FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Magazines FAQDoes a shotgun have a magazine?
Kurt asked 2 years ago
Can shotguns use magazines?

4 Answers
Jordan answered 2 years ago
A shotgun typically refers to a firearm that is designed to be fired from the shoulder and has a barrel that is wider than that of a rifle. Shotguns are often used for hunting birds and other small game, as well as for home defense.
Does a shotgun have a magazine?
Shotguns come in a variety of different sizes and types, but all shotguns have one thing in common – they chamber multiple rounds of ammunition and are reloaded by inserting new shells into the gun’s magazine. A magazine on a shotgun is usually located underneath the barrel and holds anywhere from two to twenty rounds of ammunition depending on the model. Some shotguns also feature an external tube magazine that can be loaded with more rounds if needed.

Ivan answered 2 years ago
Yes, shotguns do have magazines.
Does a shotgun have a magazine?
They hold rounds in the chamber and underneath the barrel. Most shotguns are tube-fed, meaning that rounds are loaded into a tube located beneath the barrel.
When the shooter chambers a round, it pushes the rounds in the magazine up into the barrel. Pump-action shotguns also have a tube-fed magazine, but as each round is fired, it’s automatically ejected and replaced by another from the magazine.
Some semiautomatic shotguns also have detachable magazines that can be loaded with more rounds than what’s available in the shotgun’s internal magazine.

Olson answered 2 years ago
A shotgun does not have a magazine in the traditional sense, but rather it has a tube-fed magazine.
This type of magazine refers to a long, cylindrical tube that sits underneath the barrel of the shotgun and holds rounds in a spiraling fashion.
When the trigger is pulled, the rounds are propelled up into the chamber and fired.
Does a shotgun have a magazine?

Lewis answered 2 years ago

A shotgun typically has a tubular magazine beneath the barrel, which holds multiple rounds of ammunition. Some shotguns also have an additional box magazine attached to the bottom of the stock. This box magazine can hold a few rounds, or a much larger amount of rounds depending on the make and model of the shotgun.

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