All Kit Weapons (AKWs) are weapons that can be used with any Kit, such as pistols and shotguns. Traditionally, only the sidearm of any given faction can be used by all kits, although in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3, there are weapons of most classes rather than just handguns available to all kits and factions. In Battlefield 3, AKWs other than pistols and shotguns are known as Personal Defense Weapons, or PDWs. Battlefield 4 has slightly revamped the system, now allowing carbines to become AKWs, with the inclusion of PDWs specifically to the Engineer kit. Designated Marksman Rifles, or DMRs, are a new type of semi-automatic AKW brought into Battlefield 4 that bridge the gap between assault rifles and sniper rifles.