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US Combat Shotguns by Leroy Thompson

Title US Combat Shotguns
Author Leroy Thompson
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release 2013-08-20
Category History
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9781780960142
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winchester, Remington, Ithaca Gun Company, Stevens, Savage, Mossberg, Benelli, and other gun manufacturers have produced a range of combat shotguns for US armed forces. When a soldier must face multiple opponents at close quarters, few weapons can match the shotgun. From World War I to the War on Terror, the shotgun has been a devastating weapon in the hands of US troops. For urban combat, prisoner control, and shipboard operations it remains as deadly today as it was a century ago. Early combat shotguns were basically sawed-off versions of the double-barreled shotguns used for sporting purposes. The Winchester Model 97 slide-action shotgun, first used in 20in-barreled "riot gun" form during the Philippine Insurrection, would remain in service in one form or another at least until the Vietnam War. During World War I shotguns were obtained in "riot gun" versions and also in "trench gun" versions (trench guns had a ventilated handguard added that allowed the mounting of a bayonet; riot guns did not have this feature). Joining the Model 97 as trench guns were the Winchester Model 12 and Remington Model 10, while these slide-action weapons plus the Remington Model 11, a semi-automatic, also served as riot-guns. So effective was the trench shotgun that Germans claimed it was inhumane and violated the "Rules of War", threatening to execute troops captured carrying a shotgun. The various Banana Wars saw the use of World War I military shotguns still in the armories. During World War II, Winchester Model 12 and Model 97 trench and riot guns were joined by the Ithaca Model 37, Remington Model 11 and Model 31, Stevens Models 520-30 and 620A, and Savage Model 720. The US Marines found the shotgun useful for the close combat they encountered in the jungles during World War II, in humid conditions that necessitated the development of military brass-case shotgun shells, while OSS agents found single-shot shotguns useful for arming guerillas in Burma, the Philippines, and elsewhere. During the Korean and Vietnam Wars the same types of shotguns deployed during World War II were used, though some additional models were acquired as riot guns, including the Remington Model 870, Savage Model 77E, Winchester Model 1200, and Winchester Model 25. In Vietnam shotguns were used by point men and others on patrol, while members of the US Navy SEALs especially liked shotguns for launching ambushes in the Mekong Delta. During the period since the First Gulf War new combat shotguns have been adopted by the US military, such as the Mossberg 500 series, including one trench-gun model, and the Benelli 1014. More recently during the War on Terror, shotguns have been used to clear cave complexes in Afghanistan and buildings in Iraq, but especially to blow doors open during entries and searches. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the story of the origins, development and use of the combat shotgun in US service, from the trenches of World War I to the cave complexes of Afghanistan.

US Combat Shotguns by Leroy Thompson

Title US Combat Shotguns
Author Leroy Thompson
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2013-08-20
Category History
Total Pages 80
ISBN 1780960158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When a soldier must face multiple opponents at close quarters, few weapons can match the effectiveness of the shotgun. From World War I to the War on Terror, the shotgun has been a devastating weapon in the hands of US troops. For urban combat, prisoner control and shipboard operations, it remains as deadly today as it was a century ago. This book examines various types, from the early combat shotguns through to the riot gun and trench gun versions used in World War l. So effective was the trench shotgun, the Germans complained it violated the “Rules of War” as an inhumane weapon, and threatened to execute troops captured carrying one. More recently during the War on Terror, shotguns have been used to clear cave complexes in Afghanistan and buildings in Iraq, but especially to blow doors open during entries and searches. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the story of the origins, development and the use of the combat shotgun in US service, from the trenches of World War l, to the Korean and Vietnamese Wars and lately the cave complexes of Afghanistan.

Title U S Winchester Trench and Riot Guns
Author Joe Poyer
Publisher
Release 1992
Category Winchester shotguns.
Total Pages 121
ISBN 9781882391028
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Second in the series--For Collectors Only--of books designed for antique arms enthusiasts, these books provide detailed information on particular firearms including history of development & use, specifications, markings, dimensions, finishes & accessories. This new offering includes all combat shotguns used by US military forces in all conflicts from World War I to the Persian Gulf. It is the first to provide detailed information on these unique firearms. A basic reference tool for collectors.

US Combat Shotguns by Leroy Thompson

Title US Combat Shotguns
Author Leroy Thompson
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2013-08-20
Category History
Total Pages 80
ISBN 1780960166
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When a soldier must face multiple opponents at close quarters, few weapons can match the effectiveness of the shotgun. From World War I to the War on Terror, the shotgun has been a devastating weapon in the hands of US troops. For urban combat, prisoner control and shipboard operations, it remains as deadly today as it was a century ago. This book examines various types, from the early combat shotguns through to the riot gun and trench gun versions used in World War l. So effective was the trench shotgun, the Germans complained it violated the "Rules of War†? as an inhumane weapon, and threatened to execute troops captured carrying one. More recently during the War on Terror, shotguns have been used to clear cave complexes in Afghanistan and buildings in Iraq, but especially to blow doors open during entries and searches. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the story of the origins, development and the use of the combat shotgun in US service, from the trenches of World War l, to the Korean and Vietnamese Wars and lately the cave complexes of Afghanistan.

