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.
HK416 Assault Rifle
Place of origin: Germany
This collaboration between American armed forces and German arms maker Heckler & Koch is slowly encroaching on the territory of the AR-15 platform as the favored assault rifle. A relatively new design that is only beginning to hit the world markets, this will become the main assault rifle of the 21st century. The design has demonstrated better accuracy, better reliability, and longer part lifespan when compared against the AR-15 and its variants. The cost of the rifle and the hesitance of countries to dispose of arms they have already paid for is all that stands in the way of this becoming the prevalent assault rifle of the 21st century.
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.