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Shotguns have a long, rich history in the United States. They were used by both Union and Confederate cavalrymen during the Civil War, and helped defend the Alamo during the Mexican-American War. Soldiers during WWI preferred shotguns for trench warfare, and many heroes of the Wild West were rarely seen without their double-barrels. Today, shotguns are used by target sports enthusiasts, law enforcement, and armed forces. Discover the fascinating history of the shotgun in this wide-ranging new book. * Best used for hitting smaller targets at closer range, shotguns became the weapon of choice for soldiers, hunters, and sportsmen. Learn about key innovations, including double-barrels, interchangeable chokes, and subguage inserts * Shotguns features engaging text and stunning photographs of guns, including iconic models by Winchester * See some of the most coveted shotguns of all time, made by legendary manufacturers like Beretta, Browning, Franchi, Winchester, and Mossberg * Learn about different shotgun mechanisms, including breech-loading, double-barrel, pump-action, bolt-action, semi-automatic, and fully automatic weapons * Pull! Clay pigeons don't stand a chance when a shotgun is around. These guns are extremely popular for target sports. Millions of sportsmen worldwide are avid shotgun enthusiasts--this book is on target for success
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Thunder Bay Press, 2012, c2010.
Edition: Repr. and updated 2012
ISBN: 9781607100942
Branch Call Number: 683.426 SCHRE
Characteristics: 142 p. : col. ill. ; 39 cm.
Additional Contributors: Supica, Jim


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