War is the science of destruction. It is the counteractive move behind enemy lines. The ancient art of War lies in the use of intelligent and strategically positioned leverage for every action has a reaction. In the past, battalions and warriors would have used hand crafted spears as means of an attack medium against their oppositions in battle. The world has advanced ingeniously in terms of weaponry. The Gun revolution of the world gets bigger, louder and much more destructive by the decade. Let us focus on the best machine guns that breed life into revolutionized artillery:
10 Best Machine Guns You Need to Check Out –
10. Heckler & Koch MP5K
The initial idea of the transformation of a standard delta force machine gun to a sub-machine gun was to have the potential of a heavy machine but in the portability of a hand pistol. MP5K does precisely that as due to its small and compact size, it makes it exceptionally easy to carry around and also allows the user to move swiftly without feeling weight in your hands but still with the ability to blast bullets and to do damage at both near and far ranges regardless of the target or surface.
It is said to be more than a 100 known variants of the MP5 in modern day but there can only be one that stands its ground in terms of providing maximum performance, extreme accuracy because of the re-inforced steel grips incorporated with other materials such as rubber and polymer for a tight clasp within the hands. Heckler & Koch MP5 can be regarded as your regular standard issue submachine gun with partial capabilities of the heavy duty machine gun legends and is highly appreciated by security teams and some military units globally.
The feel of it is almost like holding a normal pistol in your hand with the difference that it’s a submachine gun with extra features and attachments. This can be extremely advantageous to many as it can be disassembled for easy storage and reassembled for use again as opposed to having a large machine gun in hand.
9. Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EV03
Doesn’t the name scare you as it stands? The Ceska Zbrojovka is commonly known as CZ EVO3 in the United States and is yet another submachine gun which also belongs to the machine gun family with a slight difference of it being much more leaner, slim in its design, easy to hold and easy to handle as well. Overall the architectural design of the metal boasts a clean, brushed metal look and feels great too as it was tailor made in consideration to how the average gun handler would prefer their weapon in terms of handling, speed and in terms of it being an economical alternative for tactical force units regardless of their country as the CZ EVO3 stands firm as a universal gun figure and would be fit for anybody that isn’t too demanding in terms of how powerful they want their guns to be.
If you are in a war zone the gun isn’t recommended or the first choice but would still fit perfectly in tactical forces, special units and other light duty armed force units. One of the best things about it is that for its maximized and fined tuned for performance appeal, it is still a relatively cheap gun in the markets. Do not however underestimate the CZ because of its size as it boasts a state of the art rear sight that has four aperture sizes to cater for close ranges and far range also, an arm brace to aid stability when handling for the increasing of accurate shots and overall is operated as a semi-automatic submachine gun.
8. Heckler & Koch UMP
The versatility of the UMP is amazing as it is built compact and designed to the ultimate handling experience due to its High safety standards. The material at which the gun is, made from ensures a tight firm grip while still keeping in with the aspect of light weight and general ergonomics. It is however a submachine gun but still falls under the same category of the rest of the firepower’s that can be demonstrated or exhibited from the rest of the machine gun family. Both the UMP .40 Caliber & .45 Caliber would make an ideal tactical primary weapon for Special Forces officials or those in more common situations such as bank robberies, street riots, hostage situations etc. Heckler UMP is by standards more of a S.W.A.T team preferred choice of their weapons and many of S.W.A.T personnel’s can be seen handling a UMP and for some strange reason it suits their team style perfectly.
7. M2 Browning
The M2 is a remarkable and rather respectable gun from the John Browning master collection as it has been used in some of the worlds’ greatest wars of history such as: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, South African border war and several others. Aren’t like the rest of the best machine guns that are chain bullet fed and operated, the difference between the M2 Browning and the rest is fact that it’s a heavy fire weapon which simply means that it could not manage firing more than 75 rounds as it would heat up the barrel causing it to eventually damage the existing barrel which in turn saw the tried, tested and proven newer and much thicker, heavier barrel that stood the test of time from there onwards.
