SHOTGUNS

Shotguns are generally long-barreled guns made for short-range stoppage. Like rifles, they are fired with a two-handed hold, braced against the shoulder for better accuracy and reduced felt recoil. Shotguns are typically smooth bore – meaning the barrel is not rifled and their projectiles do not spin as they travel through the barrel. Most of the time shotguns fire a single shell that contains several small, spherical pellets in a spreading fashion, though some also fire a single slug. To control the spread of a shotgun load choke tubes are used which constrict the barrel to a diameter that tightened the shot pattern to various diameters. Shotguns are very popular amongst hunters, clay target shoots, and those seeking home defense. While less prevalent today shotguns are used by police for both riot control as well as breaching an entry way. Shotguns have a wide variety of action types including break-action, pump-action, lever-action, bolt-action, semi-automatic, and automatic. Interstate Arms is your leading wholesale distributor of firearms including all types of shotguns and accessories.
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