Blog: CSGO Gun Acronyms

April 18th, 2017 03:42
Hello! Have you ever wondered what some of the gun acronyms in csgo mean? In this blog ill tell you what it means and give you a little bit of background info as to why.

CZ75 - Ceska Zbrojovka 1975. Ceska zbrojovka means "Czech Armory" which is the company which manufactured this gun, and it was developed in 1975.

USP-S - Universelle Selbstladepistole or "universal self-loading pistol". "S" stands for suppressed. This one should be self explanatory.

AK-47 - Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947. Named after its creator, Mikhail Kalashnikov. First went into production 1947.

AUG - Armee-Universal-Gewehr meaning "universal army rifle". Self explanatory.

AWP - Arctic Warfare Police. The Accuracy International arctic warfare series of snipers is created so that it can withstand intense weather conditions. This version has been modified for police use.

FAMAS - Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne. Assault rifle developed by the Saint-Etienne weapon manufacturer.

G3 - Gewehr 3. Gewehr means rifle in German. However, the G3SG1 is a more accurate variant of the original rifle. "SG1" stands for Scharfschützengewehr, which means sharpshooting rifle. These were modified G3's equipped with a telescopic sight and improved stock.

Galil AR - Assault rifle. Standard issue Galil.

SCAR20 - Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle. Now, the SCAR20 isnt a real gun, but its based off the Scar-H which is a real assault rifle firing the standard 7.62 by 51 mm cartridge.

SG553 - Sturmgewehr, meaning assault rifle in German. Variation of the SG550.

SSG08 -Scharfschützengewehr meaning sniper rifle, and 08 represents the year it went into production, 2008.

MAC-10 - Military Armament Corporation Model 10. 9mm/45acp submachine gun developed in the USA.

MP7- Machinenpistole means submachinegun. They use the term "machine pistol" since submachineguns and PDW's use pistol cartridges.

MP9- Same as MP7. Except the "9" means 9mm pistol cartridge.

UMP-45 - Universale Maschinenpistole. Same as last time, except this time its "universal" and the 45 represents the .45 ACP round.

MAG7- not an acronym, however its named as such since it fires from a magazine rather than a tube.

And lastly, any weapon with the "M" prefix (m4,m249) simply means it was adopted by the USA military.

Thanks for reading!

