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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Rifle.
See also changes related to Rifle, or pages that link to Rifle or to this page or whose text contains "Rifle".

Parent topics

  • Stub gun: Either a general term for firearm, or a type of artillery with a relatively long barrel with respect to caliber, giving the projectile a fairly flat trajectory [e]
  • Stub Firearm: Device, often designed to be used as a weapon, which projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity, using the energy of gases generated by a controlled explosion. [e]
  • Developing Article Infantry: Soldiers that directly confront the enemy, overcoming them with fire and maneuver while on foot or in specialized vehicles [e]

Other rifles mentioned in Citizendium

Guns that are not rifles

  • Developing Article artillery: Crew-served military devices for propelling payloads over distance [e]
  • Developing Article machine gun: A firearm capable not only of full-automatic fire, but with additional features, such as large ammunition supply mechanisms, barrel cooling or quick-change features, etc., that lets it fire for prolonged periods [e]
  • Developing Article pistol: A firearm intended primarily to be operated while held in the user's hand [e]
  • Developing Article shotgun: An individual weapon used in sport, police, or military applications, generally firing multiple small projectiles ("shot") rather than a single bullet [e]
  • Developing Article submachine gun: A firearm that can shoot a pistol cartridge (i.e., less powerful than a rifle cartridge) in full-automatic mode [e]
  • Battle rifle: A military rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge (e.g., 7.62x51mm NATO), and is heavier but longer-ranged than assault rifles; generally issued to snipers and designated marksmen [e]