View Full Version : Shotguns in foreign service

September 13, 2002, 12:18 PM
Much has been written about US Military/Police use of shotguns. What about European and Asian militaries and police forces? Are shotguns in any use in those services?

September 15, 2002, 01:21 PM
When I was in Egypt, I saw quite a few shotguns in the hands of the police.

Couldn't id them, probably some Russian variety pump, they had rifle sites, and pistol grips, ~21in barrels.

In the hands of some of the rural police, I saw some sxs.

I don't think excessive force is much of concern since the average police officer carries an AK variant.

September 15, 2002, 01:52 PM
You see quite a few shotguns in SE Asia, police & private security carry them. They are also available to civvies.