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High Standard Model 10
Country of origin

United States

Manufacturer(s)

High Standard Manufacturing Company

Designer(s)

Alfred Crouch

Year(s) designed

Late 1950s

Production began

1967

Production ended

1977

Weapon type

Semi-automatic shotgun

Caliber

12 gauge

Action

gas operated semi-automatic

Overall length

660 mm (26 in)

Barrel length

457 mm (18 in)

Weight

4.54 kg (10 lbs)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity
  • 4 + 1 (standard)
  • 6 + 1 (Extended tube magazine)
Maximum effective range

~40 m (~45 yards)

Used by
  • Argentine Navy
  • Mexican Army
  • U.S. police forces

The High Standard Model 10 shotgun is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, tubular magazine-fed bullpup shotgun. The design was developed in the late 1950s by Alferd Crouch, whose goal was to create the ultimate entry shotgun for SWAT units. There were two models: High Standard-10A and High Standard-10B.

The gun was never popular.

DesignEdit

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The High Standard Model 10 is created by putting a normal semi-automatic shotgun with the stock removed into a polymer bullpup chassis.

The original design used a modified Remington semi-automatic shotgun. In 1965, Crouch sold his design to High Standard Manufacturing company, who used their Flite King model as the basis for the first model (Model 10A). It featured a rotatable shoulder stock, a built-in flashlight, and a carrying handle.

The 10B model was improved with a left-hand charging handle, a flip-up front sight, and a new flashlight/carrying handle mount. The flashlight is now removable.

All models of the Model 10 have 4-round tube magazines by default; 2-round extensions are available, for a total of 6 rounds in the magazine (plus one in the chamber).

The most common problem was failures to cycle correctly. The weapon was only to be used with magnum 12-gauge cartridges to guarantee function, but even these did not render 100% function. The trigger (as with most bullpup designs) was also less than desirable.

Additionally, it was unsuited to be fired by left-handed users, as the shells were very forcefully ejected to the right, which could potentially hit and injure the user. Usually, there will be a warning label on the right side of the weapon saying "CAUTION - DO NOT SHOOT FROM LEFT SHOULDER".

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