(1) The pistol-caliber carbine , with its light recoil and mild report, offers an intimidating appearance when seen by a burglar at gunpoint.(2) One of the most distinctive, interesting and fairly common models of the Carcano is the Cavalry carbine .(3) The introduction of the percussion lock in the early 19th century did little for the design of the military pistol and it was being replaced by the carbine by mid-century, pistols being reserved solely for issue to senior NCOs.(4) He joined in with automatic fire from his carbine and threw grenades at the enemy, whose attacks were accompanied by bugles, whistles, flares and supporting mortar bursts.(5) What was needed was a carbine or a short-barreled rifle that would fire an intermediate-weight cartridge and was capable of full automatic fire.(6) Some people think fighting with a sniper rifle is somehow entirely different than fighting with a carbine , handgun or a shotgun.(7) By simply changing the barrel or adding a bipod the AUG can change from a conventional rifle to an assault rifle, carbine , or light machine gun.(8) A large part of Beretta's advertising campaign has been the ability to convert the Neos from a pistol to a light carbine without any tools, however, so far there has been no word on availability or price of this upgrade.(9) These included a shortened carbine , a sniper rifle, a belt-fed light machine gun, and a heavy-barreled squad automatic weapon.(10) If the family is in the safe room and the intruders are kicking down that door, the carbine , rifle or shotgun comes into its own.(11) Several buildings were examined and stores of grenades, Russian and Chinese machine guns, automatic carbines , uniforms and military equipment, including a tonne of ammunition, were found.(12) But as the war progressed the bolt action rifle was increasingly supplemented, or replaced, by carbines and by a variety of other automatic and semi-automatic firearms.(13) There stood eight CIA operatives, dressed in black, holding various submachine guns and assault carbines .(14) The most common Arisaka models one comes across today at shows are the long rifles, short rifles, and carbines .(15) Armalite offers a comprehensive line of .223, .243 and .308 caliber rifles and carbines .(16) The 7th Cavalry, with single-shot carbines , was quite simply outgunned by the Indians who had repeating rifles.