Despite the machine gun being heavy in weight and does not push as much fire power at a time as the rest, it has been around since the 1930’s, it still stands as a masterpiece in the Browning machine gun collection by going beyond its intended duty during the wars of the world as we know it. More the gun collectors dream to own one today. We can classify it as one of the world’s best machine guns as it stood the test of time after time and assisted soldiers of approximately fifteen counted official wars. There may also be other occurrences and uses that the world is unaware of where the M2 may have come to rescue which remains a mystery of history.
6. M1919 Browning
The 1919 part of this timeless classic among the best machine guns should already tell you the year it was in production. We can consider the grandfather of machine guns and classic weaponry since it’s been in operation from 1919 till present day.
The legendary chain belt bullet feed stacks around 400-600 Rounds per minute. There are variants of this though but this one in particular is the M1919 and is a clear example of a timeless masterpiece in terms of design and performance too. Just like other notable pod mounted machine guns, the M1919 is widely known for being the front line and partial successor of where the wars of World War II is concerned. The M1919 in its original form has had a great influence on the design of other notable best machine guns such as the M60 which is a more recent design. M1919 Browning has one distinctive physical attribute that contributes to its classic and revolutionary design which is the Tommy gun brown varnished wooden handle. This is the characteristic of the gun that makes it most unique apart from its actual abilities to fire at a constant rate too via the use of a chain belt ammunition feed system from which newer mountable and pod rested guns of modern day derived from.
The water cooling system aided the gun from heating up and slowing down the rate of fire while still allowing it to pump as much led as it was built and produced to do and to perform exceptionally while in use throughout its era and time of use.
5. M60 GPMG
M60 GPMG, just hearing the name of this machine gun can intimidate somebody and automatically create a ‘sophisticated feeling’ upon hearing it. That is purely because the Mortar is exactly sophisticated as it sounds, looks and feels. The M60 has also been a primary gun of choice and recommendation for the United States Army at one stage until it has been replaced by something else. Despite the M60 having a slow rate of firing attributes, it sure has proven reliable and trustworthy as well as effective during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Despite the advantage of being able to carry it in your hands and walk, if you’re strong enough that is, the 1200 to 1500 bullet drilling machine gun served best in its duty whilst mounted on a tripod placed on the ground or fixed onto a heavy armored military vehicle and controlled by a dedicated gunmen until he is ironically gunned down by an opposition. The great advantage of this machine gun as opposed to the rest is that it allows one the ability to continuously shoot at approaching vehicles, people and other threats at a constant rate without having to wait long delays of time for it to cool down like other mortar machine guns. This depends purely on the weather conditions also, but in general it has proven by many soldiers at war to have conducted its duty of constant fixed positioned fire for long sessions at a time.
The belt ammunition system feed is another major contributing factor to the greatness of the M60 as it doesn’t require you to reload all the time like other carry around or mountable machine guns which means more shooting for a longer period of time before reloading again. The M60 serves best its role to provide firepower support of bullet rain to infantry teams upon request of this during war. It’s almost like having the privilege of requesting god to hail down bullets on your enemy by request.
4. FN F2000 Assault Rifle
The futuristic design of the FN2000 has it dubbed as ‘The next generation weapons system” by gun enthusiasts. The overall unique and unusual weaponry design of the modern F2000 is somewhat the selling factor of what makes it highly favored in the firearm markets nowadays. The design of the gun isn’t just for visual purposes but actually serves a great role in ensuring optimal accuracy and handling of the weapon as opposed to the normal guns with the carriages hanging low at front end which can sometimes cause an obstruction to the forearms at some point which eventually affects the overall shooting experience. The great thing about its handling is that the material it is made from is incorporated with polymers which makes it extremely lighter than the rest of the heavy machine guns made of full metal and alloy.
FN F2000 is best suited for both those who are left-handed and right handed and accommodates for ALL types of handlers. FN F2000’s design can be considered as revolutionary with the combination of weapon systems intelligence as it’s built to be the most sought after and issued hand held machine gun for the wellbeing of future army battalions which also includes the ability to customize the rifle to mission specifications. This idea of having a weapon that can be further refined to suit certain missions is going to be the advancement and success of future wars or missions so the we owe most of the success in the production of the FN F2000 to its design.