Sweden skyvlan 
Interesting, what does the "SG1" in "G3SG1" means tho?
2017-04-18 03:58
updated :)
2017-04-18 04:01
Stargate season 1. Self explanatory i thought.
2017-04-18 14:26
Nice, more people watching TV6 from bed when waking up. Married with children, my name is earl, NCIS, SG-1 and kings of queens. That´s my everyday
2017-04-18 14:31
Sweden skyvlan 
2017-04-18 17:17
Good read. Nice blog
2017-04-18 04:03
Fine job, about half of them were quite obvious, but still very nice blog :)
2017-04-18 04:06
Yeah for some people, but others maybe not. I was bored so i decided to do a mini research project
2017-04-18 04:12
Nice, I didn't expect something like that on hltv tbh ;)
2017-04-18 04:14
Indonesia GOD_BnTeT 
Finally some useful post
2017-04-18 04:26
North America DeVhoLd 
The AWP is supposed to be Arctic Warfare Police, not "Precision".
2017-04-18 05:46
Montenegro HMoney1332 
2017-04-18 06:19
2017-04-18 14:10
Can you go into detail a bit about the Steyr Aug? I feel like it's bulllup design and what that is needs to be common knowledge
2017-04-18 06:34
I can create a separate blog which goes into the detail of each gun in CSGO, with history, applications etc. Maybe Ill do each category seperatly (rifle, smg etc) since it would make for a huge blog otherwise.
2017-04-18 14:06
Yeah that would be cool. I just love the bulllup design and having the action in the stock. Allows for a rifle power in submachine gun size
2017-04-18 16:36
Will consider it then. This blog was received fairly well so who knows.
2017-04-19 01:08
United States C9top1 
Cloud 9 can uses all of these weapons to perfection
2017-04-18 07:10
2017-04-18 22:37
Liechtenstein ZazaBinks 
> to perfection > can't qualify for majors
2017-04-19 07:34
koosta | 
United States kooster 
"can uses" nice fake flagg xddd
2017-04-27 18:04
Nice one. Good read
2017-04-18 07:30
nice info
2017-04-18 07:32
I have seen these gun is so many different movies and its always cool to relate. Except the AUG which I don't really recall of having seen many times. Infact I just recall having seen it once when Wesley Snipes was sporting it in The Expendable 3. Looked out of place in his hands though. PS : AWP's fullform is Arctic Warfare Police, not precision.
2017-04-18 07:33
AUG was used by the long haired blonde terrorist in the movie Die Hard - Nakatomi Plaza.
2017-04-18 07:37
Oh.. have not played that game. Well that wouldn't look out of place perhaps jk :D
2017-04-18 07:59
Not the game. I'm talking about the 1988 movie starring Bruce Willis. Towards the end of the movie, he fights a blonde long haired guy who walks around with an AUG.
2017-04-18 09:42
Australia SOLOMlD 
I came across some Chicago gangster thugs flashing guns on YouTube videos and they were flashing actual Tec 9's like nothing hahaha I sincerely hope they don't run around Tec 9'ing each other out there
2017-04-18 08:07
Yep, Tec9's are pretty common among gang members.
2017-04-18 09:53
yep, first die hard
2017-04-19 20:11
Good job man :D
2017-04-18 08:15
2017-04-18 13:06
Thank you!
2017-04-18 13:47
pretty sure you have the Copyright on all of those Pictures ;)
2017-04-18 10:07
Brazil Charizaldo 
naice blogo ma boy
2017-04-18 13:53
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Romania Old_Guy 
The CZ looks so different without the 2nd mag
2017-04-18 14:16
United Kingdom skuutv2 
This is actualy pretty nice. Some stuff I didn't know!
2017-04-18 14:17
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World CA1MAN 
Cool Blog enjoyed it!
2017-04-18 14:22
Russki gun number one. support us, hate us, fuel us. Love ya
2017-04-18 16:33
AWP is actually not an AWP, but an AWM. Or at the very least a custom made AWP.
2017-04-18 16:40
interesting stuff
2017-04-18 16:41
Some more info: CZ-75 Auto: While the Automatic version does exist, it never took off and is a pretty rare gun to find in real life. The CZ-75 (non-automatic version) is on the other hand one of the most popular handguns in the world. USP: Sales were almost exclusively to special forces/special police before the release of Counter-strike (and other shooters). Since then, the sales have spiked in consumer markets. AK-47: The AK-47 is so iconic that every AK-type gun is called "AK-47," regardless of it being a Chinese replica, a Polish AKM or an AK-74. Steyr AUG: One of the first combat rifles to use a bullpup design, where the handle is placed in front of the magazine (where the barrel starts.) While the A1 is still used in some places, the AUG A3 is more likely to be found in service today. The A3 includes picatinny rails on top instead of a fixed optic, among other changes. AWP: In CS:GO, it's most likely an AWM, and not an AWP, but the devs stuck with it because the community has always called it the AWP (even though it was actually named AWM in previous versions of the game.) Funnily enough, AWM's and AWP's usually have flared barrels, where in CS, it is completely round. FAMAS: Highly popular bullpup-rifle, with many look-a-likes (QBZ-95 being the most notorious, perhaps. The hand guard on top actually makes it hard to fit optics on it, a must in modern combat. (Hard is perhaps the wrong choice of word, but it's a nuisance, because the height makes it difficult to place the rifle firmly against the shoulder when aiming down sights.) G3: One of the most customized rifles in the world. The original G3 is almost never used, but modified versions of it is found in every part of the world. Chances are that if you find 10 AK's, you will find 3 or 4 modified G3's laying about at the same time. Galil: Made by the same company that makes the UZI and the Desert Eagle. IWI (Israel Weapon Industries). The design is actually "borrowed" from a Finnish rifle, which in turn borrowed heavily from the AK-47. SCAR: The SCAR was meant to replace the old M16 design for special forces, making it more reliable, easier to maintain and more accurate. In every test to my knowledge, it has accomplished that goal. It comes in two main configurations: 5.56 NATO and 7.62 NATO (Scar-l and Scar-h, respectively.) SG553: