 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The PKM (Russian: Пулемёт Калашникова, also known as Pulemyot Kalashnikova, or “Kalashnikov's Machine Gun”) is a 7.62×54R machine gun designed for general use in 1961 by the Soviet Union. An improved version was released in 1969 and is still manufactured in Russia today. As a testament to the success of the PKM design, the military forces of more than 100 countries have employed this general-purpose machine gun - a rare achievement indeed.

“Arguably one of the world’s most successful general-purpose machine guns – this thing runs and runs. A very popular choice among our clients.” - HeliBacon

M60D

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 550–650 rounds/minute
Origin: United States

The M60, first issued in 1959, saw service with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and served as the Squad Automatic Weapon in the Vietnam era, until the 1980s when the military began to favor the M249 for the SAW role, with the lighter 5.56x45 NATO chambering.

The M60D ‘Delta’ model features spade grips, a modified trigger mechanism, and a pintle mount that enables a helicopter door gunner to have a wide field of fire. Although several systems were used on Vietnam era UH1 ‘Huey’ helicopters, perhaps the most common, and certainly the most iconic, was the venerable M60. Instead of the vintage aircraft ring-type sight, we install modern holographic optics.

”I don’t always hunt feral hogs from a helicopter, but when I do, I prefer to use an M60D.” - The Most Interesting Man in the World

M60 E6

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 550–650 rounds/minute
Origin: United States

The M60, issued in 1959, saw service with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and served as the Squad Automatic Weapon in the Vietnam era. It was widely used in vehicle-mounted configurations, most notably, as a door gun on the UH1 ‘Huey’ helicopter.

The E6 variant is the latest generation, which the Danish Army selected as their current issue GPMG. In HeliBacon’s opinion, the M60E6 is lighter, more compact, has smoother recoil, and is easier to control than the M240.

”The M60H (Hollywood) version can be fired one-handed by Rambo, with the belt of ammunition wrapped around his left forearm. Although this technique deviates significantly from standard military doctrine, the Hollywood version of the M60 can be fired for nearly the entire duration of a feature-length movie without being reloaded.” - HeliBacon

M249 SAW

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Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 650-850 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The M249 light machine gun (LMG), also known as the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), is a U.S. adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine gun manufactured by Fabrique Nationale Herstal (FN Herstal) of Belgium. This gas-operated engineering feat dates back to the early 1980s, has a quick-change barrel, and can be fed from both disintegrating M27 linked belts and STANAG 5.56mm magazines.

“The highly controllable nature of this system allows clients to keep the full belt on the steel target during the entire burst. Easily one of our most popular belt-fed systems, and for good reason.” - HeliBacon

Maxim M1910

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Cartridge: 7.62x54R
Rate of fire: 300 rounds/minute
Origin: Russia

More than a century ago, the Maxim model of 1910 was adopted by the Imperial Russian Army. It saw service in WWI, the Russian civil war, and WWII, until it was phased out in 1945. As a water-cooled system, the large diameter shroud around the barrel is the water jacket. Some machine guns have a carry handle, but the M1910 gets its own wheeled carriage made out of heavy cast iron, making it best towed around by a horse or the friendly new guy. (FNG)

A water-cooled system is a novelty in the modern era, but the M1910 is a full-auto piece of recent history and it shows how far machine gun technology has come.

“Wikipedia calls the M1910 a medium machine gun. Whoever wrote that has never moved this thing around. It’s heavy.” - HeliBacon

MG34

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Cartridge: 7.92×57 Mauser
Rate of fire: 800–900 rounds/minute
Origin: Nazi Germany

The MG34, or Maschinengewehr of 1934, is considered the world’s first general purpose machine gun. A true engineering feat of its time, it features a double crescent trigger design for select-fire capability. While the MG34 is an engineering work of art, its high manufacturing costs and wartime demand necessitated a lower cost model — the MG42.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features an original WWII era MG34, complete with the Waffen Eagle stamp of the German Wehrmacht, and a modern TNW MG34 full-auto variant, with the barrel and feed mechanism converted to a convenient 7.62x51 NATO cartridge.

”The MG34 was designed and produced in the 1930s, before CAD, CNC, and modern machining tools and techniques. Amazing.” - HeliBacon

MG42 - MG3

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Cartridge: 7.92×57 Mauser
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/minute
Origin: Nazi Germany

The MG42, or Maschinengewehr of 1942, was a lower-cost replacement for the MG34, and was widely used by the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS in the second half of WWII. With a cyclic rate nearly 50% faster than the MG34, the distinctive sound earned the MG42 the moniker “Hitler’s buzz saw.”

HeliBacon’s arsenal features an MG3, a modernized variant of the MG42, with a chrome lined barrel, heavier bolt, improved feed tray with belt retaining pawl, and chambered in 7.62x51 NATO. The MG3 fires at a blistering 1,200 rpm cyclic rate and retains the distinctive and satisfying buzz saw sound.

”Not every gun earns a nickname. The sound is worth the experience.” - HeliBacon

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RPD

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Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The RPD is chambered in 7.62×39, and uses a long-stroke piston, gas-operated system. This light machine gun was developed by Soviet designer Vasily Degtyaryov, and went into mass production from 1943 to 1944 during the final stages of World War II. The RPD and its Chinese copy (Type 56) served the Viet Cong and the People's Army of Vietnam as their standard light machine gun.

“Surprisingly violent recoil for linked 7.62x39. A 100-round belt with a proper cheek weld will rattle your fillings loose.” - HeliBacon

HK 21

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/min
Origin: West Germany

The HK21, originally developed in 1961 by Heckler & Koch, is a German made, select fire, general-purpose machine gun. The roller-delayed blowback-operated design is shared by many H&K firearms, including the MP5 series of submachine guns, the HK33 and HK53 carbines, and the G3 battle rifles. The HK21 design is based on the G3 platform, sharing the same 7.62x51 NATO cartridge, with 48% parts interchangeability. The HK21, used by United States Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War, is still in service with armed forces today.

“For HK fans everywhere, a genuine HK belt-fed is a rare and beautiful thing.” - HeliBacon

HK 23E

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Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

Heckler and Koch developed the HK XM262, a scaled down version of the HK21, as H&K’s submission for the 1978 United States Squad Automatic Weapon trials. The HK XM262, later designated the HK23E, came in close second to the FN XM249. Differing from FN’s submission, the select-fire (including burst) HK23E uses a roller-delayed blowback action, and fires from a closed bolt. Both feature a quick change barrel system, but the HK23E feed mechanism flips down, compared to a traditional ‘flip-up’ top cover, so optics are undisturbed during loading. FN’s M249, however, is dual feed capable, from M27 links and standard NATO box magazines.

”One can debate the merits of these systems, or come to Texas and shoot them both side by side. The second choice is more fun.” - HeliBacon

MCR

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Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The MCR, or Mission Configurable Rifle, is a belt-fed upper receiver (or complete rifle) that mates to standard AR-15 / M4 lower receivers, with a short stroke gas-piston operation. Developed by FightLite Industries, the idea behind the MCR is to provide LMG firing capabilities in a lightweight system while retaining many familiar ergonomics of the M4 / M16 platform.

Weighing in at approximately 7.5 pounds, the MCR compares favorably with the M249 SAW at 17 pounds. Unlike the M249, the MCR fires from a closed bolt, and is select-fire, providing the MCR capability to deliver accurate semi-auto fire as well. A machined block fits into the magazine well and is retained by the magazine release. Although optional, the block provides a retaining clip to carry M249 style ammo bags, with 200 rounds of M27 linked 5.56 ammo. If linked ammo is expended, the operator can release the magwell block and insert STANAG NATO M4 / M16 magazines to feed the system.

With accurate semi-auto fire, and belt-fed suppressing fire capabilities, the MCR has a lot to offer. The quality of the machining is outstanding, and the overall system capabilities are compelling.

“The MCR has become one of our favorite systems. Two thumbs up.” - HeliBacon

MCRD “Delta”

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Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The MCR, or Mission Configurable Rifle, is a belt-fed upper receiver (or complete rifle) that mates to standard AR-15 / M4 lower receivers, with a short stroke gas-piston operation. Developed by FightLite Industries, the idea behind the MCR is to provide LMG firing capabilities in a lightweight system while retaining many familiar ergonomics of the M4 / M16 platform.

HeliBacon installed KNS Precision’s Gen 2 AR-15 Spade Grips and the KNS Precision Picatinny to .30 pintle adapter, and now we have a full auto MCRD “Delta” model, following the nomenclature for the M60D and 240D when configured with spade grips. Why shoot magazines when ammo bags with 200 rounds of M27 linked 5.56 ammunition is an available option?

“A pintle mounted belt-fed machine gun is like freedom on a stick - ain’t America great!” - HeliBacon

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M1919A4

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The Browning M1919 is a fully automatic, belt-fed, 30 caliber, medium machine developmed towards the end of World War I. It saw plenty of battlefield action during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. U.S. troops used the M1919 as a light infantry, aircraft, and anti-aircraft machine gun. This highly successful design served over 75 countries, and is still in use today.

HeliBacon's M1919A4 variant incorporates many improvements and upgrades and notably features the 24" long bull barrel with the iconic look of the perforated barrel jacket and muzzle booster installed. We mount it on a tripod and use spade grips for convenince.

“This 1919 was actually the very first belt-fed machine gun in the HeliBacon arsenal.” - HeliBacon

FM9

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Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 600-700 rounds/min
Origin: USA

Freedom Ordnance’s FM9 was designed by brothers Michael and David Winge and debuted in 2015. It is among the most unique upper receivers ever made for the AR-15 platform. The FM9 is a belt-fed 9mm upper, 100% compatible with full-auto AR-15 lower receiver machine guns.

The FM9 features a quick change barrel mechanism, and operates with direct blowback. 9mm +P ammunition is recommended to simultaneously operate the heavy bolt and the top cover feed mechanism. Freedom Ordnance also makes proprietary 9mm disintegrating links, and functional ammo bags that can hold 150 rounds of linked ammunition. A machined block, inserted from the top of the magazine well, provides a retention clip on the bottom for attaching the ammunition bags.

“The FM9 may be a solution in search of a problem, but it does offer 16 times the entertainment value of magazine fed semi-auto 9mm systems.” - HeliBacon

FM9D “Delta”

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Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 600-700 rounds/min
Origin: USA

Freedom Ordnance’s FM9 was designed by brothers Michael and David Winge and debuted in 2015. It is one of the most unique upper receivers ever made for the AR-15 platform. The FM9 is a belt-fed 9mm upper that is 100% compatible with full-auto AR-15 lower receiver machine guns.

The FM9 features a quick change barrel mechanism and is direct blowback operated. 9mm +P ammunition is required to simultaneously operate the heavy bolt and the top cover feed mechanism. Freedom Ordnance also makes proprietary 9mm disintegrating links, and functional ammo bags with 150 rounds of linked 9mm capacity. A machined block, inserted from the top of the magazine well, provides a retention clip on the bottom for attaching the ammunition bags.

HeliBacon installed KNS Precision’s Gen 2 AR-15 Spade Grips and the KNS Precision Picatinny to .30 pintle adapter, and now we have a full auto FM9D “Delta” model, following the nomenclature for the M60D and 240D when configured with spade grips.

“Why? Because, ‘Merica.” - HeliBacon

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M134 Minigun

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 2,000–6,000 rounds/minute
Origin: United States

The M134 Minigun is a scaled-down version of the M61 Vulcan Cannon found on fighter jets. It uses a Gatling-style rotating barrel cluster, driven by an electric motor, and is geared to fire approximately 3,000 rounds per minute. Considered the pinnacle of small arms, the Minigun has been featured in hit movies, including Predator and Terminator 2. Hollywood shows it being fired handheld, but firing real M80 ammo produces such force that the gun would twist right out of your hand, unless you are a cybernetic robot from the future with an Austrian accent, in which case, carry on. As for us, we mount it on a tripod and bolt it to the concrete using steel plates.

”Yes, we really have this. Yes, you can shoot it. Yes, it’s as cool as you imagine.” - HeliBacon

AN/M3 Browning Machine Gun

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Cartridge: 50 BMG
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The AN/M3, a Browning .50-caliber M2 “Ma Deuce” at heart, is a lightened version with a higher cyclic rate that was developed during WWII and intended for aircraft installation. AN stands for Army/Navy as it was made for multiple branches of the Armed Forces. According to military doctrine, forward-facing, fixed-mount AN/M3s are categorized as offensive, while flexible-mount AN/M3s (e.g. helicopter door gunners) are categorized as defensive.

So yes, feral hogs are dangerous and have big tusks, and we need to ‘defend’ ourselves with .50-caliber machine guns. After all, there’s no such thing as overkill.

“They say the best defense is a good offense. Unless you’re a door-gunner with a 50 cal machine gun; in which case, that’s the best defense.” - HeliBacon

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M2 "Ma Deuce"

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Cartridge: 50 BMG
Rate of fire: 700-800 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The M2 Machine Gun, also called a Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I by John Browning. Commonly referred to as the “Ma Deuce” due to its M2 nomenclature, the .50 caliber system has been used extensively in the United States since the 1930s. With a virtually unmatched legacy, this John Browning design has been fielded by over 120 countries and seen nearly a century of continuous military use. There aren't very many machine guns with that kind of legacy!

HeliBacon's arsenal has the M3HB variant, with the M3 buffer system and heavy barrel.

“Just pulling out a belt of linked 50 BMG ammo gets people excited. The sound of full auto 50 BMG fire rolling through the valley after a sustained burst is pretty satisfying. There used to be some trees down range. Now there is a small clearing.” - HeliBacon

M240D

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Cartridge: 7.62x51 NATO
Rate of fire: 650-950 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The M240D “Delta” model deletes the buttstock, bipod, and pistol grip trigger assembly, in favor of spade grips and a pintle mount configuration. The M240B “Bravo” model is meant to be carried around by the ground pounding infantry guys, but not the M240D “Delta” model — it was meant to fly.

HeliBacon adds modern Trijicon MGRS optics to this classic pintle-mounted beast. Like our “Bravo” model, FN’s M240D variant of the general purpose machine gun is solid and reliable.

“It’s either a workhorse or a nightmare, depending on which end of the muzzle you’re facing.” - HeliBacon

M240B

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/min
Origin: USA

Designed in the 1960s/70s by FN Herstal, the M240 was adopted by the US Army in 1977 after it won the competition for Mean Rounds Between Stoppage (MRBS) and Mean Rounds Between Failure (MRBF) by a wide margin. It fires a full power battle rifle cartridge, fed from M13 disintegrating link ammunition belts, and is the standard medium machine gun for infantry rifle companies in the United States Armed Forces and many NATO countries. HeliBacon has both the M240B or “Bravo” model which features a buttstock and bipod and is designed for ground combat, as well as the M240D “Delta” variant which deletes the bipod and replaces the buttstock with spade grips, while using the hole under the carry handle for a pintle mount on an aircraft.

“This thing is solid and heavy. You get the pleasure of shooting it without the experience of carrying it around. What a treat!” - HeliBacon

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PKM

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Cartridge: 7.62×54R
Rate of fire: 650 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The PKM (Russian: Пулемёт Калашникова, also known as Pulemyot Kalashnikova, or “Kalashnikov's Machine Gun”) is a 7.62×54R machine gun designed for general use in 1961 by the Soviet Union. An improved version was released in 1969 and is still manufactured in Russia today. As a testament to the success of the PKM design, the military forces of more than 100 countries have employed this general-purpose machine gun - a rare achievement indeed.

“Arguably one of the world’s most successful general-purpose machine guns – this thing runs and runs. A very popular choice among our clients.” - HeliBacon

M60D

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 550–650 rounds/minute
Origin: United States

The M60, first issued in 1959, saw service with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and served as the Squad Automatic Weapon in the Vietnam era, until the 1980s when the military began to favor the M249 for the SAW role, with the lighter 5.56x45 NATO chambering.

The M60D ‘Delta’ model features spade grips, a modified trigger mechanism, and a pintle mount that enables a helicopter door gunner to have a wide field of fire. Although several systems were used on Vietnam era UH1 ‘Huey’ helicopters, perhaps the most common, and certainly the most iconic, was the venerable M60. Instead of the vintage aircraft ring-type sight, we install modern holographic optics.

”I don’t always hunt feral hogs from a helicopter, but when I do, I prefer to use an M60D.” - The Most Interesting Man in the World

M60 E6

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 550–650 rounds/minute
Origin: United States

The M60, issued in 1959, saw service with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and served as the Squad Automatic Weapon in the Vietnam era. It was widely used in vehicle-mounted configurations, most notably, as a door gun on the UH1 ‘Huey’ helicopter.

The E6 variant is the latest generation, which the Danish Army selected as their current issue GPMG. In HeliBacon’s opinion, the M60E6 is lighter, more compact, has smoother recoil, and is easier to control than the M240.

