The Minimi is a magazine or belt fed Light Machine Gun manufactured by FN Herstal of Belgium. Since production of the Minimi began in 1982, it has seen widespread use across the globe, most notably in the form of the M249 SAW/SPW, a variant that features a heat shield above the handguard. The Minimi is the standard issue squad support weapon for many Armed Forces, including the U.S. Military.
In Resident Evil
The Minimi made a brief appearance in the Resident Evil series when is was featured as an unlockable weapon for Chris Redfield in the PC port of Resident Evil 1. It can be obtained upon the completion of the game, and has infinite ammunition. When fired, Chris holds the weapon at the hip.