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The M6G, one of many handguns from the M6 Series, being produced by Misriah Armory.

“The M6 has been in service for about a hundred and forty years… it’s amazing to think how little it has changed in all that time.”
— Anonymous UNSC serviceman

The M6 Personal Defense Weapon System is a series of short-barreled medium to close range weapons produced by Misriah Armory.

OverviewEdit

The M6 series have seen major widespread distribution through the United Nations Space Command Defense Force for nearly 140 years as light firearms, although they are not typically seen as primary weapons, because of their lighter penetrating power.[1]

Design detailsEdit

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M6G Magnum.

The M6 series weapons are recoil-operated and magazine-fed, and typically fire 12.7 x 40mm projectile ammunition, and despite the large caliber, often "exotic" ammunition is not utilized. They are also remarkably large and overpowered to an extent, appearing to be redolent of a cross between a pistol or a rifle in size. In addition to power, the M6 line of weaponry is designed to be rugged and reliable, and they remain operational after Slipspace transitions and high-g aerial maneuvers. However, the heavy weight limits its distribution amongst personnel, and the M6 weapons have a tendency to drop casings on the wielder's foot,[1] leading some UNSC personnel to favor the M7/Caseless Submachine Gun which does not eject spent cartridges, due to the caseless design of its rounds.

The M6 series has remained remarkably unchanged during its decades of service and has been specialized into a number of variants A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, and S. The M6 series handguns are issued in three different finishes: hard chrome, black polymer, and electroless nickel.[1]

Known modelsEdit

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The M6C series, as shown in Halo 2.

UNSC remarksEdit

"The M6 is either the world’s biggest pistol or the world’s smallest rifle — I’m not sure which."

"It’s strange. Normally a big bore means access to a greater variety of exotic munitions, but we just don’t see that variety in the field."

"The M6 has been around forever; the number of variants and configurations is dizzying... have you ever seen an M6J(C) — the Army’s carbine variant?"

"The M6 has been in service for about a hundred and forty years... it’s amazing to think how little it has changed in all that time."

"The longevity of the M6 has always been more about pork barrels and Slipspace travel than reliability or the so-called brilliance of its design."

"The A's and B's are way more comfortable to shoot, but you don’t see many of them outside of civilian security forces anymore."

TriviaEdit

  • Common slang terms for the M6 series handguns include go-mag, hand cannon, and power drill.[3]
  • Some variants of the M6 series have been 'up-sized' to be used by SPARTAN-IIs. The 'up-sizing' factor is 117%, a reference to John-117.
  • The fourth remark above could be a possible reference to the M1911 pistol of our modern times, a .45 pistol which has been around since 1911 and has changed very little in the time it's been in service.
  • The 12.7mm is identical to the real 500 S&W, having the exact dimensions of 12.7x40mm.
  • The M6 is cosmetically and mechanically similar to the IWI Desert Eagle, both using a gas cycled bolt and both having a slide that does not envelop the barrel.
  • The noise typically produced by most M6 weapons when it fires is a dull thud, which is lower pitched than most other human guns.
  • Magnum is a Latin word meaning "the great" or "the large".

AppearancesEdit


SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bungie.net: M6g Personal Defense Weapon System "The M6 has been in service for about a hundred and forty years… it’s amazing to think how little it has changed in all that time."
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Bungie.net: Halo 3: ODST Project Page
  3. Halo Encyclopedia, page 307



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