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For the 2D Universe weapon with a similar name, see Machine Gun.
"General purpose machine gun that combines rugged design with dependable performance. Long range penetrative power. Very effective against large groups."
―GTA V description on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Shrewsbury MG (Machine Gun) is a light machine gun making its debut appearance in Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The overall weapon design is based upon the PKM with a belt drum from the RPD, and short gas block, similar to the one found on AK-based weapons. The model lacks the bipod and carry handle commonly found on the PKM. The weapon being more modern than the PKM model, it is then more similar to a PKP Pecheneg. The MG does however feature a four-sided handguard with Picatinny rails on each side. The upper receiver also has a top picatinny rail.

The MG has an unusual 54-round drum magazine, with a disproportionated mount that doubles the size of the firing trigger, causing it to have a larger profile than a standard LMG. However, the opposite happens with the "extended clip" equipped, as it gains a properly sized 100-round magazine.

Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

While is not very powerful as the Combat MG and carries less ammunition, it is powerful enough to take out a Police Maverick from medium range within a few shots and seems to be a bit faster, although accuracy and recoil will be a problem, due to the lack of a grip option.

Like the Assault Rifle, it is chambered in a 7.62mm caliber.

GTA V Overview


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage [?] Fire Rate Range Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Internal files
40 N/A N/A 54 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A 440 RPM Cannot be determined 54-round drum magazine
100-round box magazine (Extended clip)
Charging handle N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club
MG-GTAV-RSCStats
Damage
30%
Fire Rate
60%
Accuracy
40%
Range
60%
Clip Size

Customizations

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Requiring improvement: Next-Gen and Online Prices
Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock)
Rounds (108) $50 (Rank 50)
Default clip (54 rounds) Default Default
Extended clip (100 rounds) $362
Attachments
Scope (expands field of view) $1125
Tints
Black Default Default
Army $100 $5000 (Kill 100 players)
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7500 (Kill 200 players)
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) (Kill 400 players)
LSPD $600 $5750 (Kill 600 players)
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7500 (Rank 50)
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $10000 (Rank 75)
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $12500 (Rank 100)

Image Gallery

In-game

HUD icon

First-Person View

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Unlocked at Rank 50 in Ammu-Nation stores, for $13,500.
  • A MG can be stolen and kept for free from the soldiers in Fort Zancudo during the Base Invaders mission.
  • Can be found in crate drops as well as boxes in Gang Attacks.
    • Enemies will sometimes use the MG in Gang Attacks depending on the location of the Gang Attack.

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V

  • If attaching a scope to the weapon then it will be fired from the shoulder like an assault rifle rather than being fired from the hip like normal. This also applies to other hip-fired weapons like the Micro SMG and Combat MG.
  • It is less powerful per shot than the Combat MG, despite chambering a larger round (7.62mm vs 5.56mm). The Assault Rifle shares this characteristic.
  • Despite having ample room and a railed handguard, it cannot mount a Grip.
  • When reloading, the process can be done almost instantly. If a player presses B (Xbox) or Circle (PS3) to reload and wait a second, then do a combat roll (Hold LT and Press X for Xbox and L2 and Square for PS3) they may notice the ammo counter has reset to 54 (or 100 if the extended magazine is attached).
  • The buyable scope in the MG will have a green dot rather than a red dot. This also applies to the Advanced Rifle.

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