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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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.
Our Remington 870P riot guns were new, but on graveyard shift, with a shoot-'em-dead curfew, we turned to something else.
The team reported that both the 37/38mm and 40mm versions of its ammunition -- designed for use with standard riot guns and M203 grenade launchers -- were found to comply with the DoD requirements.
Officers with riot guns and rifles were posted throughout the basement.
Thousands of strikers fought pitched battles against a police force armed with tear gas and riot guns.
Military use of bayonets and submachine guns, reinforcing the more commonplace police use of tear gas and riot guns, was particularly prominent in government attacks against union offices and headquarters.
It affords the crew member direct all-round visual and video observation by day and by night, permits the recording and display of the video images on two television monitors (one mounted inside the cupola, the other inside the vehicle) and, in case of need, allows armed intervention by grenade-launchers, riot guns, machine-guns, Ruggieri close defence system, etc.
LEKTROX has been specially designed for use with standard issue riot guns and M203 grenade launchers, which will allow the military, law enforcement agencies and others to quickly deploy LEKTROX without the need for lengthy, complex training methods or significant functional adjustments to vehicles or personal equipment.
In short-barreled versions, often called riot guns, the 18" barrel even at full overall length is not much longer than a handgun held and shot properly.