”The M60H (Hollywood) version can be fired one-handed by Rambo, with the belt of ammunition wrapped around his left forearm. Although this technique deviates significantly from standard military doctrine, the Hollywood version of the M60 can be fired for nearly the entire duration of a feature-length movie without being reloaded.” - HeliBacon

M249 SAW

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Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 650-850 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The M249 light machine gun (LMG), also known as the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), is a U.S. adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine gun manufactured by Fabrique Nationale Herstal (FN Herstal) of Belgium. This gas-operated engineering feat dates back to the early 1980s, has a quick-change barrel, and can be fed from both disintegrating M27 linked belts and STANAG 5.56mm magazines.

“The highly controllable nature of this system allows clients to keep the full belt on the steel target during the entire burst. Easily one of our most popular belt-fed systems, and for good reason.” - HeliBacon

Maxim M1910

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Cartridge: 7.62x54R
Rate of fire: 300 rounds/minute
Origin: Russia

More than a century ago, the Maxim model of 1910 was adopted by the Imperial Russian Army. It saw service in WWI, the Russian civil war, and WWII, until it was phased out in 1945. As a water-cooled system, the large diameter shroud around the barrel is the water jacket. Some machine guns have a carry handle, but the M1910 gets its own wheeled carriage made out of heavy cast iron, making it best towed around by a horse or the friendly new guy. (FNG)

A water-cooled system is a novelty in the modern era, but the M1910 is a full-auto piece of recent history and it shows how far machine gun technology has come.

“Wikipedia calls the M1910 a medium machine gun. Whoever wrote that has never moved this thing around. It’s heavy.” - HeliBacon

MG34

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Cartridge: 7.92×57 Mauser
Rate of fire: 800–900 rounds/minute
Origin: Nazi Germany

The MG34, or Maschinengewehr of 1934, is considered the world’s first general purpose machine gun. A true engineering feat of its time, it features a double crescent trigger design for select-fire capability. While the MG34 is an engineering work of art, its high manufacturing costs and wartime demand necessitated a lower cost model — the MG42.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features an original WWII era MG34, complete with the Waffen Eagle stamp of the German Wehrmacht, and a modern TNW MG34 full-auto variant, with the barrel and feed mechanism converted to a convenient 7.62x51 NATO cartridge.

”The MG34 was designed and produced in the 1930s, before CAD, CNC, and modern machining tools and techniques. Amazing.” - HeliBacon

MG42 - MG3

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Cartridge: 7.92×57 Mauser
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/minute
Origin: Nazi Germany

The MG42, or Maschinengewehr of 1942, was a lower-cost replacement for the MG34, and was widely used by the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS in the second half of WWII. With a cyclic rate nearly 50% faster than the MG34, the distinctive sound earned the MG42 the moniker “Hitler’s buzz saw.”

HeliBacon’s arsenal features an MG3, a modernized variant of the MG42, with a chrome lined barrel, heavier bolt, improved feed tray with belt retaining pawl, and chambered in 7.62x51 NATO. The MG3 fires at a blistering 1,200 rpm cyclic rate and retains the distinctive and satisfying buzz saw sound.

”Not every gun earns a nickname. The sound is worth the experience.” - HeliBacon

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RPD

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Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The RPD is chambered in 7.62×39, and uses a long-stroke piston, gas-operated system. This light machine gun was developed by Soviet designer Vasily Degtyaryov, and went into mass production from 1943 to 1944 during the final stages of World War II. The RPD and its Chinese copy (Type 56) served the Viet Cong and the People's Army of Vietnam as their standard light machine gun.

“Surprisingly violent recoil for linked 7.62x39. A 100-round belt with a proper cheek weld will rattle your fillings loose.” - HeliBacon

HK 21

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Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/min
Origin: West Germany

The HK21, originally developed in 1961 by Heckler & Koch, is a German made, select fire, general-purpose machine gun. The roller-delayed blowback-operated design is shared by many H&K firearms, including the MP5 series of submachine guns, the HK33 and HK53 carbines, and the G3 battle rifles. The HK21 design is based on the G3 platform, sharing the same 7.62x51 NATO cartridge, with 48% parts interchangeability. The HK21, used by United States Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War, is still in service with armed forces today.

“For HK fans everywhere, a genuine HK belt-fed is a rare and beautiful thing.” - HeliBacon

HK 23E

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Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

Heckler and Koch developed the HK XM262, a scaled down version of the HK21, as H&K’s submission for the 1978 United States Squad Automatic Weapon trials. The HK XM262, later designated the HK23E, came in close second to the FN XM249. Differing from FN’s submission, the select-fire (including burst) HK23E uses a roller-delayed blowback action, and fires from a closed bolt. Both feature a quick change barrel system, but the HK23E feed mechanism flips down, compared to a traditional ‘flip-up’ top cover, so optics are undisturbed during loading. FN’s M249, however, is dual feed capable, from M27 links and standard NATO box magazines.

”One can debate the merits of these systems, or come to Texas and shoot them both side by side. The second choice is more fun.” - HeliBacon

MCR

BELT-FED

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The MCR, or Mission Configurable Rifle, is a belt-fed upper receiver (or complete rifle) that mates to standard AR-15 / M4 lower receivers, with a short stroke gas-piston operation. Developed by FightLite Industries, the idea behind the MCR is to provide LMG firing capabilities in a lightweight system while retaining many familiar ergonomics of the M4 / M16 platform.

Weighing in at approximately 7.5 pounds, the MCR compares favorably with the M249 SAW at 17 pounds. Unlike the M249, the MCR fires from a closed bolt, and is select-fire, providing the MCR capability to deliver accurate semi-auto fire as well. A machined block fits into the magazine well and is retained by the magazine release. Although optional, the block provides a retaining clip to carry M249 style ammo bags, with 200 rounds of M27 linked 5.56 ammo. If linked ammo is expended, the operator can release the magwell block and insert STANAG NATO M4 / M16 magazines to feed the system.

With accurate semi-auto fire, and belt-fed suppressing fire capabilities, the MCR has a lot to offer. The quality of the machining is outstanding, and the overall system capabilities are compelling.

“The MCR has become one of our favorite systems. Two thumbs up.” - HeliBacon

MCRD “Delta”

BELT-FED

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The MCR, or Mission Configurable Rifle, is a belt-fed upper receiver (or complete rifle) that mates to standard AR-15 / M4 lower receivers, with a short stroke gas-piston operation. Developed by FightLite Industries, the idea behind the MCR is to provide LMG firing capabilities in a lightweight system while retaining many familiar ergonomics of the M4 / M16 platform.

HeliBacon installed KNS Precision’s Gen 2 AR-15 Spade Grips and the KNS Precision Picatinny to .30 pintle adapter, and now we have a full auto MCRD “Delta” model, following the nomenclature for the M60D and 240D when configured with spade grips. Why shoot magazines when ammo bags with 200 rounds of M27 linked 5.56 ammunition is an available option?

“A pintle mounted belt-fed machine gun is like freedom on a stick - ain’t America great!” - HeliBacon

full auto rental M1919 Belt-Fed Machine Gun

M1919A4

BELT-FED

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The Browning M1919 is a fully automatic, belt-fed, 30 caliber, medium machine developmed towards the end of World War I. It saw plenty of battlefield action during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. U.S. troops used the M1919 as a light infantry, aircraft, and anti-aircraft machine gun. This highly successful design served over 75 countries, and is still in use today.

HeliBacon's M1919A4 variant incorporates many improvements and upgrades and notably features the 24" long bull barrel with the iconic look of the perforated barrel jacket and muzzle booster installed. We mount it on a tripod and use spade grips for convenince.

“This 1919 was actually the very first belt-fed machine gun in the HeliBacon arsenal.” - HeliBacon

FM9

BELT-FED

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 600-700 rounds/min
Origin: USA

Freedom Ordnance’s FM9 was designed by brothers Michael and David Winge and debuted in 2015. It is among the most unique upper receivers ever made for the AR-15 platform. The FM9 is a belt-fed 9mm upper, 100% compatible with full-auto AR-15 lower receiver machine guns.

The FM9 features a quick change barrel mechanism, and operates with direct blowback. 9mm +P ammunition is recommended to simultaneously operate the heavy bolt and the top cover feed mechanism. Freedom Ordnance also makes proprietary 9mm disintegrating links, and functional ammo bags that can hold 150 rounds of linked ammunition. A machined block, inserted from the top of the magazine well, provides a retention clip on the bottom for attaching the ammunition bags.

“The FM9 may be a solution in search of a problem, but it does offer 16 times the entertainment value of magazine fed semi-auto 9mm systems.” - HeliBacon

FM9D “Delta”

BELT-FED

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 600-700 rounds/min
Origin: USA

Freedom Ordnance’s FM9 was designed by brothers Michael and David Winge and debuted in 2015. It is one of the most unique upper receivers ever made for the AR-15 platform. The FM9 is a belt-fed 9mm upper that is 100% compatible with full-auto AR-15 lower receiver machine guns.

The FM9 features a quick change barrel mechanism and is direct blowback operated. 9mm +P ammunition is required to simultaneously operate the heavy bolt and the top cover feed mechanism. Freedom Ordnance also makes proprietary 9mm disintegrating links, and functional ammo bags with 150 rounds of linked 9mm capacity. A machined block, inserted from the top of the magazine well, provides a retention clip on the bottom for attaching the ammunition bags.

HeliBacon installed KNS Precision’s Gen 2 AR-15 Spade Grips and the KNS Precision Picatinny to .30 pintle adapter, and now we have a full auto FM9D “Delta” model, following the nomenclature for the M60D and 240D when configured with spade grips.

“Why? Because, ‘Merica.” - HeliBacon

BATTLE RIFLES

1918A2 BAR

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 30-06 Springfield
Rate of fire: 500–650 rounds/minute
Origin: United States

The Browning Automatic Rifle, designated the M1918 BAR, was designed by John Browning for the American Expeditionary Forces of WWI. It fires from an open bolt, operates with a long-stroke gas-piston, and has a 3-way selector. Bonnie and Clyde famously used a stolen 1918A1 BAR in several shootouts with law enforcement. The A2 variant of 1938 adds a rate reducer, a skid-footed bipod, magazine guides, a heat shield, and the selector allows for two different cyclic rates.

HeliBacon’s arsenal includes a 1918A2 BAR ArmaSteel cast receiver manufactured by New England Small Arms Corporation. Due to a wartime shortage of walnut, BARs made after 1942 featured a black polymer stock, made of mixed plastics and impregnated with shredded fabric.

“From a Browning design to a WWII era vintage, this 1918A2 BAR is an irreplaceable piece of history. The rifle stands tall among fellow members of the arsenal. It literally stands tall. It's really long. It barely fits in any of the safes.” - HeliBacon

SCAR-H CQC (FN MK 17 CQC)

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/min
Origin: Belgium

The FN SCAR-H (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle - Heavy) is a short-stroke gas-piston operated rifle chambered in 7.62×51 NATO. The FN SCAR-L is chambered in 5.56×45 NATO. Originally developed for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) by Belgian manufacturer FN Herstal (FNH), its variants range from a 13-inch barrel in the CQC configuration to a 20-inch barrel in the precision rifle role.

“Our SCAR-H features a short barrel with a suppressor attached. This CQC configuration is wildly popular and is fired at virtually every machine gun outing. Thanks Fortnite.” - HeliBacon

M14

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The M14 rifle is an American select-fire battle rifle chambered in 7.62×51 NATO. Issued in large quantities to various US military branches starting in 1959, it eventually replaced the M1 Garand. The M14 features a short action, to accommodate a .308 cartridge, instead of the long action for the Garand’s 30.06 cartridge, and accepts detachable box magazines, which accelerates the reloading process. This iconic American rifle saw conflict in the latter half of the 20th century. The decision to replace the M14 with the AR-15 / M16 platform in the Vietnam era was initially controversial with troops on the battlefield, due to problems with early versions of the new 'plastic' rifle in the humid jungle conditions of Southeast Asia. As a testament to the M14's distinctive look, this visually recognizable rifle is still used by the United States Armed Forces in ceremonial displays and parades, including a version with a chromed bayonet, wooden stock and white sling, for funerals in the Military District of Washington.

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” - Theodore Roosevelt

FN FAL

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/min
Origin: Belgium

The Fabrique Nationale Fusil Automatique Léger (translation: Light Automatic Rifle), commonly known as the FN FAL, entered service in 1953 and remains in service to the present day. Adopted by over 90 countries, the FN FAL has seen conflict worldwide during 60 years of service, making it one of the most prolific rifles in history. The widespread use of this firearm among NATO allies and many first world countries during the Cold War, earned it the moniker ”The right arm of the Free World.” +1 for FREEDOM.

HeliBacon's FAL is Rhodesian Army marked and saw service in the Rhodesian Bush War. In 1965, after Southern Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence, the Rhodesian Army clashed with communist-backed PF insurgents armed with Soviet Kalashnikovs or SKS carbines. Unable to readily procure more British L1A1 rifles, the Rhodesian forces imported Belgian FALs, like this one.

“It’s a huge honor for us to have a genuine factory rifle like this, with its associated defense of freedom, as part of our arsenal.” - HeliBacon

RPK

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The RPK, which stands for Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova and translates to "Kalashnikov hand-held machine gun", is the USSR's replacement to the RPD, which was the belt-fed light machine gun developed during WWII by the Soviet Union. When the RPD gunner’s supply of belted ammo was exhausted, the RPD was out of service. The RPK, on the other hand, is magazine-fed, using larger 40 round magazines, which are interchangeable with fellow soldier’s 30 round AK-47 magazines. The RPK is known for its substantial barrel, elongated receiver, barrel-mounted bipod, and its ability to be fired comfortably from the prone position.

”More than a big AK, It’s the Soviet doctrine for a squad LMG without the bulk or weight of the much larger PKM. Fascinating to see different approaches to various military capabilities.” - HeliBacon

HK G3

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 500–600 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The G3 was developed in the 1950s through collaboration by Spain's CETME and Germany's Heckler and Koch, but its design has predecessors dating back to the close of WWII. The G3 is an international icon, being adopted by the armed forces of 40+ countries and produced under license in 18 of those countries, which resulted in an enormous variety of sights, optics, stocks, fore-ends, bipods, grips, and more.

HeliBacon's arsenal includes a genuine H&K produced G3A3 variant. It features drum sights with an improved front sight, a flash-suppressor/muzzle brake, a fixed stock, a wide polymer handguard that doesn't contact the free-floating barrel, and an attached bipod.

”We love all things H&K, including the G3 full size battle rifle.” - HeliBacon

BATTLE RIFLES

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1918A2 BAR

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 30-06 Springfield
Rate of fire: 500–650 rounds/minute
Origin: United States

The Browning Automatic Rifle, designated the M1918 BAR, was designed by John Browning for the American Expeditionary Forces of WWI. It fires from an open bolt, operates with a long-stroke gas-piston, and has a 3-way selector. Bonnie and Clyde famously used a stolen 1918A1 BAR in several shootouts with law enforcement. The A2 variant of 1938 adds a rate reducer, a skid-footed bipod, magazine guides, a heat shield, and the selector allows for two different cyclic rates.

HeliBacon’s arsenal includes a 1918A2 BAR ArmaSteel cast receiver manufactured by New England Small Arms Corporation. Due to a wartime shortage of walnut, BARs made after 1942 featured a black polymer stock, made of mixed plastics and impregnated with shredded fabric.

“From a Browning design to a WWII era vintage, this 1918A2 BAR is an irreplaceable piece of history. The rifle stands tall among fellow members of the arsenal. It literally stands tall. It's really long. It barely fits in any of the safes.” - HeliBacon

SCAR-H CQC (FN MK 17 CQC)

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/min
Origin: Belgium

The FN SCAR-H (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle - Heavy) is a short-stroke gas-piston operated rifle chambered in 7.62×51 NATO. The FN SCAR-L is chambered in 5.56×45 NATO. Originally developed for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) by Belgian manufacturer FN Herstal (FNH), its variants range from a 13-inch barrel in the CQC configuration to a 20-inch barrel in the precision rifle role.

“Our SCAR-H features a short barrel with a suppressor attached. This CQC configuration is wildly popular and is fired at virtually every machine gun outing. Thanks Fortnite.” - HeliBacon

M14

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The M14 rifle is an American select-fire battle rifle chambered in 7.62×51 NATO. Issued in large quantities to various US military branches starting in 1959, it eventually replaced the M1 Garand. The M14 features a short action, to accommodate a .308 cartridge, instead of the long action for the Garand’s 30.06 cartridge, and accepts detachable box magazines, which accelerates the reloading process. This iconic American rifle saw conflict in the latter half of the 20th century. The decision to replace the M14 with the AR-15 / M16 platform in the Vietnam era was initially controversial with troops on the battlefield, due to problems with early versions of the new 'plastic' rifle in the humid jungle conditions of Southeast Asia. As a testament to the M14's distinctive look, this visually recognizable rifle is still used by the United States Armed Forces in ceremonial displays and parades, including a version with a chromed bayonet, wooden stock and white sling, for funerals in the Military District of Washington.

