What are shotguns used for?

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  1. JohnnyS101

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    Snipers are used in the military, so are assault, pistols are protection and police and other rifles are used for hunting. But what are shotguns used for? I know they are used for clay and competition shooting but anything else really?

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    In the military and police they would be used for close combat operations.
     
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    I was also thinking that, but then I thought I can't imagine police blowing off bodies, military use is probable in my mind though.

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    In the Coast Guard we use them for diasabling fire. Aim at a boats outboard engines and shoot a slug through them.

    Can also shoot bean bag or rubber rounds out of them for a less lethal option in crowd control.

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    sheer intimidation!

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    they work really good for taking care of rattlesnakes and copperheads, etc.
     
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    Originally used for hunting small game when loaded with buckshot(I guess). Then from there, people tried and found it very useful in many different ways(hunting,riot control,CQB,home defense). Basically, if you want to knock *something down at close range w/out worrying about *something getting back up, use a shotgun.

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    Buck shot is for deer hence the buck, there is also bird shot but the bb's come in different sizes depending on use as well as slugs for moose and bear and other large game and different size shotguns for different uses like a 410 for tiny birds, a 12 gage can be loaded with dimes for a nasty effect aswell as be used as a molitov cocktail launcher or be loaded with rock salt for a nasty sting on a trespasser

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    Buck shot is not for deer! Deer slugs are for deer! Buck shot is used mostly for self defense.

    Dimes! Ewwwwew, that'll leave a mark! Always wanted to try that,,,,

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    Theres a shotgun app where if u cock back your phone then snap it forward makes the gun sound... few guns in the market.

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