Do You Know Which of These Guns Are Real…or Fake?


By: John Miller

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Are you a true gun collector? If you are, then you've come to the right place. But, you'll have to prove your worth with this quiz by identifying all 35 of these guns as either real or fake. Ready to put your money where your mouth is? Let's get started.

There are so many guns available to collectors and casual users that it's often difficult to remember them all. Even if you are a collector, you might not be aware of every type of gun out there. And to complicate things even further, many of us tend to confuse movie weapons with the real ones. Now, certainly, you're not likely to believe that a photon ray gun is real, but some of the names of guns in movies sound like they just might be the real thing. Either way, it's going to take some knowledge to pass this quiz and correctly identify all of these guns as either real or fake.

So, if you know that the Colt 1911 is real, the ARC gun is fake, and the Sonic Shotgun is fake (yeah, that's right up there with the photon ray gun), then proceed with this quiz to find out how much you really know about guns.

Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield

The Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield is made from many lightweight polymer parts that make it easier to carry and conceal no matter where you are. It's also just six inches long.


Colt 1911

The Colt 1911 is officially known as the M1911, and it was the standard issue sidearm for the U.S. military for decades. This .45-caliber pistol was used through both World Wars and is still in service around the world.


Taurus 605

The Taurus Model 605 is one of the most popular snubnosed revolvers on the market. It's no dinky toy -- it blasts .357 Magnum rounds.


Ruger LCR

The Ruger LCR (Lightweight Compact Revolver) has a polymer body that cut down on weight, making it easier to carry for hours on end. It's a double-action revolver that's easy to fire thanks to its friction reducing cam.


Kel-Tec PMR-30

The Kel-Tec PMR-30 is a semi-automatic pistol that's one of the most popular on the market. It fires .22 cartridges and its high capacity (30 rounds) means you rarely have to reload.


Noisy Cricket

This one's gotta be fake, right? It is. The Noise Cricket is the tiny but futuristic-looking pistol from the movie "Men in Black." It looks like a toy. But it packs an amazing punch.


DL-44 Heavy Blaster

You'd recognize this hand weapon if you saw it -- it's the one that Han Solo wielded in "Star Wars." This heavy blaster was one of the most powerful close-range weapons you could buy (or steal) throughout the galaxy.


Kahr CM9

The Kahr CM9 is a tiny 9mm pistol specifically designed for concealed carry. It's only 5.5 inches long and it weighs just a pound, meaning you can carry it all day long without getting tired.


Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy

The Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy is a bolt-action rifle that would be familiar in the days of the Wild West. It has a unique octagonal barrel that makes it stand apart from many other bolt-action rifles.


Pulse pistol

In the sci-fi series "Farscape," pulse pistols are one of the most common hand weapons in the entire universe. John Crichton loved one of his pulse pistols so much that he took to calling it "Winona."



The ARC Gun was made famous by the movie "District 9." It fires a deadly blast of electricity at enemies. It's so powerful that even a glancing blow can tear the limbs off of an unlucky target.


Remington 700

The Remington 700 is a series of bolt-action rifles that’s been in production since the early 60s. It comes in a plethora of consumer versions, but it's also available in police and military versions -- the latter of which are often used by snipers.


M41A Pulse Rifle

We wish this one was real. But it's not, it's the huge, wicked-looking rifle from the movie "Aliens." In one scene, Cpl. Hicks explains the powerful weapon: "Ten millimeter, with over-and-under thirty-millimeter pump action grenade launcher."


Kel-Tec KSG

The Kel-Tec KSG is one of the most menacing weapons you'll ever see. It's a pump-action shotgun equipped with two tube magazines that store extra shot shells. The behemoth blaster sells for less than $1,000.


The Needler

The Needler most often refers to the Type-33 Guided Munitions Launcher from the video game series "Halo." Needlers shoot projectiles that penetrate an enemy's body … and then explode, causing maximum damage.


.357 Magnum Python

Oh, this one is frighteningly real. The Python has been around since 1955. It's regarded as one of the best revolvers ever manufactured, and it's sometimes called the "Combat Magnum."


M-6 Carnifex

If you ever played the "Mass Effect" video games, you've run into the M-6 Carnifex, which is an upgrade to the Predator pistol. The M-6 is slow and has a comparatively low ammo capacity.


Big Baby

The Big Baby is the nickname that Hell Boy gives to his huge handgun in "Hellboy II." Big Baby is no ordinary revolver -- it fires big shotgun shells instead of normal bullets.


Sonic shotgun

Sonic weapons are real. But they aren't shotguns. However, in the movie "Minority Report," the sonic shotgun makes a short appearance and makes a funky "sonic" sound.


Baby Glock

The Glock 26 is often called the "Baby Glock." These sub-compact pistols were first made in 1994 and have since become one of the most popular concealed-carry sidearms in the world.



Is it a space blaster or a real gun? The UTAS UTS-15 is a bullpup 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, and it has two seven-round magazine tubes that add to its ferocious appearance. It was created primarily for police forces.


The Good Samaritan

It seems like something Smith & Wesson would have made in the Old West days. But Good Samaritan is the huge four-round revolver used in the "Hellboy" comic book and movie series. It can fire tracking bullets, as well as explosive rounds.


Remington 666

No, there's no Remington 666 gun emblazoned with the sign number of the Beast. This one is totally fictitious.


Lawgiver Mk II

If you've ever seen the 1995 movie "Judge Dredd," or the related comic books, you'd know that there's no such thing as the Lawgiver. In the fictional series, the Lawgiver's grip has a computer that identifies is owner's palm print.


Gristle Gun

Ever seen 1999's "Existenz" by director David Cronenberg? In this weird flick -- part sci-fi, part social commentary -- all sorts of objects are made from discarded animal parts, such as the silly Gristle Gun.


Ma Deuce

"Ma Deuce" is a famous nickname for one of the most legendary guns of all-time -- the Browning .50-caliber machine gun. It's been one of the most potent battlefield weapons in the world for decades.


Sig 1911 Fastback Carry Nightmare

The 1911 Sig Sauer Fastback Carry Nightmare is indeed real. It's a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol that weighs just over two pounds. The "Nightmare" portion of the name refers to its all-black appearance.



The Kel-Tec SUB-2000 is another futuristic-looking semi-automatic rifle. This four-pound rifle fires either .40 caliber or 9mm rounds and it has a folding stock that means it's easy to store even in cramped spaces.


Colt Avenger

It's a cool name, right? And it seems like the kind of thing that a gunmaker might produce -- but there has never been a Colt Avenger.


The Colt

There's no real-world gun called simply "The Colt." However, in "Supernatural," Samuel Colt creates The Colt, a supernatural revolver that can kill anything, even ghosts and goblins.


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