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” - Theodore Roosevelt

FN FAL

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/min
Origin: Belgium

The Fabrique Nationale Fusil Automatique Léger (translation: Light Automatic Rifle), commonly known as the FN FAL, entered service in 1953 and remains in service to the present day. Adopted by over 90 countries, the FN FAL has seen conflict worldwide during 60 years of service, making it one of the most prolific rifles in history. The widespread use of this firearm among NATO allies and many first world countries during the Cold War, earned it the moniker ”The right arm of the Free World.” +1 for FREEDOM.

HeliBacon's FAL is Rhodesian Army marked and saw service in the Rhodesian Bush War. In 1965, after Southern Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence, the Rhodesian Army clashed with communist-backed PF insurgents armed with Soviet Kalashnikovs or SKS carbines. Unable to readily procure more British L1A1 rifles, the Rhodesian forces imported Belgian FALs, like this one.

“It’s a huge honor for us to have a genuine factory rifle like this, with its associated defense of freedom, as part of our arsenal.” - HeliBacon

RPK

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The RPK, which stands for Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova and translates to "Kalashnikov hand-held machine gun", is the USSR's replacement to the RPD, which was the belt-fed light machine gun developed during WWII by the Soviet Union. When the RPD gunner’s supply of belted ammo was exhausted, the RPD was out of service. The RPK, on the other hand, is magazine-fed, using larger 40 round magazines, which are interchangeable with fellow soldier’s 30 round AK-47 magazines. The RPK is known for its substantial barrel, elongated receiver, barrel-mounted bipod, and its ability to be fired comfortably from the prone position.

”More than a big AK, It’s the Soviet doctrine for a squad LMG without the bulk or weight of the much larger PKM. Fascinating to see different approaches to various military capabilities.” - HeliBacon

HK G3

BATTLE RIFLE

Cartridge: 7.62×51 NATO
Rate of fire: 500–600 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The G3 was developed in the 1950s through collaboration by Spain's CETME and Germany's Heckler and Koch, but its design has predecessors dating back to the close of WWII. The G3 is an international icon, being adopted by the armed forces of 40+ countries and produced under license in 18 of those countries, which resulted in an enormous variety of sights, optics, stocks, fore-ends, bipods, grips, and more.

HeliBacon's arsenal includes a genuine H&K produced G3A3 variant. It features drum sights with an improved front sight, a flash-suppressor/muzzle brake, a fixed stock, a wide polymer handguard that doesn't contact the free-floating barrel, and an attached bipod.

”We love all things H&K, including the G3 full size battle rifle.” - HeliBacon

CARBINES

SCAR-L CQC (FN MK 16 CQC)

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 625 rounds/minute
Origin: Belgium

The FN SCAR-L (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle - Light) is a short-stroke gas-piston operated rifle chambered in 5.56×45 NATO. Originally developed for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) by Belgian manufacturer FN Herstal (FNH), SCAR-L variants include a 10-inch barrel in the CQC configuration, a 14-inch barrel standard carbine model and the 18-inch barrel DMR/SPR role. In 2010 SOCOM discontinued purchase of the SCAR-L, citing insufficient benefit over existing 5.56x45 platforms to justify the cost, but continued purchasing SCAR-H models.

The FN SCAR platform, in both the Light (L) and Heavy (H) variants has been adopted by police and military units in over 30 countries. The SCAR’s lightweight, modular design, makes use of modern polymers, has various barrel length options, and embodies all the aesthetic of a 21st century combat weapon system.

“HeliBacon’s SCAR-L features a short 10 inch barrel with a suppressor attached. This CQC configuration is handy, lightweight and quiet.” - HeliBacon

SIG SG 551-2 SWAT

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45mm NATO
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: Switzerland

Swiss Arms AG (SIG) developed the SG 550 series of rifles in the early 1980s to replace the Stgw 57. Adopted in 1983, the SG 550 (SG is an abbreviation of “Sturmgewehr” meaning assault rifle in German) is a select-fire, closed-bolt machine gun operated by a long-stroke gas-piston. Although chambered in 5.56x45 NATO, it uses proprietary 20 or 30 round magazines. The SG 550 series features several barrel and handguard length combinations to suit the needs of various military roles. The SG 550 is a full-length system with a 20.8-inch barrel, while the SG 551 sports a 14.3-inch carbine length barrel, and the compact SG 552/553 series has an 8.9-inch barrel.

In HeliBacon’s opinion, our SG 551-2 is one of the smoothest actions to operate in the entire arsenal. This model can accept optical sights and accessories such as a bipod, aiming laser, or light, and the cycle impact of the bolt carrier is tame and consistent, resulting in a soft and smooth feel when shooting this rifle.

“The correct pronunciation of Sturmgewehr is however Arnold Schwarzenegger says it. Best accent ever.” - HeliBacon

CZ 805 Bren A1

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45mm NATO
Rate of fire: 760 rounds/minute
Origin: Czech Republic

The CZ 805 Bren is a recent development (2005 - 2011) for the Czech Republic military. 27 designs were initially submitted for Project 805, and the domestically produced CZ 805 Bren won the tender. The Bren operates with a short-stroke gas-piston, is select-fire, with a reversible, reciprocating charging handle, a side-folding stock, and contains a 4-position, burst capable, trigger pack in the 0,1,2,F format. The trigger pull is surprisingly light, and 2-round burst fire is quite enjoyable.

Fun historical fact, Czechoslovakia was the only Warsaw Pact country who did not issue Soviet AK-47s, opting instead for the domestically designed and produced Sa Vz. 58. Although the Sa Vz. 58 visually resembled an AK-47, it shared no parts commonality with the Soviet design, including the magazine. Fast forward 50 years, and the Czech military again selected a domestically produced rifle, the CZ 805 BREN, which still shares no parts commonality with an AK-47. History repeats.

“Texans have a natural affinity for the independent spirit of the Czech people. The CZ 805 Bren embodies that spirit in a machine gun. How Texan!” - HeliBacon

Ruger AC-556 F

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56x45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

In 1973, Sturm, Ruger & Co successfully scaled down the M14, a full-power battle rifle, and introduced the world to the Mini-14. Featuring an investment-cast housing and numerous other engineering simplifications designed to reduce manufacturing costs, Ruger was able to supply the Mini-14 at a price point attractive to the board civilian market.

Among the many successful variants of the Mini-14 family, the AC-556 is a select-fire version intended for military and law enforcement. A selector switch on the receiver selects between semi-auto, 3-round burst, and full-auto fire. The AC-556 retains a separate manual safety at the front of the trigger guard like the rest of the Mini-14 series. HeliBacon’s AC-556 F features Ruger’s folding metal stock, a blued steel finish, and an 18.5-inch barrel.

“One of our favorite action designs. Shared by the M14 and the M2 Carbine, it makes a satisfying metallic sound when operating.” - HeliBacon

Ruger KAC-556 F

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56x45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

In 1973, Sturm, Ruger & Co successfully scaled down the M14, a full-power battle rifle, and introduced the world to the Mini-14. Featuring an investment-cast housing and numerous other engineering simplifications designed to reduce manufacturing costs, Ruger was able to supply the Mini-14 at a price point attractive to the board civilian market.

Among the many successful variants of the Mini-14 family, the AC-556 is a select-fire version intended for military and law enforcement. A selector switch on the receiver selects between semi-auto, 3-round burst, and full-auto fire. The AC-556 retains a separate manual safety at the front of the trigger guard like the rest of the Mini-14 series. HeliBacon’s KAC-556 F (K for stainless finish and F for folding stock) features Ruger’s folding metal stock, a stainless steel finish, and the 13 inch barrel option, available only on folding stock models.

“With the stock folded, this carbine is tiny. The contrast between the wood and stainless finish is gorgeous. Our favorite AC-556 variant.” - HeliBacon

Full auto rental F2000 Carbines

FN F2000

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/minute
Origin: Belgium

The FN F2000 is a short-stroke gas-piston operated, ambidextrous, fully automatic bullpup rifle chambered in 5.56×45 NATO. This rifle was originally designed in Belgium by FN Herstal in 2001, and it uses a patented ejection method to expel spent brass gently out the front of the system. It’s trigger mechanism is derived from the FN P90 bullpup. It looks like a space gun and should shoot plasma or laser beams.

“It features a bayonet lug on a short form factor bullpup design. This combination seems like a relic of a contract specification rather than a practical consideration.” - HeliBacon

HK G36E

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

German designers Heckler & Koch created this 5.56×45 rifle in the early 1990s as a replacement for the heavier 7.62×51 G3 battle rifle. The full-size variant’s barrel is 18.9 inches and can be configured with a variety of sights. Security forces across the globe, including the United States Capitol Police, use this rifle because of the quality of its manufacture and simplicity of its ergonomics. The G36 is an excellent example of thoughtful design and practical engineering.

At HeliBacon, clients can experience multiple variations of this rifle, including the full-size G36, the G36K (K - kurz ”short”), and the G36C (C - ”Compact”).

”In our humble opinion, the G36 series of rifles are significantly underappreciated. Those Germans can build some cool stuff!” - HeliBacon

HK G36K

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

German designers Heckler & Koch created this 5.56×45 rifle in the early 1990s as a replacement for the heavier 7.62×51 G3 battle rifle. The G36K has a 12.5-inch barrel, shorter than its original G36 counterpart. The K stands for kurz, which means “short” in German. Security forces across the globe, including the United States Capitol Police, use this rifle because of the quality of its manufacture and simplicity of its ergonomics. The G36 is an excellent example of thoughtful design and practical engineering.

At HeliBacon, clients can experience multiple variations of this rifle, including the full-size G36, the G36K (K - kurz ”short”), and the G36C (C - ”Compact”).

”In our humble opinion, the G36 series of rifles are significantly underappreciated. Those Germans can build some cool stuff!” - HeliBacon

HK G36C

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

German designers Heckler & Koch created this 5.56×45 rifle in the early 1990s as a replacement for the heavier 7.62×51 G3 battle rifle. The G36C “Compact” model has a 9-inch barrel, and a slightly shorter folding stock. Security forces across the globe, including the United States Capitol Police, use this rifle because of the quality of its manufacture and simplicity of its ergonomics. The G36 is an excellent example of thoughtful design and practical engineering.

At HeliBacon, clients can experience multiple variations of this rifle, including the full-size G36, the G36K (K - kurz ”short”), and the G36C (C - ”Compact”).

”In our humble opinion, the G36 series of rifles are significantly underappreciated. Those Germans can build some cool stuff!” - HeliBacon

Galil ARM

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 650 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Galil is a line of Israeli-made automatic rifles designed by Yisrael Galil and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s, and produced by Israel Military Industries (IMI). During the Six Day War of 1967, Israelis captured many AK-47s and considered this design more reliable and maneuverable than their FN FALs, which exhibited problems with the sandy and dusty conditions of the middle east. An FAL replacement was desired, with the reliability of the AK-47, but chambered in the lighter 5.56x45 NATO cartridge. Rising to the challenge, the Galil design features a gas-driven piston system similar to the Valmet RK 62, which itself was inspired by the AK-47.

The Galil ARM (Automatic Rifle Machine-gun) variant became the standard service rifle and is the largest of the Galil family with an 18.1 inch barrel, bipod, wire-cutter and carry handle. Famously, the ARM variant incorporates a bottle opener in the front handguard.

Police and military forces in 25 countries use the Galil series of firearms.

“A rifle with a bottle opener! You can tell which designs originate from practical experience.” - HeliBacon

Galil SAR

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 650 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Galil is a line of Israeli-made automatic rifles designed by Yisrael Galil and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s, and produced by Israel Military Industries (IMI). During the Six Day War of 1967, Israelis captured many AK-47s and considered this design more reliable and maneuverable than their FN FALs, which exhibited problems with the sandy and dusty conditions of the middle east. An FAL replacement was desired, with the reliability of the AK-47, but chambered in the lighter 5.56x45 NATO cartridge. Rising to the challenge, the Galil design features a gas-driven piston system similar to the Valmet RK 62, which itself was inspired by the AK-47.

The Galil SAR (Short Automatic Rifle) is a carbine variant with a shortened barrel (15.7 inches), piston, gas tube, and gas block; and was issued to vehicle crews, army staff, and other special forces. The bottle opener found on the larger Galil ARM is noticeably absent on the SAR.

Police and military forces in 25 countries use the Galil family of firearms.

“The SAR’s lack of an integrated bottle opener is offset by the development of the twist off bottle cap, also designed in the 1960s, an amazing decade, which featured other less noteworthy achievements, such as mankind landing on the moon.” - HeliBacon

Galil MAR “Micro Galil”

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Galil family of firearms are Israeli made automatic rifles designed in the 1960s by Yaacov Lior and Yisrael Galil. These rifles feature a gas-driven piston system similar to the Valmet RK 62, which itself was inspired by the AK-47. Police and military forces in 25 countries use the Galil series of firearms.

The MAR, or the Micro Galil, is a smaller version of the Galil SAR that features a shortened barrel (8.26 inches), piston, receiver, gas tube and handguard.

“For a short barrel carbine, the recoil is surprisingly tame, and full auto fire is very controllable. A pleasure to shoot. With a folding stock, this is a handy little package.” - HeliBacon

Galil ACE 32

CARBINE

Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 680-880 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Galil ACE, produced by Israeli Weapons Industries (IWI), is a family of modern automatic rifles based on the Israeli Military Industries Galil. The ACE modernizes the original Galil design using advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to improve accuracy and reduce weight. Particular emphasis was placed on maintaining the Galil’s excellent ergonomics, ease of maintenance, and outstanding reliability in the sandy and dusty battlefield conditions of the middle east. The Galil ACE line includes the ACE 21, ACE 22, and ACE 23 variants chambered in 5.56x45 NATO. Certain ACE models accept NATO STANAG M4 / M16 magazines and the original 35 round Galil magazines, while the ACE 31 and 32 models are chambered in 7.62x39 and accept AK pattern magazines. The ACE 52 and 53 are 7.62x51 NATO rifles feeding from 25 round Galil pattern 7.62 magazines.

HeliBacon is thrilled to have a factory original sample of the Galil ACE 32 for HeliBacon clients to experience and enjoy. It's made of modern lightweight polymers with excellent Galil-style ergonomics. It's a hybrid of some of the best elements of many platforms.

“Life in plastic, it’s fantastic” - Aqua

AK-47 'Krinkov'

CARBINE

Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The AK-74, chambered in 5.45x39, was developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the 1970s as a replacement for the AKM. A short barrel AK-74 with a folding stock (official designation: AKS-74U) is nicknamed the Ksyukha in Russia and called a Krinkov, a term of disputed origin, in America. Osama bin Laden has been famously pictured with an AKS-74U many times, but it's unclear which AK variant was recovered from his compound during the May 2, 2011 raid by US Special Operations.

HeliBacon's arsenal has a short barrel AK built on a Nodak Spud NDS-1KP receiver, with Zastava M92 components, a muzzle booster, and a triangle side-folding stock. It’s chambered in 7.62x39, but with the ‘Krinkov’ stylistic form factor.

“It makes a three foot sustained fireball in broad daylight. Our most photographed machine gun experience!” - HeliBacon

AR-15

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 700-950 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

America's rifle, the AR-15 is based on Eugene Stoner's design and adopted by the United States Armed Forces, initially with the designation M16. The AR-15 / M16 / M4 nomenclature refers to a wide variety of modern rifles that share similar characteristics and design fundamentals. New generations of the AR-15 serve as the standard issue rifle for many branches of the United States military, and are in service with more than 80 nations. HeliBacon's full auto AR-15s have M16 fire control groups, in Seekins Precision lower receivers, with LWRC M6IC SPR short stroke piston uppers.

“Our primary aircraft machine gun. We select each component for specific reasons. These have been wonderful systems.” - HeliBacon

Steyr AUG A1

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 680–750 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

The Steyr AUG A1 (Armee-Universal-Gewehr) was designed in the 1960s by Steyr-Daimler-Puch, an Austrian manufacturing conglomerate with over 100 years of engineering expertise and manufacturing know-how. Made from advanced, lightweight materials, the AUG A1 is a select-fire bullpup design that features a quick-change barrel assembly and an integrated, extremely clear 1.5 power optical sight (manufactured by Swarovski Optic) cast into the receiver. This entire system is modular and capable of being configured as a rifle, carbine, submachine gun in 9mm, sniper rifle, and even an open-bolt heavy-barreled squad automatic weapon.

In the 1988 film Die Hard, Karl, one of Hans Gruber’s henchmen, makes extensive use of a Steyr AUG while battling John McClane, played by Bruce Willis.

