For the past century, there has been a great revolution in the world of warfare. There has been a mass development and advancement of firearms. Different nations have been trying hard to come up with more sophisticated and efficient firearms. Rifles have not been left behind in this revolution as manufacturers have come up with a wide variety of rifles to cater for different user needs. Because of the difference in the mode of operation and the design, the popularity of different rifles vary. Here are some of the most popular rifles that are out there.


This rifle traces its origin in the West Germany. It was designed by Heckler & Koch during the final years of World War 2. The design of the rifle was meant to meet NATO specifications and also to equip the Western Nations with battle rifles.

G3 Assult Rifle

G3 rifle is a select-fire and magazine-fed rifle. It is also a roller-delayed blowback type of rifle. The rifle is built around Vorgrimlers’ roller-delayed blowback system. the rifle is preferred at the battle fields because of its high accuracy levels. Its design is simple and easy to interact with. Uses lighter magazines that make it comfortable for one to move around with.


This is the most popular rifle in the world. It is a product of Mikhail Kalashnikov Avtomat. It is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62A-39mm assault rifle. The rifle was designed by the Soviets to counter the German machine guns. AK-47’s popularity is majorly attributed to its durability, availability and low production cost. Its effective firing range is 350 meters. The design of this rifle is simple and reliable, an attribute that has contributed to its mass production and cheap cost.

AK-47 rifle

The rifle fires a 7.62?39mm cartridge and has a muzzle velocity of 715 m/s. it has a standard magazine capacity of 30 rounds though there are models that can cater for 10, 20 and 40 rounds. ...continue reading Top 6 Most Popular Rifles