- Assault Rifle
as·sault (ə-sôlt′) ri`fle
An assault rifle is a selective fire (selective between automatic, semi-automatic, and burst fire) rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Assault rifles are the standard service rifles in most modern armies. Note; the difference between the assault rifle and the battle rifle. Assault rifles use smaller cartridges and are used at closer ranges than battlerifles. The larger sized rifle cartridges used in battle rifles make fully automatic fire more difficult.