Top 10 Most Dangerous Guns in the World
10. FN FAL
Created by Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal, a Belgian firearms manufacturer, the Fusil Automatique Léger (FAL) battle rifle is one of the most dependable guns used by the military. Militaries in over 90 countries have used the FAL, a testament to its top quality.
The FAL uses a gas-operated action and is chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO cartridges. It can fire 700 rounds per minute when in fully automatic. However, it’s not recommended to use the FAL in that mode as the recoil is simply too strong. Firing the FAL in fully automatic can quickly cause it to be off-target, lessening its effectiveness. With over 2 million units produced since 1953, the FAL is one of the most widely used guns in history.
9. Rheinmetall MG 3
The MG 3 is a general-purpose machine gun manufactured by Rheinmetall, a German military arms manufacturer which also doubles as an automotive parts supplier. It is a recoil-operated fully automatic gun which uses 7.62x51mm NATO cartridges.
Best used as a support gun from behind the pack, the MG 3 can function in both light machine gun and heavy machine gun roles. It can be outfitted with a bipod or a tripod for stationary use. It can also be mounted on military vehicles. The MG 3 is belt-fed and can fire up to 1,300 rounds per minute. It’s one of the best and most dangerous squad support weapons used by militaries around the world.
The Uzi is a submachine gun designed by Major Uziel Gal of the Israel Defense Forces. It is a blowback-operated firearm first introduced to the IDF in 1954. It was originally outfitted with a wooden buttstock for stability before manufacturers modernized the design.
Packed with both firepower and accuracy, the Uzi is mainly used as a personal defense weapon by military personnel working away from the frontline. The gun’s small size allows it to be carried around by non-combat personnel – such as drivers and engineers – without getting in the way of their primary jobs. Capable of firing 600 rounds per minute, the Uzi is a popular choice among criminals because of its portability.
7. Glock .45 GAP
The Glock pistol is a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Austrian weapons manufacturer Glock. Founded by Gaston Glock, the company has been in the arms industry since 1963. The Glock pistol is one of the most dangerous because it’s easy to hide and carry around. Over 5 million units of the polymer-framed pistol have been produced as of 2007.
The Glock pistol is a short recoil-operated firearm and comes in different versions. It can be chambered for various cartridges, including a .45 GAP which is specifically manufactured for Glock pistols. GAP actually stands for “Glock Automatic Pistol.” The .45 GAP is used for the Glock 37, Glock 38, and Glock 39 models. Glock pistols are often outfitted with laser sights by special forces in the military.
6. M4 Carbine
The M4 Carbine is a staple in the United States Army. It’s the shorter version of the popular M16 Rifle which, in turn, is a military adaptation of the ArmaLite AR-15 Rifle. The M4 Carbine has the same firepower as traditional assault rifles. Its firepower and portability make it an extremely effective and dangerous gun.
First produced in 1993, the M4 Carbine is a gas-operated firearm capable of firing up to 950 rounds per minute. It has an effective range of 500 meters, one reason why it’s a go-to weapon for frontline infantry in the United States Army. It is chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO cartridges and typically comes with a 30-round magazine.
5. Desert Eagle Mark XIX Pistol
Counter-Strike players are intimately familiar with the power of a Desert Eagle pistol. It can easily kill a person with just one shot, making it one of the deadliest guns in the world. First produced by Magnum Research Inc. in 1982, the Desert Eagle is a semi-automatic, gas-operated pistol with a maximum firing range of 200 meters.
The most recent model of the Desert Eagle pistol is the Mark XIX, which can be chambered for different cartridges. The largest available is the .50 AE, one of the most powerful cartridges currently available for semi-automatic pistols. The Mark XIX can carry a maximum of 7 rounds when chambered for a .50 AE. In the hands of a professional, a Desert Eagle pistol is a harbinger of death.
4. Heckler & Koch HK416
Designed by Heckler & Koch, a renowned German weapons manufacturer, the HK416 looks similar to the M4 Carbine. This is unsurprising considering both firearms were based on an AR-15 Rifle. An HK416 chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO cartridges comes in different sizes. The shortest is a 264 mm sub-compact while the longest is a 505 mm full-sized rifle.
The HK416 uses a short-stroke piston action and can fire up to 900 rounds per minute. It usually comes with a 30-round stick magazine but can also be outfitted with a whopping 100-round drum magazine. It can be used in both semi-automatic and fully automatic modes. The HK416 is popularly known as the gun used to kill Osama Bin Laden in 2011.
The AK-47 is not only one of the most dangerous guns in the world, it’s also one of the most easily recognized. It has a very distinct look that makes it easy to spot, even among ordinary citizens. Designed by the late Mikhail Kalashnikov – a Russian general and military arms expert – the AK-47 is a powerful assault rifle capable of being effective in both close-range and long-range combat.
The AK-47 is part of the Kalashnikov rifle series, named after the inventor of the original unit. The most recent of which is the AK-15, which is chambered for a 5.45x39mm cartridge. Often seen used by both military personnel and terrorists, the AK-47 is a gas-operated firearm with a wooden buttstock. It is chambered for 7.62x39mm cartridge and can be outfitted with either a stick magazine or a drum magazine.
2. Accuracy International AS50
Manufactured by Accuracy International, a British firearms manufacturer, the AS50 is one of the most dangerous sniper rifles in the world. It’s specifically designed for the British Armed Forces and the United States Navy SEALs and is notable for boasting a high rate of fire – five rounds in 1.6 seconds.
The AS50 uses a gas-operated action and is chambered for a .50 BMG cartridge. Capable of accurately taking out targets from 1,500 meters away, the AS50 is also notable for being easy to carry around. It has a lightweight design and can be quickly disassembled in less than three minutes. It also doubles as an anti-materiel rifle. Meaning, it’s highly effective against both personnel and military equipment.
1. TrackingPoint Guns
TrackingPoint is an American applied technology company which manufacture precision-guided firearms. Naturally, the company is based in Texas. TrackingPoint produces firearms mounted with a so-called networked tracking scope, which turns normal rifles into “smart rifles.”
You can think of the networked tracking scope as Iron Man’s helmet AI. It makes all sorts of calculations to make sure the user takes only the most effective and accurate shots. It tags and tracks targets and can even control the trigger to eliminate the milliseconds it takes for humans to squeeze the trigger. Basically, the technology can turn regular people into snipers.
TrackingPoint sells different types of precision-guided firearms, including assault rifles chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO and 5.56×45mm NATO cartridges. Guns are already dangerous by default. But they become even more dangerous when equipped with TrackingPoint’s game-changing technology.