Top 10 Most Powerful Guns In The World
Like all other technologies, firearm technology has improved greatly in the last century. It took multiple centuries to go from a single-shot musket with limited range to a repeating rifle accurate out to a quarter of a mile, but it has taken only a century to go from that repeating rifle to fully automatic weapons accurate out to as far as two miles. These advances in technology have created a new generation of incredibly potent armaments whose deadliness is only limited by the user. Here are the top 10 most powerful guns in the world.
Thompson M1921 Submachine Gun
Place of origin: United States
Firing the massive .45 ACP round at the rate of up to 1500 rounds per minute, depending on the model, the "Tommy Gun" is a classic weapon from the days of Prohibition and pre-World War II up through current times, with modern variants still being produced for collectors and older models still showing up in armed conflicts across the world. Sometimes called "The Chicago Typewriter" due to the rapid fire, the danger of the gun is often mitigated by the fact that it is one of the most difficult shoulder-fired weapons to control, with poor accuracy beyond pistol range and the propensity to jump around on full automatic. In close quarters though, there is nothing deadlier.
Kalashnikov AK-47 Assault Rifle
Place of origin: Soviet Union
While it does not have the sheer firepower, range, accuracy or ease of concealment of the other guns on the list, what makes the AK-47 the most dangerous gun in the world is simplicity and numbers. The ubiquity of the weapon is scary – there have been over 100 million AK-47 or licensed variants sold since its creation. It is inexpensive, easy to fix, and incredibly durable. The operation is uncomplicated, making it easy for even the least experienced gunman to pick up and use.