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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

… mounted on M500A2 pump-action shotgun.

"The MEK is a ballistic breaching tool—or what Marines use to safely shoot the locks off of doors. It is designed to augment the M500A2 pump-action shotguns currently used by Marine reconnaissance, security forces, military police, explosive ordnance disposal and special operations units.

The kit gives Marines a shorter, vented breaching barrel and three interchangeable buttstock attachments: a pistol grip, fixed buttstock and a collapsible buttstock. At 18 inches long, the MEK's barrel is nearly three inches shorter than the M500A2's standard barrel, making it less cumbersome for Marines to carry.

To Marines on a breaching mission, the shotgun is more than just a weapon. It is a tool Marines use to breach—or gain entry into—an enemy-held building using the minimal amount of force. Marine Corps Systems Command's Military Enhancement Kit gives Marines the tactical advantage by transforming current shotguns into a more compact and versatile weapon…"
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bsrlee20 Mar 2017 9:51 p.m. PST

It always puzzles me how they can't seem to make a single shot shotgun that fits under the front of the standard rifle like the 40mm grenade launcher. Too cheap and simple I suppose.

Jamesonsafari21 Mar 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

In such an action I imagine a guy armed with a shotgun, perhaps with flechette rounds could be useful

Rubber Suit Theatre21 Mar 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

bsrlee – Like this?


I'll take the Mossberg.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

I have one… (smile)

So good!


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