10 Gun Names You Are Saying Wrong

Nathan S
by Nathan S

I’ll admit it, I am guilty of at least two of these (though not the common ones). OutdoorHub has posted up a video on ten gun companies, names, and models that are commonly mispronounced. The video is decidedly cheesy, but includes pronunciation from native speakers in the firearms’ home language.

Full list includes:

• Mosin
• Steyr
• Kalashnikov
• Garand
• Dragunov
• Sturmgewehr
• Tavor
• Heckler Und Koch
• Makarov
• Saiga

Thanks to GlockForums for the title photo!

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • ANC ANC on Aug 09, 2015

    10 Gun Names You Are Saying Wrong

    Did they bring me the one I wanted? Then I didn't say it wrong.

    • M40 M40 on Aug 11, 2015

      @ANC Absolutely correct! Everywhere you go in the world, they'll eventually ask for your "passport". Local linguistics often mangle that into a "bass-boat" or even a "piss-pot". Correcting their pronunciation is a good way to get flagged for a "special" search in a back room.

      Everyone in the world mangles English into their own dialect, and we're cool with that. So why is it that the "PC" crowd are always so anxious to foist proper pronunciation of foreign words on us? Why does this remind me of a snooty French waiter trying to correct my pronunciations of menu items? Seriously... shut up and bring me what I asked for, or I'll take my business elsewhere.

  • Tinklebell Tinklebell on Aug 12, 2015

    This is like the most pointless video ever. Speakers of any language, not just English, will pronounce those names with their respective accents. It would sound totally wrong otherwise.