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.
FN Herstal Minimi
Place of origin: Belgium
A gun that goes by a variety of names, including the M249 SAW, the Minimi is a belt-fed light machine gun that can fire up to 1,000 rounds per minute. Unlike the other machine guns on the list, this can be carried and fired by one man, on the move or from a stationary position. This ability to maneuver makes it a go-to gun for armies around the world – almost 50 have adopted it for use, while a number of other countries have produced unlicensed models for use.