“This factory Steyr AUG A1 really surprised us. It’s highly controllable under full auto fire, light weight, ergonomically comfortable and has some pretty cool features. We are definitely AUG fans now.” - HeliBacon

Steyr AUG A3 NATO

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 680–750 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

HeliBacon loved the iconic Steyr AUG A1 so much that we acquired a full-auto version the Steyr AUG A3 M1 as well. In 2013, Steyr Arms USA built a manufacturing facility in Bessemer, Alabama. This wholly-owned subsidiary of Steyr International manufactures the AUG A3 right here in the United States. The modern AUG A3 M1 shares the same ergonomics and awesome features of the iconic AUG A1 version, but includes a MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail on top of the receiver which allows for installation of every kind of modern optic. Another significant difference in the AUG A3 M1 is the availability of a NATO version, which comes from the factory configured to accept NATO STANAG magazines of the AR-15 / M16 / M4 type. The convenience of magazine interchangeability with other systems is a benefit that’s hard to overlook.

HeliBacon modified the stock on our AUG A3 M1 to accept AUG A1 full-auto hammer packs. The A3 in full-auto is every bit as smooth and controllable at its A1 brother.

“The white color arctic-snow camo pattern is not strictly necessary in Texas, but it looks cool. And looking cool is 90% of the objective.” - HeliBacon

HK416D

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56x45 NATO
Rate of fire: 700-900 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

Heckler & Koch’s HK416 is an elite rifle developed in the 1990s for the United States Army’s Delta Force. Outwardly similar to the M4, it operates with a short-stroke gas-piston derived from the AR-18. The short-stroke gas-piston prevents hot gasses from fouling the system’s internals, increasing reliability and prolonging the rifle’s components compared to direct impingement systems such as the AR-15, M4, and M16. (For reference, HeliBacon’s full-auto AR-15s use the LWRC short-stroke gas-piston uppers, so we are certainly proponents of this operating mechanism.) The HK416 has been adopted by Special Operations Forces in more than two dozen countries, including some service with the United States Navy SEALs.

“Somewhere out there is the exact HK416 rifle that shot Osama bin Laden. Now that’s a one of a kind gun.” - HeliBacon

HK 33

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

Owing to the success of the G3 rifle developed in the 1950s, H&K expanded the family of roller-delayed blowback operated firearms in the 1960s to the 7.62x39, 5.56x45 NATO and 9mm Parabellum cartridges. The 5.56x45 chambering became known as the “HK 33” and was commercially successful, but did not sell as well as the G3.

The HK 33 is a modular system, with push pins holding the stock, pistol grip with fire control group, and handguard. The firearm is easily field stripped for cleaning. Some handguards could accept integrated bipods, and both fixed and retractable stocks were produced in high quantity. The HK 33 was commonly fed by HK 25 round steel magazines, hence some trigger groups feature 0,1,25 selector position markings. Other trigger groups were S,E,F lettered while some even featured 2 or 3 round burst capability with 4 position selectors.

HeliBacon’s arsenal has several variants of the HK 33, with multiple stock and trigger group configurations available for shooting experiences.

HK33
reliable German gun
amazing carbine

haiku by HeliBacon

HK 53

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

The HK 53 is the compact version of the HK 33. It features an 8.3 inch barrel and typically sports a retractable stock, which is thematic for this ultra compact carbine, but the modular design will allow it to also accept fixed HK33A2 stocks. The most common handguard is derived from the MP5 family of submachine guns, but the narrow style handguard model feels the best in hand. It has the same trigger group modularity and options as its big brother, the HK 33.

HeliBacon’s arsenal has several variants of the HK 53 available to shoot. In the modern era, AR-15 pistols with short barrels, pistol buffer tubes, and braces are a fad. Comparatively, the 50+ year old design of the HK 53 has no buffer tube, a collapsible shoulder stock, and an 8 inch barrel. The current AR-15 pistol fad may come and go; but for our taste, we prefer the ultra compact HK 53. Old school.

“It’s not the size that counts.” - Tyrion Lannister

AK47 Carbines Texas carbine rentals

AK-47

CARBINE

Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/min
Origin: Soviet Union

The AK-47, also known as the Kalashnikov, or simply the AK, is a Soviet-developed, long-stroke gas piston operated machine gun, chambered in 7.62×39. In 1959, the AKM variant was introduced, which solved issues with a stamped sheet metal receiver, and incorporated a slanted muzzle brake. A hammer retarder was installed to prevent out-of-battery firing during full auto.

After more than 70 years, the fundamental design of the original AK design remains intact. Reliability, low production cost, and design simplicity, make the AK-47 one of the most widely used rifles in the world. So many countries have copied the design, that according to World Bank estimates, of the 500 million total firearms worldwide, one in five (100 million) are considered to be in the AK family; and of those, three out of four (75 million) are AKM variants of the original AK-47.

“The answer to the AK vs AR debate is to have both. Preferably in full-auto.” - HeliBacon

Full auto rental M2 Carbine Carbines

M2 CARBINE

CARBINE

Cartridge: 30 Carbine
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The M2 carbine is a lightweight select-fire version of the M1 carbine, introduced in 1944, and served the United States Armed Forces into the Vietnam War. By comparison, the .30 Carbine cartridge fired by the M2 carbine delivers approximately twice the energy of the .45ACP caliber submachine guns used during WWII. The M2 carbine offers much better accuracy, range, and penetration, and it weighs half as much as a Thompson submachine gun. The cartridge is lighter, too, which means soldiers can pack more ammunition.

“One of our favorite actions. It’s light, easy to shoot, handy, low recoil and fun.” - HeliBacon

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SCAR-L CQC (FN MK 16 CQC)

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 625 rounds/minute
Origin: Belgium

The FN SCAR-L (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle - Light) is a short-stroke gas-piston operated rifle chambered in 5.56×45 NATO. Originally developed for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) by Belgian manufacturer FN Herstal (FNH), SCAR-L variants include a 10-inch barrel in the CQC configuration, a 14-inch barrel standard carbine model and the 18-inch barrel DMR/SPR role. In 2010 SOCOM discontinued purchase of the SCAR-L, citing insufficient benefit over existing 5.56x45 platforms to justify the cost, but continued purchasing SCAR-H models.

The FN SCAR platform, in both the Light (L) and Heavy (H) variants has been adopted by police and military units in over 30 countries. The SCAR’s lightweight, modular design, makes use of modern polymers, has various barrel length options, and embodies all the aesthetic of a 21st century combat weapon system.

“HeliBacon’s SCAR-L features a short 10 inch barrel with a suppressor attached. This CQC configuration is handy, lightweight and quiet.” - HeliBacon

SIG SG 551-2 SWAT

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45mm NATO
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: Switzerland

Swiss Arms AG (SIG) developed the SG 550 series of rifles in the early 1980s to replace the Stgw 57. Adopted in 1983, the SG 550 (SG is an abbreviation of “Sturmgewehr” meaning assault rifle in German) is a select-fire, closed-bolt machine gun operated by a long-stroke gas-piston. Although chambered in 5.56x45 NATO, it uses proprietary 20 or 30 round magazines. The SG 550 series features several barrel and handguard length combinations to suit the needs of various military roles. The SG 550 is a full-length system with a 20.8-inch barrel, while the SG 551 sports a 14.3-inch carbine length barrel, and the compact SG 552/553 series has an 8.9-inch barrel.

In HeliBacon’s opinion, our SG 551-2 is one of the smoothest actions to operate in the entire arsenal. This model can accept optical sights and accessories such as a bipod, aiming laser, or light, and the cycle impact of the bolt carrier is tame and consistent, resulting in a soft and smooth feel when shooting this rifle.

“The correct pronunciation of Sturmgewehr is however Arnold Schwarzenegger says it. Best accent ever.” - HeliBacon

CZ 805 Bren A1

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45mm NATO
Rate of fire: 760 rounds/minute
Origin: Czech Republic

The CZ 805 Bren is a recent development (2005 - 2011) for the Czech Republic military. 27 designs were initially submitted for Project 805, and the domestically produced CZ 805 Bren won the tender. The Bren operates with a short-stroke gas-piston, is select-fire, with a reversible, reciprocating charging handle, a side-folding stock, and contains a 4-position, burst capable, trigger pack in the 0,1,2,F format. The trigger pull is surprisingly light, and 2-round burst fire is quite enjoyable.

Fun historical fact, Czechoslovakia was the only Warsaw Pact country who did not issue Soviet AK-47s, opting instead for the domestically designed and produced Sa Vz. 58. Although the Sa Vz. 58 visually resembled an AK-47, it shared no parts commonality with the Soviet design, including the magazine. Fast forward 50 years, and the Czech military again selected a domestically produced rifle, the CZ 805 BREN, which still shares no parts commonality with an AK-47. History repeats.

“Texans have a natural affinity for the independent spirit of the Czech people. The CZ 805 Bren embodies that spirit in a machine gun. How Texan!” - HeliBacon

Ruger AC-556 F

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56x45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

In 1973, Sturm, Ruger & Co successfully scaled down the M14, a full-power battle rifle, and introduced the world to the Mini-14. Featuring an investment-cast housing and numerous other engineering simplifications designed to reduce manufacturing costs, Ruger was able to supply the Mini-14 at a price point attractive to the board civilian market.

Among the many successful variants of the Mini-14 family, the AC-556 is a select-fire version intended for military and law enforcement. A selector switch on the receiver selects between semi-auto, 3-round burst, and full-auto fire. The AC-556 retains a separate manual safety at the front of the trigger guard like the rest of the Mini-14 series. HeliBacon’s AC-556 F features Ruger’s folding metal stock, a blued steel finish, and an 18.5-inch barrel.

“One of our favorite action designs. Shared by the M14 and the M2 Carbine, it makes a satisfying metallic sound when operating.” - HeliBacon

Ruger KAC-556 F

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56x45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

In 1973, Sturm, Ruger & Co successfully scaled down the M14, a full-power battle rifle, and introduced the world to the Mini-14. Featuring an investment-cast housing and numerous other engineering simplifications designed to reduce manufacturing costs, Ruger was able to supply the Mini-14 at a price point attractive to the board civilian market.

Among the many successful variants of the Mini-14 family, the AC-556 is a select-fire version intended for military and law enforcement. A selector switch on the receiver selects between semi-auto, 3-round burst, and full-auto fire. The AC-556 retains a separate manual safety at the front of the trigger guard like the rest of the Mini-14 series. HeliBacon’s KAC-556 F (K for stainless finish and F for folding stock) features Ruger’s folding metal stock, a stainless steel finish, and the 13 inch barrel option, available only on folding stock models.

“With the stock folded, this carbine is tiny. The contrast between the wood and stainless finish is gorgeous. Our favorite AC-556 variant.” - HeliBacon

Full auto rental F2000 Carbines

FN F2000

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/minute
Origin: Belgium

The FN F2000 is a short-stroke gas-piston operated, ambidextrous, fully automatic bullpup rifle chambered in 5.56×45 NATO. This rifle was originally designed in Belgium by FN Herstal in 2001, and it uses a patented ejection method to expel spent brass gently out the front of the system. It’s trigger mechanism is derived from the FN P90 bullpup. It looks like a space gun and should shoot plasma or laser beams.

“It features a bayonet lug on a short form factor bullpup design. This combination seems like a relic of a contract specification rather than a practical consideration.” - HeliBacon

HK G36E

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

German designers Heckler & Koch created this 5.56×45 rifle in the early 1990s as a replacement for the heavier 7.62×51 G3 battle rifle. The full-size variant’s barrel is 18.9 inches and can be configured with a variety of sights. Security forces across the globe, including the United States Capitol Police, use this rifle because of the quality of its manufacture and simplicity of its ergonomics. The G36 is an excellent example of thoughtful design and practical engineering.

At HeliBacon, clients can experience multiple variations of this rifle, including the full-size G36, the G36K (K - kurz ”short”), and the G36C (C - ”Compact”).

”In our humble opinion, the G36 series of rifles are significantly underappreciated. Those Germans can build some cool stuff!” - HeliBacon

HK G36K

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

German designers Heckler & Koch created this 5.56×45 rifle in the early 1990s as a replacement for the heavier 7.62×51 G3 battle rifle. The G36K has a 12.5-inch barrel, shorter than its original G36 counterpart. The K stands for kurz, which means “short” in German. Security forces across the globe, including the United States Capitol Police, use this rifle because of the quality of its manufacture and simplicity of its ergonomics. The G36 is an excellent example of thoughtful design and practical engineering.

At HeliBacon, clients can experience multiple variations of this rifle, including the full-size G36, the G36K (K - kurz ”short”), and the G36C (C - ”Compact”).

”In our humble opinion, the G36 series of rifles are significantly underappreciated. Those Germans can build some cool stuff!” - HeliBacon

HK G36C

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

German designers Heckler & Koch created this 5.56×45 rifle in the early 1990s as a replacement for the heavier 7.62×51 G3 battle rifle. The G36C “Compact” model has a 9-inch barrel, and a slightly shorter folding stock. Security forces across the globe, including the United States Capitol Police, use this rifle because of the quality of its manufacture and simplicity of its ergonomics. The G36 is an excellent example of thoughtful design and practical engineering.

At HeliBacon, clients can experience multiple variations of this rifle, including the full-size G36, the G36K (K - kurz ”short”), and the G36C (C - ”Compact”).

”In our humble opinion, the G36 series of rifles are significantly underappreciated. Those Germans can build some cool stuff!” - HeliBacon

Galil ARM

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 650 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Galil is a line of Israeli-made automatic rifles designed by Yisrael Galil and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s, and produced by Israel Military Industries (IMI). During the Six Day War of 1967, Israelis captured many AK-47s and considered this design more reliable and maneuverable than their FN FALs, which exhibited problems with the sandy and dusty conditions of the middle east. An FAL replacement was desired, with the reliability of the AK-47, but chambered in the lighter 5.56x45 NATO cartridge. Rising to the challenge, the Galil design features a gas-driven piston system similar to the Valmet RK 62, which itself was inspired by the AK-47.

The Galil ARM (Automatic Rifle Machine-gun) variant became the standard service rifle and is the largest of the Galil family with an 18.1 inch barrel, bipod, wire-cutter and carry handle. Famously, the ARM variant incorporates a bottle opener in the front handguard.

Police and military forces in 25 countries use the Galil series of firearms.

“A rifle with a bottle opener! You can tell which designs originate from practical experience.” - HeliBacon

Galil SAR

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 650 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Galil is a line of Israeli-made automatic rifles designed by Yisrael Galil and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s, and produced by Israel Military Industries (IMI). During the Six Day War of 1967, Israelis captured many AK-47s and considered this design more reliable and maneuverable than their FN FALs, which exhibited problems with the sandy and dusty conditions of the middle east. An FAL replacement was desired, with the reliability of the AK-47, but chambered in the lighter 5.56x45 NATO cartridge. Rising to the challenge, the Galil design features a gas-driven piston system similar to the Valmet RK 62, which itself was inspired by the AK-47.

The Galil SAR (Short Automatic Rifle) is a carbine variant with a shortened barrel (15.7 inches), piston, gas tube, and gas block; and was issued to vehicle crews, army staff, and other special forces. The bottle opener found on the larger Galil ARM is noticeably absent on the SAR.

Police and military forces in 25 countries use the Galil family of firearms.

“The SAR’s lack of an integrated bottle opener is offset by the development of the twist off bottle cap, also designed in the 1960s, an amazing decade, which featured other less noteworthy achievements, such as mankind landing on the moon.” - HeliBacon

Galil MAR “Micro Galil”

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Galil family of firearms are Israeli made automatic rifles designed in the 1960s by Yaacov Lior and Yisrael Galil. These rifles feature a gas-driven piston system similar to the Valmet RK 62, which itself was inspired by the AK-47. Police and military forces in 25 countries use the Galil series of firearms.

The MAR, or the Micro Galil, is a smaller version of the Galil SAR that features a shortened barrel (8.26 inches), piston, receiver, gas tube and foregrip.

Galil ACE 32

CARBINE

Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 680-880 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Galil ACE, produced by Israeli Weapons Industries (IWI), is a family of modern automatic rifles based on the Israeli Military Industries Galil. The ACE modernizes the original Galil design using advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to improve accuracy and reduce weight. Particular emphasis was placed on maintaining the Galil’s excellent ergonomics, ease of maintenance, and outstanding reliability in the sandy and dusty battlefield conditions of the middle east. The Galil ACE line includes the ACE 21, ACE 22, and ACE 23 variants chambered in 5.56x45 NATO. Certain ACE models accept NATO STANAG M4 / M16 magazines and the original 35 round Galil magazines, while the ACE 31 and 32 models are chambered in 7.62x39 and accept AK pattern magazines. The ACE 52 and 53 are 7.62x51 NATO rifles feeding from 25 round Galil pattern 7.62 magazines.

HeliBacon is thrilled to have a factory original sample of the Galil ACE 32 for HeliBacon clients to experience and enjoy. It's made of modern lightweight polymers with excellent Galil-style ergonomics. It's a hybrid of some of the best elements of many platforms.

