Not hardly, only by those lacking in certain areas.
Your condensention aside, search here for shotty and you will find the search maxxes out at 40 pages quite readily, as does the search for "shotgun." The expression is very heavily used for one that is non-accepted, don't you think?
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher."
-- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011