MW3 boasts a large arsenal, with many guns taking direct inspiration from real-life weapons. However, their names have been changed due to licensing.

While, the developers create the names of the weapons in the game, the model and appearance of the guns are not fictional. This allows us to research what these weapons actually are.

We have gone through each gun and found the inspiration for their creation in Modern Warfare 3. So, let’s explore the weapons in MW3 and which real-life guns they are created after.

Every Weapon in MW3 With a Real Life Counterpart

Here is every weapon in Modern Warfare 3 that takes inspiration from an actual gun:

Assault Rifles

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
SVA 545Izhmash AN-94
MTZ-556CZ 805 Bren
MCWRemington ACR
Holger 556Heckler & Koch G36
DG-58QBZ-97 AR
FR 5.56FAMAS G2
TR-76 GeistMalyuk
M4M4
TAQ-56FN SCAR-L
Kastov 762AK-103
Lachmann-556Heckler & Koch HK93A2
STB 556Steyr AUG A3
M16M16A3
Kastov-74uAKS-74UN
Kastov 545AK-105
M13BSIG-Sauer MCX VIRTUS
ChimeraHoney Badger & SIG-Sauer MCX Hybrid
ISO HemlockBrügger & Thomet APC556
Tempus RazorbackHS Produkt VHS-K2
RAM-7IWI Tavor
FR AvancerFAMAS
M13CSIG-Sauer MCX Rattler
MW3 Real life weapons AR

Battle Rifles

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
MTZ-762CZ Bren 2
BAS-BMCX-SPEAR
SidewinderBushmaster ACR
Lachmann-762Heckler & Koch HK91A2
SO-14M14
TAQ-VFN SCAR-H
FTAC ReconNo specific real-life weapon. Mix of M16 and AR15.
Cronen SquallLoneStar Future Weapons RM277 / Desert Tech MDR hybrid
MW3 Real life weapons BRs

SMGs

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
Rival-9CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1
AMR9Colt 9mm SMG AR-15 Variant
StrikerHeckler & Koch UMP45
Striker 9Heckler & Koch UMP9
WSP SwarmIWI Uzi Pro
WSP-9IWI Uzi
VEL 46Heckler & Koch MP7A2
MX9Steyr AUG A3 9mm XS
Lachmann SubHeckler & Koch HK94A3
Vaznev-9KPP-19-01 Vityaz
FSS HurricaneAR-57
MinibakPP-19 Bizon-2
PDSW 528FN P90 TR
Fennec 45KRISS Vector
BAS-PSIG-Sauer MPX
ISO 45Brügger & Thomet APC45
HRM-9Beretta PMX
Lachmann ShroudHeckler & Koch MP5SD6 gun
ISO 9MMBrügger & Thomet APC9 K PRO G
MW3 Real life weapons SMGs

Shotguns

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
RiveterATI Omni Hybrid .410
Lockwood 680Remington 870
HaymakerFostech Origin-12
Lockwood 300Browning Citori 725
Expedite 12Benelli M4 Super 90
Bryson 800Mossberg 590
Bryson 890Mossberg 590M
KV BroadsideMolot Vepr-12
MX GuardianIWI Tavor TS12
MW3 Shotguns

LMGs

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
Holger 26Heckler & Koch MG-36
Pulemyot 762Pulemyot Kalashnikova Pekhotny “Pecheneg”
Bruen MK9FN Minimi
DG-58 LSWQJB-97 LSW
TAQ EradicatorFH HAMR IAR
Sakin MG38IWI Negev NG7
HCR 56Steyr AUG HBAR-T
556 IcarusFightLite MCR
RAAL MGSIG-Sauer MG 338
RPKRPK
RAPP HHeckler & Koch HK21
TAQ EvolvereFN EVOLYS 7.62/5.56
MW3 LMGs

Marksman Rifles

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
MTZ InterceptorCZ Bren 2M
MCW 6.8Bushmaster ACR DMR
DM56Heckler & Koch SL8
KVD EnforcerChukavin SVCh
EBR-14Mk14 MOD 0
SP-R 208M24 SWS
Lockwood Mk2Marlin Model 336
LM-SHeckler & Koch SR9
SA-B 50M24 SWS
TAQ-MFN SCAR 17S
CrossbowHybrid Reverse Draw Crossbow
Tempus Torrent Knight’s Armament SR-25 PR
MW3 Marksman Rifles

Sniper Rifles

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
LongbowAK-103
KV InhibitorKalashnikov SVCh-338
KATT-AMRSteyr HS .50-M1
MCPR-300Barrett MRAD
Signal 50Gepard GM6 Lynx
LA-B 330M24 SWS
SP-X 80Remington M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle
Victus XMRAccuracy International AW50
FJX ImperiumM200 Intervention
XRK StalkerCadex CDX-50 Tremor
MW3 Sniper Rifle

Pistols

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
RenettiBeretta 93R
WSP StingerIMI Micro Uzi Pro Pistol
COR-45Glock 21
TYRRSh-12.7
P890SIG-Sauer P220 Elite
.50 GSDesert Eagle Mark XIX
X12Glock 17 MOS
BasiliskSmith & Wesson Model 500
X13 AutoGlock 18
FTAC SiegeInterdynamic KG-9/Intratec TEC-9 hybrid
GS MagnaDesert Eagle Mark XIX 50AE
MW3 Handgun

Launcher

MW3 WeaponReal-Life Weapon
PILARussian 9K333 Verba
RGL-80Milkor AV-140 MSGL
Strela-PCarl Gustaf M4
JOKRFGM-148 Javelin
RPG-7RPG-7
MW3 Launcher
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