“Life in plastic, it’s fantastic” - Aqua

AK-47 'Krinkov'

CARBINE

Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The AK-74, chambered in 5.45x39, was developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the 1970s as a replacement for the AKM. A short barrel AK-74 with a folding stock (official designation: AKS-74U) is nicknamed the Ksyukha in Russia and called a Krinkov, a term of disputed origin, in America. Osama bin Laden has been famously pictured with an AKS-74U many times, but it's unclear which AK variant was recovered from his compound during the May 2, 2011 raid by US Special Operations.

HeliBacon's arsenal has a short barrel AK built on a Nodak Spud NDS-1KP receiver, with Zastava M92 components, a muzzle booster, and a triangle side-folding stock. It’s chambered in 7.62x39, but with the ‘Krinkov’ stylistic form factor.

“It makes a three foot sustained fireball in broad daylight. Our most photographed machine gun experience!” - HeliBacon

AR-15

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 700-950 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

America's rifle, the AR-15 is based on Eugene Stoner's design and adopted by the United States Armed Forces, initially with the designation M16. The AR-15 / M16 / M4 nomenclature refers to a wide variety of modern rifles that share similar characteristics and design fundamentals. New generations of the AR-15 serve as the standard issue rifle for many branches of the United States military, and are in service with more than 80 nations. HeliBacon's full auto AR-15s have M16 fire control groups, in Seekins Precision lower receivers, with LWRC M6IC SPR short stroke piston uppers.

“Our primary aircraft machine gun. We select each component for specific reasons. These have been wonderful systems.” - HeliBacon

Steyr AUG A1

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 680–750 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

The Steyr AUG A1 (Armee-Universal-Gewehr) was designed in the 1960s by Steyr-Daimler-Puch, an Austrian manufacturing conglomerate with over 100 years of engineering expertise and manufacturing know-how. Made from advanced, lightweight materials, the AUG A1 is a select-fire bullpup design that features a quick-change barrel assembly and an integrated, extremely clear 1.5 power optical sight (manufactured by Swarovski Optic) cast into the receiver. This entire system is modular and capable of being configured as a rifle, carbine, submachine gun in 9mm, sniper rifle, and even an open-bolt heavy-barreled squad automatic weapon.

In the 1988 film Die Hard, Karl, one of Hans Gruber’s henchmen, makes extensive use of a Steyr AUG while battling John McClane, played by Bruce Willis.

“This factory Steyr AUG A1 really surprised us. It’s highly controllable under full auto fire, light weight, ergonomically comfortable and has some pretty cool features. We are definitely AUG fans now.” - HeliBacon

Steyr AUG A3 NATO

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 680–750 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

HeliBacon loved the iconic Steyr AUG A1 so much that we acquired a full-auto version the Steyr AUG A3 M1 as well. In 2013, Steyr Arms USA built a manufacturing facility in Bessemer, Alabama. This wholly-owned subsidiary of Steyr International manufactures the AUG A3 right here in the United States. The modern AUG A3 M1 shares the same ergonomics and awesome features of the iconic AUG A1 version, but includes a MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail on top of the receiver which allows for installation of every kind of modern optic. Another significant difference in the AUG A3 M1 is the availability of a NATO version, which comes from the factory configured to accept NATO STANAG magazines of the AR-15 / M16 / M4 type. The convenience of magazine interchangeability with other systems is a benefit that’s hard to overlook.

HeliBacon modified the stock on our AUG A3 M1 to accept AUG A1 full-auto hammer packs. The A3 in full-auto is every bit as smooth and controllable at its A1 brother.

“The white color arctic-snow camo pattern is not strictly necessary in Texas, but it looks cool. And looking cool is 90% of the objective.” - HeliBacon

HK416D

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56x45 NATO
Rate of fire: 700-900 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

Heckler & Koch’s HK416 is an elite rifle developed in the 1990s for the United States Army’s Delta Force. Outwardly similar to the M4, it operates with a short-stroke gas-piston derived from the AR-18. The short-stroke gas-piston prevents hot gasses from fouling the system’s internals, increasing reliability and prolonging the rifle’s components compared to direct impingement systems such as the AR-15, M4, and M16. (For reference, HeliBacon’s full-auto AR-15s use the LWRC short-stroke gas-piston uppers, so we are certainly proponents of this operating mechanism.) The HK416 has been adopted by Special Operations Forces in more than two dozen countries, including some service with the United States Navy SEALs.

“Somewhere out there is the exact HK416 rifle that shot Usama bin Laden. Now that’s a one of a kind gun.” - HeliBacon

HK 33

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

Owing to the success of the G3 rifle developed in the 1950s, H&K expanded the family of roller-delayed blowback operated firearms in the 1960s to the 7.62x39, 5.56x45 NATO and 9mm Parabellum cartridges. The 5.56x45 chambering became known as the “HK 33” and was commercially successful, but did not sell as well as the G3.

The HK 33 is a modular system, with push pins holding the stock, pistol grip with fire control group, and handguard. The firearm is easily field stripped for cleaning. Some handguards could accept integrated bipods, and both fixed and retractable stocks were produced in high quantity. The HK 33 was commonly fed by HK 25 round steel magazines, hence some trigger groups feature 0,1,25 selector position markings. Other trigger groups were S,E,F lettered while some even featured 2 or 3 round burst capability with 4 position selectors.

HeliBacon’s arsenal has several variants of the HK 33, with multiple stock and trigger group configurations available for shooting experiences.

HK33
reliable German gun
amazing carbine

haiku by HeliBacon

HK 53

CARBINE

Cartridge: 5.56×45 NATO
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

The HK 53 is the compact version of the HK 33. It features an 8.3 inch barrel and typically sports a retractable stock, which is thematic for this ultra compact carbine, but the modular design will allow it to also accept fixed HK33A2 stocks. The most common handguard is derived from the MP5 family of submachine guns, but the narrow style handguard model feels the best in hand. It has the same trigger group modularity and options as its big brother, the HK 33.

HeliBacon’s arsenal has several variants of the HK 53 available to shoot. In the modern era, AR-15 pistols with short barrels, pistol buffer tubes, and braces are a fad. Comparatively, the 50+ year old design of the HK 53 has no buffer tube, a collapsible shoulder stock, and an 8 inch barrel. The current AR-15 pistol fad may come and go; but for our taste, we prefer the ultra compact HK 53. Old school.

“It’s not the size that counts.” - Tyrion Lannister

AK47 Carbines Texas carbine rentals

AK-47

CARBINE

Cartridge: 7.62×39
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/min
Origin: Soviet Union

The AK-47, also known as the Kalashnikov, or simply the AK, is a Soviet-developed, long-stroke gas piston operated machine gun, chambered in 7.62×39. In 1959, the AKM variant was introduced, which solved issues with a stamped sheet metal receiver, and incorporated a slanted muzzle brake. A hammer retarder was installed to prevent out-of-battery firing during full auto.

After more than 70 years, the fundamental design of the original AK design remains intact. Reliability, low production cost, and design simplicity, make the AK-47 one of the most widely used rifles in the world. So many countries have copied the design, that according to World Bank estimates, of the 500 million total firearms worldwide, one in five (100 million) are considered to be in the AK family; and of those, three out of four (75 million) are AKM variants of the original AK-47.

“The answer to the AK vs AR debate is to have both. Preferably in full-auto.” - HeliBacon

Full auto rental M2 Carbine Carbines

M2 CARBINE

CARBINE

Cartridge: 30 Carbine
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The M2 carbine is a lightweight select-fire version of the M1 carbine, introduced in 1944, and served the United States Armed Forces into the Vietnam War. By comparison, the .30 Carbine cartridge fired by the M2 carbine delivers approximately twice the energy of the .45ACP caliber submachine guns used during WWII. The M2 carbine offers much better accuracy, range, and penetration, and it weighs half as much as a Thompson submachine gun. The cartridge is lighter, too, which means soldiers can pack more ammunition.

“One of our favorite actions. It’s light, easy to shoot, handy, low recoil and fun.” - HeliBacon

SUBMACHINE GUNS

Thompson Sub Machine Gun machine gun rentals

THOMPSON 1928A1

SMG

Cartridge: 45 ACP
Rate of fire: 600-725 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The Thompson submachine gun was designed by General John T. Thompson towards the end of the first World War, but it was the American mafia gangsters of the Prohibition era that forever cemented the Tommy Gun into American culture and lore. First manufactured in 1918, the Allied Forces widely deployed the Thompson during World War II. Its many names include Chicago Typewriter, Trench Broom, Chicago Piano, Trench Sweeper, The Chopper, and of course, the Tommy Gun. HeliBacon's arsenal has both the 1928A1 and the M1A1 models.

The Media sensationalized the look of a Thompson with a drum magazine. The 1928A1 models were able to use both box and drum magazines, but due to problems with the drum magazines, the military rejected them, favoring 20 and 30 round box ‘stick’ magazines. The Thompson M1A1 model, produced during the WWII era, didn’t even have the capability of accepting a drum magazine and exclusively used box magazines.

“Instantly recognizable. One of the few firearms in the arsenal that's identified on sight, and called by name, by virtually everyone who sees it.” - HeliBacon

LWRC SMG 45

SMG

Cartridge: 45 ACP
Rate of fire: 600-800 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The SMG 45 marks LWRC’s initial foray into the submachine gun space. The Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) market is crowded lately, but there is always room for a quality entrant like LWRC. The SMG 45, crafted using high-performance aluminum and steel, uses HK UMP magazines and stocks, and incorporates AR-15 style ergonomics with ambidextrous fire controls, bolt catch/release, and HK’s paddle mag release for easy loading and magazine changes.

The SMG 45 weighs in at a mere 5.9 lbs, and features a unique delayed blowback operating mechanism that allows the barrel and bolt to travel rearward together for a short distance before unlocking, thus reducing felt recoil and improving suppressor effect with less gasses escaping from the ejection port.

”LWRC’s innovation applied to the subgun world - very exciting.” - HeliBacon

FN P90

SMG

Cartridge: FN 5.7×28
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: Belgium

The FN P90 is an unconventional firearm with a futuristic appearance due to its compact bullpup design, fully ambidextrous controls and unique top-mounted magazine. The P90, manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium, was designed to incorporate several innovations built around the small-caliber, high-velocity 5.7×28mm ammunition. This small cartridge allows an impressive 50-round magazine capacity for the P90, which is unusually high for a PDW system. The P90 is a downward ejecting, extremely compact bullpup, which has been adopted by military and police forces in over 40 nations. FN’s Five-seveN pistol is also chambered in the same caliber.

“Small but potent. Like Arya Stark.” - HeliBacon

MP5 Sub Machine Gun full auto machine gun rental in Texas

HK MP5A4

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5A4 configuration is a fixed stock with a 3-round burst trigger group. The A4 variant also features H&K’s convenient 3 lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

MP5A5

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 is a 9mm submachine gun developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch. It uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53, HK G3, and the HK21/23 series of belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed London’s Iranian embassy, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod.

The MP5A5 configuration uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53, HK G3, and HK21/23, and features H&K’s convenient 3-lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors. It also has a collapsible stock and a 3-round burst trigger group. Although the retractable stock is not as comfortable to shoot as the fixed stock MPA4 variant, the intrinsic quality of a submachine gun is its compact size. Hence, the A5 stock is perfectly thematic for this platform.

The MP5A5 configuration has a collapsible stock and a 3-round burst trigger group. Although the retractable stock is not as ergonomically comfortable to shoot as the fixed stock A4 variant, the intrinsic quality of a submachine gun is its compact size. Hence, the A5 stock is perfectly thematic for this platform. The MP5 also features H&K’s convenient 3 lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors.

Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

“Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.” - John McClane / Hans Gruber, Die Hard, 1988.

MP5 Sub Machine Gun machine gun rentals

HK MP5SD

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5SD was introduced in 1974 as a modified version of the MP5 built with an integrated suppressor (Schalldämpfer). It’s suppressor is considerably larger than what is required to make the 9mm cartridge hearing safe, which results in extremely effective sound dampening and complete muzzle flash elimination. The barrel is ported as well, which reduces supersonic 9mm ammunition to much quieter subsonic velocities. When stealth is a premium, the MP5SD is the answer. HeliBacon’s model is configured as the MP5SD5, featuring a fixed stock and a 3-round burst trigger group.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variations of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

“Unbelievably quiet. It’s easily a top 5 fan favorite.” - HeliBacon

MP540 Sub Machine Gun machine gun rental in Texas

HK MP5/40

SMG

Cartridge: 40 S&W
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5/40 was introduced by Heckler & Koch in 1992, and chambered in the larger 40 S&W cartridge. The burst function in the MP5/40 typically fires two rounds per trigger pull, compared to the three round burst function of the smaller 9mm cartridge. It also features semi-transparent magazines, which it shares with the MP5/10, a 10mm version. A bolt catch/release button is on the left side of the receiver. Curiously, some MP5/40 variants delete the button mag release on the right side of the receiver, and instead feature only the ambidextrous paddle mag release common to MP5 platforms.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

HK MP5K-PDW

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5K-PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) was introduced by Heckler & Koch in 1991 for use in special operations aircraft and by military vehicle crews. This system is ideal when a larger firearm is unmanageable because space is at a premium. The stock can be folded and a removable suppressor can be quickly attached using H&K’s 3 lug mount system. With a shorter receiver, shorter barrel, folding stock and detachable suppressor, this compact variant still carries 30 rounds of 9mm ammo in a select fire configuration.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

PPSH41 Sub Machine Gun Texas machine gun rentals

PPSh-41

SMG

Cartridge: 7.62×25 Tokarev
Rate of fire: 1,000 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina; Russian: Пистолет-пулемёт Шпагина; "Shpagin machine pistol") is a Soviet magazine-fed select-fire submachine gun, chambered in the 7.62x25 Tokarev pistol round. Designer Georgy Shpagin intended the PPsh-41 to be an inexpensive yet simple and reliable alternative to the PPD-40. The ejection port is on the top which results in brass ejecting straight up and gunsmoke obscuring the shooter’s vision during full auto fire. Nicknamed papasha (Russian for “daddy”), the PPSH-41 dates back to 1941 and is largely constructed of stamped steel, with a direct blowback action and fires from an open bolt. It can be loaded with either box or drum magazines.

“Practicality aside, the high cyclic rate and ‘rain of brass’ make the PPSh-41 exceptionally popular.” - HeliBacon

Walther MPL

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 550 rounds/min
Origin: West Germany

Walther’s MP is a German designed submachine gun, produced from 1963 to 1985. Although it uses a direct blowback operation, the bolt mass is inside a tube, above the chamber and barrel, and is conceptually similar to a telescoping bolt. This unique design creates a compact firearm that still has a substantial barrel length relative to the gun’s overall size. The Walther MP is smooth shooting and very controllable due to the tame cyclic rate. The MPL version houses a 10.2-inch barrel and has 100/200 meter sights, while the super compact MPK has a 6.8-inch barrel and is only 14.7 inches in overall length with the stock folded.

The relative rarity of Walther’s MPL/MPK is predominantly due to being overshadowed by H&K’s MP5 and IMI’s Uzi, but is in no way a reflection of the excellent quality and craftsmanship of this gem of a submachine gun. It has been adopted by only a dozen or so militaries and police forces. Notably, the United States 1st SFOD-D fielded it during the ill-fated Operation Eagle Claw.

“Hollywood usually gives the MPL to unnamed henchmen, mobsters, terrorists and miscellaneous security personnel. You can have an MPL, or dialogue, but not both.” - HeliBacon

Walther MPK

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 550 rounds/min
Origin: West Germany

Walther’s MP is a German designed submachine gun, produced from 1963 to 1985. Although it uses a direct blowback operation, the bolt mass is inside a tube, above the chamber and barrel, and is conceptually similar to a telescoping bolt. This unique design creates a compact firearm that still has a substantial barrel length relative to the gun’s overall size. The Walther MP is smooth shooting and very controllable due to the tame cyclic rate. The MPL version houses a 10.2-inch barrel and has 100/200 meter sights, while the super compact MPK has a 6.8-inch barrel and is only 14.7 inches in overall length with the stock folded.

The relative rarity of Walther’s MPL/MPK is predominantly due to being overshadowed by H&K’s MP5 and IMI’s Uzi, but is in no way a reflection of the excellent quality and craftsmanship of this gem of a submachine gun. It has been adopted by only a dozen or so militaries and police forces. Notably, the United States 1st SFOD-D fielded it during the ill-fated Operation Eagle Claw.

“Hollywood usually gives the MPK to unnamed henchmen, mobsters, terrorists and miscellaneous security personnel. You can have an MPK, or dialogue, but not both.” - HeliBacon

Thompson M1A1

SMG

Cartridge: 45 ACP
Rate of fire: 600-725 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The Thompson submachine gun was designed by General John T. Thompson towards the end of the first World War, but it was the American mafia gangsters of the Prohibition era that forever cemented the Tommy Gun into American culture and lore. First manufactured in 1918, the Allied Forces widely deployed the Thompson during World War II. Its many names include Chicago Typewriter, Trench Broom, Chicago Piano, Trench Sweeper, The Chopper, and of course, the Tommy Gun. HeliBacon's arsenal has both the 1928A1 and the M1A1 models.