Title A Collector s Guide to United States Combat Shotguns
Author Bruce N. Canfield
Publisher Andrew Mowbray Pub
Release 1992-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9780917218538
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The US Army WWII Shotgun Handbook Shotguns All Types War Department Technical Manual 1942 TM 9 285 Full Size Edition
Author U S Army
Publisher Carlile Military Library
Release 2019-03-31
Category History
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781091729940
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE CLASSIC COMBAT SHOTGUN MANUAL Giant 8.5" x 11" format. Enlarged from the original 1942 War Department Technical Manual. Digitally remastered for optimal clarity of this historical military document. 260+ pages - complete & unabridged. Essential reference for every classic combat shotgun owner and enthusiast. "Batteries last hours, books last decades. Get the print edition!" Feared by the enemy and trusted by the U.S. military for its simplicity, reliability and devastating effect, the 12-gauge combat shotgun has remained a favorite since its introduction to the trenches of World War One. This 1942 War Department technical manual - digitally-remastered and enlarged for this new, full-size 8.5"x11" edition - provides the classic shotgun owner and enthusiast with a full, comprehensively-illustrated guide to the operation, maintenance and repair of these weapons, including identification, disassembly, assembly, cleaning, lubrication, and ammunition. It covers a variety of shotguns in use by U.S. forces during WWII, including: WINCHESTER SHOTGUN, MODEL 1897 WINCHESTER SHOTGUN, MODEL 1912 STEVENS SHOTGUN, MODEL 620A, 520 & 620 ITHACA SHOTGUN, MODEL 37 REMINGTON SHOTGUN, MODEL 10 REMINGTON SHOTGUN, MODEL 31 REMINGTON SHOTGUN, MODEL 11 & SPORTSMAN SAVAGE SHOTGUN, MODEL 720 This book is a digitally remastered reproduction of a historical military document. Every effort has been made to curate, enhance and present this material with the greatest possible clarity and quality. Search for 'CARLILE MILITARY LIBRARY' to find more TOP-FLIGHT, SQUARED-AWAY publications for your professional bookshelf! Published in the U.S.A. by CARLILE MEDIA. Information purposes only.

Small Arms for Urban Combat by Russell C. Tilstra

Title Small Arms for Urban Combat
Author Russell C. Tilstra
Publisher McFarland
Release 2014-01-10
Category History
Total Pages 206
ISBN 0786488751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The urbanization of warfare has necessitated the kind of precision targeting that only small arms can deliver. Weapons not often seen on the battlefield can prove useful, even indispensible, in an urban setting. This expert reference guide examines in detail the most successful small arms in use and how changes in warfare have affected how those weapons are used and have transformed the small arms industry. Professional soldiers, law enforcement officers and students and researchers of small arms will gain a working knowledge of the most common and successful urban combat weapons (including some currently in development).

Title US Small Arms in World War II
Author Tom Laemlein
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release 2011-05-24
Category History
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781849084949
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the humorous to the poignant, this incredible collection of wartime images reveals ordinary GIs on the frontline. From the deserts of North Africa to Normandy and from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima, every theater of war is covered and each image details the small arms that the average GI carried with him to wage war and win an historic victory. All the key small arms, from the commonplace 3Grease Gun2 to the rare Johnson rifle, and including pistols, rifles, carbines, combat shotguns, automatic rifles and machine guns are included. Tom Laemlein has created a unique photo study that draws together a rare collection of classic images (many never before seen). These images together with a short introduction to each weapon tells the combat story of the US Army at war.

Title Weapons of the US Special Operations Command
Author Chris McNab
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2019-07-25
Category History
Total Pages 80
ISBN 1472833082
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The units and formations of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have privileged access to the finest weaponry in the world's arsenal. Whether Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, the SOCOM troops select weapons that match their mission requirements, but which also sit at the cutting edge of combat technology. This means that, while SOCOM troops frequently use standard-issue weaponry, they also adopt many specialist pieces of kit that are not so accessible to the broader armed services, including sniper rifles, battle rifles, and machine guns, as well as high-tech tactical accessories used to transform standard weaponry into something exceptional. Assessing the technology and capabilities of these combat weapons, as well as how they have been used in modern combat, this fully illustrated study lifts the veil on some of the most distinctive hand-held weapon systems of US special operations forces since 1987.

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