The minigun is a character-useable weapon that rapidly fires bullets in a medium-sized cone, roughly between the SMG and Blunderbuss in terms of accuracy. The bullets drop rapidly after approximately 45 meters, but the sheer volume of bullets allows it to deal moderate damage even at this range. Alloy blocks are destroyed in roughly a second, but metal blocks take about the same time as the SMG, suggesting that a significant amount of the weapon's damage per shot is being absorbed by the armor. It is effective against small, light ships, as well as NPCs.
On the first plate of the gun you can see through the barrels there is a crimson omen, a Gears of War Reference.