Joint Service Combat Shotgun
Primary function: Semi-automatic, repeating 12 gauge shotgun
Length: 41.75 in. or less (106.05 centimeters)
Weight: 6 - 8.5 lbs. (2.73 - 3.86 kilograms)
Bore diameter: 12 gauge
Maximum effective range: 40-50 meters with "00" buckshot load
Unit Replacement Cost: Information not available.
Features: The Joint Service Combat Shotgun will be a compact, lightweight, semi-automatic, 12 gauge weapon configured with a standard magazine with a minimum capacity of six 2 3/4 inch cartridges. The Combat Shotgun will be capable of firing 12 gauge 3.0 inch magnum ammunition and will be interoperable with standard 2 3/4 inch ammunition without adjustment to the operating system. It will be constructed of lightweight polymer materials and corrosion resistant metal components. To enhance mission performance and provide increased operator flexibility, it will be equipped with modular components such as modular stocks in various configurations and modular barrels of various lengths.
Background: The Joint Service Combat Shotgun will replace the various pump action shotguns currently used by all services. It will be employed by various units in the execution of security and selected Special Operations missions.
Date last modified: 11/30/95
Modified on June 17, 1999