Humans have been using weapons for a long time ago. Five hundred thousand years ago, Early Man created hunting spears to hunt animals and protect themselves from dangerous animals. They were made by attaching a sharp stone to a thick stick. However, things have changed a lot since then, and the weapons now are much more deadly and sophisticated. Now, Weapons are not only used for protection but also for mass destruction. This list contains the top 10 most dangerous and deadliest guns present in the world. These guns are ranked on the basis of the damage they can cause, Range, Effectiveness, Number of rounds, and Efficiency.
10. Kalashnikov AK-47
Kalashnikov AK-47, popularly known as just AK-47, was one of the most used guns during World War-II. Kalashnikov AK-47 could fire 580 rounds per minute, and it has an effective range of 400 to 800m (here ‘m’ means ‘meter’). This gun is very popular at present because of its lightweight and its resistance to bad weather. It is one of the few guns which can fire perfectly even after submerging completely in the water. The manufacturing cost is also very less compared to other powerful guns as it has only eight moving parts.
9. Heckler and Koch, MG4 MG 43 Machine Gun
Hecker and Koch, a German company, created this beast. It is a 5.56 mm belt-fed machine gun. It is highly accurate, which is why it is called Perfect Killer; it never misses the target. It was developed in 1990 but gained popularity in 2000. MG4 MG 43 Machine Gun can shoot 775 to 885 rounds per minute. MG4 MG 43 Machine Gun has an effective range of 1000 meters. It can work fine in adverse situations, and it is powerful enough to cause irrecoverable damage to the enemy.
8. Heckler and Koch, HK 416 Assault Rifle
Heckler and Koch made another killing machine. HK 416 is said to be a modernized form of American M4. HK 416 is a 5.56mm (here ‘mm’ means ‘millimeter) assault rifle that can fire 700 to 900 rounds per minute with an effective range of 600 meters. This gun uses a short-stroke gas piston system. It has been used extensively during the war in Afghanistan, the Iraq war, and the Turkish-Kurdish conflict. This weapon replaced the FAMAS in French Armed Forces. SEAL Team Six used Heckler and Koch, HK 416 Assault Rifles to kill Osama Bin Laden I 2011.
7. Accuracy International AS50 Sniper Rifle
Accuracy International AS50 Sniper Rifle is a 14.1 kg sniper rifle made from a lightweight Titanium frame and a floating barrel. Accuracy International AS50 Sniper Rifle can fire five rounds of .50 BGM in every 1.6 seconds. It is manufactured by British Firearm producer Accuracy International Ltd. Accuracy International AS50 Sniper Rifle has a range of 1800m and 12.7mm caliber. This gun is made to target long-distance places with precision and high accuracy. It was created in 2005 and is used widely in the present.
6. F-2000 Assault Rifle
F-2000 Assault Rifle was developed by FN Herstal, a Belgium firearm developing company. F-2000 Assault Rifle is fully automated, and it can fire 850 rounds per minute. This gun was first displayed in Abu Dhabi in 2001, and it has a range of 500m. NATO widely uses this 5.56mm caliber lethal weapon. F-2000 Assault Rifle is gas operated, and it has a 40mm lightweight grenade launcher. It has been used in the war in Afghanistan, the Yemeni Civil War, Operation Astute, and many more.
5. MG3 Machine Gun
MG3 Machine Gun is almost six decades old, and it has played a major role in various conflicts like World War-II. MG3 Machine Gun was originated in Germany, and it is an automated gun. It has the ability to fire 1200 to 1400 rounds per minute with an effective range of 1200m. The unbelievable speed it achieves with the help of a 7.62mm caliber lands it at the 5th spot among the top 10 dangerous guns in the world.
4. XM307 ACSW Advanced Heavy Machine Gun
XM307 ACSW Advanced Heavy Machine Gun can fire 250 rounds per minute. The US army designed it. ACWS means Advanced Crew Served Weapon. Two men operate it, and it has a range of 2000m, that is a range that is scary! It has been named Heavy machine Gun because if the target is in range of 1000 meters, it can even destroy heavy machineries such as watercraft and helicopters. Undoubtedly it is one of the deadliest weapons ever developed in the history of mankind.
3. UZI Sub Machine Gun
Another deadly weapon was seen in action in World War II. Uziel Gal, the famous gun designer, developed this gun in collaboration with the Israel Ministry of Defense. Even though the range of this gun is only 200m, its plus point is that it can fire 600 rounds per minute. The manufacturing of this gun is very cheap compared to other guns because it has very few moving parts. It is used by various militaries in the world and by individuals for their personal safety.
2. Thompson M1921
Thompson M1921 is also known as “Tommy Gun.” It was designed in 1919, and it is named after the developer, General John Taliaferro Thompson. It is neither a pistol nor a complete machine gun. This gun is used by many police officials, soldiers, and security agencies because of the accuracy and lightweight. It weighs 4.69 kg and can fire 1000 rounds per minute, and it has an effective range of 100-150m. Thompson M1921 has .45ACP caliber.
1. DSR-Precision DSR 50 Sniper Rifle
DSR-Precision DSR 50 Sniper Rifle stands at the top among the deadliest guns. DSR-Precision GmbH in Germany manufactures DSR-Precision DSR 50 Sniper Rifle. It has a range of 1500 m, and it fires .50 caliber. It is equipped with free-floating barrel technology. One quality that makes this gun even more dangerous is that it is highly adjustable and short in length. It has a holder in the front, which makes it even faster by reducing the reload time.
These were the top 10 most dangerous weapons currently. This list can change in the future as we don’t know when a new bad boy might enter the world of firearms. Also, we should not forget that different people prefer different guns, and even the expertise in handling a simple gun can prove to be lethal.