M6H magnum

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M6H magnum
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Production overview

Manufacturer:

Misriah Armory

Model series:

M6 Series

Type:

Magnum caliber pistol

Specifications

Length:

13.7 inches (35 cm)[1]

Width:

2.1 inches (5.3 cm)[1]

Height:

10.2 inches (26 cm)[1]

Ammunition type:

12.7x40mm M225 Semi-Armor-Piercing High-Explosive[2]

Feed system:

8-round detachable box magazine (M6H)[3]
12-round detachable box magazine (M6H2)[4]

Operation:

Recoil-operated, magazine-fed[3][5]

Rate of fire:

~250 RPM (M6H) ~150 RPM (M6H2)

Effective range:

250 meters[6]

Service history

In service:

Insurrection/Human-Covenant War (limited service)
Post-Covenant War conflicts (standard issue)

 

The M6H Personal Defense Weapon System is a handgun in service with the UNSC. It is part of Misriah Armory's widespread M6 series. The M6H was in service as an officer's model[7] as early as 2526[8][9] and was made the standard-issue sidearm of all UNSC personnel in 2555.[10]

Specifications

The M6H is a semi-automatic, recoil-operated, magazine-fed handgun. It is an up-sized model (17% larger than standard versions) with a smart-linked KFA-2 x2 scope and an electroless nickel finish.[7] It fires the M6 series' standard 12.7x40mm ammunition. The M6H is effective at reasonably long distances as well as its preferred close-to-medium-range.[10]

Variant

M6H2 Personal Defense Weapon

The M6H2 variant.

The M6H2 variant had entered service by at least 2557 and was issued to all branches of the UNSC.[5] It has a serial number of "00MA0100062473"[11] and sports a black polymer finish. Like the base M6H, the M6H2 is semi-automatic, recoil-operated and magazine-fed,[5] but has an increased 12-round magazine capacity.[4] The variant also boasts increased accuracy and is most effective with precision aiming.[5] It features a smoother slide design and a Projection sight (in place of the venerable KFA-2 x2) to support smart scope functionality.[4] In 2557, this weapon had a Ruptive skin approved by the UNSC Ordnance Commission.[12]

M6H2 Variants

  • Whispered Truth: A cut-down M6H2 magnum without a smart scope system, under-barrel flashlight, or forward trigger guard. It also has a custom slide and can mount a suppressor. This variant sports a 18-round magazine. Unlike other pistols Whispered Truth fires in three-round bursts.
  • Gunfighter Magnum: Lightweight competition pistol carried by Spartan operators who prefer a no-frills backup firearm. Quick draw Magnum with fast-reload magazines. Iron sights only, no Smart-Link module is attached.
  • Tactical Magnum: Whisper-quiet tactical pistol loaded with armor-piercing rounds, tailored for Spartan force reconnaissance missions. Match grade Magnum with integral baffle-free suppressor and 2x full-VISR Smart-Link.
  • Buck's Magnum: A Magnum with the Gunfighter body, Whispered Truth coloring, and an unspecified sight.

M6H2 Attachments

  • Extended Magazine: Increases both ready and reserve ammunition capacity by 50%.

Gameplay

Changes from the M6G PDWS in Halo: Reach

  • Less damage, requires 6 shots to kill rather than 5
  • Higher accuracy/less bloom

Changes from M6H in Halo 4 to M6H2 in Halo 5: Guardians

  • Increased damage, requiring 4 shots to deplete shields followed by 1 headshot or 3 body shots
  • Drastically lowered rate of fire
  • Less bloom/greater accuracy
  • Increased magazine size to 12
  • More reserve ammunition
  • Can be smart scoped rather than utilizing smart-linked scope zoom
  • Zoom decreased from 2x to 1.75x due to use of projection sight for smart scope.
  • Faster swap rate

Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike

  • Weapon carries a maximum of 40 rounds.
  • Has a limited range of fire.
  • Can kill Promethean Crawlers and Grunt Minors in a single shot.

Gallery

Halo 4 skins

Halo 5: Guardians variants

Halo 5: Guardians skins

Halo Online variants

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Videos

List of appearances

Sources

  1. ^ a b c Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 64
  2. ^ Halo 4 Interactive Guide
  3. ^ a b Halo Waypoint: Magnum
  4. ^ a b c Halo 5: Guardians
  5. ^ a b c d Halo Waypoint - Cannon Fodder: Locke & Load
  6. ^ Halo: Nightfall, Quartermaster
  7. ^ a b Bungie.net - Halo 3: ODST Field Guide: M6C/SOCOM
  8. ^ Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
  9. ^ 343 Sparkast 014
  10. ^ a b Halo 4 Official Site Ordnance + Armor
  11. ^ File:Andrew-bradbury-magnum-lo-c-01.jpg
  12. ^ Halo 5: Guardians - Ruptive skin description