A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm, usually designed to fire multiple rounds in quick succession from a belt or large-capacity magazine, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute.
Machine guns are generally categorized as machine guns, submachine guns, machine pistols, and machine rifles. Submachine guns are designed to be small, portable automatic weapons for personal defense or short range combat, and are intended to be fired while being hand held. Submachine guns use small pistol caliber rounds. Examples of a Submachine gun are the Beretta M12, the Colt 9mm SMG, the H&K MP5, the M3 ‘Grease gun’, the Thompson and the Uzi. Moving on, there are the machine pistols. This group includes the ever popular MAC 10 and MAC 11, which weigh less than an Uzi, and fire nearly twice as fast, and the Glock 18. For machine rifles, you need to look no further than the Browning M1918, select fire Colt AR-15, or the select fire AK-47.
A proper machine gun is often portable to a certain degree, but is generally used when mounted on a stand or fired from the ground on a tripod or bipod. Light machine guns are small enough to be fired and hand held like a rifle, but the gun is more effective when fired from a prone position. Examples of a light machine gun are the M-60, M-249, and Kalashnikov RPK. Heavy machine guns would include the M2 Browning, or the Russian made KPV-14.5.
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