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Combat Shotgun

The L128A1 Combat Shotgun is a semi-automatic 12-guage shotgun in use with British forces. Combat Shotguns are typically carried by the point element of a section and is particularly useful when engaged in close quarter battle such as clearing compounds in Afghanistan or operating in dense vegetation.

The Combat Shotgun is a Benelli M4 fitted with a Eotech 552 sight. It features a rail for mounting accessories such as foregrips. The weapon also features a 3-position extendable buttstock, which many users find either too long when extended or too short when retracted, or both. The L128A1 comes with a 7+1 magazine.

Combat Shotgun Video

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A British soldier demonstrates the combat shotgun.
image by Cpl Russ Nolan RLC  | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2022
Used under Open Government Licence

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