Quiz: Locked and Loaded: Take a Shot at Our Firearms Quiz
Locked and Loaded: Take a Shot at Our Firearms Quiz
By: Staff
Image: dlewis33 / E+ / Getty Images

About This Quiz

From war to hunting to self-preservation, firearms have helped shape the world we live in — literally. In fact, it was the hit-and-run military tactic of guerrilla warfare during the Revolutionary War, using small arms and muskets, which helped to sway and eventually win American independence from the British. It was that same type of warfare, which nearly destroyed the same country 80 years later, that led to the end of the American Civil War. 

But you're a firearms expert, so this quiz shouldn't be a problem for you, should it? For example, do you know what an 18th-century coachman would have carried to ward off highway bandits? Do you remember the weapons that famous sleuths like Dirty Harry and James Bond preferred? How about the most popular weapon on the planet? You might be surprised.

This is a quiz that will test your knowledge of the firearms industry and the history of firearms, as well as popular social stories, such as which firearm was found propped against a Nevada tree in 2015? It's an awesome story you'll be eager to look up after this quiz. And there are many more. 

Ready? Take aim and get ready to fire. This is going to be one of the most challenging and fun quizzes you've taken in a long time. 

About HowStuffWorks

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!

Receive a hint after watching this short video from our sponsors.