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.
1911 .45 ACP
Place of origin: United States
What makes a pistol so dangerous is the capability of concealment and the ease of use at short ranges. What makes this particular pistol so dangerous is a combination of ubiquity, accuracy, and sheer power. The largest common pistol round, the .45 caliber packs a solid punch, and the weight of the weapons tends to allow for better accuracy. The 1911 .45 ACP is made under a number of names, but they are all easily recognizable as being part of the family. The design has been in production for over 100 years, and is likely to continue production for just as long.
Place of origin: Belgium
Distinctive thanks to a very linear setup, and an overall length that makes it fairly bulky, the FN FAL nonetheless became one of the most popular assault rifles produced in the 20th century. Over 90 countries and numerous militias adopted them for use thanks to the heavy 7.62mm round. This made the FAL the free world's answer to the AK-47 up until the Stoner AR-15 platform was introduced, and even after that, it was still favored by numerous countries due to its accuracy, durability, and flexibility – it could easily be used as a squad light machine gun, sniper rifle, or combat rifle depending on the need. This flexibility makes it one of the deadliest guns in the world.