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.
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.
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.