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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 following map 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”]:

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:

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C7:

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FX-05:

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GALIL:

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FAL:

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M16:

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FAMAS:

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IMBEL MD-2:

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SG 540:

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AK 47:

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SA80:

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R4:

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M96:

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G36:

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F88 AUSTEYR:

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QBZ 95:

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INSAS:

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