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Posted: 8/12/2001 2:23:39 PM EDT
Quick question... what is the standard issue shotgun for US armed forces? Are they even issued shotguns anymore?
Link Posted: 8/12/2001 4:20:36 PM EDT
The USMC uses the Mossberg 590A1. Tyler
Link Posted: 8/12/2001 4:31:35 PM EDT
I think it is a mix of Mossberg 590A1s, Remington 870s(in different configs) and maybe some older Winchester 12s there. The Marines are the first to get the new M1014 shotgun, we have it here in civilian sales as the Benelli M4.
Link Posted: 8/12/2001 6:27:25 PM EDT
The Benelli M4 is the new issue shotgun. Until the 20,000 are produced to fulfill the military contract, they are not available. Guns and Weapond for Lawenforcement has an article on the Benelli line to include the M4. When I was in, we had Winchester pumps. The only time we normally used them was when we were loading out C5's and C141's and we got stuck guarding them for the Air Force, and at the 1st Cavalry museum. Still had the M1917 bayonets.
Link Posted: 8/12/2001 6:40:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2001 6:41:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2001 6:39:08 PM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 8/12/2001 8:35:52 PM EDT
Remington Mark 1 and the win 1200
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 12:44:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stg44: The Benelli M4 is the new issue shotgun. Until the 20,000 are produced to fulfill the military contract, they are not available. Guns and Weapond for Lawenforcement has an article on the Benelli line to include the M4. When I was in, we had Winchester pumps. The only time we normally used them was when we were loading out C5's and C141's and we got stuck guarding them for the Air Force, and at the 1st Cavalry museum. Still had the M1917 bayonets.
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The M4s have been available here from June 00, [:D]
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 1:35:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2001 1:33:23 AM EDT by TacCar]
Lucky for Florida, maybe they will start showing up elsewhere around the country soon, not that I could afford a Benelli anyways though.[:(] How does the civie version get around the collaspable/adjustable stock? Or were those available to LEOs only? Oh, that's Finland, nevermind (Derr).
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:36:16 AM EDT
a civillian version would just have a fixed stock and no hicap mag, in other words a post ban benelli m1 tactial
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 8:40:16 AM EDT
Same as a post-ban M1S90 true, but with the gas operated system of the M4 instead of the inertia operated system of the M1. This may prove a boon to persons using multiple accessories on their shotguns (e.g., Surefire Responders). Justin
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 1:14:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stg44: The Benelli M4 is the new issue shotgun. Until the 20,000 are produced to fulfill the military contract, they are not available. Guns and Weapond for Lawenforcement has an article on the Benelli line to include the M4. When I was in, we had Winchester pumps. The only time we normally used them was when we were loading out C5's and C141's and we got stuck guarding them for the Air Force, and at the 1st Cavalry museum. Still had the M1917 bayonets.
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Our Guard(MP) unit had the Win M-12's w/1917 bayonets until we recieved out Mossberg 590's 2 years ago. Think it will be awhile before we see the Benelli's. [shotgun]
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