Series of individual 1/1,000,000-second exposures showing shotgun firing shot and wadding separation
A sawn-off break-open shotgun of the type commonly known as a lupara
Vincent Hancock in the men's skeet finals at the 2008 Summer Olympics
This short-barrelled shotgun was manufactured with a reduced-length barrel, rather than being modified after its manufacture.
A Gurkha Contingent trooper in Singapore armed with a folding stock pump shotgun
Fabarm FP6 Entry – features a 14-inch barrel and is classified as a short-barrelled shotgun in the U.S.
An American marine fires a Benelli M4 shotgun during training in Arta, Djibouti, 23 December 2006
Confederate cavalryman
A United States Marine carrying a Winchester M97 shotgun during World War II
A view of the break-action of a typical double-barrelled shotgun, shown with the action open
A Winchester M1897, one of the first successful pump-action shotgun designs
A modern reproduction of the Winchester M1887 lever-action shotgun
Closeup of MTs255
A Browning A-5 semi-automatic shotgun
A United States Army soldier armed with a Mossberg 500 shotgun
Bond Arms Cowboy Defender .45 Colt/.410 Shotshell Derringer
U.S. Marines fire their shotguns
Loading 12-gauge shells
Two rounds of Fiocchi 12-gauge rubber buckshot
A homemade lupara
A RCMP officer in 2010 armed with a shotgun outfitted to fire beanbag rounds
Barack Obama skeet shooting with a Browning Citori 525 on the range at Camp David

A sawed-off shotgun (also called a sawn-off shotgun, short-barreled shotgun, shorty or a boom stick) is a type of shotgun with a shorter gun barrel—typically under 18 in—and often a shortened or absent stock.

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A sawed-off shotgun (or "sawn-off") refers to a shotgun whose barrel has been shortened, leaving it more maneuverable, easier to use at short range and more readily concealed.

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Series of individual 1/1,000,000-second exposures showing shotgun firing shot and wadding separation

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Winchester Model 1897 Trench Gun with M1917 bayonet

Combat shotgun

Winchester Model 1897 Trench Gun with M1917 bayonet
Winchester Model 1912 Trench Gun
Remington 1100 Tactical Shotgun in 12-gauge—holds eight 2" rounds in the tube
Confederate cavalryman with muzzle-loading shotgun
A group of US Marines in Iraq in 2005, armed with a combat shotgun, assault rifle, and squad automatic weapon
United States Marine carrying a Winchester M97 shotgun
A Mossberg 590 being used by a US Marine for door breaching in Karma, Iraq, in 2005
US soldiers in Tal Afar, Iraq, search for insurgents. The soldier in the foreground is carrying an assault rifle and a shotgun on a sling for breaching
A Mossberg 500 shotgun fitted with a grenade launcher adapter, shown holding a less lethal riot control grenade
A US soldier in Aksabah, Iraq, uses a pistol-grip shotgun to breach a locked door in a night operation
The Benelli M1014, seen in training use in Arta, Djibouti, late 2006

A combat shotgun is a shotgun issued by militaries for warfare.

He recommends that suburban guerrilla bands should be armed with easily concealable weapons, such as handguns and a sawed-off shotgun or carbine.