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The Most Influential Guns in Service Today


The gun has come a long way from its modest beginnings and, today, these few serve as the most influential designs.

There are a total of 45 The Most Influential Guns in Service Today in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.

This listing showcases those small arms that have proliferated the globe through use by regular armies, special police and special forces units. Their placement here is based on the data collected by our database and interpreted by our panel which places these small arms ahead of others on the world stage right now. These are proven, readily available/accessbile weapon systems that should enjoy healthily long services despite some on this list having been introduced as far back as the last century. If you are going to war, these are the products you are most lkely to encounter on any given modern battlefield.