The combat shotgun is one of the most devastating yet most misunderstood close combat weapons. A great intimidator, the combat shotgun is widely used my military and police units for crowd control. The shotgun is also quite versatile, capable of acting as a short range countersniper weapon with rifled slugs, a delivery system for a funnel of death with buckshot, a door remover in counterterrorist operations, a launcher for tear gas or other chemical munitions, or a method of accurately firing less-lethal munitions. This book traces the history of the combat shotgun, specialized tactics for its usage, the myriad ammunition choices, and the wealth of combat shotguns available to the military or police operator.
Leroy Thompson is a respected author and expert on special operations and the world's elite forces. He has a number of publications to his credit including The Hostage Rescue Manual, and America's Commandos in the GI Series. He lives in Manchester, MO.