A rifle designed for combat, with selective fire (capable of shooting in both fully automatic and semi automatic modes, or in some cases, 2 to 3 shots).
In the strictest of definitions, for a firearm to be considered an assault rifle it must at least follow these characteristics:
- It must be an individual weapon with provision to fire from the shoulder (i.e. a buttstock);
- It must be capable of selective fire;
- It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle;
- Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine.
The following tags implicate this tag: t65_assault_rifle, steyr_acr, t91_assault_rifle, imi_tavor_tar-21, vektor_cr-21, fn_scar, ak-74, m16, m4_carbine, ak-47, steyr_aug, stg44, fn_f2000, aks-74u, imi_galil, an-94, famas, fn_fnc, bushmaster_acr, qbz-95, as_val, ak-102, ak-107, sig_550, sig_551, l85, ma5, qbz-03, howa_type_89, enfield_sa-80, beretta_ar70/90, h&k_g11, h&k_g36, and h&k_hk416 (learn more).