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.
30, M1, is a gas-operated, clip-fed, air-cooled, semi-automatic, shoulder weapon.
I remember watching him in class, explaining the Battle of Quebec using a pointer like a shoulder weapon.
Officers with a shoulder weapon did not have a greater effect making the person stop than those with a handgun.
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.
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.
The drummers were boys too young to shoulder weapons.
Test Operations Procedure (TOP) 3-2-504, Safety Evaluation of Hand and Shoulder Weapons.
For the first time, a group of Indian police officers and commandos will be trained by the CIA and the FBI in the US for over a month on how to operate in " high- risk terrorist confrontations" and effectively use handguns and shoulder weapons in close quarters battle with terrorists.
They are shoulder weapons of very short range, 1,500 m surface-to-air at best, and could hardly be considered offensive.