The Gorgon sports a large clip that allows it to provide suppressing fire and sustain a high damage rate over a long time. Its high fire rate is only achieved following a short wind-up cycle.
The Gorgon is a powerful Grineer light machine gun with a rapid fire rate and a huge magazine. It has a small spool-up period during which it fires slowly, before reaching maximum fire-rate. Due to the massive magazine and high fire-rate, the Gorgon is capable of high sustained damage, offset only by the long reload time in between.
The Gorgon is exceptionally useful to fight the Jackal or any other enemy that requires sustained damage, although you should just shoot down the legs and reload while the Jackal is on the ground. Sustained fire wastes bullets when the boss is transitioning.
After the spool up time, it is possible to use the Gorgon in quick short bursts, allowing you to keep up the high rate of fire, but with less recoil and fewer bullets wasted, making the Gorgon usable at medium to medium long ranges.
You can retain the 'charge' of the fire rate by sprinting. This way the weapon stops shooting but as long as you keep the fire button held down, the fire rate will not reset and the weapon will resume fast firing once you stop sprinting.
In Greek mythology, there are three Gorgons (Γοργών); Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. Their hair was made of living snakes, and Medusa could turn people into stone by making eye contact.
The word Gorgon (Γοργώ) is derived from the Greek word "gorgós," meaning "dreadful."
The box on the right side of the trigger is the magazine, as seen in the current reload animations.
The Gorgon appears to use a motor-driven feed system and action as there is a sound akin to a motor spinning down when the trigger is released. This may also explain the need to spool up before it reaches the full fire rate.
As of around Update 12.4, the Gorgon's sound effects have been updated. It does not appear to have the spooling down sound effect any more.
Grineer Heavy Gunners have a description "High damage minigun" implying directly on their weapons although the Gorgon is a Light Machine Gun.
The words appear just above the trigger, translating to "Not Touc", most likely "Do not touch" with some letters rubbed out.
The words can be found on the side of the barrel, near the end of the gun translating to "Big Hurt FP4337"