SELECTOR,FIRE CONTROL,SMALL ARMS - United States (US)
An item designed to choose between firing modes of a carbine, machine gun, submachine gun, automatic rifle or other similar weapons. Modes of fire could include safe (no fire), semi-automatic burst (two (2) or more round burst), and automatic. Modes of fire could be between calibers of a single weapon such as between a bullet and grenade or a rifle round and a shotgun round. It is a component of the firing mechanism. Differentiated from ACUATOR, GUN SAFETY and SAFETY by allowing more than a fire/no fire choice.