If you’ve seen Apocalypse Now or The Full Metal Jacket then you probably noticed one especially fearsome gun all over the screen: the M1919 Browning machine gun. One of the most famous belt-fed machine guns is now available for you to shoot at Machine Guns Vegas. Learn everything you didn’t know about this infamous gun.
Aircraft and Anti-Aircraft
The M1919 can be placed on a tripod and stationed in a fighter plane or a Maverick helicopter. There’s nothing more terrifying the an aircraft zooming around with a Browning firing. But the M1919 is so powerful and versatile that it has also historically been used for anti-aircraft purposes. This is one of the few guns that is so strong, it can down an aircraft.
Commonly Used on River Crafts in Vietnam
Just like the name suggests, the M1919 Browning machine gun was built in 1919 and was used all through the 1950s. It was a favorite to post up on river crafts during the Vietnam War. A supreme gun for both offense and defense, the M1919 is a security blanket in times of war.
Originally Water-Cooled Design
The original M1919 Browning machine gun was cooled by water. During the rapid firing process of the fully automatic gun, the machinery would get very hot due to friction; potentially burning someone who was trying to operate the gun.
Since the water-cooled design made the M1919 so heavy, designers innovated to use an air-cooled design. This made the gun much lighter and more transportable while keeping up a high level of speed and power.
6 Variants of Design
Because the M1919 Browning machine gun was so popular for so long, many variations came out over the years. These variants aimed to make the M1919 more effective in specific situations by altering the size of the barrel, the charging handle, the muzzle, and caliber of bullets.
Feel the Power For Yourself
No matter how much you read about the M1919 Browning machine gun, you’ll never really grasp the beauty of the thing until it’s in your hands. Most gun ranges won’t carry this fearsome gun, but at Machine Guns Vegas, this is just one of many notorious guns you can shoot.
You’ll get paired up with an experienced safety expert so that you can fully enjoy the fireworks with peace of mind. On top of that you get to enjoy the always-lovely Gun Girls who hover around eagerly waiting to share the joy of shooting with you and your friends.
For a shooting experience that’s hard to find anywhere else, check out Machine Guns Vegas where the M1919 Browning machine gun is just one of many rare and vintage guns that you can try your hand at. Gather up all your best friends and make an unforgettable Vegas weekend out of it.