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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 (44) 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
    Type: Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Armsel Striker
    Armsel Striker
    Type: Semi-Automatic Shotgun
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Benelli M1 Super 90
    Benelli M1 Super 90
    Type: Shotgun
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Benelli M3 Super 90
    Benelli M3 Super 90
    Type: Pump-Action / Semi-Automatic Shotgun
     
    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Benelli M4 Super 90 (M1014 JSCS)
    Benelli M4 Super 90 (M1014 JSCS)
    Type: Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun
     
    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta RS-200
    Beretta RS-200
    Type: Combat Shotgun
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Bernardelli B4
    Bernardelli B4
    Type: Tactical Combat Shotgun
     
    1720
    Thumbnail picture of the Blunderbuss
    Blunderbuss
    Type: Short-Barreled, Short-Ranged Musket
     
    1902
    Thumbnail picture of the Browning Auto-5
    Browning Auto-5
    Type: Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Shotgun
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SLP (Self-Loading Police)
    Fabrique Nationale FN SLP (Self-Loading Police)
    Type: Self-Loading Shotgun
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN TPS (Tactical Police Shotgun)
    Fabrique Nationale FN TPS (Tactical Police Shotgun)
    Type: Pump-Action Shotgun
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Fostech Arms Origin-12
    Fostech Arms Origin-12
    Type: Semi-Automatic Tactical Shotgun
     
    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi Model PA (Series)
    Franchi Model PA (Series)
    Type: Pump-Action Tactical Shotgun
     
    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi SPAS-12
    Franchi SPAS-12
    Type: Semi-Automatic Pump-Action Combat Shotgun
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi SPAS-15
    Franchi SPAS-15
    Type: Automatic Combat Shotgun
     
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 (HK FP6)
    Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 (HK FP6)
    Type: Combat Shotgun
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK CAWS
    Heckler & Koch HK CAWS
    Type: Select-Fire Automatic Combat Shotgun
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Ithaca Model 37
    Ithaca Model 37
    Type: Sporting / Security / Law Enforcement / Combat Shotgun
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout
    Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout
    Type: Combat Shotgun
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash Saiga-12
    Izhmash Saiga-12
    Type: Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash Saiga-410
    Izhmash Saiga-410
    Type: Shotgun
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Kel-Tec KSG
    Kel-Tec KSG
    Type: Pump-Action Bullpup Shotgun
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Knight's Armament Company Masterkey
    Knight's Armament Company Masterkey
    Type: Underbarrel Shotgun Module
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the KS-23
    KS-23
    Type: Carbine / Shotgun
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the M26 (MASS)
    M26 (MASS)
    Type: Modular Accessory Shotgun System
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Molot Vepr-12
    Molot Vepr-12
    Type: Semi-Automatic Shotgun
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Mossberg Model 590
    Mossberg Model 590
    Type: Pump-Action Shotgun
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the MPS AA-12 (Sledgehammer)
    MPS AA-12 (Sledgehammer)
    Type: Assault Combat Shotgun
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the NeoStead 2000 (NS2000)
    NeoStead 2000 (NS2000)
    Type: Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Pancor Jackhammer
    Pancor Jackhammer
    Type: Automatic Shotgun
     
    1908
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 10 (M10)
    Remington Model 10 (M10)
    Type: Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
     
    1905
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 11 (M11 / Remington Autoloading Gun)
    Remington Model 11 (M11 / Remington Autoloading Gun)
    Type: Semi-Automatic, Self-Loading Shotgun
     
    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 1100
    Remington Model 1100
    Type: Semi-Automatic Auto-loading Shotgun
     
    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 870
    Remington Model 870
    Type: Pump-Action Shotgun
     
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington Model 870 Wingmaster
    Remington Model 870 Wingmaster
    Type: Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Savage Arms M720
    Savage Arms M720
    Type: Semi-Automatic Shotgun
     
    1910
    Thumbnail picture of the Stevens M520 (Model 520)
    Stevens M520 (Model 520)
    Type: Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
     
    1927
    Thumbnail picture of the Stevens M620 (Model 620)
    Stevens M620 (Model 620)
    Type: Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the UTAS UTS-15
    UTAS UTS-15
    Type: Pump-Action Tactical Bullpup Shotgun
     
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1200
    Winchester Model 1200
    Type: Pump-Action Shotgun
     
    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1300
    Winchester Model 1300
    Type: Combat / Security / Sport Slide-Action Shotgun
     
    1897
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1897
    Winchester Model 1897
    Type: Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
     
    1912
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1912
    Winchester Model 1912
    Type: Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Zlatoust RB-12 (Bandaevskogo)
    Zlatoust RB-12 (Bandaevskogo)
    Type: Pump-Action Shotgun