Did you know that there are all kinds of records set in the Guinness Book of World Records regarding firearms?
Some of these records deal with the actual guns themselves, but others take on breaking different shooting speeds, competitions, and a random assortment of other records which are just downright strange.
Let’s explore some of the most interesting world records involving guns from the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Largest Rifle and the Smallest Gun
The longest rifle record goes to a gentleman named James A. Decaine who lives in Michigan. He owns a working rifle that is 33 ft and 4 inches long. That’s a mighty big rifle that would be kind of difficult to take on a hunt. He has it mounted on the back of a red pickup truck on display. Can you imagine how big those bullets would be?
On the flip side of this record is the smallest working gun, which happens to be a revolver. The size of this little baby is 5.5 centimeters or 2.1 inches long.
The Largest Fake Gun
There is a Nerf Gun that is over 6 feet long in Sunnyvale, California. It’s owned by Mark Rober, who built the popular foam bullet-based toy gun in his home, and even made giant foam bullets to use with the Nerf Gun. That’s a pretty cool modification that would definitely impress your Nerf buddies.
Most Times to Remove a Gun From a Holster
This record goes to Will Roberts in Calico, California for being able to unholster and reholster his gun 44 times in just one minute. He definitely has the fastest draw in the west as of July, 10, 2014 when the record was set. They featured this record on a television show that was called “Officially Amazing.”
The Fastest Machine Gun
A gun that was designed in the 60s is on record for having the fastest firing power. The M134 Minigun, which was mounted on armored trucks or helicopters, was able to shoot at a rate of 6,000 rounds per minute. It’s ten times faster than any regular machine gun firearm. This gun is based on the traditional Gatling design that has multi-barrel action to fire that crazy fast ammo.
The Fastest Time in Nailing Clay Targets
This record is achieved by hitting 25 clay sports targets (clay pigeons) in the fastest time. The record holder did this achievement in 24.25 seconds. Tyler Leinbach holds this record that happened in North Carolina at the River Ranch Sporting Club in 2015. Do you think you could beat his record?
If not, the next record will allow you to compete with some of your friends…
There is also another clay pigeon record that allows teams to shoot down these targets in volume over 12 hours. The team of five men that achieved this feat did it for a total score of 13,498 targets in 2005 at the Kent Club in the United Kingdom.