Quiz: Locked and Loaded: Take a Shot at Our Firearms Quiz
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Locked and Loaded: Take a Shot at Our Firearms Quiz
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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. 


1 of 30
Which firearm became especially popular with Prohibition-era gangsters?
2 of 30
What do you call the spiral grooves cut into the bore of a gun?
3 of 30
A dedicated sniper would most likely use this type of a firearm.
4 of 30
What is James Bond's pistol manufacturer of choice?
5 of 30
Which submachine gun is nicknamed the Chicago Typewriter?
6 of 30
Where was the first gunpowder weapon developed?
7 of 30
Which weapon was known as the Peacemaker?
8 of 30
Which pistol did John Browning design to accept the .45-caliber cartridge, which was developed first in 1904?
9 of 30
Which weapon was hailed by Gen. Patton as "the greatest battle implement ever devised"?
10 of 30
Which 9 mm submachine gun was developed for the Israeli army?
11 of 30
Name the most popular weapon on the planet, with more than 75 million made since the 1940s.
12 of 30
Which firearm can rightfully be called the first assault rifle?
13 of 30
What does the "AR" stand for in the popular AR-15 civilian rifle?
14 of 30
Which conflict saw the first widespread use of the M16 assault rifle?
15 of 30
When someone thinks "shotgun," this is the firearm the person most likely imagines.
16 of 30
If you were an 18th-century coachman, which weapon would you likely carry to repel highway bandits?
17 of 30
Which handgun did Dirty Harry make famous?
18 of 30
Which self-loading pistol established the parabellum round as the world standard?
19 of 30
Which of the following best describes the sequence of events that occur when the trigger of a semi-automatic weapon is pulled?
20 of 30
Which firearm, used during the Civil War, fired the .58-caliber Minié bullet?
21 of 30
Which semi-automatic weapon with a large-capacity magazine became infamous after appearing in surveillance footage of the Columbine massacre?
22 of 30
What famous firearm was found propped against a tree in Nevada in 2015?
23 of 30
The Australian Army used this weapon to fight against emus.
24 of 30
Name the first gun made mostly from plastic.
25 of 30
Which of these innovations did Samuel Colt bring to the world of weapons production?
26 of 30
If you lived in 13th-century China, your weapon of choice was probably:
27 of 30
Those pistols at dawn were probably:
28 of 30
An 1835 attempt to assassinate President Andrew Jackson with two derringers failed because:
29 of 30
Speaking of Davy Crockett, what kind of weapon was named after him in the 1950s?
30 of 30
A 1975 attempt to assassinate President Gerald Ford with a Colt .45 failed because:
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