Twin Barrel MG14Z

MG14z

Tactics Group GmbH had the company’s MG14Z at the 2015 IWA Outdoor Classics show earlier this month. The machine gun uses a pair of MG3 receivers with a heavy dose of engineering to ensure the twin barreled gun runs right.

The MG14Z is chambered for the 7.62×51 NATO cartridge and can run two different loads at the same time: one in each side. The rate of fire is adjustable from 600 – 3,000 rpm and the gun has an integrated electronic shot counter.

Tactics Group states the gun is about 42.9 pounds, or just a little more than 3 stone. The company envisions the gun being used mounted in vehicles or on a tripod.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • nougabol

    Well… I “envision” getting in the pants of every known supermodel.

    • Don Ward

      Probably need to go on a diet in order to fit…

  • Mike

    I need one for my truck, and a few more for my house.

    • Wolfenstein

      I need one for my office door.

  • I approve of this.

    • Jeff Smith

      We need you to buy this and test it.

  • sianmink

    That’s pretty hot looking.. Reminds me of the MG-81 zwilling mounts in some German WWII aircraft.

    • At some point post-WW2, Mauser tried to resurrect the MG81Z and MG81 by offering it in 7.62mm NATO. I know that in the 1970s they were trying to promote it as an ideal helicopter door gun.

    • jamezb

      I wanna SBR this…I mean SB..MG.. this…
      Wonder what she’d look like with a set of TSMG vertical grips?
      smiles, smiles, smiles…

    • Aaron E

      This is the gun that Indiana Jones’ father shot them down in the Last Crusade, which wasn’t the last movie after all. “Sorry, son … they got us!”

  • Dracon1201

    Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of my giant throbbing erection.

  • Lance

    SO its a MG-42 anti aircraft configuration but using MG-3s in 7.62 NATO instead.

    • Mr.T

      No as the gun actions are interlinked its not 2 gun mount but a 2 barrel gun

  • Jayne C

    I’ll be in my bunk

    • Sam Deeley-Crane

      shiny

    • Sgt. Reynolds M.

      I call her “Vera”

  • Mohammed Finkleberg

    can these be exported?

    • jamezb

      Probably not…… but we can copy that puppy…

  • Mr.T

    Tactics Group GmbH is aiming at the niche market occupied by Minigun , MG14Z is touted as a lightweight and low cost, simple non electrically driven alternative to Minigun .

    • Hokum

      Not entirely. The barrels are still need to be changed after how much? 400-500 rounds fired continuously? It’s not difficult for ground units, but it could be a problem for aerial platforms.

      • Porty1119

        Consider the decent amount of ram-air cooling provided by an aerial platform. This will mitigate the drawbacks of fixed barrels to some degree.

      • micmac80

        Most aerial platforms now tout a M240 or similar so something that would provide 3x the firepower will be looked at.Not to mention the price (miniguns go for 100k$) and weight for the minigun instalation is considerable.

  • iksnilol

    A cheaper, non-electronic alternative to a minigun. Seems nice. I just wonder how they got the ROF down that much? That 600-3000 RPM, I presume that is for both guns? That means they managed to get down a MG-3 down to 300 RPM. Impressive.

    • Andrew

      I would guess they used port timing/size and bolt/carrier weight to slow it down. I do know that there are at least 2 bolts available for the mg3 to change rof.

      • iksnilol

        Yeah, but I thought with the heaviest bolts it was down to “only” 800-900 RP? I will admit I like it, full auto IMO is the slower the better (except for .22 LR, those you want fast). Having a man portable MG without signicant added weight that shot at 300 RPM would be really nice.

        • Dracon1201

          Might as well have a semi with a good single stage trigger at that rate of fire.

          • iksnilol

            Nah, firing 5 rounds a second is way better than 15 rounds a second. Mainly because you last three times as long.

            I would dare assume that your finger wouldn’t have a good time if you emptied a belt-fed firing semi auto rapidly (+ you are more likely to jerk the trigger after a while).

    • Pete Sheppard

      Or, two rates for the guns. Firing one gun at low rate could get you to 600rpm cyclic.

  • DIR911911 .

    now THAT’S home defense !!

  • SP mclaughlin

    Better be in the next Schwarzenegger flick.

    • MR

      Mounted on his Rascal scooter

  • CommonSense23

    I am reading this as both guns run off of one trigger pull, which if that is the deal is going to kill this things of selling to any military.

    • anon

      Why?

      • CommonSense23

        Its only advantage over running a dual 240 set up it is slightly more compact. A dual 240 that allows you to fire each weapon individually. This gives you the advantage to be able to fire one gun until empty, and allow someone else to load while firing the other, or to have the other gun capable of firing while reloading. If one gun malfunctions you have the ability to keep firing. You can one gun off and move to a separate position. Lots of advantages by having two guns, not much for one with two barrels firing at the same time.

        • anon

          but you get 100% more dakka per dakka

          I guess ‘mo dakka, ‘mo problems though

          Wouldn’t a dual 240 require a C130 with all of the JATOs to lift it though?

  • Andrey Martim

    There is a picture of one of these when you look for “Overkill” in the dictionary…

    • Guest

      Overkill is underrated! 😀

  • 1leggeddog

    Nevah ben dun’ befo

  • Sam Deeley-Crane

    I need a clean pair of pants

  • Andrew Smith

    I’m pretty sure Red Jacket firearms would have done this in
    the past and all they would have used was an arc welder, angle grinder, 40 lb
    sledge hammer and some old steel plate they had lying around. It was a real
    game changa!!

    • Avid Fan

      ain noby don nis bafo..

      • Andrew Smith

        Hell Yall. We done sold a thousand units to a certain “undisclosed special forces General” but can’t name no names because it’s so secret but I
        can tell yall it’s a game changa !!!

  • Don Ward

    Perfect for Space Marines needing to protect a hallway.

  • Cytoxan

    will there be a sig-brace adaptor and sold as a pistol version?

  • Grindstone50k

    Highly disappointed at the lack of video.

  • Aaron E

    It’s beautiful! This would be really fun to shoot.

  • Zebra Dun

    best use is to wow and impress the guys at the range.

  • guest

    IMHO the gatlings have a serious advantage in this. Firstly, more barrels and cooler gun. Second – no extreme bolt velocities (at 1500 per barrel ther may be some catrtidge failures like bullet pushed into case due to own mass at loading, or popping out of the case as the bolt closes). Divide 3000 per 6 barrels and it’s a whole different story.
    Third, as little gyroscopic effect as there may be there still is some, which contributes to better stability + the miniguns weigh more. Fourth – two belts means two separate feeding systems. The only real problem is spin-up time, which could be helped by gas much like the GsH miniguns.

    The only real competitor(s) of a gatling is either a one-barreled revolver machinegun but it overheats too quickly, or a Gast-type machinegun which would actually have a huge benefit in that it would also use a single belt and is relatively simple in construction and thus cheap.

    This looks more like that “new” idea of having an MG with frontal armor. Yeah, could be used, and yeah old museum s*** being recycled.

  • Anon. E Maus

    Holy hell, we’re getting closer to Aliens here, it even has an electronic shot counter.