There are few things more embarrassing for a new gun owner than mispronouncing the name of a firearm. It’s even more embarrassing for a long-time gun owner. To help out the gun owning public, we’ve put together this video to clearly lay out how to properly pronounce 10 commonly mispronounced gun terms. If you need further help, don’t worry, we’ve got some flash cards made up for you just below the video.

Sturmgewehr

Saiga

Mosin

Makarov

Kalashnikov

HecklerUndKoch

Garand

Dragunov

Tavor

steyr

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  • Matthew Fleisher

    Heckler und Koch is actually pronounced (aytch – kay)

  • Enrique Solis Molina

    And how would you pronounce correctly “sig sauer”?

    • Nonameever

      cost a lot of money

  • Tom

    k, I was already pronouncing all of these correctly

  • BT

    In Canadia, we say them like they are spelled.

  • jollyrogerf14

    I always though Heckler und Koch was pronounced (bad* ass)…

  • Hedgehog

    What about Leopold? Lee-uh-pold or Loo-pold? I suspect it was left off because nobody knows.

    • Jay Murphy

      It’s pronounced “loo-pold”. Saw an interview with one of the company heads, and he corrected the common mispronunciations. And just an FYI, It’s spelled “Leupold”, not “Leopold”. I think the tendency to misspell it is just as much to blame for the mispronunciation of the name. http://www.leupold.com/about-us/leupold-living-history/

  • 2ThinkN_Do2

    Who cares, as long as you know what brand I am talking about . . . .

    • Calvin D. Lego

      Yup, like the guys who correct you if you call a removeable magazine a clip-does anyone really care?

      • 2ThinkN_Do2

        Provided they are talking about a removable magazine and not a clip. If someone said they were having problems inserting their clip, I would have to ask what they were referring to, before I could answer the question.

      • Calvin D. Lego

        I would continue here but I gotta sort out my sock drawer.

    • M40

      Exactly… give that man a prize! Why is this article giving me the same feeling I get when some effete, twinkle-toed waiter tries to correct someone’s pronunciation?

      They know EXACTLY what was ordered, but have some irresistible compunction to act superior. People who look down their nose give me the irresistible compunction to help by flattening their nose.

  • Calvin D. Lego

    How about Sako? It’s not Say-ko (that’s the watch). It’s Sah-ko-that’s Finn! like sock-o but so-ko. But please, don’t be a gun snob!

  • General Tso

    You know, I don’t care how you’re intended to pronounce Beretta… The correct pronunciation is Bah-ree-tah. Sounds much better as Ber-eh-tah. Found that most gun store owners even pronounce it this way anyway.

  • Chuck Wagon

    I like the four clicks of a Single Action Army revolver. They spell out each letter. “C-O-L-T”. …in that order

  • Mike

    Moi-sen Na-ghunt.

  • Jimbo

    What about Carbine? Is it Carbean like people who don’t understand English say it, or is Car-byne were the second half is like the German word for “one” Ein?

  • Vladimir

    Umm, if you do something like this, at least get it 100% correct.The “affs” on the Russian weapons is not correct. Not close. Long “oh” with a Vee closure sound, not “eff” sound. Draganov, Kalashnikov etc. Not “kaff” like “coffee”.

  • michael s

    The firearm equivalent of the correct way to pronounce Italian words by Giada DeLaurentiis.

  • I love guns

    “Corectly” bahahaha! Love that intro. You did that on purpose, right? HILARIOUS!

  • Rick Stroup

    I haven’t named a gun since my Johnny-7. But if I did name one I’m sure I would be able to pronounce it.. Thanks again OUTDOORSNOBHUB.