Are You a True Firearms Expert?

By: Artimis Charvet
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Are You a True Firearms Expert?
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About This Quiz

So many guns, so little time. Think you have what it takes to be a firearms expert? Take a shot at this quiz and see if you have what it takes to go the distance!
Which firearm became especially popular with Prohibition-era gangsters?
Henry rifle
AK-47 assault rifle
Thompson submachine gun
What do you call the spiral grooves cut into the bore of a gun?
Rifling
Breech
Buttstock
A dedicated sniper would most likely use which type of a firearm?
Automatic machine gun
Bolt-action rifle
Semi-automatic rifle

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What is James Bond's pistol manufacturer of choice?
Walther
Remington
Colt
Which submachine gun is nicknamed the Chicago Typewriter?
The Heckler & Koch MP5
The Colt 9mm SMG
The Thompson submachine gun
Where was the first gunpowder weapon developed?
China
Mexico
Persia

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Which weapon was known as the Peacemaker?
Colt M1873
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Springfield Model 1855 rifle-musket
Which pistol did John Browning design to accept the .45-caliber cartridge, which was developed first in 1904?
Beretta 92F
Colt M1911
Glock 17
Which weapon was hailed by Gen. Patton as "the greatest battle implement ever devised?"
AK-47
M1 Garand
Spencer carbine

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Which 9 mm submachine gun was developed for the Israeli army?
IMI Uzi
MP38
Sten Mk II
Which is the most popular weapon on the planet, with more than 75 million made since the 1940s?
AK-47
M16
StG 44
Which firearm can rightfully be called the first assault rifle?
AK-47
Heckler & Koch G3
Sturmgewehr 44 (StG 44)

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What does the "AR" stand for in the popular AR-15 civilian rifle?
ArmaLite rifle
Advanced recoil
Assault rifle
Which conflict saw the first widespread use of the M16 assault rifle?
Civil War
Korean War
Vietnam War
When someone thinks "shotgun," which is the firearm the person most likely imagines?
Franchi SPAS 12
Remington M870
Pancor Jackhammer

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If you were an 18th-century coachman, which weapon would you likely carry to repel highway bandits?
Blunderbuss
Gatling gun
Tommy gun
Which handgun did Dirty Harry make famous?
Colt Detective Special
Walther PPK
Smith & Wesson M29
Which self-loading pistol established the parabellum round as the world standard?
Luger
Colt M1911
Beretta Model 1934

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Which of the following best describes the sequence of events that occur when the trigger of a semi-automatic weapon is pulled?
Fire
Fire - eject - load
Fire - eject - load - fire
Which firearm, used during the Civil War, fired the .58-caliber MiniƩ bullet?
Dreyse needle gun
LeMat Grapeshot Revolver
Springfield Model 1855 rifle-musket
Which semi-automatic weapon with a large-capacity magazine became infamous after appearing in surveillance footage of the Columbine massacre?
Ingram MAC10
Intratec TEC-DC9
Mat-49

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What famous firearm was found propped against a tree in Nevada in 2015?
A Colt Peacemaker
An M2 Browning
A Winchester Model 1873
Which weapon did the Australian Army use to fight against emus?
A Lewis gun
A Gatling gun
Hand cannons
Which was the first gun made mostly from plastic?
Colt Detective Special
Glock 17
Heckler & Koch VP70

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Which of these innovations did Samuel Colt bring to the world of weapons production?
He invented the revolver.
He used an assembly line rather than individual gunsmiths.
He invented the safety catch.
If you lived in 13th-century China, your weapon of choice was probably:
A hand cannon
A mortar
A falconet
Those pistols at dawn were probably:
Flintlock
Percussion cap
Matchlock

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An 1835 attempt to assassinate President Andrew Jackson with two derringers failed because:
The assassin couldn't get them through the metal detector.
The assassin had forgotten to load them.
The pistols didn't fire.
Speaking of Davy Crockett, what kind of weapon was named after him in the 1950s?
A .950-caliber fully-automatic rifle
A recoilless nuclear rifle
A shoulder-firing missile launcher
A 1975 attempt to assassinate President Gerald Ford with a Colt .45 failed because:
The assassin hadn't chambered a bullet.
The assassin had forgotten to load it.
The firing pin was defective.

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