12-gauge shotgun

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The 12 gauge shotgun is a big and powerful close combat firearm, appropriate for "instinctive fire," and is known as one of the more deadly short range firearms. It is commonly used for police forces and bank and values security companies. One of the most famous models for the 12 gauge shotgun is the Mossberg 500.

12 gauge shotguns are extremely versatile in terms of the load they can fire. Generally, 1 1/8 ounces is considered the standard load but 12 gauge shells are varied based on their intended use.