riot gun


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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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This is not to say that numbers of Ithaca Model 37 and Stevens Model 77 riot guns did not continue in service, but with the reduction in the size of the Army, surplus weapons were either discarded as foreign military aid to other countries or destroyed.
While both trench guns and riot guns have short barrels (normally around 20 inches) and are cylinder bored, there are differences.
For anyone wanting a slug gun for hunting or a riot gun for defense, you will be hard pressed to find a better choice than this 12-gauge AK-47 known as the EM-12B from Inter Ordinance.
Police officers Cengizhan KocabaE-, Uluhan Ulu and Deniz UlutaE- said that they hadn't used riot guns that day because they are not certified to do so.
The Army placed an order with Winchester for a quantity of 12-gauge Model 1897 pump action "Riot Guns." These Model 1897s were issued to American troops and selected Constabulary personnel.
Stevens provided the government with its Model 77E riot gun. A pump-action design, its tubular magazine held four rounds and, being that they were originally intended for small-statured Vietnamese soldiers, the buttstock was shortened by 5/8 of an inch.
The Stevens Arms Company of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, had been producing its Browning-designed M520 and M520-30 shotguns since 1904, and in 1941, the government placed orders for standard, riot gun and trench gun versions.
Soldiers and Marines fighting the Moros worked in two man teams, one armed with a Krag-Jorgensen rifle and the other with a M1897 Riot Gun. If the rifleman did not stop the Juramentado at a distance, the shotgunner took him down when he got close.
During the express office robbery one of the gang members, Crazy Lee (Bo Hopkins), is armed with a Winchester Model 12 riot gun. The Model 12 was introduced in 1912 but in 20 gauge only, 12 and 16 gauge guns were not available until 1914.
The stubby shotgun may be called a "riot gun" but with standard buckshot it a) has limited use against a looter with a rifle, b) will be almost useless beyond 50 yards without a tight choke, and c) will nail non-threatening individuals indiscriminately at the long ranges at which you could expect to be undertaking "proactive fire."
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.
And also there's been some good sales in the new Remington Express riot gun or police gun.