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Jackhammer
Pancor Jackhammer
Country of origin

USA

Manufacturer(s)

Pancor Corporation

Designer(s)

John A. Anderson

Year(s) designed

1984

Weapon type

Machine Revolver Combat Shotgun

Caliber

12 gauge

Action

Gas operated Blow forward

Overall length

787mm

Barrel length

525mm

Weight

4.57kg

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

10 round drum magazine/Landmine

Cyclic rate

240 rounds per minute (RPM)

The Pancor Jackhammer is a fully automatic, rotary magazine, 12 gauge shotgun. Designed in 1984 by John Anderson, and patented in 1987. The concept of a fully automatic shotgun has not taken hold with the military, or with law enforcement, due to the difficulty of controlling such a weapon. Only three prototypes were constructed, with two of the three exploding during testing; only one survives today, in the hands of a private collector. However, the shotgun's futuristic appearance has made it popular in action films and video games.

The only sample of the Jackhammer currently in existence has been modified; it has a Heckler & Koch MP5SD foreend installed in place of the original foreend.

Magazine function as an Anti-Personnel MineEdit

As an interesting additional feature, it is possible to take the drum magazine off the firearm, attach a detonator, and use it as an anti-personnel mine that fires all of the cartridges at once when tripped. The manufacturer advertised this as the "Beartrap".

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