3. M24E6 Machine gun
Here is another reputable machine gun that’s been used primarily by United States Marine Corps. The gun has its name for providing the same ground tripod or bipod ability as the M60, however with a narrowed down advantage of it being lighter in weight which makes it possible to run around with. Many best machine guns or firearms in general have been downsized, chopped, changed, tried and tested over the years in order to accommodate and to be suited preference to a specific exclusive issued group such as the United States Military and U.S corps etc.
The M24E6 is one considerable example of the upgrades in weaponry over the years and in this case commonly known for its light weight yet with the same capabilities of providing precision shots and accuracy because of the stability the mounted bipod or tripod offers. The mounted stability allows for changeable positions from one vantage point to the next without having to carry the pods as it will be fixated on the gun itself and in the same way is easier to carry and makes it faster to maneuver around with. The M24E6 has also proven to more reliable, faster in rate of fire per minute and superior than the heavy old M60.
The most notable features of the M240 can be revealed in the adjustable sights, the ergonomically designed carrying handle and the durability of the titanium steel used to produce the gun. The great advantage of titanium steel will prevent rust from entering the usable and important parts of the firearm which ensures that the machine gun will work for more than its expected lifetime as rust is the main problem of jamming and barrel displacement in other guns we know today.
2. Kalashnikov (Commonly known as AK-47)
We see this gun, we run, we hear of this gun, we shudder and shiver in our spine. Just imagine the terror one would feel being held up in an extreme hostage situation with one of these? The AK-47 has been a norm around the world that if you own one, then you’re a terrorist, simply because majority of notorious terrorists of the world’s history has been known to favor the AK-47 as part of their first preference in terms of where best machine guns are concerned. It is officially recognized in the Soviet documents as “Avtomat Kalashniknova”. Although this is a machine gun, surprisingly it’s the most easily available and accessible secondary weapon of the ‘Black Markets”. Africa has had a marked legend of the AK-47 being used by a number of locals since it’s cheap to produce.
The AK-47 can be considered one of the world’s best machine guns due to its popularity amongst Russian and Soviet armies as well as members that belong to Arabian and African countries. In 1947 it was also a standard issue of weaponry and more especially a prized jewel to Joseph Stalin of that Era as it was most certainly the next best thing on the markets and to have been the stepping stone to all of his dangerous endeavors. Some of the world’s other most dangerous and notorious terrorists and rebellion forces has commanded and conquered several known wars and attacks that carved its way into the history books of the world as we may have learnt about it by using Mikhail Kalashnikov’s genius creation as their prime weapon of destruction.
Some of these evil geniuses who has made AK-47 their exclusive machine gun of attack include: Osama Bin laden(The dubbed “impossible to catch” mega mastermind and leader of the infamous aL – QAEDA and Saddam Hussein ,who is one of the men with “the golden gun” since a gold AK-47 has been discovered amongst the rest of his treasured golden gun collection. According to a documentary conducted by Russia, it is reported that some African areas give the name “Kalash” to their children as it’s a nickname for Kalashnikov.
What a great honor to be named after an AK-47 as this would trend in popular culture and the way people would perceive you as being ‘Most wanted & Dangerous’. AK-47 boasts an estimated 100 million in production around the globe and these are only legal patented and produced, not forgetting the somewhat undetectable illegal production of these hand driven most powerful machine guns as well as backyard produced ammunition made by gun enthusiasts by melting and refining precious metals and putting together the parts of the AK in bulk productions and distributed all over the black markets. With so many other notable, reputable and best machine guns that are also considered one of the best in the world, the AK-47 seems to have been the cherry on the cake in all aspects as even this gun is the most commonly replicated above the rest by proven fact of its large quantities that’s been discovered and confiscated by government authorities ever since its birth in the 40’s.
