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Semi-automatic fire means that one shot is fired upon each depression of the trigger. Multi-short burst means a pre-set number of shots are fired upon each depression of the trigger. Automatic fire means continuous fire while the trigger is depressed.Adapted from: International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) 01.20: 'Glossary of terms, definitions and abbreviations', http://www.smallarmsstandards.org/.
Last updated on: 01 February 2014