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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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Ithaca also supplied riot guns and standard shotguns to the government.
They originally used semiauto FN/Browning shotguns, which were later supplemented with Remington Model 870 riot guns.
Principally, trench guns are employed for more tactical work, while riot guns, in the military at least, are primarily used for such things as riot control and guard duty.
Ithaca also supplied some M37 riot guns and standard-length barrel training guns.
During this period, the military also obtained numbers of Remington Model 11 Riot Guns, which were unique in that they were the first semiauto shotguns taken into service, and would remain so for many years.
When America entered WWII, additional orders were placed with Winchester for M97 and M12 Trench and Riot Guns.
Another police officer, Deniz Arslan, said that though he was licensed to use riot guns, he was not working on the day Berkin was injured.
6 claimed either to have not used a riot gun on the day of the incident or to not know who used the riot gun that injured Berkin.
Many of these were standard riot guns while others were long-barreled skeet and trap guns that were used for training aerial gunners.
The gang's Model 1897 riot guns are featured prominently in the express office robbery and ensuing shoot out with the bounty hunters and also during the train hijacking.
My next post, the embassy in Tel Aviv, boasted two pristine Stevens 620 riot guns, complete with ventilated handguards and bayonet lugs.
Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun Caliber: 12 gauge Overall length: 39.