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  • Military Combat, Police and Security Shotguns of the World

    Military Combat, Police and Security Shotguns of the World

    The Shotgun remains the world's ultimate "lock-pick" and defender - close-quarters resolution at its finest.





    The shotgun has evolved across many levels since its inception - military, security, law enforcement, crowd/riot control, target shooting, game shooting. Generally speaking, there are three major categories concerning shotgun types - "pump-action", "break-action" and "autoloading". Pump-action types rely on manual actuation of a pumping-slide facility to fill/clear the chamber. Break-actions "break" open to expose the breech for reloading and are further divided into single-shot, dual-shot over-and-under and dual-shot side-by-side. Autoloaders, as their name implies, are designed around a self-loading action which handles loading the chamber as well as shell ejection automatically. These are sometimes mistakenly considered automatic weapons but are, by their very action, nothing more than semi-automatic firearms.


    Shotgun calibers are noted through "gauges", a term used to identify the inside diameter of the barrel. The term is based on the number of lead balls (these being the same diameter as the gun's bore size) required to equal one pound. The most popular gauge is the 12-gauge which indicates twelve lead balls to equal a pound. Similarly, 28-gauge indicates twenty-eight lead balls to equal a pound. Contrary to caliber sizes used in other firearms and artillery systems, the lower the gauge value of a shotgun, the larger the bore. Thusly, a 28-gauge shotgun sports a barrel much smaller than that of a 10-gauge with the most common gauges bring 10-, 12-, 16- 20- and 28-gauge. ".410" is another gauge value though simply identified by its bore size, much smaller than the preceding 28-gauge. Smaller gauge shotguns are generally suitable for firing by smaller-framed adults and youth.


    There are a total of (43) Military Combat, Police and Security Shotguns of the World in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Akdal MKA 1919

    Akdal MKA 1919
    Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Armsel Striker

    Armsel Striker
    Semi-Automatic Shotgun


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Benelli M1 Super 90

    Benelli M1 Super 90
    Shotgun


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Benelli M3 Super 90

    Benelli M3 Super 90
    Pump-Action / Semi-Automatic Shotgun


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Benelli M4 Super 90 / M1014 JSCS

    Benelli M4 Super 90 / M1014 JSCS
    Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun


    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta RS-200

    Beretta RS-200
    Shotgun


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Bernardelli B4

    Bernardelli B4
    Tactical Combat Shotgun


    1720
    Thumbnail picture of the Blunderbuss

    Blunderbuss
    Short-Barreled, Short-Ranged Musket


    1902
    Thumbnail picture of the Browning Auto-5

    Browning Auto-5
    Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Shotgun


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SLP (Self-Loading Police)

    Fabrique Nationale FN SLP (Self-Loading Police)
    Self-Loading Shotgun


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN TPS (Tactical Police Shotgun)

    Fabrique Nationale FN TPS (Tactical Police Shotgun)
    Pump-Action Shotgun


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Fostech Arms Origin-12

    Fostech Arms Origin-12
    Semi-Automatic Tactical Shotgun


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi Model PA (Series)

    Franchi Model PA (Series)
    Pump-Action Tactical Shotgun


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi SPAS-12

    Franchi SPAS-12
    Semi-Automatic Pump-Action Combat Shotgun


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi SPAS-15

    Franchi SPAS-15
    Automatic Combat Shotgun


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 (HK FP6)

    Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 (HK FP6)
    Combat Shotgun


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK CAWS

    Heckler & Koch HK CAWS
    Select-Fire Automatic Combat Shotgun


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Ithaca Model 37

    Ithaca Model 37
    Sporting / Security / Law Enforcement / Combat Shotgun


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout

    Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout
    Combat Shotgun


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash Saiga-12

    Izhmash Saiga-12
    Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash Saiga-410

    Izhmash Saiga-410
    Shotgun


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Kel-Tec KSG

    Kel-Tec KSG
    Pump-Action Bullpup Shotgun


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Knight's Armament Company Masterkey

    Knight's Armament Company Masterkey
    Underbarrel Shotgun Module


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the KS-23

    KS-23
    Carbine / Shotgun


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the M26 (MASS)

    M26 (MASS)
    Modular Accessory Shotgun System


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Mossberg Model 590

    Mossberg Model 590
    Pump-Action Shotgun


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the MPS AA-12 (Sledgehammer)

    MPS AA-12 (Sledgehammer)
    Assault Combat Shotgun


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the NeoStead 2000 (NS2000)

    NeoStead 2000 (NS2000)
    Pump-Action Slide Shotgun


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Pancor Jackhammer

    Pancor Jackhammer
    Automatic Shotgun


    1908
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 10 (M10)

    Remington Model 10 (M10)
    Pump-Action Slide Shotgun


    1905
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 11 (M11 / Remington Autoloading Gun)

    Remington Model 11 (M11 / Remington Autoloading Gun)
    Semi-Automatic, Self-Loading Shotgun


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 1100

    Remington Model 1100
    Semi-Automatic Auto-loading Shotgun


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 870

    Remington Model 870
    Pump-Action Shotgun


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 870 Wingmaster

    Remington Model 870 Wingmaster
    Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Savage Arms M720

    Savage Arms M720
    Semi-Automatic Shotgun


    1910
    Thumbnail picture of the Stevens M520 (Model 520)

    Stevens M520 (Model 520)
    Pump-Action Slide Shotgun


    1927
    Thumbnail picture of the Stevens M620 (Model 620)

    Stevens M620 (Model 620)
    Pump-Action Slide Shotgun


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the UTAS UTS-15

    UTAS UTS-15
    Pump-Action Tactical Bullpup Shotgun


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1200

    Winchester Model 1200
    Pump-Action Shotgun


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1300

    Winchester Model 1300
    Combat / Security / Sport Slide-Action Shotgun


    1897
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1897

    Winchester Model 1897
    Pump-Action Slide Shotgun


    1912
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1912

    Winchester Model 1912
    Pump-Action Slide Shotgun


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Zlatoust RB-12 (Bandaevskogo)

    Zlatoust RB-12 (Bandaevskogo)
    Pump-Action Shotgun