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Blink and You’ll Miss It: Test Firing the XM556 Minigun

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Blink and you’ll miss it!

Feast your eyes on the XM556 Micogun in 5.56mm. This extremely downsized minigun goes through rounds so fast, it’s almost beyond belief. The first part of the clip shows it firing in slow motion. The second part shows it in real time.

This thing goes through a belt of ammunition in just seconds!

At 22 inches long and 16 pounds, the XM556 is a fraction of the size of M134 minigun in common use for military applications around the world. Where the M134 uses 7.62mm NATO, this one uses the smaller 5.56mm NATO cartridge.

Even though it’s a smaller round, it certainly doesn’t seem to be lacking in firepower!

As you can probably already guess, this thing is still a prototype. The general public is never going to own one of these. Who besides the military could afford the ammo at that fire rate anyway?  But it’s certainly cool to see these kinds of amazing firearms innovations that can hopefully be utilized sometime in the future by our fighting men and women in the armed services!

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Blink and You’ll Miss It: Test Firing the XM556 Minigun