A Gun Map That’s a Little Different

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Different cultures, different customs, or so the saying goes

The saying also apparently applies to rifle preferences for the world’s militaries, as the followingmap illustrates.

[Map note from Gizmodo: “Judging by the map’s choice of colors, it seems to group weapons that are of a similar family together by color”]:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Click to enlarge (imgur.com)

Obviously, there are many, many more types of rifles than the ones shown on the map, but as Gizmodo notes, the “map gives a general gist of each military’s standardization.”

And here are a few of the more popular rifles referenced in the map:

M4:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

C7:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

FX-05:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

GALIL:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

FAL:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

M16:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

FAMAS:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

IMBEL MD-2:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

SG 540:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

AK 47:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

SA80:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

R4:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons

M96:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

G36:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

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F88 AUSTEYR:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

QBZ 95:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

INSAS:

Heres a Map of Rifle Preferences By the Worlds Militaries

Wikimedia Commons.

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