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Synonyms for shotgun

firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges

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Arguably the greatest asset the venerable 12-gauge shotgun brings to the table is ammunition versatility.
The next time someone stepped out from a side street with their hand cocked back to throw, the blast of a 12-gauge shotgun pointed somewhere near his feet caused him to duck and cover, dropping whatever he had been holding into the dirt.
According to the New York Post, other items seized included three Samurai swords, a 6-foot, 10-inch spear, a bayonet and a deadly collection of large knives, as well as pair of 20-round 'drum magazines' for a 12-gauge shotgun.
OSCAR'S WEAPONS Pistorius has applied to the authorities in South Africa for licences for all these weapons, local press reports claim Maverick 12-gauge shotgun Smith & Wesson .
223-caliber weapon -- and 12-gauge shotgun that the gunman had with him during the attack, CNN reported.
The man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire.
She said the defendant had moved to an address in Sparkbrook and, when her home was later searched, police found a 12-gauge shotgun wrapped in plastic sheeting, which had Hussain's fingerprints on it.
The Tasers can deliver up to 20 seconds of electric shock in bullet-like capsules from a standard 12-gauge shotgun or a X12 Taser.
The weapon, which is fired from a 12-gauge shotgun, is being tested by the Home Office before being approved for use by police forces in England and Wales.
The XRep Taser, which is fired from a 12-gauge shotgun, is currently being tested by the Home Office before being approved for use by police forces in England and Wales.
The M1030 12-gauge shotgun breaching cartridge will reduce the danger posed by ricocheting fragments when Soldiers have to break down doors and disable locks.
A 12-gauge shotgun cartridge is now available that is designed specifically to breach padlock hasps and deadbolts, knobs and hinges on wooden doors.
Hughstan Schlicker, 15, from Mesa, Arizona, called police and told them he had just shot his father in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun.
The housing is made of stainless steel with O-ring seals and a laminated polycarbonate window that can withstand a 12-gauge shotgun blast or a direct hit from a 9-mm handgun.
Authorities said three rounds of birdshot from a pump-action 12-gauge shotgun were fired.