Black Ops Weapons List: Assault Rifles
Assault rifles are the standard gun. Not as mobile as SMGs, not as powerful as LMGs, not as long-ranged as Snipers, they're average in every regard. This does mean that you'll hardly ever go wrong with choosing an assault rifle. Obviously though, not all rifles are created equal. Most are automatic, while some are semi-auto or burst fire. Some have higher power or recoil than others. The M16 comes unlocked for you, while you have to buy every other gun to unlock the G11.
The M16 is the first assault rifle in the game, one you start with. It fires a three-round burst and has a decently high damage rating, which only drops off at long range.
The Enfield is unlocked at level 6. It has lower damage and more recoil than the M16, but is the first full-auto rifle you can buy.
The M14 is unlocked at level 9. It's semi-auto, one shot at a time, but it makes up for that by having easily controllable recoil and high damage, higher than the M16s.
The Famas Is unlocked at level 14. Essentially the Enfield but better, the Famas has lower recoil and about the same damage.
The Galil Is unlocked at level 20. It has the same damage as the Famas, but less recoil, and is a solid Assault Rifle to use early in your career.
The AUG Is unlocked at level 26. It has less damage than the Galil, but more manageable recoil, as it tends to pull the same direction every shot.
The FN FAL Is unlocked at level 32. The second Semi-Auto gun, you fire one shot at a time. It has the same damage as the M14, but much less recoil, making it more deadly.
The AK47 Is unlocked at level 38. High damage, manageable recoil, the AK-47 is a Call of Duty standard for endgame.
The Commando Is unlocked at level 44. The AK-47 is great, but the Commando is identical in every way except a faster reload and weapon swap time.
The G11 is Classified and is unlocked when you buy all the other Assault Rifles. Fires in three-round bursts that kill most players, the G11 is an end-game death cannon. To make up for this, it only has two attachments: A Low Power Scope and the Variable Zoom scope.