Smith & Wesson AS

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S&W Assault Shotgun
TypeShotgun
Place of originUnited States
Production history
Designed1980s
ManufacturerSmith & Wesson
VariantsAS-1 (Semi auto)
AS-2 (Semi auto with burst)
AS-3 (Burst with full auto)
Specifications
Mass9.75 lbs
Barrel length18 in(457mm)

Cartridge12-gauge
12-gauge flechette
ActionShort recoil
Rate of fireSemi (AS-1)
Semi & 3 round burst (AS-2)
3 round burst & full automatic (375 rounds per minute) (AS-3)
Effective firing range100 m
Feed system10 rounds
SightsIron

The S&W AS is a 12 gauge select-fire shotgun manufactured by Smith & Wesson. Its layout is similar to the M16 rifle and fed from a 10-round magazine.[1] The S&W AS was a rival to the Heckler & Koch HK CAWS.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/1800/1864.htm
  2. ^ The Directory of the World's Weapons, Bookmart Ltd (1996), ISBN 1-85605-348-2, ISBN 978-1-85605-348-8

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