Williams Machine Gun Mafia's Most Dependable Guns

The Williams Machine Gun Mafia like the kind of guns you can run hard without having any issues. The boss, Andy Williams, tells us which of his guns he prefers.

Williams, a Class 3 dealer from Maine, is a regular attendee at the Green Mountain Boys Machine Gun Shoot in Eden, Vermont. I caught up with him in 2014. He showed up, as usual, with his crew that consisted of his son and a few close family friends. In tow was a small arsenal of select-fire weapons and a lot of ammo.

Williams Machine Gun Mafia AK47

Douglas Wood “sprays and prays'” his select-fire AK-47 shorty. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)


Although Williams enjoys selling guns, he prefers to shoot them. “There’s a couple different kind of dealers,” he said. “There’s the kind of dealers that want to make money off of everything. And there’s the kind of dealers that love guns like me.”

Williams and his gang shoot hard – probably harder than anyone else at the gun shoot. “We don’t worry about the gun. We fix it after,” Williams said with a grin.

“We like the guns that run time after time and you don’t have to mess with them. The AK is one example of that,” Willams said. He had about a dozen different variations of AKs in his lineup. “I’ll tell ya, the accuracy sucks on an AK, but the reliability is unbelievable,” he said.

Williams Machine Gun Mafia Glock G19

Douglas Wood lets loose with a select-fire Glock G19 pistol with a brace. The rate of fire is around 1,500 rounds per minute. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)


Williams is also a big fan of Glock pistols. He had three select-fire G19 pistols at the shoot. “They’re really fast. I mean, they’re like, probably at least around 1,500 rounds a minute,” he said.

The Williams’ style of shooting their select-fire Glocks was unique. A shooter advanced to the firing line with two unloaded Glocks, one in each hand, held aloft in a safe direction. From behind, a loader inserted two 33-round magazines, one in each of the Glocks, and released the slides. Checking the range to be clear, the shooter unleashed both guns in unison, draining magazines in seconds

They fired the Glocks all day in this manner.

They must have put a few thousand rounds through each G19, firing at roughly 1,500 rounds per minute. I did not see a single jam. I don’t recall them cleaning them either the whole day. Talk about a testament to the Glock’s legendary reliability.


Williams Machine Gun Mafia HK G36

Douglas Wood fires the Heckler & Koch G36. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)


You only have to take a look at the giant tattoo of an H&K MP5 to know what guns Williams truly loves.  “HK is high quality. I just think it’s top-end tactical stuff,” he said. He loves and owns MP5s, G36s, pistols, and of course the gun he had on hand at the shoot, the apple of his eye, his HK 21E.

It’s a belt-fed general-purpose machine gun chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO. “It really roars. It has a three-round burst capability. It’s got a nice sight system. When this thing fires, you’ll see an arc of brass,” Williams said.

He then demonstrated it. And, true to his word, a Freedom rainbow of hot brass filled the air. He claimed to have one of the few transferable HK 21Es that was worth in the ballpark of $30,000. “I’ll never sell that gun,” he said with a smile.

He gave shout-outs to a range of other guns that he had at the shoot that he enjoyed – AR-15s, M14s, and his FN M240 machine gun. What do you think of his gun selection? Do you agree with preferences? Let us know in the comments.

Williams Machine Gun Mafia Glock G19

Andy William’s tattoos shed some light on his true loves – America, freedom, and H&K guns, especially MP5s. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Williams Machine Gun Mafia AR-15

A shooter fires a select-fire AR-15. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Williams Machine Gun Mafia

The Williams Machine Gun Mafia like the kind of guns that you can run hard without having any issues. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

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