Check Out This Map Of Standard Issue Military Rifles Across The World

| by Jonathan Wolfe
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The blog Maps on the Web posted a world map today showing standard military-issued rifles in each country of the world.

The AK-47 and AK-74 rifles are by far the most frequently issued rifles. Russia and dozens of surrounding countries issue the AK-74 while the vast majority of African countries still issue AK-47s.

According to the map, the United States, Malaysia, and Israel are the only countries to issue M-4s. Fifteen countries still issue M-16s, most of them being South American and African nations. Canada issues the Colt Canada C-7 rifle, while our neighbors to the south issue the FX-05 Xiuhcoatl (which translates to turquoise-serpent, in case you were wondering).

Check out the map below or click here to see an image you can zoom in on. 

Source: Maps on the Web