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.

Battle Rifles

1918A2 BAR

30-06 Springfield
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1918A2 BAR

Caliber30-06 SpringfieldCyclic Rate500-650

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.

Origin: USA

“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)

7.62x51 NATO
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SCAR-H CQC (FN MK 17 CQC)

Caliber7.62x51 NATOCyclic Rate600

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.

Origin: Belgium

“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

7.62x51 NATO
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M14

Caliber7.62x51 NATOCyclic Rate750

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.

Origin: USA

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

FN FAL

7.62x51 NATO
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FN FAL

Caliber7.62x51 NATOCyclic Rate700

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 70 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.

Origin: Belgium

“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

7.62x39
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RPK

Caliber7.62x39Cyclic Rate600

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.

Origin: Soviet Union

”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

7.62x51 NATO
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HK G3

Caliber7.62x51 NATOCyclic Rate500-600

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.

Origin: West Germany

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

Galil ARM 762

7.62x51 NATO
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Galil ARM 762

Caliber7.62x51 NATOCyclic Rate650

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 5.56×45 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. The ARM variant is equipped with a carry handle, wooden handguard and folding bipod, which also served as a wire cutter. ARMs were chambered in both 5.56mm NATO with an 18.1 inch barrel and 35 round magazine, and 7.62mm NATO with a 21.1 inch barrel and 25 round magazine. Famously, the ARM variant incorporates a bottle opener in the front handguard, to solve the issue of troops using magazine feed lips to open bottles, which damaged the magazines.

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

FN FAL HBAR

7.62x51 NATO
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FN FAL HBAR

Caliber7.62x51 NATOCyclic Rate700

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 70 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 arsenal proudly features a factory original Heavy Barrel variant known as the FAL HBAR. The heavier and thicker barrel is intended for sustained fire use with 30 round magazines in the squad automatic weapon (SAW) role. The HBAR also incorporates a barrel mounted bipod with skid feet and legs long enough to accommodate the larger magazines. The FN factory wood handguard gives a striking contrast and completes the visually beautiful appearance.

“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