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Posted: 3/31/2006 8:31:04 AM EDT
Any time I see a picture of a US soldier in Iraq armed with a shotgun, that shotgun seems to be almost invariably the Mossberg 590A1. I thought the new M1014 was supposed to be the general-issue shotgun nowadays. Is it restricted to special units or something along those lines?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 8:34:13 AM EDT
It's a USMC gun. I saw the gate guards at Quantico with them.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 8:36:12 AM EDT
I see, but wasn't it originally supposed to be a "Joint Services Shotgun" or some such?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 8:48:31 AM EDT
Not to my knowledge. IIRC, it was supposed to be a USMC thing the entire time.

To be honest, there were 870s in the Navy's inventory up until a couple of years ago, soeplacing shotguns aren't high on anyone's priority list.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:04:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dawes:
Any time I see a picture of a US soldier in Iraq armed with a shotgun, that shotgun seems to be almost invariably the Mossberg 590A1. I thought the new M1014 was supposed to be the general-issue shotgun nowadays. Is it restricted to special units or something along those lines?



go to usmc.mil, then "news" and then Photo gallery, lots of pic there
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 2:27:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:08:49 AM EDT
this one is cool!


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