General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)

The Regiment uses the Belgium made FN MAG-58 General Purpose Machine Gun.  It is a gas operated, disintergrating belt fed 7.62mm weapon with a quick change barrel system to allow for overheating.  It can fire regular ball, tracer and can be fitted with a blank firing barrel to fire blank rounds.  While it can be fitted to a tripod for sustained fire, the Regiment only utilises them in the light role 

This weapon is used extensively around the world.