A gun that fires shells containing pellets, rifled slugs, or other munitions. Shotguns have short effective range and generally have smoothbore barrels for firing multiple projectiles at once. There are numerous types of shotguns in different designs and configurations, such as:
- double-barrelled shotgun (traditionally break action)
- combat shotgun (has advanced features like selective fire mode)
- lever action
- pump action
- sawn-off shotgun
- underbarrel shotgun
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