WELL PRO WE23-S Rotary Minigun AEG

WELL PRO
Code: WE23-S
£599.99
  • 5x 6.03mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • Insane ROF: 36 rounds per second
  • 11.1V LiPo battery ready

If you play to win, you will need this to keep up! The Well WE23-S Rotary Minigun AEG is a unique design from Well, part of its "PRO" line of high end AEGs. The Minigun is constructed primarily from high density polymer to keep the weight manageable, with 5 aluminium outer barrels braced with an aluminium ring at the tip. The Minigun feeds from 1200rnd spring-assisted high-capacity magazines which are wound by the internal motor of the Minigun itself, meaning you can spray and pray without worrying about winding every 3 seconds!

On the inside, Well has equipped this Minigun with the parts it needs to truly dominate the battlefield. The 5 inner barrels are all 6.03mm tightbores, granting a small increase in FPS and improved accuracy potential. The 5 HOP-up units are all independently adjustable, making use of a TDC design with grub screws to apply adjustments. The bearings are 8mm, meaning smooth running and low friction, and the Minigun is also compatible with standard AEG HOP-up buckings and inner barrels, just in case its performance isn't already enough for you!

The Well Minigun has the very real potential to change the game, with an incredible 36 rounds per second on an 11.1V LiPo battery and a monstrous 1200rnd magazine that winds itself. Miniguns have been around before, but this one is smaller, lighter and far more affordable than its rivals. If you have wanted a taste of the Minigun life but held off for one reason or another, with the Well Minigun in your hands you will be happy you waited!

Full description

Description

We have been waiting for this moment ever since the Well WE23-S Minigun was announced, and it is every bit as impressive as it appears to be on paper! This beast puts out an astonishing 36 rounds per second at 290 FPS, making it a serious game changer and an intimidating foe to face down with. 

Unlike other Miniguns released previously, this one doesn't compromise on skirmish performance by being huge, heavy and unwieldy; the Well Minigun tips the scales at a remarkably low 3.4kg unloaded and is only 58cm long. You almost definitely won't be allowed to use this in CQB, but for other roles, there is nothing like it in this price range. 

Starting at the front we can see 5 outer barrels, bound together with an aluminium ring to keep things stable and straight. The outer barrels are also constructed from aluminium and have threaded tips concealed beneath thread protectors. The spacing between each barrel is quite tight, so we doubt you will fit 5 tracer units on at once, but there is nothing stopping you from mounting one or two for a realistic tracer shot every few shots to confirm your point of impact. 

Moving rearwards, we come to the handguard which is constructed from rigid high density polymer with a textured surface feel, indicating fibre reinforcement. The handguard is cylindrical in shape and has a hand stop built in to prevent your hand from slipping onto the moving barrels and potentially causing a malfunction. At the 3,6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions on the handguard, we are treated to M-LOK negative space attachment slots, allowing you to add mission essential kit such as grips, flashlights and lasers without adding the excess weight associated with 20mm quad-railed handguards. 

Following the handguard we reach the receiver which is also constructed from high density polymer, keeping the weight down and the strength high. The receiver is relatively featureless, with no ejection port, charging handle or fire selector to be found; just a push-through safety catch in front of the trigger guard. The safety catch allows you to lock the trigger or unlock it for some rotary barrel full auto madness, but there is no semi-automatic fire mode, exactly as it should be! The safety catch is colour-coded, with a white protruding button indicating safe mode and a red protruding button indicating fire. 

Along the top of the receiver, we can find our carry handle, making for a convenient way to transport the Minigun when it is not being fired. The carry handle also provides a 20mm Picatinny top rail and a selection of sling mounting options. The top rail has basic open iron sights built in but also allows you to mount an optical sight or aiming laser, if you really need to, that is! At the front of the carry handle, we have two conventional sling loops and a steel QD sling socket on either side, with an additional ambidextrous QD sling socket at the rear of the carry handle. 

At the rear of the top rail, we can find our motor height adjustment screw, a big indicator that this Minigun is very unconventional in design. We don't recommend tuning the adjustment unless you are confident you know what you are doing as the stock setup runs smoothly in its default position. 

On the bottom of the receiver, we can find the magazine well, but no magazine catch. This is because the mag catch is positioned on the front of the magazine itself, easily accessed from either side. The magazine supplied with the Minigun is a spring-assisted high-cap magazine which winds up using the internal motor of the Minigun itself, meaning no need to faff around winding a wheel, just dump your mag as fast as you can! 

