Firing The “Ma Deuce” Suppressed: If You Heard The Bullets They Weren’t Aiming At You
When “Ma Deuce” speaks…you’d better be paying attention, but when she’s fired “suppressed”, it’s just best if you get on your stomach and stay there. While serving in the United States Army, I had the pleasure of firing the Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun one more than one occasion. Talk about raw power and sheer destruction…if “Ma Deuce” has your back in a fire fight, chances are, there aren’t going to be too many bad guys left standing after she gets done with them.
In this video, they fire the weapon normally and even listening to the video, you can hear it quite well, but then they do something I have never seen before- they fire it “suppressed”. I really don’t understand why you would have a M2 suppressed, but then again…why not ? Seriously, the difference is amazing. If you were on the receiving end of this when it was suppressed, if you hear the bullets, then they weren’t aiming at you.
“The M2 Machine Gun or Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I by John Browning. Its design is similar to Browning’s earlier M1919 Browning machine gun, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the much larger and much more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was developed alongside and takes its name from the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun).
It has been referred to as “Ma Deuce”, in reference to its M2 nomenclature. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for the current infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB, Flexible. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications and low-flying aircraft. The M2 machine gun has been produced longer than any other machine gun.”
H/T – Wikipedia