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Replace M1200 shotgun with M500.

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IF YOUR UNIT HAS M1200 SHOTGUNS, IT SHOULDN'T. THE M1200 IS OBSOLETE AND IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED BY THE ARMY.

REPLACE THE M1200 WITH THE M500 MOSSBERG SHOTGUN, NSN 1005-01-295-1832.

IF YOU NEED HELP DOING THIS, CONTACT TACOM-ROCK ISLAND'S FLORA TAYLOR AT DSN 793-1943, (309) 782-1943, OR EMAIL: FLORA.TAYLOR@US.ARMY.

THE M500 IS COVERED BY TM 9-1005-338-13&P.

Don't Chamber Until Ready to Fire

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JUST BECAUSE THE SAFETY IS ON DOESN'T MEAN IT WON'T FIRE IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY DROP IT.

Drop testing of both the Mossberg M500/M590 and Remington M870 shotguns has shown that they can fire if dropped muzzle first even with the safety set. That could cause a fatal accident.

As a result, the following warning is being added to TM 9-1005-338-13&P: "Operators should not chamber a round into the shotgun until they are ready to ?re. Accidental discharge and injury could occur from dropping the shotgun in the muzzle down position."

Armorers, make sure everyone in your unit who uses a shotgun is aware of the warning.
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Date:Sep 1, 2010
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