Is machine gun one word or two?

Is machine gun one word or two?

Machine gun vs. machinegun: machine gun is two words as a noun phrase; machinegun is the verb for to shoot with a machine gun.

Is a machine gun automatic?

Machine gun, automatic weapon of small calibre that is capable of sustained rapid fire. Most machine guns are belt-fed weapons that fire from 500 to 1,000 rounds per minute and will continue to fire as long as the trigger is held back or until the supply of ammunition is exhausted.

What is the best automatic machine gun?

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  1. PKM. The PKM is one of the most common machine guns in the world.
  2. FN MAG 58 (M240) The FN MAG 58 has served in practically every military in the Western world, and has been built by almost every arms manufacturer as well.
  3. MG3 and variants.
  4. Vektor SS-77.
  5. IWI Negev NG7.

Are all machine guns automatic?

Machine guns are fully automatic firearms that continue to fire bullets as long as the trigger is depressed and ammunition is available. This continuous-fire feature makes machine guns hazardous to the general public and appropriate for use only by the military.

Can a pistol be a machine gun?

A machine pistol is a self-loading pistol capable of burst or fully automatic fire. It can also be used to describe a stockless handgun-style submachine gun. Contributing to their already-fringe use, without a shoulder stock and training, machine pistols can be difficult to control for all but the best shooters.

Is an ak47 a machine gun?

A machine gun is a military weapon capable of fully automatic fire. Semi-automatic weapons are typically pistols, rifles and shotguns, including the AK-47 and AR-15 rifles, the UZI submachine guns, and MAC-10 machine pistols.

Is AK 47 A machine gun?

In what states can you own a fully automatic gun?

So it’s still legal to buy, sell, and exchange these kinds of weapons, including in Nevada, as long as they’re a few decades old — although with some extra hurdles that don’t apply to other types of firearms, such as registering fully automatic guns with the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) …

Is it legal to hunt with a machine gun?

In most states it would be unlawful, even if the machine gun in question were lawfully owned (which is possible but a giant pain). However, if not, full-size battle rifles set to semiautomatic would work fine – 7.62 NATO is a perfectly serviceable hunting round.

What’s the difference between a machine gun and a fully automatic rifle?

“Fully automatic rifle,” on the other hand, is a solid substitute for “machine gun.” Machine Rifle: It’s tempting to use this term given machine guns use rifle ammunition, but writing in a “machine rifle” will probably win you a doofus award.

Which is better a submachine gun or a machine pistol?

However, “machine pistol” is a thing, and is covered a little later in this post. Tactical Rifle: A good, but probably not great, catch-all for any military-esque, shouldered firearm. If you’re going for a generic depiction, pick submachine gun or machine gun and stick to it. Machine Pistols

Is the AR 15 a submachine gun or an assault rifle?

AR-15: Nope, the AR-15 isn’t a submachine gun or a machine gun. It’s not even an assault rifle. Read more about AR-15s here. Assault Rifle: Many, but not all, machine guns (not submachine guns) are assault rifles. If it meets the criteria in this post, then you’re good to go. Assault Weapon: Don’t use this term.

Can a machine gun be used in a crime?

Since 1934 no legally owned machine gun has been used in a crime. Peter Suciu is a Michigan-based writer who has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers, and websites. He is the author of several books on military headgear including A Gallery of Military Headdress, which is available on