shoulder weapon

shoulder weapon

[′shōl·dər ‚wep·ən]
(ordnance)
Any firearm designed to be braced on or against the shoulder when firing, as a rifle, carbine, or bazooka launcher.
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In addition, if the back of the chair is resilient, the hammering recoil of a powerful shoulder weapon can crush the shoulder joint between the gun butt and the back of the chair.
Jackson shouting: "Repeat after me: 'The US rifle, caliber .30, M1, is a gas-operated, clip-fed, air-cooled, semi-automatic shoulder weapon.'" Great rifle, that Garand!
Garand developed the Rifle, Caliber.30, Ml which was adopted as the standard shoulder weapon of the US Army in January of 1936, and soon after by the U.S.
I remember watching him in class, explaining the Battle of Quebec using a pointer like a shoulder weapon. When the bell rang to change classes, Hervey was still talking and nobody moved."
The typical shoulder weapon, a .12-gauge shotgun loaded with 00 buckshot, was employed in all except one shotgun shooting, where rifle ammunition was used in the shotgun.
Extremely accurate due to its open bolt firing system, the MP-5 grants members of an entry team a shoulder weapon firing pistol-caliber ammunition which will not over penetrate in an urban high rise, yet can be placed with pinpoint accuracy by a skilled operator.
The subgunners should practice the other drills including coordination of covering fire, but anyone equipped with an SMG should also practice drills which require him or her to switch to the handgun in case of malfunction of the shoulder weapon.
Considering that a dinosaur's brain is the size of walnut, the skull is shaped in a manner that would deflect a bullet and the critter can probably run 20 to 25 mph, I'd say that no shoulder weapon would be adequate.
In the past, I've been somewhat critical of pistol caliber carbines, arguing that if one is going to put up with the bulk and weight of a shoulder weapon, then one should reap the benefits of a true rifle-caliber chambering.
This maneuver cannot be efficiently accomplished when any kind of shoulder weapon is involved.
If you're one of these folks, go ahead and get a by-God .30 caliber shoulder weapon. The M-1A is probably the best choice in the category -- based on price and parts availability -- as is its forerunner the M-1 Garand.
This frontier firearm has served countless hunters in the field taking birds on the wing, but the reputation of this smoothbore shoulder weapon is more indelibly etched on the public's psyche as an implement of devastating power.