The 16 Most Sophisticated Firearms in the World
Armed forces around the world are creating and testing futuristic weapons that look like things you would see in James Bond movies. From rifles that can shoot underwater, up to the guns that require a biometric gun safe to be able to shoot, here are some of the most sophisticated weapons now in development.
16. CornerShot guns are known for their extraordinary ability to shoot behind corners. These weapons can be used both as semi-automatic pistols and as grenade launchers.
15. ADS is an assault rifle that is designed to be used underwater. It is used by Russian special forces and can fire 700 rounds per minute in a radius of 25 meters.
14. The Magpul FMG-9 is a sub-machine gun that folds into a rectangular block of the size of a laptop’s battery. It is predominantly composed of a light polymer instead of a metal.
13. Technically it is not a gun, but Identilock is a biometric safety device that can be applied to guns and can only be removed with a valid fingerprint.
12. The Armatix iP1 cannot be used against you: in order to be able to shoot, your fingerprint watch must be within 25 cm of distance.
11. TrackingPoint is an American company that produces shotguns with high-precision technology that calculates the distance from a target and optimizes the weapon accordingly. Here is the .338 TP rifle with a $ 50,000 Bolt-Action system.
10. Chiappa Rhino is a revolver that rattles directly into your hand instead of up, making it more precise.
9. The KRISS Vector is a machine gun designed to reduce the detection of the barrel after a shot of 95% and to reduce the recoil by 60%.
8. The FN Five-seven is a pistol known for its ability to penetrate many types of bulletproof vests. In fact, it is so powerful that American civilians can only buy it with ammunition for sports use.
7. The PHASR (personnel halting and stimulation response) was developed by the US Department of Defense. It is a non-lethal weapon designed to blind targets.
6. Accuracy International is an English company that produces extremely accurate rifles for armies and police forces. They are more accurate than normal weapons because the action is securely welded and isolated from the rest of the rifle.
5. The ZiP is a new type of gun that redraws the weapon using plastic and gives the possibility to customize it by applying an extended stem and a larger magazine.
4. The XM25 CDTE is a grenade launcher that fires grenades into the air and calculates how far they can get, so they can explode at the right time.
3. The AA12 Atchisson assault rifle is a fully automatic rifle capable of firing 300 rounds per minute. It also has a considerable lack of recoil when compared to other rifles.
2. The Canadian armed forces are developing this futuristic rifle. It can hold a standard semi-automatic shotgun, along with another shotgun or accessory grenade launcher.
1. The Liberator is a 3D printed pistol made of plastic. The gun construction schemes were released online and can still be found on Pirate Bay.