A shotgun is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug. Shotguns come in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from 5.5 mm (.22 inch) bore up to 5 cm (2.0 in) bore, and in a range of firearm operating mechanisms, including breech loading, single-barreled, double or combination gun, pump-action, bolt-, and lever-action, revolver, semi-automatic, and even fully automatic variants.
== Quotes ==
=== B ===
[R]iding shotgun, with a shotgun!
Christopher B. Bridges, "Act a Fool" (2003), 2 Fast 2 Furious, Def Jam Recordings
=== C ===
You only roll with tough guys. You are not one; just because you went to Walmart and bought a shotgun.
Von Carlisle, "Legend" (2015), The Devil's Night Mixtape
=== H ===
I will frickin' kill you. I'm going to pull out a goddamned shotgun, and blow out your damned head off! Do you understand? You little worthless piece of crap!
Eric D. Harris, Hitmen for Hire (December 1998), ColoradoI've got lyrics, but you've ain't got none. If you come to battle, bring a shotgun!
House of Pain, "Jump Around" (1992), House of Pain
=== J ===
Got a sawed off sixteen gauge shotgun with me; I'll put a big-ass hole in your back.
Curtis J. Jackson, "Put A Hole in Yo Back" (2005), G-Unit Radio Part 10 - 2050 Before The MassacreMossberg pumping, shotgun dumping, and drama means nothing. It's part of the game.
Curtis J. Jackson, "Hustler's Ambition" (2005), Get Rich or Die Tryin': Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture, G-Unit RecordsGot the shotgun, got the handgun. Got the paper in my Nike box, burn the haze up. You better raise up, before you get your punk ass shot.
Curtis J. Jackson, "Nah Nah Nah" (2011), The Big 10Mossberg pump; I'm riding shotgun literally.
Jay W. Jenkins, "And Then What" (7 June 2005), Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005), New York: Def Jam Records
=== L ===
Buck's got the shotgun, 50's got the MAC. Spida's got the sweeper and you're bound to hear it clap.
Christopher C. Lloyd, "Cake" (2006), Rotten Apple
=== M ===
[L]eaning out a window, with a cocked shotgun.
Marshall B. Mathers III, "Marshall Mathers" (2000), The Marshall Mathers LP, Interscope Records
=== W ===
[D]ead from a drive-by; did it with a 12 gauge [shotgun].
Eric Wright, "Any Last Werdz" (5 November 1993), It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa, California: Ruthless Records
== External links ==
Encyclopedic article on Shotgun at Wikipedia