Thread: 9mm vs.45
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Old March 29th, 2005, 07:58 AM
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Aaron Shrier
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Location: San Fernando Valley
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Ok, you guys are way way beyond me when it comes to "gun-speak". But the "is an assault rifle really a rifle" dialogue seems to me to be one lacking a basic common definition: "power".

John claims that these "hybrid" weapons are not truly rifles due to the fired round's lack of power. Measured by each round. (If I've got the general gist of the argument correct.)

Jack's argument seems to look at the combined power of a shot-burst (I don't know if this the correct term) is great enough for these weapons to be added into the ranks of rifle. (Again, assuming that I have summarized Jack's argument correctly.)

So how is "power" measured in a weapon?

I know that I have really left myself open by sticking my head into this thread.
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