Knob Creek ’13- Hello, M134 Mini-gun

    Now we’re talking. The M134 fires 7.62x51mm NATO rounds at a variable rate of 2,000-6,000 rounds per minute. It’s gatling-style six barrels are spun using an electric motor designed by General Electric and other brands. It makes a very distinctive “zipping” noise when firing. Here’s an example I randomly found on YouTube:

    And here are more pictures of the one I saw on display at Knob Creek:




    This one wasn’t for sale, but it sure was fun to look at.

    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.