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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Caption: This Navy SEAL'S Remington Model 870 riot gun is fitted with an extended magazine and a pistol grip.
Anyone who has been battered with heavy buckshot and slug loads in a light pump riot gun doing a police training or qualification course will appreciate that extra recoil-absorbing weight, as well as the recoil absorbing of the semi-auto mechanism.
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. "I don't remember who on our team was given a riot gun," he added.
Photos by: James Walters & Nathan Reynolds (unless otherwise indicated) Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun Caliber: 12 gauge Overall length: 39.25 inches Barrel length: 20 inches Weight: 8 pounds Magazine: 5 rounds, tubular Sights: Front: Bead Rear: None Bayonet: None U.S.
The Savage Arms Company was contracted for numbers of its semiauto Model 720 shotguns in riot gun and standard configurations.
Soldiers and Marines worked in two-man teams, one armed with a Krag-Jorgensen rifle, and the other with an M1897 Riot Gun. If the rifleman did not stop the Juramentado at a distance, the shotgunner stopped him at close range.
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. Only the Winchester 1300 pump will cycle them without a hitch, but they are just perfect for single- and double-barrel guns.
The latter was offered in a Riot Gun version with a 20-inch cylinder bore barrel which soon replaced the sawn-off double-barrel shotgun in the hands of law enforcement officers.
Having proved itself in combat in Vietnam with the Marines, the Remington 870 in "riot gun" guise is the quintessential social shotgun.
So that "little lady" purchases a mean-looking, 8-pound, pistol-gripped, 10-shot, riot gun and a couple boxes of 3-inch magnum buckshot rounds.
The Model 1897 Riot Gun was a solid-frame gun and came standard with a 20-inch cylinder bore barrel.