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riot gun

A firearm used to fire non-lethal ammunition to suppress riots. Riot guns can be purpose-built for riot control and loaded with special ammunition, or can be standard-issue weapons loaded with plastic bullets, teargas cartridges, pepper spray, smoke shells, sound projectiles, etc.
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The former provided Model 37 riot guns, which were issued to Army and USMC units.
Model 870 Riot Guns were also used by the Army and Air Force units during the war.
THERE'S LITTLE DOUBT that the pump or semiautomatic trench shotgun, and its close associate the riot gun, are formidable small arms.
Even a military riot gun in similar shape runs in the $6,000 range.
Additional Remington Model 11 Riot Guns were obtained for security guards, while others showed up in the hands of the USMC in the Pacific Theater.
Note the three M97 Riot Guns stacked at the left of the photo.
Radikal reported that the police officer ysmail Aydyn has claimed that his team fired no tear gas canisters that day, adding that he did not know who used the riot gun.
Sefa Doyranly, head of the riot-control team posted to the area of the incident, said he was in Okmeydany on the day the incident took place, but stressed that he didn't fire the riot gun.
These were standard Model 37 riot guns with blue finishes that were fitted with ventilated barrel jackets and bayonet adapters supplied by the Savage Arms Company.
The shotgun proved especially useful in the close range jungle warfare that characterized the Vietnam War and large numbers of shotguns, including in excess of 50,000 Ithaca Model 37 Riot guns, were issued to U.
The scene where the Model 1897s are the real stars of the film begins with the famous walk as Pike, Dutch and the Gorch brothers arm themselves with SAA revolvers, 1911 pistols, a Model 1892 Winchester, load their Model 1897 riot guns and march into the courtyard of Mapache's hacienda to demand Angel's release.
I tried to find bayonets that would fit, but didn't find out until much later that the standard riot gun used a 1917 Enfield bayonet.