Slug barrel

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

Shotgun barrel that is designed primarily to fire slugs instead of shot, and is usually rifled.

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Shotgun shell

Type of rimmed, cylindrical cartridges used specifically in shotguns, and is typically loaded with numerous small, pellet-like spherical sub-projectiles called shot, fired through a smoothbore barrel with a tapered constriction at the muzzle to regulate the extent of scattering.

A 12-gauge shotgun shell in a transparent plastic hull, allowing the contents to be seen. From left to right: brass, propellant, over-powder wad, shot wad, #8 birdshot, over-shot wad, and crimp
A 1908 depiction of a shotgun shell, showing a primitive felt wad to separate the powder (left) and shot (right)
Shotgun shell comparison (left to right): 12-gauge, 20-gauge, 16-gauge, 28-gauge, and .410 bore
M35 .410 shotgun shells for M-6 survival gun w/.22 long rifle for comparison
CCI .22LR snake shot loaded with #12 shot
Military Issue .45 ACP M15 "shot shell" on the far right.
Lead shot
12-gauge birdshot shotgun shell.

A shell can sometimes also contain only a single large solid projectile known as a slug, fired usually through a rifled slug barrel.


Long-barreled firearm designed to shoot a straight-walled cartridge known as a shotshell, which usually discharges numerous small pellet-like spherical sub-projectiles called shot, or sometimes a single solid projectile called a slug.

Series of individual 1/1,000,000-second exposures showing shotgun firing shot and wadding separation
Vincent Hancock in the men's skeet finals at the 2008 Summer Olympics
A Gurkha Contingent trooper in Singapore armed with a folding stock pump shotgun
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

Shotguns are most commonly smoothbore firearms, meaning that their gun barrels have no rifling on the inner wall, but rifled barrels for shooting slugs (slug barrels) are also available.

Sabot (firearms)

Supportive device used in firearm/artillery ammunitions to fit/patch around a projectile, such as a bullet/slug or a flechette-like projectile , and keep it aligned in the center of the barrel when fired.

Function of an APFSDS sabot red: propellant orange: long rod penetrator yellow: propellant gases green: sabot blue: gun barrel
American 120 mm M829A2 APFSDS shell.
Lead bullet being supported by a wooden cup sabot in a Delvigne gun.
Series of individual 1/1,000,000 second exposures showing shotgun firing shot and expanding cup sabot separation.
Cup sabot function
thumb|Sabot shell with cup sabot for an 1824 Paixhans gun.
Expanding cup sabot function
.30-06 cartridge with expanding cup sabot projectile.
Base sabot function
APDS-projectile with base sabot and "support ring" sabot.
Spindle sabot function
French OFL 120 F1 APFSDS long rod penetrator with "saddle-back" spindle sabot.
Ring sabot function.
Soviet 125 mm BM-15 long rod penetrator projectile with ring sabot.

When used with a rifled slug barrel, they offer vastly improved accuracy compared to traditional shotgun slugs.

Slug (projectile)

Term used for a bulky solid ballistic projectile.

Trajectories of three objects thrown at the same angle (70°). The black object does not experience any form of drag and moves along a parabola. The blue object experiences Stokes' drag, and the green object Newtonian drag.

Slugs are commonly fired from choked smoothbore barrels, but some specially-designed slug barrels have riflings that can impart gyroscopic spin required for in-flight stability.


French firearm manufacturing company based in Saint-Etienne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Share of the Banque de Montreux, issued 20 November 1900. Société anonyme were common in Switzerland at this time.

P12 — rifled pump action

4 bore

Almost obsolete black powder caliber of the 19th century, used for the hunting of large and potentially dangerous game animals.

Portrait of Frederick Courteney Selous with his 4 bore single-shot smoothbore gun and African hunting regalia, 1876.
Explorer and big game hunter Samuel Baker chased by an elephant.
Allan Quatermain, having waited until the last minute while holding his elephant gun, orders his men to fire in this illustration by Thure de Thulstrup from Maiwa's Revenge (1888).

The first 4 bores were probably single barrel muzzleloaders converted from British fowling pieces that were, in essence, slug guns.

List of Attack on Titan characters

Extensive cast of fictional characters created by Hajime Isayama.

Cover of Attack on Titan tankōbon volume 1, featuring Eren Yeager about to attack the oncoming Colossal Titan

Serving directly under the Reiss family, Kenny Ackerman leads the, an elite counterinsurgency unit equipped with Vertical Maneuvering Equipments and slug guns specifically designed for killing humans. Kenny was the also the man who murdered Historia's mother Alma sometime after the Wall Maria incident. In the past, he lived a rough life because the Ackermann clan were forced to live in the Underground City, as the Reiss family condemned them as a threat since they are immune to the Founding Titan's controlling power. He is the maternal uncle of Levi through his younger sister Kuchel, who was forced into prostitution and eventually died of a venereal illness, and raised young Levi for a short time until the latter awakened his Ackerman abilities. Prior to serving the Reiss family, Kenny was an infamous criminal hitman nicknamed and murdered Military Police officers. He then attempted to assassinate Uri, but pledged his loyalty when latter expressed resentment towards the Ackerman persecution and personally repented for forgiveness from Kenny.. After Uri passed on the Titan power to his niece Frieda, Kenny continued serving Rod, but only out of his deep respect towards his late friend Uri.