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A personal weapon or ordnance weapon is a weapon that is issued to an individual member of a military or paramilitary unit, e.g. to individual infantry soldiers, but also side arms carried by officers or other personnel.

These weapons in pre-modern contexts tend to be melee weapons (blade weapons or polearms), and in modern contexts usually firearms, but also blade weapons such as the bayonet or the officer's sword.

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