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.
Ammu-Nation and Social Club description.

The Shrewsbury MG (Machine Gun) is a light machine gun that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The overall weapon design is based upon the PKM, but with a belt drum from the RPD, and a shorter gas tube similar to the one found on AK-based weapons. The model lacks the bipod and carry handle commonly found on the PKM. 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 mount that doubles the size of the trigger grip, having a larger profile than a standard LMG. However, it can be equipped with the "extended clip", as it gains a properly sized 100-round magazine.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The MG is powerful enough to take out a Police Maverick from medium range within a few shots. Its fire rate, however, is lower than most fully-automatic weapons, slightly below the Carbine Rifle. Although the scope attachment gives a slightly greater range, its lower accuracy and high recoil makes the gun limited for medium range engagement, requiring short bursts to take out enemies at longer ranges, possibly attributed to the lack of a grip.

By default comes with a 54-round drum magazine, which can be upgraded to a 100-round box magazine, being on par with the Combat MG with default magazine.

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

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
20 (32)


(438 RPM)
120 / 394 54 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
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 [?]
Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock) Image
Rounds (108) $50 $150 (Rank 50)
Default clip (54 rounds) Default Default
Extended clip (100 rounds) $362 $9,850 (Rank 51)
Scope (expands field of view) $1,125 $10,925 (Rank 52)
Yusuf Amir Luxury Finish $39,000 $39,000
Black Default Default
Army $100 $5,000 (Kill 100 players)
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $200F $5,250 (Kill 200 players)
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $400F $5,500 (Kill 400 players)
LSPD $600 $5,750 (Kill 600 players)
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $800F $7,500 (Rank 50)
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $1,000F $10,000 (Rank 75)
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $1,500F $12,500 (Rank 100)
F Free for players that have the Special/Collector's edition of the game.

Image Gallery


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First-Person View


Grand Theft Auto V

Weapon pickups map including one MG location in 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.
  • Available in the Kosatka's engine room as a part of the The Cayo Perico Heist update.


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.
  • 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.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • A mounted version can be seen as the stock weapon of the Dune FAV, in the Gunrunning update.


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