It's a shorter barrel version of the SG550 with a picatinny rail for easy fittings of optics and accessories. The SG553 is the only subtype of the SG550 that is not available for civilian purchase. SSG08: The only one I don't really know much about... MAC-10: The Ingram-models are heavily used by security forces around the world, for their ease of use, the amount of firepower and the easy to conceal silhouette of the weapons. An almost natural successor to the UZI. MP7/MP9: Essentially the same gun, but the 9 has a shorter barrel and therefore less accuracy at range. The 9 has a collapsible stock while the 7 has a telescopic stock. UMP-45: Also comes in UMP-9 which is chambered in 9mm (unsurprisingly.) It is one of the most popular submachineguns on the market for several reasons. One being that it is made by H&K, which is a very respected weapons manufacturer. Another being that it is very sturdy and incredibly easy to handle the recoil, making the user very accurate at range. The slightly larger frame allows for more Picatinny rails, for placing accessories, and a collapsible stock for when in tight spaces (a car, for example.) MAG-7: Has a special shotgun shell, made to fit in the magazine. The shell is not used in any other design to my knowledge. The MAG-7 is essentially a necessary step in the development in a "better" shotgun solution for special forces or police forces. It's more of a working prototype than a "for service" gun.
2017-04-18 17:25
I wanted to do something like this originally but I was pressed for time. Perhaps we could collaborate and do a series of blogs about the weapons of CS:GO, moreso their history and application in real life than their stats? If so, lemme know.
2017-04-19 01:07
How about a comparison? Real life vs. In-game? :)
2017-04-19 12:18
Well, theres not much to compare. You could add that to the overall profile anyway. We could point out the discrepancies in CSGO though, such as thr Tec9, CZ75 and Glock all having vastly different damage and penetration even though they fire the same caliber, etc.
2017-04-19 21:09
Caliber is not the only thing that determines how fast or how heavy a bullet hits. The length of the barrel, how much gas goes back into the gun to cycle another round, the rifling are all things that make a difference. Not to mention that a caliber only tells you the dimensions, it does not tell you the weight or material of the bullet - so it's not out of the question that two 9mm pistols are pretty different in terms of stopping power.
2017-04-20 00:52
yea but the fact that the glock takes 3 hs vs helmet and the tec9 takes 1 is a bit of an exaggeration regardless. I know its all in the name of balance but this is definitely something to be known.
2017-04-20 02:40
Incredible info. GG dude I would have +1 karma'ed u if I had that dang HLTV extension in office :D
2017-04-19 07:11
Well, thanks! It's just a tidbit on each gun that I already knew. I'm sure there are plenty of other interesting pieces of information out there.
2017-04-19 12:19
NAF | 
Japan soneFILER 
very good blog. love it, bravo
2017-04-18 17:30
Norway duffz00r 
nice read ;)
2017-04-18 17:59
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
This is an actually interesting blog. Thanks for making it
2017-04-19 00:35
Interesting blog, thanks!
2017-04-19 00:45
The scouts acronym is not 'sturmgewehr' (assault rifle) but 'scharfschutzengewehr' which loosely translates to 'sniper rifle'
2017-04-19 07:20
Australia SOLOMlD 
2017-04-19 12:34
Sounds evil, doesn't it? >:)
2017-04-19 14:01
Liechtenstein ZazaBinks 
lmao half of the guns ar german
2017-04-19 07:40
Or Swiss or austrian
2017-04-19 09:53
Liechtenstein ZazaBinks 
= german
2017-04-19 12:26
That's like saying France=Alegria Same language doesn't mean that they are the same, even though some traditions are similar.
2017-04-19 14:07
These guns, yes. There are many more guns in CS:GO. But H&K is a big manufacturer that makes a lot of models, so it's not that surprising.
2017-04-19 12:24
P2k: German Mp7: German UMP: German USP: German G3SG1: German SG556: Swiss SSG08: Austrian AUG: Austrian Glock: Austrian P228: Swiss
2017-04-19 14:07
What's your point? P2k: H&K MP7: H&K UMP: H&K USP: H&K G3: H&K P250: SIG Sauer (German, not Swiss? Also, not P228...) SSG08: Steyr AUG: Steyr Glock: Glock SG556: Swiss Arms Then again... AK-47: Ruski Bizon: Ruski M4: USA R8: USA M249: Belgium/USA Galil: Israel Deagle: Israel Negev: Israel Beretta: Italy Nova: Italy XM1014: Italy Fiveseven: Belgium SCAR: Belgium P90: Belgium Tec-9: Sweden AWP: Britain MAG-7: South Africa
2017-04-19 17:02
i replied to the wrong comment, my bad.
2017-04-19 17:31
They call the SCAR-20 that because it is based on the SCAR-H SSR (Sniper Support Rifle), which comes with the 20 inch barrel and long handguard we see in game. The AWP is also not an AWP. The gun in game fires .338 Lapua Magnum rounds and has a green stock, which fits the AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum) as the AWP (Arctic Warfare Police) was only ever sold in black and chambered for .308 NATO. Edit: And of course the Glock 18, which is a weird frankengun in CSGO that has no real life analogue, as it has the small grip of the sub-compact Glock 26 but the long barrel of the regular sized GLock 17/18. The real Glock 18 also is fully automatic, there is no 3 round burst.
2017-04-19 11:49
finally a good hltv blog for once, thx to u
2017-04-19 15:38
Andorra RuleFive 
can u buy sgg in real life? i need one
2017-04-19 15:45
Nice article
2017-04-19 19:26
nice one respectedHLTVuser and also ++ to EttStyckeFisk for the extras. good read
2017-04-20 10:45
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Brazil LeeeO:9 
how the fk I pronunce Scharfschützengewehr ?
2017-04-20 18:20
1.) You apply to play for mouz. 2.) You learn ze German from GodDenis 3.) You pronounce Scharfschützengewehr 4.) You become the next NiKo xd
2017-04-26 20:29
5.) ??? 6.) profit
2017-04-27 17:54
thank mr Kappa_everywhere xd
2017-04-27 20:57
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