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- M1 carbine : Second World War rifle, firing a reduced-power .30 caliber cartridge, and issued to personnel that did not need a full-power rifle such as the M1 Garand, but a weapon with more range than a pistol
- Carbine : General term for a lightweight rifle, usually short-barreled and possibly sacrificing muzzle velocity for reducing the weight
- Assault rifle : An individual weapon intended for infantry combat, which fires an intermediate-power cartridge, has a large magazine, and can fire fixed bursts (usually 3 shots) or in full-automatic mode
- Full-automatic (military) : A military weapon, which, as long as its trigger or other actuating mechanism is active, will fire until out of ammunition