With Split Chamber, the second shot created will always deal the same proc as the original shot, essentially dealing the same Status Effect twice on the target.
Shred is a recommended mod if the user prefers crowd control, increasing its slow rate of fire while piercing large groups with ease.
Oftentimes the Grinlok flings the enemy around on a lethal shot, a side effect of it dealing mainly Impact damage.
The Grinlok's focus is both on Impact and Slash damage, making it generally effective at dealing against the Corpus and the Infested.
The Grinlok appears to have a "dud round" in every other magazine - while almost all shots are accurate, there appear to be at least several instances where a bullet will land quite far from the crosshair.
This is unconfirmed but may potentially explain inconsistent accuracy results among players.
Despite the trigger type being listed as semi-auto, the Grinlok is described as being a lever-action repeating rifle.
The News tab in the UI mistakenly referred to this gun as Grinlock.
The weapon's name may be a combination/corruption of "Grineer" and "Flintlock", the latter of which was an early firing mechanism in guns used in the in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Despite the unusual combination of technologies mentioned, a lever-action flintlock rifle did exist in real life.