The 1928A1 model featured high-quality wood furniture and finely machined parts but at a relatively high cost. The 1928A1 was in general production for the US Armed Forces before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but WWII volume demands led to the eventual creation of the M1A1 variant by 1942, which could be produced in half the time as the 1928A1 and at a greatly reduced cost. Simplifications included machining the firing pin into the face of the bolt, rather than the free-floating firing pin and hammer design of previous models. Although the M1A1 served its purpose well, by the end of WWII it was already being replaced by an even more cost-effective option, the M3 grease gun.

“Essential to the gangster genre: cigarettes, Fedora hats, Tommy Guns.” - HeliBacon

SIG MPX Sub Machine Gun machine guns for rent

SIG MPX

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

SIG first designed the gas-operated SIG MPX in 2013. This closed-bolt gas piston system is both reliable and durable, and allows for conversion from 9mm to .357 SIG and/or 40 S&W. With ergonomics similar to the familiar AR-15 platform, the MPX has light moving mass while cycling, which results in little felt recoil and virtually no muzzle rise.

“This one surprised us. Soft shooting. Comfortable. Almost no recoil. SIG made an awesome platform with the MPX.” - HeliBacon

Steyr MPi 81

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

Austria’s Uzi, the MPi 81, is an improved version of the MPi 69, which is based on the Israeli Uzi. The MPi 81 is a direct blowback 9mm submachine gun, with a telescoping bolt and a retractable metal stock. It eliminates the sometimes tricky grip safety on an Uzi and replaces it with a cross bolt style safety lock. Partially depressing the trigger results in semi-auto fire, while pulling it all the way to the rear creates full-auto fire. This ‘variable trigger pull length selector’ function is also featured on other European designs such as Belgium’s FN P90 and F2000, along with Steyr’s own AUG.

Comparatively, Uzi’s are the world’s most popular selling submachine gun with more than 10 million units built and sold, while Austria’s MPi 81, a more refined Uzi-design was only adopted by a handful of countries and today few genuine Steyr MPi models remain. HeliBacon is fortunate to have such a pristine sample of the MPi 81 available for use.

“We like Austria’s Uzi way more than the original. And this says a lot because we remain huge fans of the Israeli Uzi.” - HeliBacon

HK UMP 40

SMG

Cartridge: 40 S&W
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

The Heckler & Koch UMP (Universale Maschinenpistole, German for “Universal Submachine Gun”) was developed in the 1990s and features a predominantly polymer construction and direct blowback operation. These changes make the UMP series much less expensive to manufacture than the roller-delayed locking mechanism of the MP5. The fundamental differences between the 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP versions are the bolt, barrel and magazine.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features a UMP 40 with side-folding stock, straight polymer magazines, last round bolt hold open with a bolt release button, and a 0,1,2,F trigger group configuration.

The direct blowback operation, and associated heavier bolt, result in more felt recoil than the MP5 chambered in 9mm. However, in 2 round burst mode, the UMP 40 is fairly controllable. The UMP 40 is an excellent modern closed-bolt submachine gun with outstanding ergonomics and full functionality and is surprisingly lightweight.

“Compare the UMP to pretty much any subgun of the last century. Ergonomics have come a long way!” - HeliBacon

HK UMP 45

SMG

Cartridge: 45 ACP
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

The Heckler & Koch UMP (Universale Maschinenpistole, German for “Universal Submachine Gun”) was developed in the 1990s and features a predominantly polymer construction and direct blowback operation. These changes make the UMP series much less expensive to manufacture than the roller-delayed locking mechanism of the MP5. The fundamental differences between the 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP versions are the bolt, barrel and magazine.

HeliBacon’s UMP 45 features a side-folding stock, straight polymer magazines, last round bolt hold open with a bolt release button, and a 0,1,2,F trigger group configuration. The subsonic nature of 45 ACP makes the suppressor quite effective as well.

The direct blowback operation, and associated heavier bolt, result in more felt recoil than the MP5 chambered in 9mm. However, compared to the Thompson, another 45 ACP chambered submachine gun, the ergonomics are superior, the functionality is greater, the overall weight is substantially reduced, and it fires from a closed bolt.

“Apples to apples, shoot a Thompson and a UMP 45 one after the other. Both subguns, both 45 ACP. Ergonomics have come a long way in a century.” - HeliBacon

M4-22 Elite

SMG

Cartridge: 22 Long Rifle
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The 22 Long Rifle cartridge has been a favorite of American plinksters for over a century. Measured by numbers produced, it is by far, the most popular caliber in the world. Inexpensive, and fairly accurate at close distances, many shooters’ first firearm was chambered in this cartridge. That being said, the rimmed case design lacks feeding reliability and consistent operation in self-loading platforms. Enter - the Tippmann Arms M4-22 Elite.

The M4-22 Elite features custom internals crafted specifically for 22 LR reliability, and a proprietary magazine which solves the feeding challenges.

HeliBacon’s M4-22 Elite is a full-auto select-fire model sporting an 11-inch barrel with a 12-inch aluminum M-LOK handguard, partially covering the direct-thread 22 LR SilencerCo suppressor. SIG’s Tango6T LPVO scope provides a clear sight picture. Full-auto suppressed 22 LR is the quietest, easiest to control, and lowest recoil system in the arsenal.

“Full-auto fun doesn’t have to break the bank.” - HeliBacon

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 - FDE

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 1,150 rounds/minute
Origin: Czech Republic

The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 is a blowback operated 9mm submachine gun, with a visually striking Innovative Arms IA-SC9 suppressor and HB Industries handguard. Although the Scorpion EVO 3’s direct blowback action produces sharper felt recoil than either the SIG MPX’s rotating bolt or H&K’s MP5 roller-delayed lock up, the addition of the integrated suppressor makes for a quiet experience. Hot 9mm +P ammo, and the bolt’s short travel distance create a fairly high cyclic firing rate for a submachine gun.

Ever the stylish arsenal, HeliBacon offers the Scorpion EVO 3 in both Flat Dark Earth and Ninja Black with Red accents.

“Very Nice!” - Borat Sagdiyev

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 - Black

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 1,150 rounds/minute
Origin: Czech Republic

The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 is a blowback operated 9mm submachine gun, with a visually striking Innovative Arms IA-SC9 suppressor and HB Industries handguard. Although the Scorpion EVO 3’s direct blowback action produces sharper felt recoil than either the SIG MPX’s rotating bolt or H&K’s MP5 roller-delayed lock up, the addition of the integrated suppressor makes for a quiet experience. Hot 9mm +P ammo, and the bolt’s short travel distance create a fairly high cyclic firing rate for a submachine gun.

Ever the stylish arsenal, HeliBacon offers the Scorpion EVO 3 in both Flat Dark Earth and Ninja Black with Red accents.

“High five!” - Borat Sagdiyev

CZ Vz61

SMG

Cartridge: 32 ACP
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/minute
Origin: Czechoslovakia

The “Škorpion vz. 61” is a select-fire, Czech made, direct blowback operated machine pistol or submachine gun firing from a closed bolt. Manufactured continuously from 1961 for nearly 20 years, the over-folding wire frame stock gives it the iconic, memorable look for which it is famous. Although several other caliber variants were made, none were mass produced like the vz. 61 model, which is chambered in 32 ACP.

This handy sidearm has been featured in scores of well-known movies, but perhaps none more famous than The Matrix where Keanu Reeves’ character Neo storms an office high-rise lobby with partner Trinity. Keanu Reeves can be seen dual wielding a pair of Vz61s in machine pistol configuration, with barrel shrouds installed. He fires these continuously for 32 seconds of glorious screen time before discarding them. At 850 rounds per minute, this equates to a magazine capacity of 450 rounds. Where can we purchase some of these Hollywood mags?

“Would you please remove any metallic items you are carrying: keys, loose change...” - Lobby Guard, The Matrix, right before Neo and Trinity get into a large shootout.

UZI

SMG

“Uzi” refers to a family of submachine guns designed by IDF Major Uziel “Uzi” Gal after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The direct blowback design incorporates an innovative telescoping bolt that extends over the chamber, which allows the magazine well to be located inside the pistol grip. The full size Uzi was adopted in 1956 for general issue in the IDF, and used in a variety of combat roles when a submachine gun would be more appropriate than a carbine or larger battle rifle.

A famous photograph of the 1981 assassination attempt of US President Ronald Regan shows Secret Service agent Robert Wanko holding an Uzi while securing the chaos of the scene. The Uzi family of submachine guns have been exported to over 90 countries, and with more than 10 million units sold, remain the world's most popular submachine gun.

HeliBacon’s authentic Israel Military Industries (IMI) Uzi is complete with Hebrew letters designating the fire selector position. With the Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor installed, and using subsonic ammo, the Uzi is as stealthy as can be. HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi and the Micro Uzi.

“The Uzi is among a small handful of guns that are recognized on sight by almost everyone.” - HeliBacon

Uzi Mini

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 950 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Mini Uzi, introduced in 1980, is a smaller version of its full-size big brother. The Mini is 20% lighter and shorter than the full-size Uzi and features a wire-frame side-folding stock. Uzis saw operational use as a personal defense weapon for rear-echelon troops, who were less likely to face engagements; vehicle crews, where space was a premium; artillery crews, for who a submachine gun is a secondary or even tertiary weapon system; and finally, elite assault forces, who valued compact maneuverability in tight spaces. In each of these cases, the Uzi’s small form factor outweighed a carbine’s power and range.

Due to the shorter bolt and reduced bolt travel distance inside the shorter receiver, the cyclic rate of the Mini Uzi increases to 950 rpm compared to the full-size variant’s 600 rpm rate, a 58% gain.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi, and the Micro Uzi.

“Like Goldilocks porridge, the Mini is just right.” - HeliBacon

Micro UZI

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1200 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

In 1986 the Micro Uzi was developed for use by military and police units around the world, including the United States Secret Service and Israeli Isayeret. The Micro variant is just over 11 inches in size, with the wire-frame stock folded, and weighs only 3.3 pounds. It shares a side-folding wire frame stock design with the Mini Uzi; although, true to its Micro name, even the stock is smaller. Unlike its bigger brothers, the Micro Uzi fires from a closed bolt. Due to the shortened receiver and the bolt’s small travel distance, the cyclic rate is greatly increased. The full-size Uzi fires 600 rpm and the Mini Uzi fires 950 rpm, but the Micro Uzi fires a blistering 1,200 rpm, fully doubling the cyclic rate of the full-size variant. In such a compact form factor, the Micro Uzi packs a powerful punch.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi, and the Micro Uzi.

“In true pistol format, the substantial muzzle flip is difficult to control. The addition of a wire stock and suppressor improves controllability significantly. For safety reasons, this is the only configuration we use.” - HeliBacon

Uzi Violin

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

There is no better way to carry around a full size Uzi with 8 magazines and a Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor than inside a violin case.

A violin, ready to play with chin rest, weighs approximately 1 pound. The contents of this case, with Uzi, suppressor, and 8 loaded magazines, weighs approximately 15 pounds. That’s a lot of violins. Pro-tip: if the tattooed guy with a grizzly beard and a plaid shirt looks like he’s carrying a really heavy violin, he’s not.

The Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor does an excellent job reducing the sound signature, especially when paired with subsonic ammunition. So if stealth is your primary objective, definitely make use of the violin case for concealment, because it doesn’t look suspicious at all. Nope. Not even one little bit.

“Yes my orchestra meets for rehearsal, just down this alley, right over here in this abandoned warehouse.” - HeliBacon

KRISS Vector SMG

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 1200 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The Vector SMG is an innovative submachine gun built around two unique design fundamentals - barrel and chamber placement, and the angle of the reciprocating bolt mass. The Vector SMG’s barrel and chamber are positioned down and in front of the shooter’s hand, which directs recoil straight back, where the firearm is held, reducing muzzle climb during full-auto fire - the trade-off is a significantly increased height-over-bore of the sight picture relative to the muzzle. The second unique design characteristic is the ‘vector’ of the reciprocating bolt mass at a downward angle into a recess behind the magazine well, to reduce overall felt recoil.

The Vector SMG’s distinctive outward appearance and prominence in many hit movies and popular video games increase its iconic appeal.

“Such an innovative design. Any firearms enthusiast would enjoy running a magazine through the KRISS Vector SMG.” - HeliBacon

Ruger 10/22

SMG

Cartridge: 22 Long Rifle
Rate of fire: 2,000 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s 10/22 semi-automatic rifle has been in continuous production since 1964. Many a youngster’s first gun was a Ruger 10/22. Ever the popular plinkster rifle, HeliBacon’s 10/22s are converted to open-bolt machine guns with material welded and machined into the face of the bolt to act as the firing pin. The direct blowback action and short bolt travel distance result in a blistering rate of fire. You’ve never shot an aluminum can like this before. Come experience the nostalgia of your youth, only this time at 2,000 rounds per minute. Your inner child will thank you.

“Boys don’t grow up. Their toys just get more expensive.” - HeliBacon

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Thompson Sub Machine Gun machine gun rentals

THOMPSON 1928A1

SMG

Cartridge: 45 ACP
Rate of fire: 600-725 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The Thompson submachine gun was designed by General John T. Thompson towards the end of the first World War, but it was the American mafia gangsters of the Prohibition era that forever cemented the Tommy Gun into American culture and lore. First manufactured in 1918, the Allied Forces widely deployed the Thompson during World War II. Its many names include Chicago Typewriter, Trench Broom, Chicago Piano, Trench Sweeper, The Chopper, and of course, the Tommy Gun. HeliBacon's arsenal has both the 1928A1 and the M1A1 models.

The Media sensationalized the look of a Thompson with a drum magazine. The 1928A1 models were able to use both box and drum magazines, but due to problems with the drum magazines, the military rejected them, favoring 20 and 30 round box ‘stick’ magazines. The Thompson M1A1 model, produced during the WWII era, didn’t even have the capability of accepting a drum magazine and exclusively used box magazines.

“Instantly recognizable. One of the few firearms in the arsenal that's identified on sight, and called by name, by virtually everyone who sees it.” - HeliBacon

LWRC SMG 45

SMG

Cartridge: 45 ACP
Rate of fire: 600-800 rounds/min
Origin: USA

The SMG 45 marks LWRC’s initial foray into the submachine gun space. The Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) market is crowded lately, but there is always room for a quality entrant like LWRC. The SMG 45, crafted using high-performance aluminum and steel, uses HK UMP magazines and stocks, and incorporates AR-15 style ergonomics with ambidextrous fire controls, bolt catch/release, and HK’s paddle mag release for easy loading and magazine changes.

The SMG 45 weighs in at a mere 5.9 lbs, and features a unique delayed blowback operating mechanism that allows the barrel and bolt to travel rearward together for a short distance before unlocking, thus reducing felt recoil and improving suppressor effect with less gasses escaping from the ejection port.

”LWRC’s innovation applied to the subgun world - very exciting.” - HeliBacon

FN P90

SMG

Cartridge: FN 5.7×28
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: Belgium

The FN P90 is an unconventional firearm with a futuristic appearance due to its compact bullpup design, fully ambidextrous controls and unique top-mounted magazine. The P90, manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium, was designed to incorporate several innovations built around the small-caliber, high-velocity 5.7×28mm ammunition. This small cartridge allows an impressive 50-round magazine capacity for the P90, which is unusually high for a PDW system. The P90 is a downward ejecting, extremely compact bullpup, which has been adopted by military and police forces in over 40 nations. FN’s Five-seveN pistol is also chambered in the same caliber.

“Small but potent. Like Arya Stark.” - HeliBacon

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HK MP5A4

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5A4 configuration is a fixed stock with a 3-round burst trigger group. The A4 variant also features H&K’s convenient 3 lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

HK MP5A5

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 is a 9mm submachine gun developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch. It uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53, HK G3, and the HK21/23 series of belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed London’s Iranian embassy, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod.

The MP5A5 configuration uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53, HK G3, and HK21/23, and features H&K’s convenient 3-lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors. It also has a collapsible stock and a 3-round burst trigger group. Although the retractable stock is not as comfortable to shoot as the fixed stock MPA4 variant, the intrinsic quality of a submachine gun is its compact size. Hence, the A5 stock is perfectly thematic for this platform.

The MP5A5 configuration has a collapsible stock and a 3-round burst trigger group. Although the retractable stock is not as ergonomically comfortable to shoot as the fixed stock A4 variant, the intrinsic quality of a submachine gun is its compact size. Hence, the A5 stock is perfectly thematic for this platform. The MP5 also features H&K’s convenient 3 lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors.

Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

“Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.” - John McClane / Hans Gruber, Die Hard, 1988.

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HK MP5SD

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5SD was introduced in 1974 as a modified version of the MP5 built with an integrated suppressor (Schalldämpfer). It’s suppressor is considerably larger than what is required to make the 9mm cartridge hearing safe, which results in extremely effective sound dampening and complete muzzle flash elimination. The barrel is ported as well, which reduces supersonic 9mm ammunition to much quieter subsonic velocities. When stealth is a premium, the MP5SD is the answer. HeliBacon’s model is configured as the MP5SD5, featuring a fixed stock and a 3-round burst trigger group.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variations of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

“Unbelievably quiet. It’s easily a top 5 fan favorite.” - HeliBacon

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HK MP5/40

SMG

Cartridge: 40 S&W
Rate of fire: 800 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5/40 was introduced by Heckler & Koch in 1992, and chambered in the larger 40 S&W cartridge. The burst function in the MP5/40 typically fires two rounds per trigger pull, compared to the three round burst function of the smaller 9mm cartridge. It also features semi-transparent magazines, which it shares with the MP5/10, a 10mm version. A bolt catch/release button is on the left side of the receiver. Curiously, some MP5/40 variants delete the button mag release on the right side of the receiver, and instead feature only the ambidextrous paddle mag release common to MP5 platforms.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

HK MP5K-PDW

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5K-PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) was introduced by Heckler & Koch in 1991 for use in special operations aircraft and by military vehicle crews. This system is ideal when a larger firearm is unmanageable because space is at a premium. The stock can be folded and a removable suppressor can be quickly attached using H&K’s 3 lug mount system. With a shorter receiver, shorter barrel, folding stock and detachable suppressor, this compact variant still carries 30 rounds of 9mm ammo in a select fire configuration.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

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PPSh-41

SMG

Cartridge: 7.62×25 Tokarev
Rate of fire: 1,000 rounds/minute
Origin: Soviet Union

The PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina; Russian: Пистолет-пулемёт Шпагина; "Shpagin machine pistol") is a Soviet magazine-fed select-fire submachine gun, chambered in the 7.62x25 Tokarev pistol round. Designer Georgy Shpagin intended the PPsh-41 to be an inexpensive yet simple and reliable alternative to the PPD-40. The ejection port is on the top which results in brass ejecting straight up and gunsmoke obscuring the shooter’s vision during full auto fire. Nicknamed papasha (Russian for “daddy”), the PPSH-41 dates back to 1941 and is largely constructed of stamped steel, with a direct blowback action and fires from an open bolt. It can be loaded with either box or drum magazines.

“Practicality aside, the high cyclic rate and ‘rain of brass’ make the PPSh-41 exceptionally popular.” - HeliBacon

Walther MPL

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 550 rounds/min
Origin: West Germany

Walther’s MP is a German designed submachine gun, produced from 1963 to 1985. Although it uses a direct blowback operation, the bolt mass is inside a tube, above the chamber and barrel, and is conceptually similar to a telescoping bolt. This unique design creates a compact firearm that still has a substantial barrel length relative to the gun’s overall size. The Walther MP is smooth shooting and very controllable due to the tame cyclic rate. The MPL version houses a 10.2-inch barrel and has 100/200 meter sights, while the super compact MPK has a 6.8-inch barrel and is only 14.7 inches in overall length with the stock folded.

The relative rarity of Walther’s MPL/MPK is predominantly due to being overshadowed by H&K’s MP5 and IMI’s Uzi, but is in no way a reflection of the excellent quality and craftsmanship of this gem of a submachine gun. It has been adopted by only a dozen or so militaries and police forces. Notably, the United States 1st SFOD-D fielded it during the ill-fated Operation Eagle Claw.

“Hollywood usually gives the MPL to unnamed henchmen, mobsters, terrorists and miscellaneous security personnel. You can have an MPL, or dialogue, but not both.” - HeliBacon

Walther MPK

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 550 rounds/min
Origin: West Germany

Walther’s MP is a German designed submachine gun, produced from 1963 to 1985. Although it uses a direct blowback operation, the bolt mass is inside a tube, above the chamber and barrel, and is conceptually similar to a telescoping bolt. This unique design creates a compact firearm that still has a substantial barrel length relative to the gun’s overall size. The Walther MP is smooth shooting and very controllable due to the tame cyclic rate. The MPL version houses a 10.2-inch barrel and has 100/200 meter sights, while the super compact MPK has a 6.8-inch barrel and is only 14.7 inches in overall length with the stock folded.

The relative rarity of Walther’s MPL/MPK is predominantly due to being overshadowed by H&K’s MP5 and IMI’s Uzi, but is in no way a reflection of the excellent quality and craftsmanship of this gem of a submachine gun. It has been adopted by only a dozen or so militaries and police forces. Notably, the United States 1st SFOD-D fielded it during the ill-fated Operation Eagle Claw.

“Hollywood usually gives the MPK to unnamed henchmen, mobsters, terrorists and miscellaneous security personnel. You can have an MPK, or dialogue, but not both.” - HeliBacon

Thompson M1A1

SMG

Cartridge: 45 ACP
Rate of fire: 600-725 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The Thompson submachine gun was designed by General John T. Thompson towards the end of the first World War, but it was the American mafia gangsters of the Prohibition era that forever cemented the Tommy Gun into American culture and lore. First manufactured in 1918, the Allied Forces widely deployed the Thompson during World War II. Its many names include Chicago Typewriter, Trench Broom, Chicago Piano, Trench Sweeper, The Chopper, and of course, the Tommy Gun. HeliBacon's arsenal has both the 1928A1 and the M1A1 models.

The 1928A1 model featured high-quality wood furniture and finely machined parts but at a relatively high cost. The 1928A1 was in general production for the US Armed Forces before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but WWII volume demands led to the eventual creation of the M1A1 variant by 1942, which could be produced in half the time as the 1928A1 and at a greatly reduced cost. Simplifications included machining the firing pin into the face of the bolt, rather than the free-floating firing pin and hammer design of previous models. Although the M1A1 served its purpose well, by the end of WWII it was already being replaced by an even more cost-effective option, the M3 grease gun.

“Essential to the gangster genre: cigarettes, Fedora hats, Tommy Guns.” - HeliBacon

SIG MPX Airborne

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

We loved the SIG MPX in its compact submachine gun format so much, we added a rifle length variant to the arsenal, intended for use from the aircraft on hog hunting missions. The longer barrel maximizes the 9mm +P ammo velocity, while providing enhanced muzzle safety for aircraft shooting configurations when seated next to another gunner. The longer variant retains the soft feeling, low recoil characteristics that make its little brother such a pleasure to shoot.

“For hunters wanting the full-auto experience without the stout recoil of a rifle cartridge, the SIG MPX is about as good as it gets.” - HeliBacon

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SIG MPX

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

SIG first designed the gas-operated SIG MPX in 2013. This closed-bolt gas piston system is both reliable and durable, and allows for conversion from 9mm to .357 SIG and/or 40 S&W. With ergonomics similar to the familiar AR-15 platform, the MPX has light moving mass while cycling, which results in little felt recoil and virtually no muzzle rise.

“This one surprised us. Soft shooting. Comfortable. Almost no recoil. SIG made an awesome platform with the MPX.” - HeliBacon

Steyr MPi 81

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

Austria’s Uzi, the MPi 81, is an improved version of the MPi 69, which is based on the Israeli Uzi. The MPi 81 is a direct blowback 9mm submachine gun, with a telescoping bolt and a retractable metal stock. It eliminates the sometimes tricky grip safety on an Uzi and replaces it with a cross bolt style safety lock. Partially depressing the trigger results in semi-auto fire, while pulling it all the way to the rear creates full-auto fire. This ‘variable trigger pull length selector’ function is also featured on other European designs such as Belgium’s FN P90 and F2000, along with Steyr’s own AUG.

Comparatively, Uzi’s are the world’s most popular selling submachine gun with more than 10 million units built and sold, while Austria’s MPi 81, a more refined Uzi-design was only adopted by a handful of countries and today few genuine Steyr MPi models remain. HeliBacon is fortunate to have such a pristine sample of the MPi 81 available for use.

“We like Austria’s Uzi way more than the original. And this says a lot because we remain huge fans of the Israeli Uzi.” - HeliBacon

HK UMP 40

SMG

Cartridge: 40 S&W
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

The Heckler & Koch UMP (Universale Maschinenpistole, German for “Universal Submachine Gun”) was developed in the 1990s and features a predominantly polymer construction and direct blowback operation. These changes make the UMP series much less expensive to manufacture than the roller-delayed locking mechanism of the MP5. The fundamental differences between the 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP versions are the bolt, barrel and magazine.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features a UMP 40 with side-folding stock, straight polymer magazines, last round bolt hold open with a bolt release button, and a 0,1,2,F trigger group configuration.

The direct blowback operation, and associated heavier bolt, result in more felt recoil than the MP5 chambered in 9mm. However, in 2 round burst mode, the UMP 40 is fairly controllable. The UMP 40 is an excellent modern closed-bolt submachine gun with outstanding ergonomics and full functionality and is surprisingly lightweight.

“Compare the UMP to pretty much any subgun of the last century. Ergonomics have come a long way!” - HeliBacon

HK UMP 45

SMG

Cartridge: 45 ACP
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/minute
Origin: Germany

The Heckler & Koch UMP (Universale Maschinenpistole, German for “Universal Submachine Gun”) was developed in the 1990s and features a predominantly polymer construction and direct blowback operation. These changes make the UMP series much less expensive to manufacture than the roller-delayed locking mechanism of the MP5. The fundamental differences between the 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP versions are the bolt, barrel and magazine.

HeliBacon’s UMP 45 features a side-folding stock, straight polymer magazines, last round bolt hold open with a bolt release button, and a 0,1,2,F trigger group configuration. The subsonic nature of 45 ACP makes the suppressor quite effective as well.

The direct blowback operation, and associated heavier bolt, result in more felt recoil than the MP5 chambered in 9mm. However, compared to the Thompson, another 45 ACP chambered submachine gun, the ergonomics are superior, the functionality is greater, the overall weight is substantially reduced, and it fires from a closed bolt.

“Apples to apples, shoot a Thompson and a UMP 45 one after the other. Both subguns, both 45 ACP. Ergonomics have come a long way in a century.” - HeliBacon

M4-22 Elite

SMG

Cartridge: 22 Long Rifle
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The 22 Long Rifle cartridge has been a favorite of American plinksters for over a century. Measured by numbers produced, it is by far, the most popular caliber in the world. Inexpensive, and fairly accurate at close distances, many shooters’ first firearm was chambered in this cartridge. That being said, the rimmed case design lacks feeding reliability and consistent operation in self-loading platforms. Enter - the Tippmann Arms M4-22 Elite.

The M4-22 Elite features custom internals crafted specifically for 22 LR reliability, and a proprietary magazine which solves the feeding challenges.

HeliBacon’s M4-22 Elite is a full-auto select-fire model sporting an 11-inch barrel with a 12-inch aluminum M-LOK handguard, partially covering the direct-thread 22 LR SilencerCo suppressor. SIG’s Tango6T LPVO scope provides a clear sight picture. Full-auto suppressed 22 LR is the quietest, easiest to control, and lowest recoil system in the arsenal.

“Full-auto fun doesn’t have to break the bank.” - HeliBacon

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 - FDE

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 1,150 rounds/minute
Origin: Czech Republic

The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 is a blowback operated 9mm submachine gun, with a visually striking Innovative Arms IA-SC9 suppressor and HB Industries handguard. Although the Scorpion EVO 3’s direct blowback action produces sharper felt recoil than either the SIG MPX’s rotating bolt or H&K’s MP5 roller-delayed lock up, the addition of the integrated suppressor makes for a quiet experience. Hot 9mm +P ammo, and the bolt’s short travel distance create a fairly high cyclic firing rate for a submachine gun.

Ever the stylish arsenal, HeliBacon offers the Scorpion EVO 3 in both Flat Dark Earth and Ninja Black with Red accents.

“Very Nice!” - Borat Sagdiyev

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 - Black

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 1,150 rounds/minute
Origin: Czech Republic

The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 is a blowback operated 9mm submachine gun, with a visually striking Innovative Arms IA-SC9 suppressor and HB Industries handguard. Although the Scorpion EVO 3’s direct blowback action produces sharper felt recoil than either the SIG MPX’s rotating bolt or H&K’s MP5 roller-delayed lock up, the addition of the integrated suppressor makes for a quiet experience. Hot 9mm +P ammo, and the bolt’s short travel distance create a fairly high cyclic firing rate for a submachine gun.

Ever the stylish arsenal, HeliBacon offers the Scorpion EVO 3 in both Flat Dark Earth and Ninja Black with Red accents.

“High five!” - Borat Sagdiyev

CZ Vz61

SMG

Cartridge: 32 ACP
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/minute
Origin: Czechoslovakia

The “Škorpion vz. 61” is a select-fire, Czech made, direct blowback operated machine pistol or submachine gun firing from a closed bolt. Manufactured continuously from 1961 for nearly 20 years, the over-folding wire frame stock gives it the iconic, memorable look for which it is famous. Although several other caliber variants were made, none were mass produced like the vz. 61 model, which is chambered in 32 ACP.

This handy sidearm has been featured in scores of well-known movies, but perhaps none more famous than The Matrix where Keanu Reeves’ character Neo storms an office high-rise lobby with partner Trinity. Keanu Reeves can be seen dual wielding a pair of Vz61s in machine pistol configuration, with barrel shrouds installed. He fires these continuously for 32 seconds of glorious screen time before discarding them. At 850 rounds per minute, this equates to a magazine capacity of 450 rounds. Where can we purchase some of these Hollywood mags?

“Would you please remove any metallic items you are carrying: keys, loose change...” - Lobby Guard, The Matrix, right before Neo and Trinity get into a large shootout.

UZI

SMG

“Uzi” refers to a family of submachine guns designed by IDF Major Uziel “Uzi” Gal after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The direct blowback design incorporates an innovative telescoping bolt that extends over the chamber, which allows the magazine well to be located inside the pistol grip. The full size Uzi was adopted in 1956 for general issue in the IDF, and used in a variety of combat roles when a submachine gun would be more appropriate than a carbine or larger battle rifle.

A famous photograph of the 1981 assassination attempt of US President Ronald Regan shows Secret Service agent Robert Wanko holding an Uzi while securing the chaos of the scene. The Uzi family of submachine guns have been exported to over 90 countries, and with more than 10 million units sold, remain the world's most popular submachine gun.

HeliBacon’s authentic Israel Military Industries (IMI) Uzi is complete with Hebrew letters designating the fire selector position. With the Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor installed, and using subsonic ammo, the Uzi is as stealthy as can be. HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi and the Micro Uzi.

“The Uzi is among a small handful of guns that are recognized on sight by almost everyone.” - HeliBacon

Uzi Mini

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 950 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

The Mini Uzi, introduced in 1980, is a smaller version of its full-size big brother. The Mini is 20% lighter and shorter than the full-size Uzi and features a wire-frame side-folding stock. Uzis saw operational use as a personal defense weapon for rear-echelon troops, who were less likely to face engagements; vehicle crews, where space was a premium; artillery crews, for who a submachine gun is a secondary or even tertiary weapon system; and finally, elite assault forces, who valued compact maneuverability in tight spaces. In each of these cases, the Uzi’s small form factor outweighed a carbine’s power and range.

Due to the shorter bolt and reduced bolt travel distance inside the shorter receiver, the cyclic rate of the Mini Uzi increases to 950 rpm compared to the full-size variant’s 600 rpm rate, a 58% gain.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi, and the Micro Uzi.

“Like Goldilocks porridge, the Mini is just right.” - HeliBacon

Micro UZI

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1200 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

In 1986 the Micro Uzi was developed for use by military and police units around the world, including the United States Secret Service and Israeli Isayeret. The Micro variant is just over 11 inches in size, with the wire-frame stock folded, and weighs only 3.3 pounds. It shares a side-folding wire frame stock design with the Mini Uzi; although, true to its Micro name, even the stock is smaller. Unlike its bigger brothers, the Micro Uzi fires from a closed bolt. Due to the shortened receiver and the bolt’s small travel distance, the cyclic rate is greatly increased. The full-size Uzi fires 600 rpm and the Mini Uzi fires 950 rpm, but the Micro Uzi fires a blistering 1,200 rpm, fully doubling the cyclic rate of the full-size variant. In such a compact form factor, the Micro Uzi packs a powerful punch.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi, and the Micro Uzi.

“In true pistol format, the substantial muzzle flip is difficult to control. The addition of a wire stock and suppressor improves controllability significantly. For safety reasons, this is the only configuration we use.” - HeliBacon

Uzi Violin

SMG

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/minute
Origin: Israel

There is no better way to carry around a full size Uzi with 8 magazines and a Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor than inside a violin case.

