Actually, I believe the term "assault rifle" originated with the creation of the German MP-44/StG-44 during WWII. It was first labeled as a "machine pistol" (MP) but was later renamed "Sturm-Gewehr," which literally translated means "Assault-Rifle." (Supposedly, Hitler himself came up with this term.)Assualt rifle is a termed made up by the media.
Sturm is German for storm. So the expression means "storm rifle," which loosely translated, indeed, means assault rifle.Originally posted by GI-45:
...but was later renamed "Sturm-Gewehr," which literally translated means "Assault-Rifle."
A battle rifle has been made legitimate, meaning it has been adopted by a country as its primary infantry long arm. It's civilian, non-selector-lever counterpart should be well made, accurate, and trustworthy. Examples would be the M16/AR15, HK G3 (I think) (91/93), M14/M1A, FN FAL/DSA SA58.Originally posted by Skunkabilly:
What's the difference?