shotgun


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A pump-action or single shot firearm, which fires projectiles of packed shot of various diameters; shotguns are popular among hunters

shotgun

Forensic pathology A pump-action or single shot firearm, which fires projectiles of packed shot of various diameters; shotguns are popular among hunters, and an efficient 'execution' weapon when a hit-person must address a moving target; homicide and suicide by shotgun is common in the US, but exceedingly rare in civilized countries, given the strict gun control laws. See Ballistics, Cookie cutter wounds, Drive-by shootings, Execution wounds, Gauge, Sawed-off shotgun. Cf Assault weapon, Pistol.
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These improvements are incremental as applied but the total of the procedures add up to a much improved shotgun. The work is simple enough but pays big dividends.
He represented India in Abu Dhabi and won Team Bronze in Asian Shotgun Championship in the year 2016.
Caption: Once the front and center beads on the shotgun line up, the shooter concentrates on the target only.
As in the past, the military found the shotgun to be an eminently practical weapon for security purposes.
However, the figures show 327 children aged 13 and under have shotgun certificates.
In 2016/17, there were 580,658 certificates for either firearms, shotguns or both - and 3,602 of those were held by children.
individu a fir tA A certificate is refused if police believe the individual shouldn't be allowed have a shotgun or firearm under the Firearms Act, or if they don't have a good reason to own, buy or acquire a shotgun.
West Yorkshire saw 66 shotgun licences revoked over the last year, according to the Home Office.
Grant dismissed the notion that you don't need to aim a shotgun very well in close quarters because it launches multiple projectiles at a time.
And we discovered 3,982 youngsters, all below the age of 18, have been granted shotgun certificates.
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Six of the assailants armed with homemade shotguns then fired on police from an alleyway and three injured officers required treatment for shotgun wounds at BDF Hospital, including one who was hit in the head.