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  • He presents the AK-47 as a final stage in the development of automatic weapons — a compact, simple to manufacture, easily handled and almost indestructible rapid-firing rifle — tracing its story from the first attempts to create machine guns a century earlier.

    Everyman

  • The woman advanced upon the straw man, ejecting shells and rapid-firing thunder until the straw man was sheared in half.

    Rogue Oracle

  • I imagine rapid-firing a pistol causes some kickback that affects aim.

    Shooting Report from Portland

  • He steadied his gun hand while guiding the jeep and began rapid-firing.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • And though they might not see their running targets, a contingent of rapid-firing guards would very likely strike their mark.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • As the Grenadier Guards joined in with their rapid-firing carbines, the slopes of Jebel Surgham became carpeted with smashed bodies.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • ART DE WEHR, CERES DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY: When the officers arrived, the armed suspect opened fire with a rapid-firing rifle, almost immediately gunning down Officer Ryno in mere seconds after he stepped out of his vehicle.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2005

  • O'BRIEN: Well, every Friday at this time, we put our "Gimme a Minute" gang on the rapid-firing line to look at the week's big stories.

    CNN Transcript Mar 18, 2005

  • October 22nd, 2009 at 1: 00 am PDT yap, thats the first thing that came to my mind when i read the story. hopefully they can handle the upcoming SEO spam which tries to get #1 Ranking by rapid-firing Tweets about the Viagra, Free P*rn or whatever. reply

    Web 2.0 Summit: Marissa Mayer Shows Off Social Search, Results From Your Social Networks

  • His one advantage here was that his hunting rifle was a superbly accurate piece, whereas Mek Nimmur's men were all armed with AK-47 assault rifles, rapid-firing but notoriously wild at longer range, and more especially in the hands of these shufta.

    The Seventh Scroll

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