A combat shotgun is a shotgun that is intended to be used in armed conflicts, typically by a military force. The earliest shotguns specifically designed for combat were the trench guns or trench shotguns issued in World War I. While limited in range, the multiple projectiles typically used in a shotgun shell provide increased hit probability unmatched by other small arms.

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  1. Ironbar

    Front Sight Four-day Tactical Shotgun Class

    Greetings NW Firearms folk (et. al) I decided to post this review of the Four-day Tactical Shotgun class because I couldn't find any recent reviews. This review will be done on a day-by-day basis as I complete each day in the class. I'm not going to go into detail about things one needs to know...
  2. The Heretic

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