Aeroknox and Empty Shell are the two guys behind the little 556 Micro Gun. I have been told that they will be at Range Day at Shot Show. I cannot wait to check out the little micro gun. But almost as awesome is the D12 bullpup semi auto shotgun. I am very curious to see how it compares to the DDI LAK12 Puma. More to come at SHOT Show in just two weeks.


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Look forward to the write up on these guys.

  • Noishkel

    There’s a part of me that totally want to build some sort of crank powered 9mm minigun, just for the straight fun of it. 😛

    • Xtorin O’hern

      a gear system to increase the firerate

      • Noishkel

        Sounds good to me. Far as I know the letter of the law doesn’t really talk about gear ratios. Just that it has to be something you contentiously have to work to make it fire.

        I’m not certain if it’s still legal, but you used to see a kit that let you attack two SKS or AK rifles to a cranking mechanism to make your own gattling gun.

        • jonp

          I saw those for Ruger 10/22’s. I think CTD or Sportsmans Guide sold them for awhile. Just looked too cool to me.

      • Deplorable-Shocked&Amazed

        Have a spring powered drive?

        • Xtorin O’hern

          i’m not very mechanically minded, but would a spring drive enable it to fire without you turning the crank?

          • Deplorable-Shocked&Amazed

            Yes, think a clock hand moving but in this case a stronger spring. And as it is not battery powered … no batteries

          • Xtorin O’hern

            if it can fire without the human having to do something with each shot fired it is a machinegun per the ATF

          • Deplorable-Shocked&Amazed

            But I have to wind the spring..
            So i guess a hand crank with a good gear ratio then

  • Ambassador Vader

    Also a PSA……………
    Remember to order all firearms even slightly related anything, because the industry seems to think its totally cool to send every employee to shot show and who cares if orders go out.

  • Russ Kell

    You’ll be at my Club range. And I can’t get in that week!

    Hey, it pays for club stuff, so I’ll suffer 🙂

  • That shotgun would be cooler if it were, say, a .300 BLK rifle.

    • Bigbigpoopi

      Or a double barrel semi.

  • gunsandrockets

    Suggested micro-gun improvements:

    Change to three barrel configuration to save weight. I’m sure three barrels can provide a high enough rate of fire! That weight margin also allows use of longer barrels to cut down on muzzle blast.

    • Dan

      Supressors for all barrels!!!!

      • Joe

        I wonder if you’d need a separate can for each barrel, or if a single device could cover all of them. I know little about suppressor design for such an application.

        • SGT Fish

          its been done before. Degroat designed and made a few

    • Joe

      The GAU-19 gets by at 1000-2000 RPM with 3 barrels.
      Weight savings could be applied to suppressor(s).
      Can anyone provide insight as to effectiveness given certain rate of fire?
      I know the MG42 was known for it’s high fire rate (1200), and a 3 barrel at 2000 provides 60% increase in fire rate.

      • jay

        Multi barrel weapons are pretty over rated, specially this days, whith huge advances in metallurgy.
        Just look at FN’s GAU-21. In .50cal it shoots over a thousand rounds per minute and it can shoot the whole 600 rounds in the box in one continuous burst.
        There were plenty, single barrel weapons, with over a thousand rounds per minute rate of fire, even during ww2, and they worked just fine.
        MG-42 was spitting 1200 rpm. The Russian aircraft 7.62mm ShKAS was spitting 1800 rpm. Heck, even the FN upgraded aircraft Brownings, both in .7.92mm and 13.2mm were shooting 1500rpm by 1938.
        Gatling guns are very cool, but their time is long gone.

        • LazyReader

          The 42 required barrel replacement every 150 rounds. This weapon can fire probably ten thousand before significant wear. And like any machine gun, you fire in bursts, not steams, not all at once.

          • jay

            This thing tries to be man portable. A man couldn’t carry enough ammo to feed it. Any smart person, who needs to carry a machine gun, would rather carry a normal MG with a spare barrel and take ammo for the weight of those five extra barrels, electric motor and batteries. The FN GAU-21 can shoot six hundred round burst, from one barrel and it needs a truck to carry all that ammo.
            Gatling guns are overrated. Cool, but overrated.

  • therealgreenplease

    It would be cool if they had some mass moving opposite the direction of the bolt carrier in that bullpup shotgun. I’m thinking of a mechanism along the lines of the balanced recoil system in the AK-12

  • abecido

    The Micro Gun is necessary for my Fallout cosplay activities.

    • JW

      Ad victorium!

  • Leonardo Padrino

    Question is, where do I attach the multiple bayonets?

  • Leonardo Padrino

    Question is, where do I attach the multiple bayonets?

  • Last I heard, the D12 was pump-action?

    • L. Roger Rich

      It has never made the marker. A DP 12 pump has however

  • LazyReader
  • noob
    • L. Roger Rich

      This is a fuking video game…NOT REAL

  • brian

    Yeah but when’s the concealed carry version coming out and who’s making holsters for it? Hahaha

  • Wow!

    As a hand held unit, the micro gun is kind of stupid. However, mounted for the same role as the Dillon minigun I think it has a lot of potential. I always wondered why the minigun was not originally chambered in 5.56. The ammo is so much lighter, and it isn’t like the mini gun was designed to punch through armor. It is mostly an antipersonnel and unarmored vehicle weapon. You want more ammo not less, so why not 5.56?