The magazine indexes at the rear and rocks in to lock at the front, similarly to an AK or FAL platform, but this is where the similarities end! To fill the mag, you will need to remove the rear plate to expose the fill window. Removing the rear plate is far easier than any other AEG box mag; simply squeeze the two tabs on either side of the central "bar" on the rear plate and it comes straight off, together with the large internal spring. Remove the entire assembly, pour your BBs into the mag,  reinstall the rear plate and you are ready to shoot!

Bringing up the rear, we come to the pistol grip which is set at an ideal angle for walking fire. The pistol grip as dot matrices on either side, allowing you to mark your Minigun with I.D info using a paint pen if you so choose. The dot matrices also provide a bit of extra grip, giving you good purchase on the Minigun in all weather conditions. 

The battery compartment is located inside the pistol grip and is accessible by pulling the metal screw tab on the baseplate forward, after which it can be hinged open. There is absolutely loads of room inside for a big ol' battery, which you will definitely need! We recommend an 11.1V 1450mAh LiPo but you may be able to fit bigger batteries inside if you are careful when installing them. The battery connector is a Deans T-plug, meaning you can enjoy better electrical efficiency and save a bit of space in the battery compartment when compared to the mini-Tamiya connector. 

If you are in the market for an unconventional performance beast which will upset every skirmisher on the other team, this is it. The Well Mingun has surprised us all, not only with its absolutely intense 36RPS firing rate but also its superb build quality. If you are making a Minigun you have to do it right, and we believe Well has made the best one yet, especially when it comes to size to firepower ratio. You won't make any friends skirmishing with this monster, but who needs friends when you own a Minigun?

Features

  • It's a freakin' Minigun!
  • Rotary barrels - A second motor rotates the outer barrels
  • 5x 6.03mm Tightbore inner barrels - Accuracy through volume of fire!
  • TDC Adjustable HOP-up units - 5 grub screw adjusters inside the magazine well, rotate the barrels manually to access
  • M-LOK handguard - M-LOK slots at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, ready for M-LOK accessories or 20mm Picatinny rail adapters
  • 20mm Picatinny railed carry handle - Ready for an optical sight, if you really need one!
  • QD sling sockets on either side - On the carry handle, perfect for single or two-point sling setups
  • Conventional sling slots at the front of the carry handle - Use QD or standard slots at your discretion 
  • SAFE - FULL AUTO fire modes - Not likely to be allowed on CQB sites, for good reason!
  • Dot matrix on the pistol grip - Perfect for adding I.D markings with paint pens
  • Push through safety switch - Protruding on the right = Safe, Protruding on the left = fire
  • Magazine release located on the front of the magazine - Ambidextrous functionality
  • Witness window on the sides of the magazine - Keep track of how fast you're burning through BBs
  • Back-up iron sights built into the 20mm Picatinny top rail - Open sights, non-adjustable
  • Compatible with Well WE23-S 1200rnd Magazines

Package Includes

  • Well WE23-S Rotary Minigun AEG
  • 1200rnd Magazine
  • User manual 

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Support Weapon
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 290fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Instruction Manual
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Experienced Player
Patrol Base - Warning Icon
Warnings
The Well Minigun may not be permitted on all Airsoft sites due to its insane rate of fire and full auto only fire mode options. Please make sure you consult your local site staff or owner before bringing the minigun into a skirmish

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 3.4kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
58cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
58cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Aluminium outer barrels. High density polymer pistol grip, receiver, handguard and carry handle/rail. Steel QD sling socket inserts, body pins and screws.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Aluminium
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
Long Gun, Support Gun, Rotary Minigun,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Long Gun Magazine, Support Gun, Well WE23-S Rotary Minigun Magazines,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Ambidextrous
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Grub Key
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Inside the magazine well at the front. Each barrel has its own TDC grub screw adjuster

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • Threaded Outer Barrel
  • QD Sling Point
  • Railed Carry Handle
  • sling points front and rear
  • M-LOK Handguard
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm Railed Receiver, M-LOK Rail system,
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Open Iron Sight, Low profile back-up iron sights inset into the top rail,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
QD , Loop , Receiver , Carry handle,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
8''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.03mm
Inner Barrel Length
226mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
High Capacity, Spring Loaded, Electric Wound, AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 1200 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Fill Window
Magazine BB Fill Location
Back

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
No
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
No
Split Gearbox Icon
Split Gearbox Design
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
Standard
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Deans
Deans
Compatible Battery
Compatible Battery Type
Li-Po
Compatible Battery Configuration
Crane
Compatible Battery Voltage
11.1v

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
290 FPS +/- 10%
Notepad Icon
Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
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Test Date
01/09/2023

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04