[SHOT 2020] Tippmann Armory’s 9mm Gatling Gun Gets A Tripod

    Tippmann Armory's Gatling Gun on the new tripod (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    One of the guns I was looking forward to getting a first hand look at at this years SHOT Show was Tippmann Armory’s 1/3 scale version of an 1865 Gatling Gun, chambered in 9x19mm. The Tippmann Gatling caused quite a stir last year and has since begun shipping. The guns currently come mounted on a low wooden wheeled carriage but on display at the Tippmann Armory booth this year they had the gun mounted on a new aluminium tripod.

    Tippmann Armory’s Gatling Gun on the wheeled carriage (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    The new tripod is about 2.5 feet tall and has the same traversing handle and machined elevation screw as the current wheeled carriage. The extra height makes operating the gun even easier removing the need to kneel at the gun. The tripod seems perfect for setting up in a lane at the range.

    Tippmann Armory’s Gatling Gun with a Glock mag (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Tippmann Armory’s Gatling Gun (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Tippmann also had a demonstration model mounted on the tripod with a clear perspex receiver cover to allow you to see how the action works. Showing the barrels rotating and the bolts moving back and forth. The barrel indexes and fires at the 4 o’clock position with extraction and ejection at 7 o’clock.

    Tippmann Armory’s Gatling Gun with a clear plastic receiver cover (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Tippmann Armory’s Gatling Gun (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Tippmann Armory’s Gatling Gun with a clear plastic receiver cover (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    A look inside the gun’s action (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    The guns themselves feed from Glock magazines and are beautifully machined from steel and brass. They¬†have an MSRP of $5,000. The tripod will be made in house and will begin shipping in the summer. Tippmann don’t have an exact MSRP for the tripod yet but believe it’ll be in the $300-400 range. You can find out more about the gun at www.tippmannarmory.com

    Matthew Moss


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