The combat shotgun is for use by the Point Man of a section at close quarters within close country and complex terrain. It allows the soldier to apply a quick rapid rate of fire over a large area using a variety of ammunition.
The Combat Shotgun is a semi-automatic, tubular magazine fed weapon cambered for the 12 gauge shot/shell cartridge. The operating system employed is the improved ARGO (Auto-Regulating Gas Operated) Twin (two gas pistons/cylinders/ports) System with a rotating bolt head with dual locking lugs. It is fitted with an EOT Tech Sight, for use by day or night; a fixed iron sight and has a telescopic 3-position extendable buttstock.
The shotgun can be fitted with a single point elasticated sling or the issued rifle sling and can be fired from any of the conventional fire positions with the exception of the squatting position.
Range Solid shot: 130m Buckshot: 40m
Length 1010mm (extended buttstock) . 886mm (closed buttstock)
Magazine 7 cartridge
Calibre 12 gauge (18.4mm)
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