riot gun


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riot gun

[′rī·ət ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Any shotgun with a short barrel, especially a short-barreled shotgun used in guard duty or to scatter rioters; usually has a 20-inch (50.8-centimeter) cylinder barrel.
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Stevens provided the government with its Model 77E riot gun.
Early on, police also adopted the riot gun as an integral part of their arsenals, and they remain so today.
The Stevens Arms Company of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, had been producing its Browning-designed M520 and M520-30 shotguns since 1904, and in 1941, the government placed orders for standard, riot gun and trench gun versions.
Sefa Doyranly, head of the riot-control team posted to the area of the incident, said he was in Okmeydany on the day the incident took place, but stressed that he didn't fire the riot gun.
In addition, they purchased Trench and riot guns from Remington (Model 31 pump & Model 11 semiauto), Savage/Stevens (Model 520-30 & 620A), Savage Model 720 (semiauto) and--the subject of this report--the Ithaca Model 37 Trench Gun.
Given its compact size, officers can carry a lot of them, and 12 to 14 Minishells can easily fit into the tube of a 20-inch riot gun.
During the express office robbery one of the gang members, Crazy Lee (Bo Hopkins), is armed with a Winchester Model 12 riot gun.
Our Remington 870P riot guns were new, but on graveyard shift, with a shoot-'em-dead curfew, we turned to something else.
POLICE authorities in Jammu and Kashmir are pushing for FN Herstal 303 riot guns for crowd control as the demand for banning shot guns is growing by the day.
Photos taken by photojournalists showed some police officers using FN 303 semi-automatic riot guns, which are banned in a number of European countries.
CSF personnel were allegedly armed with birdshot guns, riot guns, and teargas and pointing weapons at the students.
Indeed, in just a few days, the stench of tear gas in the streets of the nation's largest cities, along with the sound of riot guns, police water cannons and furious residents banging pots and pans in protest, became a nightly phenomena.