List of assault rifles
An assault rifle is a rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge, a detachable magazine, and can switch between semi-automatic/fully automatic fire. Assault rifles are currently the standard service rifles in most modern armies.
- It must be an individual weapon;
- It must be capable of selective fire, which means it has the capacity to switch between semi-automatic and burst/fully automatic fire;
- It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle. For full-power automatic rifles, see List of battle rifles;
- Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine;
- It should have an effective range of at least 300 metres (330 yards).
Several of the rifles on the below list have non-Assault Rifle variants. Because they lack the selective fire capability as they only fire semi-automatic even though it fulfils the other requirements of the definition above.
- List of firearms
- List of carbines
- List of grenade launchers
- List of machine guns
- List of multiple-barrel firearms
- List of bolt action rifles
- List of straight pull rifles
- List of pump action rifles
- List of pistols
- List of revolvers
- List of semi-automatic rifles
- List of sniper rifles
- List of service rifles
- Service rifle
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- Moyer, F.A. Special Forces Foreign Weapons Handbook. ISBN 0-87364-009-8.
- Scroggie, R.J.; Moyer, Frank A. Special Forces Combat Firing Techniques. ISBN 0-87364-010-1.
- Assault rifle at Encyclopædia Britannica
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