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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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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.
The S&W Model 10s and 870P riot guns were both used along with a couple High Standard .
The ideal answer to a wide range of military and other security sector needs, the LEKTROX(TM) extended range wireless ammunition is being designed for use with standard issue 37/38mm and 40mm riot guns and M203 grenade launchers, and with 12-guage version shotguns.
Our Remington 870P riot guns were new, but on graveyard shift, with a shoot-'em-dead curfew, we turned to something else.
Being developed as the ideal answer to a wide range of military, homeland security, law enforcement, professional and domestic security needs, the LEKTROX extended range wireless ammunition is being designed for use with standard riot guns, M203 grenade launchers and shotguns.
experienced when firing hard kicking weapons such as riot guns and hand