Tuesday, January 27, 2015


If your agency removes the shotgun from general use, it should be kept in reserve.  There are still some tasks that the shotgun is very good at doing.  One is the ability to fire a variety of rounds.  Specialized shotguns can fire bean bags, and rubber, or wooden bullets.  These are good for times when severe riot control is needed.

Shotguns can fire breaching rounds to break open door locks and hinges.  For a SWAT team or other special unit this can be very important.  Shotguns can also fire slugs.  Shotgun slugs are able to penetrate walls, and body armor.

Shotguns are also good for use against animals.  The presence of large and dangerous animals in an urban environment requires a rapid end to avoid the danger to human life.  A shotgun can be very helpful in stopping such creatures; that's what the SGT Says.

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