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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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Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig said the boy used his father's 12-gauge shotgun to shoot McKayla from inside his home.
The quick-thinking preteen grabbed the 12-gauge shotgun that she used to go hunting with her father and locked herself in a bathroom closet with the gun pointed at the door.
1 Chris Secor, of Wilson, New York, bagged this 9-point buck with his Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun in November 2013 while hunting on family property with his father and sister.
Inquisitors have sometimes thought they would trip me up by asking, "You recommend a .38 Special for us but what do you have for yourself?" It's true a Kimber .40 S&W resides in my sock drawer, but even closer is a 12-gauge shotgun. That said, a S&W Model 442 goes with me nearly everywhere when traveling in-state, and I have at least two other .38 Specials (one a Model 10) placed strategically in our home.
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 .38 pistol Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun Smith & Wesson .500 revolver Vektor .223 semi auto rifle Winchester 12-gauge shotgun He already has a licence for the alleged murder weapon, a 9mm pistol already cence for the rder pistol
Dawn Nguyen of Rochester, New York, faces charges over allegedly lying when she purchased an AR-15 rifle -- a .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.
DI Simon Astle, who admitted to frustration with the investigation, said he was still confident of finding the two or three men responsible for killing Scott with a single 12-gauge shotgun cartridge, two years on.
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.
According to state police, troopers searched the truck and found a 16-inch Bushmaster assault rifle, a Remington 12-gauge shotgun with a pistol grip, seven 30-round magazine ammunition clips and several boxes of ammunition.
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.