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shotgun:

see small armssmall arms,
firearms designed primarily to be carried and fired by one person and, generally, held in the hands, as distinguished from heavy arms, or artillery. Early Small Arms

The first small arms came into general use at the end of the 14th cent.
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shotgun

[′shät‚gən]
(ordnance)
A smooth-bore shoulder weapon; the usual classes are riot gun, skeet gun, and sporting gun.

shotgun

American football an offensive formation in which the quarterback lines up for a snap unusually far behind the line of scrimmage
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A DRUG dealer was caught with three shotguns and PS12,000 in cash as well as heroin and crack worth PS29,000.
Listed below are few achievements of the members of Tricity Shotgun Shooters' Collective who have been representing Punjab on National and International platforms:
agencies and sworn officers can trade in a functioning service tactical shotgun plus pay $250 and trade up to a new Benelli Nova LE shotgun.
"Do you jerk the gun when you shoot your shotgun?" he asked.
'It proves that the Filipino sport shooter is not only world-class in handgun competitions, but in shotgun as well,' said PPSA president and IPSC Philippines regional director Edwin Lim.
The contest page is now titled "Contest" and contains a blurb at the bottom that reads, "Winner will receive a certificate of not more than $250." Neither the original shotgun giveaway language nor the Abbott picture appears on the page, which says the entry period for the contest will run from May 1 through May 31.
The Mossberg M500 MILS is a manually operated, pump (slide) action, riot-type shotgun with an alloy receiver, dual extractors and action bars, an internal hammer, tubular magazine, and tang mounted thumb safety on the rear of the receiver.
Rolly grappled with Bustillo to take the shotgun away from the suspect.
Police forces are left to decide who is granted a firearm or shotgun certificate after they've received and reviewed an application.
By ALICE CACHIA THERE are 3,602 firearm and shotgun certificates allowing children in England and Wales to use guns - and 327 shotgun certificates have been given to kids aged 13 and under.
e s There is no minimum age for applying for a shotgun certificate, but the law bans children from using them nut s m m It's up to police who's allowed to shotgun without adult supervision until they are 15.