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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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As well, many thousands of various models of French and Belgian muskets that had been converted to breechloaders using the "Tabatier" system in Europe were also made into 12-gauge shotguns and sold under various names --"Zulu" being the most common and the generic title by which these guns are known.
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.
Investigators found two types of 12-gauge shotgun cartridges at the Liberation offices and in BFMTV's lobby.
If I were salmon fishing in Alaska and competing with larger, fiercer brown bears, I would have a short-barrel 12-gauge shotgun loaded with the deep-piercing Brenneke slugs I mentioned earlier.
I've shot 12-gauge shotgun shells in ported shotguns without any problems for more than 40 years
That is a waste of resources; a 12-gauge shotgun is a very versatile weapon that can be used effectively as a vehicle gunner's secondary weapon.
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.
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.