A violin, ready to play with chin rest, weighs approximately 1 pound. The contents of this case, with Uzi, suppressor, and 8 loaded magazines, weighs approximately 15 pounds. That’s a lot of violins. Pro-tip: if the tattooed guy with a grizzly beard and a plaid shirt looks like he’s carrying a really heavy violin, he’s not.

The Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor does an excellent job reducing the sound signature, especially when paired with subsonic ammunition. So if stealth is your primary objective, definitely make use of the violin case for concealment, because it doesn’t look suspicious at all. Nope. Not even one little bit.

“Yes my orchestra meets for rehearsal, just down this alley, right over here in this abandoned warehouse.” - HeliBacon

KRISS Vector SMG

SMG

Cartridge: 9x19mm
Rate of fire: 1200 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The Vector SMG is an innovative submachine gun built around two unique design fundamentals - barrel and chamber placement, and the angle of the reciprocating bolt mass. The Vector SMG’s barrel and chamber are positioned down and in front of the shooter’s hand, which directs recoil straight back, where the firearm is held, reducing muzzle climb during full-auto fire - the trade-off is a significantly increased height-over-bore of the sight picture relative to the muzzle. The second unique design characteristic is the ‘vector’ of the reciprocating bolt mass at a downward angle into a recess behind the magazine well, to reduce overall felt recoil.

The Vector SMG’s distinctive outward appearance and prominence in many hit movies and popular video games increase its iconic appeal.

“Such an innovative design. Any firearms enthusiast would enjoy running a magazine through the KRISS Vector SMG.” - HeliBacon

Ruger 10/22

SMG

Cartridge: 22 Long Rifle
Rate of fire: 2,000 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s 10/22 semi-automatic rifle has been in continuous production since 1964. Many a youngster’s first gun was a Ruger 10/22. Ever the popular plinkster rifle, HeliBacon’s 10/22s are converted to open-bolt machine guns with material welded and machined into the face of the bolt to act as the firing pin. The direct blowback action and short bolt travel distance result in a blistering rate of fire. You’ve never shot an aluminum can like this before. Come experience the nostalgia of your youth, only this time at 2,000 rounds per minute. Your inner child will thank you.

“Boys don’t grow up. Their toys just get more expensive.” - HeliBacon

MACHINE PISTOLS

GLOCK 18 PDW

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. produces the Glock series of polymer semi-automatic pistols. The Glock 17, a full size 9mm model, was first imported to the United States in 1986. The controversial ‘plastic’ handgun proceeded to revolutionize modern sidearms, with a lasting and substantial impact like no other.

In the 1980s, Austria’s counterterrorism unit, Einsatzkommando Cobra, requested a select-fire version of the Glock 17, which led to the development of Glock model 18. This machine pistol is generally fed from 33 round extended magazines which protrude far below the bottom of the magazine well. The G18’s high cyclic rate quickly exhausts even this substantial ammunition supply.

HeliBacon uses a Gen2 KPOS Scout Carbine Conversion system with a folding stock and a forward grip to minimize the muzzle climb that results from the G18's high cyclic rate. This Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) configuration makes the recoil and 'muzzle flip' very manageable compared to firing the G18 as a handgun. The result is a fast shooting, low recoil, lightweight, controllable, compact system, that is a pleasure to experience.

“I once fired a full-auto Glock.
Woah! Man did it rock!
The bullets did rip,
The muzzle did flip,
I decided to put it in a stock.”

- HeliBacon

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MAXIM 9 Space Grey

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1800-1900 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The SilencerCo Maxim 9 is the world's first holsterable, integrally suppressed, 9mm handgun. The Maxim 9 debuted in 2017, and integrates advanced pistol and suppressor technology while also delivering the reliability expected of a modern handgun. It feeds from Glock 9mm magazines, and allows for customizing the number of installed baffles in the suppressor.

HeliBacon’s addition of a full auto sear converts this semi-auto handgun to a machine pistol with a blistering cyclic rate of 1800-1900 rounds per minute. This is one of the fastest shooting firearms in the arsenal. We shoot it with the full baffle stack installed to help offset the muzzle rise from full auto fire. The suppressor gets so hot we have to place it on a metal surface after firing because it will melt right through a plastic folding table.

“Clients love this futuristic looking space gun. Tom Cruise's character in Oblivion could have carried a Maxim 9 sidearm.” - HeliBacon

HK MP5K

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

In 1976 Heckler & Koch introduced a shortened version of its MP5A2, intended for use in clandestine operations. The MP5K (K for kurz, meaning “short” in German) has a higher cyclic rate due to its lighter weight bolt. The barrel and cocking handle are also shorter. A true ‘pistol’ version of the MP5K does not have a shoulder stock, and its barrel is flush with the front of the foregrip, eliminating the possibility of attaching a suppressor. H&K also developed an “operational briefcase” designed to conceal the MP5K. With a trigger and safety mechanism in the briefcase handle, and a firing port on the side, the briefcase allows the machine pistol to be fired while contained fully inside the closed case.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

“Great pistol. Wanted a kydex holster for concealed carry for my birthday. Got a tie instead. Made a decent single point sling out of the tie. Wife was not impressed.” - HeliBacon

HK MP5K Operational Briefcase

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5K is the most compact member of the MP5 family. So compact that it fits inside the “Operational Briefcase.” Developed in the late 1970s by H&K, the Operational Briefcase is designed to house an MP5K, loaded with a 30 round magazine - not pencils and a sandwich. The briefcase handle incorporates a trigger and safety mechanism, and a firing port on the side allows the MP5K to be fired while contained fully inside the closed case.

The intended firing method is to turn the briefcase sideways, grip it with both hands, and hold it against one’s abdomen while firing. Awkward as this may seem, it is actually quite a lot of fun to do, but reloading a second magazine is something of a chore. VIP protection experts, when in need of compact full-auto capabilities, have tended to prefer the MP5K-PDW, Glock 18 or Micro Uzi, as these systems are adequately concealable, can be aimed while firing, and are much faster to reload.

“It’s fun to shoot. It’s also the only briefcase we’ve ever owned. It’s also way cooler than the Operational Fanny Pack.” - HeliBacon

Maxim 9 FDE

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1800-1900 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The SilencerCo Maxim 9 is the world's first holsterable, integrally suppressed 9mm handgun. The Maxim 9 debuted in 2017 and integrates advanced pistol and suppressor technology while also delivering the reliability expected of a modern handgun. It feeds from Glock 9mm magazines and allows for customizing the number of installed baffles in the suppressor.

HeliBacon’s addition of a full-auto sear converts this semi-auto handgun to a machine pistol with a blistering cyclic rate of 1800-1900 rounds per minute. This is one of the fastest shooting firearms in the arsenal. We shoot it with the full baffle stack installed to help offset the muzzle rise from full-auto fire. The suppressor gets so hot we have to place it on a metal surface after firing because it will melt right through a plastic folding table.

Wife: “Don’t you already have a gun like that?”
Me: “Woah, woah, woah. First of all, this gun is a different color.”

Glock 18 PDW (20/20)

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

Recover Tactical’s lead designer, Israeli weapons engineer Tamir Porat, created the 20/20 Stabilizer Kit for Glock handguns. Tamir gained experience working with high-tech polymers during the design of the popular Tavor rifle used by the IDF today. HeliBacon’s full-auto Gen5 Glock with Trijicon SRO optic, Lone Wolf threaded barrel, and GemTech Lunar 9 silencer mounts perfectly inside the 20/20 Stabilizer Kit. It is one of the lowest profile formats available for a mounted Glock pistol.

The Glock 18’s high cyclic rate results in substantial muzzle climb when fired as a handgun. Due to this tendency, HeliBacon mounts full-auto Glock pistols in a stock with shoulder support and a dedicated vertical grip to protect the forward hand. This Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) configuration makes the recoil and 'muzzle flip' very manageable. The result is a fast-shooting, low recoil, lightweight, controllable, compact system, that is a pleasure to experience.

“I once fired a full-auto Glock.
Woah! Man did it rock!
The bullets did rip,
The muzzle did flip,
I decided to put it in a stock.”

- HeliBacon

MACHINE PISTOLS

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GLOCK 18 PDW

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. produces the Glock series of polymer semi-automatic pistols. The Glock 17, a full size 9mm model, was first imported to the United States in 1986. The controversial ‘plastic’ handgun proceeded to revolutionize modern sidearms, with a lasting and substantial impact like no other.

In the 1980s, Austria’s counterterrorism unit, Einsatzkommando Cobra, requested a select-fire version of the Glock 17, which led to the development of Glock model 18. This machine pistol is generally fed from 33 round extended magazines which protrude far below the bottom of the magazine well. The G18’s high cyclic rate quickly exhausts even this substantial ammunition supply.

HeliBacon uses a Gen2 KPOS Scout Carbine Conversion system with a folding stock and a forward grip to minimize the muzzle climb that results from the G18's high cyclic rate. This Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) configuration makes the recoil and 'muzzle flip' very manageable compared to firing the G18 as a handgun. The result is a fast shooting, low recoil, lightweight, controllable, compact system, that is a pleasure to experience.

“I once fired a full-auto Glock.
Woah! Man did it rock!
The bullets did rip,
The muzzle did flip,
I decided to put it in a stock.”

- HeliBacon

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MAXIM 9 Space Grey

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1800-1900 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The SilencerCo Maxim 9 is the world's first holsterable, integrally suppressed, 9mm handgun. The Maxim 9 debuted in 2017, and integrates advanced pistol and suppressor technology while also delivering the reliability expected of a modern handgun. It feeds from Glock 9mm magazines, and allows for customizing the number of installed baffles in the suppressor.

HeliBacon’s addition of a full auto sear converts this semi-auto handgun to a machine pistol with a blistering cyclic rate of 1800-1900 rounds per minute. This is one of the fastest shooting firearms in the arsenal. We shoot it with the full baffle stack installed to help offset the muzzle rise from full auto fire. The suppressor gets so hot we have to place it on a metal surface after firing because it will melt right through a plastic folding table.

“Clients love this futuristic looking space gun. Tom Cruise's character in Oblivion could have carried a Maxim 9 sidearm.” - HeliBacon

HK MP5K

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

In 1976 Heckler & Koch introduced a shortened version of its MP5A2, intended for use in clandestine operations. The MP5K (K for kurz, meaning “short” in German) has a higher cyclic rate due to its lighter weight bolt. The barrel and cocking handle are also shorter. A true ‘pistol’ version of the MP5K does not have a shoulder stock, and its barrel is flush with the front of the foregrip, eliminating the possibility of attaching a suppressor. H&K also developed an “operational briefcase” designed to conceal the MP5K. With a trigger and safety mechanism in the briefcase handle, and a firing port on the side, the briefcase allows the machine pistol to be fired while contained fully inside the closed case.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

“Great pistol. Wanted a kydex holster for concealed carry for my birthday. Got a tie instead. Made a decent single point sling out of the tie. Wife was not impressed.” - HeliBacon

HK MP5K Operational Briefcase

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/minute
Origin: West Germany

The MP5K is the most compact member of the MP5 family. So compact that it fits inside the “Operational Briefcase.” Developed in the late 1970s by H&K, the Operational Briefcase is designed to house an MP5K, loaded with a 30 round magazine - not pencils and a sandwich. The briefcase handle incorporates a trigger and safety mechanism, and a firing port on the side allows the MP5K to be fired while contained fully inside the closed case.

The intended firing method is to turn the briefcase sideways, grip it with both hands, and hold it against one’s abdomen while firing. Awkward as this may seem, it is actually quite a lot of fun to do, but reloading a second magazine is something of a chore. VIP protection experts, when in need of compact full-auto capabilities, have tended to prefer the MP5K-PDW, Glock 18 or Micro Uzi, as these systems are adequately concealable, can be aimed while firing, and are much faster to reload.

“It’s fun to shoot. It’s also the only briefcase we’ve ever owned. It’s also way cooler than the Operational Fanny Pack.” - HeliBacon

Maxim 9 FDE

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1800-1900 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The SilencerCo Maxim 9 is the world's first holsterable, integrally suppressed 9mm handgun. The Maxim 9 debuted in 2017 and integrates advanced pistol and suppressor technology while also delivering the reliability expected of a modern handgun. It feeds from Glock 9mm magazines and allows for customizing the number of installed baffles in the suppressor.

HeliBacon’s addition of a full-auto sear converts this semi-auto handgun to a machine pistol with a blistering cyclic rate of 1800-1900 rounds per minute. This is one of the fastest shooting firearms in the arsenal. We shoot it with the full baffle stack installed to help offset the muzzle rise from full-auto fire. The suppressor gets so hot we have to place it on a metal surface after firing because it will melt right through a plastic folding table.

Wife: “Don’t you already have a gun like that?”
Me: “Woah, woah, woah. First of all, this gun is a different color.”

Glock 18 PDW (20/20)

MACHINE PISTOL

Cartridge: 9×19mm
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/minute
Origin: Austria

Recover Tactical’s lead designer, Israeli weapons engineer Tamir Porat, created the 20/20 Stabilizer Kit for Glock handguns. Tamir gained experience working with high-tech polymers during the design of the popular Tavor rifle used by the IDF today. HeliBacon’s full-auto Gen5 Glock with Trijicon SRO optic, Lone Wolf threaded barrel, and GemTech Lunar 9 silencer mounts perfectly inside the 20/20 Stabilizer Kit. It is one of the lowest profile formats available for a mounted Glock pistol.

The Glock 18’s high cyclic rate results in substantial muzzle climb when fired as a handgun. Due to this tendency, HeliBacon mounts full-auto Glock pistols in a stock with shoulder support and a dedicated vertical grip to protect the forward hand. This Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) configuration makes the recoil and 'muzzle flip' very manageable. The result is a fast-shooting, low recoil, lightweight, controllable, compact system, that is a pleasure to experience.

“I once fired a full-auto Glock.
Woah! Man did it rock!
The bullets did rip,
The muzzle did flip,
I decided to put it in a stock.”

- HeliBacon

SHOTGUNS

Kalashnikov USA KS-12T

SHOTGUN

Cartridge: 12 Gauge
Rate of fire: 500 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The Kalashnikov USA KS-12T is an American-made shotgun based on the Saiga-12. (If we can’t import it, we’ll make it ourselves. ‘Merica!) Think of it like a big AK-47, scaled up in size to fit a 12-gauge shotgun shell. HeliBacon’s KS-12T is full-auto converted with a chopped 13” barrel, and fitted to a SilencerCo Salvo-12 suppressor. It makes a big boom, but real quiet like. Some things are done for necessity or convenience, and other things are done just for fun. A suppressed, full-auto, 12-gauge shotgun fits pretty squarely in the latter category.

“Is that a compensator on the end? No it’s a suppressor. We’re not compensating for anything.” - HeliBacon

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VEPR-12

SHOTGUN

Cartridge: 12 Gauge
Rate of fire: 400 rounds/min
Origin: Russia

Originally produced by Molot-Oruzhie Ltd, the VEPR-12 is patterned after the Kalashnikov rifle, but built on the heavier and elongated RPK light machine gun receiver to accommodate the size and power of the 12 gauge cartridge. It can be loaded with detachable box or drum magazines in various sizes and is intended to compete with the Saiga-12 shotgun produced by Izhmash.

“Admittedly, the recoil of full auto 12 gauge is punishing, and we aren’t aware of a single practical use. Still, everyone wants to check that box.” - HeliBacon

SHOTGUNS

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Kalashnikov USA KS-12T

SHOTGUN

Cartridge: 12 Gauge
Rate of fire: 500 rounds/minute
Origin: USA

The Kalashnikov USA KS-12T is an American-made shotgun based on the Saiga-12. (If we can’t import it, we’ll make it ourselves. ‘Merica!) Think of it like a big AK-47, scaled up in size to fit a 12-gauge shotgun shell. HeliBacon’s KS-12T is full-auto converted with a chopped 13” barrel, and fitted to a SilencerCo Salvo-12 suppressor. It makes a big boom, but real quiet like. Some things are done for necessity or convenience, and other things are done just for fun. A suppressed, full-auto, 12-gauge shotgun fits pretty squarely in the latter category.

“Is that a compensator on the end? No it’s a suppressor. We’re not compensating for anything.” - HeliBacon

VEPR12 Shotgun Texas shotguns for rent

VEPR-12

SHOTGUN

Cartridge: 12 Gauge
Rate of fire: 400 rounds/min
Origin: Russia

Originally produced by Molot-Oruzhie Ltd, the VEPR-12 is patterned after the Kalashnikov rifle, but built on the heavier and elongated RPK light machine gun receiver to accommodate the size and power of the 12 gauge cartridge. It can be loaded with detachable box or drum magazines in various sizes and is intended to compete with the Saiga-12 shotgun produced by Izhmash.

“Admittedly, the recoil of full auto 12 gauge is punishing, and we aren’t aware of a single practical use. Still, everyone wants to check that box.” - HeliBacon