Cannons, howitzers and other artillery pieces produce more bang for the buck, but they're not so easy to carry in a holster. That's why armies need firearms -- portable weapons that infantrymen can carry easily at their side. The first firearms were small cannons. The concept evolved though, leading to a diverse array of rifles, pistols and revolvers. Now it's time to see if you're a firearms fanatic or a fizzling dud.
Question 1 of 30
Where was the first gunpowder weapon developed?
Question 2 of 30
Which weapon was known as the Peacemaker?
Question 3 of 30
Which pistol did John Browning design to accept the .45-caliber cartridge, which was developed first in 1904?
Question 4 of 30
Which weapon was hailed by Gen. Patton as "the greatest battle implement ever devised"?
Question 5 of 30
Which 9 mm submachine gun was developed for the Israeli army?
Question 6 of 30
Name the most popular weapon on the planet, with more than 75 million made since the 1940s.
Question 7 of 30
Name the first gun made mostly from plastic.
Question 8 of 30
Which firearm can rightfully be called the first assault rifle?
Question 9 of 30
What does the "AR" stand for in the popular AR-15 civilian rifle?
Question 10 of 30
Which conflict saw the first widespread use of the M16 assault rifle?
Question 11 of 30
When someone thinks "shotgun," this is the firearm the person most likely imagines.
Question 12 of 30
If you were an 18th-century coachman, which weapon would you likely carry to repel highway bandits?
Question 13 of 30
What do you call the spiral grooves cut into the bore of a gun?
Question 14 of 30
Which handgun did Dirty Harry make famous?
Question 15 of 30
Which firearm became especially popular with Prohibition-era gangsters?
Question 16 of 30
Which self-loading pistol established the parabellum round as the world standard?
Question 17 of 30
Which of the following best describes the sequence of events that occur when the trigger of a semi-automatic weapon is pulled?
Question 18 of 30
Which firearm, used during the Civil War, fired the .58-caliber Minié bullet?
Question 19 of 30
Which semi-automatic weapon with a large-capacity magazine became infamous after appearing in surveillance footage of the Columbine massacre?
Question 20 of 30
A dedicated sniper would most likely use this type of a firearm.
Question 21 of 30
What famous firearm was found propped against a tree in Nevada in 2015?
Question 22 of 30
The Australian Army used this weapon to fight against emus.
Question 23 of 30
Which of these innovations did Samuel Colt bring to the world of weapons production?
Question 24 of 30
What is James Bond's pistol manufacturer of choice?
Question 25 of 30
Which submachine gun is nicknamed the Chicago Typewriter?
Question 26 of 30
If you lived in 13th-century China, your weapon of choice was probably:
Question 27 of 30
Those pistols at dawn were probably:
Question 28 of 30
An 1835 attempt to assassinate President Andrew Jackson with two derringers failed because:
Question 29 of 30
Speaking of Davy Crockett, what kind of weapon was named after him in the 1950s?
Question 30 of 30