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July 11, 2000, 01:33 PM
I am looking for information on the use of shotguns in combat, WWI, WW2, Vietnam etc,. have tried barnes & noble, and the local public library with no luck, only found technical stuff, make, model, capacity etc. where do i start?
July 11, 2000, 02:45 PM
I believe the title is either "Worlds fighting shotguns" or "Worlds combat shotguns" by Thomas Swerergen (sp?)
This is an excellent book, written I believe in the early 80s. It has tons of good info about the evolution of the fighting shotgun. I got a copy from the local library and read most of the print off the pages. The chapter on specialty ammo is incredible. And some of the experimental guns that turned into evolutionary dead ends are very interesting.
If I remember right however, this book does tend to be more technical, but it has lots of good info about the guns usage in combat.
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July 12, 2000, 01:29 AM
I believe that Chuck Taylor also wrote a book on 'fighting' shotguns. John Mattera's book on the Social Shotgun covers the subject briefly. Some info might be availible at www.speacialoperations.com (http://www.speacialoperations.com) in the firearms forum under the shotgun file.
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