Caption: The United States used large numbers of Savage M77 and Ithaca M37 riot guns in Vietnam.
Armed Forces used Remington Model 870 riot guns. This Model 870 is a Navy issue gun with a Parkerized finish.
Ithaca also supplied some M37 riot guns and standard-length barrel training guns.
THERE'S LITTLE DOUBT that the pump or semiautomatic trench shotgun, and its close associate the riot gun, are formidable small arms.
While the pump riot gun has often been touted as more reliable than an automatic shotgun, you must remember that this is an AK shotgun with all the inherent reliability of the AK-47.
Anyone who has been battered with heavy buckshot and slug loads in a light pump riot gun doing a police training or qualification course will appreciate that extra recoil-absorbing weight, as well as the recoil absorbing of the semi-auto mechanism.
6 claimed either to have not used a riot gun
on the day of the incident or to not know who used the riot gun
that injured Berkin.
Ithaca also supplied riot guns
and standard shotguns to the government.
During this period, the military also obtained numbers of Remington Model 11 Riot Guns
, which were unique in that they were the first semiauto shotguns taken into service, and would remain so for many years.
My next post, the embassy in Tel Aviv, boasted two pristine Stevens 620 riot guns
, complete with ventilated handguards and bayonet lugs.
Many of these were standard riot guns
while others were long-barreled skeet and trap guns that were used for training aerial gunners.
The gang's Model 1897 riot guns
are featured prominently in the express office robbery and ensuing shoot out with the bounty hunters and also during the train hijacking.