riot gun


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ri′ot gun`


n.
a gun, esp. a shotgun with a short barrel, for quelling riots rather than inflicting serious injury.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.riot gun - a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or deathriot gun - a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
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Besides its Browning-designed Model 520 and 520/30 guns, Stevens also supplied numbers of the improved Model 620A pump gun in both Trench and riot gun configurations.
THERE'S LITTLE DOUBT that the pump or semiautomatic trench shotgun, and its close associate the riot gun, are formidable small arms.
Originally, I had wanted a short-barreled Model 1897, but when I found out how hard it is to find an original Model 1897 Trench Gun or Model 1897 Riot Gun, I abandoned the idea.
A 40mm riot gun that fires a plastic baton designed to stun at up to 25m
It was a 20-inch barreled, riot gun in 10 gauge and marked along the barrel "TPD" or "Tucson Police Department.
My intention from the start with this project was not to build a reproduction of an original Model 1897 Riot gun or a piece for Cowboy Action competition.
The Riot Gun, with its stubby 20-inch barrel, would eventually be riding in thousands of patrol cars all across America.
She almost appears shy when she smiles and proudly shows off her three guns - a 9mm Beretta, a home-made sawn-off shotgun and a riot gun.
The latter was offered in a Riot Gun version with a 20-inch cylinder bore barrel, which soon replaced the shortened-off double barrel shotgun in the hands of law-enforcement officers.
6 claimed either to have not used a riot gun on the day of the incident or to not know who used the riot gun that injured Berkin.
The usual practice with American and Constabulary personnel was to work in pairs, one armed with a Krag and the other with a Winchester riot gun.
The latter was offered in a Riot Gun version with a 20-inch cylinder bore barrel which soon replaced the sawn-off double-barrel shotgun in the hands of law enforcement officers.