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NCJ Number: 10836 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE SHOTGUN MANUAL
Author(s): R H ROBINSON
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 166
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE SHOTGUN IN POLICE WORK, WITH TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON VARIOUS MODELS, TYPES OF AMMUNITION, AND USES.
Abstract: THE ENTIRE TEXT OF THIS MANUAL IS DEVOTED TO FAMILIARIZING AND IMPROVING THE INDIVIDUAL POLICE OFFICER'S EXPERTISE WITH WHAT THE AUTHOR CONSIDERS TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WEAPON AVAILABLE FOR POLICE WORK THE SHOTGUN. THE AUTHOR ILLUSTRATES AND ANALYZES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ROLE OF THE SHOTGUN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AROUND THE WORLD, TRACING THE HISTORY OF ITS DEVELOPMENT FROM EARLIEST USES TO SUCH MODERN TACTICAL SITUATIONS AS ROUTINE PATROL, ANTI-SNIPER OPERATIONS, RIOT CONTROL, AND COMBATTING GUERRILLA INSURGENCY. THE MAJOR PORTIONS OF THE BOOK ARE CONCERNED WITH DAY-TO-DAY USES AND APPLICATION OF THE SHOTGUN. TECHNICAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON VARIOUS TYPES OF AMMUNITION FROM BIRD AND BUCKSHOT THROUGH AERIAL FLARES, TEAR GAS, AND OTHER SPECIAL PURPOSE SHELLS. DIFFERENT METHODS OF SHOTGUN HANDLING ARE DISCUSSED, AS WELL AS THE USE OF TEAR GUN GRENADES AND LAUNCHERS, AND THE A & W DIVERTER. LESSON PLANS FOR THE FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR ARE APPENDED WHICH OUTLINE SAMPLE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR THE INTRODUCTORY LEVEL THROUGH ADVANCED TACTICS AND USE OF SPECIAL EQUIPMENT. DIAGRAMS AND PHOTOGRAPHS ARE USED PROFUSELY, MAKING THE MANUAL HIGHLY ILLUSTRATIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED). (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Ammunition; Equipment maintenance and storage; Lesson plans; Police equipment; Police firearm training; Police shotguns; Police weapons
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