Semi-automatic shotgun

Benelli M1014 semi-automatic shotgun

A semi-automatic shotgun is a repeating shotgun with a semi-automatic action, i.e. capable of automatically chambering a new shell after each firing, but requires individual trigger-pull to manually actuate each shot. Semi-automatic shotguns use gas-, blowback or recoil operation to cycle the action, eject the empty shell, and load another round.

Many semi-automatic shotguns also provide an optional manual means of operation such as by pump action or a charging handle.

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Notable semi-automatic shotguns include:

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