With regards to the sky carved reputation of the AK-47, Reliability has always been the waving flag of the masterpiece as opposed to accuracy due to its remarkable ability to fire just as powerful as it’s intended manufactured performance even if it were dragged through mud, dipped in water or ice and snow. Another reason why it’s one of the world’s best machine guns as the numbers don’t lie in terms of it being the choice of combat rifle for more than half a century is because of its movable weight of 4.78 Kg by one man, but with the ability to still pump a staggering 600 rounds per minute.
World flags supposed to resemble peace, however Mozambique doesn’t see it that way though since it is the first and in fact only country that has a black silhouette of an AK-47 along with a Hoe intercrossed each other on their flag. This should tell you something about the remarkability and world phenomena of the revolutionary world popular AK-47 Kalashnikov. A conclusion can be drawn from the above notions and by numerous other milestones that the Kalashnikov name has drawn across the sky from the time of its existence to present day and we can validate this due to yet another contributing facts that make it the world’s best machine gun that even the ‘GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS’ has given AK-47 the accolade and historical place in its books for being “The most common weapon that the world has known”.
1. M4 Carbine Commando with M203 Grenade Launcher
The world’s best machine guns is considerably the ultimate in terms of what it was manufactured to do. The sole purpose of a gun being in the form of a semi- automatic machine is purely to contribute to and to aid in ensuring the greater intended destruction that the licensed, authorized or issued users of this powerful artillery are getting for whatever purpose of use. When we speak of an M4 Carbine Commando, picture a mercenary like Chuck Norris the movie: Missing in Action Holding this gun, getting ready to trail blaze a fire path of explosions and drilling the air with continuous hellfire. Yes you’ve thought right as it really is a serious heavy.
The M4 Carbine Commando is a government recommended weapon by the defense force of The United States Of America and is manufactured to Military specifications and use of United States armed forces. Let us take a look at what makes this machine beast of a gun one of the world’s best machine guns. Apart from the M4 Carbine Commando issue being a number one recommended Military standard grade secondary assault rifle, the main feature and beauty of this steaming hot weapon of destruction is that it’s built for and designed to accommodate it’s very own backup unit when the 5.56MM Caliber bullets run out after a long run of machine firing power. This backup unit is a separate attachment which is the M203 under barrel mounted grenade launcher that was designed to fit as the main feature of this hand held monster.
The M203 alone gives every United States military soldier the greatest in terms of competitive advantage over enemies since it’s almost like carrying a ten man squad in your hand ready to deploy at your disposal. The M203 Grenade launching capability of the M4 Carbine Rifle sure does make it one of the most intelligently designed counteractive medium and a gift given to American soldiers and serves as a life saver in those desperate times of need when your ammunition runs out. Having the convenience of the M203 to be attached to your M4 is amazing as it saves you the time of having to reach down to your grenade in a raging gunfire combat situation. In a matter of a split second one could lose their life which is precisely why the convenience of having the M203 Grenade launcher attachment takes the award to victory of just having to push a button while holding your M4 to be able to uproot an entire troop of enemies in line of sight by dispersing a single shot 40MM high explosive grenade in that rush.
The machine monster gun hasn’t been graded by military standards for no reason as it sure does have an ace card up its sleeves as opposed to other issued guns given to enemy soldiers. We can say by its outstanding reputation of 21rst Century weaponry advancement and intelligence that it sure does pack an immense amount of Heat that can be that the commonly known guns may not be able to produce in terms of reliability, performance, durability and efficiency and accuracy. It sure does fulfill the purpose and promise it was built for and that is to provide the Military service of the United States with excellence in the battlefield together with the combination of an outright competitive advantage in terms of power developed weapons.
10 Best Machine Guns in the World
- M4 Carbine Commando with M203 Grenade Launcher
- Kalashnikov (Commonly known as AK-47)
- M24E6 Machine gun
- FN F2000 Assault Rifle
- M60 GPMG – best machine guns
- M1919 Browning
- M2 Browning
- Heckler & Koch UMP
- Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EV03
- Heckler & Koch MP5K