The assault rifle is a category of weapons available in the Grand Theft Auto games. These weapons are more powerful and accurate than the pistol or the sub machine gun and are powerful against medium to long-range targets. They are somewhat bulky and can hinder the player's ability to sprint quickly while wielding them. Weapons under this category includes:
In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the M16 is called Assault Rifle in-game, while Grand Theft Auto IV, names the AK-47 as such.