An SAS man acting a breacher used a Benelli M4 Super 90 shotty to kill five ISIS fighters in seven seconds during a raid in Iraq in 2018.

It looks like a classic stake-out and engagement of an HVT.  Watch the target area for a few days.  Do a classic CQB assault.  Face shoot  bad guys carrying AK's with a shotgun.  The epitome of a fighting mindset.  Super bad ass.  I wonder if was using 00 shot or 'buck and ball'.

This action may help some of you decide why you want a pump or semi shotgun and where to use it.  It also settles the argument of 'fervor'  as a force multiplier against 'trained and determined'.

The composition of the story is terrible.  Whoever wrote it needs to take Composition 101. 

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https://www.dailymail.co <DOT> uk/news/article-7465523/SAS-hero-shotgun-kills-five-ISIS-fighters-just-seven-seconds.html?fbclid=IwAR1u3amebD14WnbCqdA0_Pi-7m4FD9yPQhIHVeaZr6p7hIOWRuNlIsC_vMM

SAS hero with shotgun 'kills five ISIS fighters including two wearing suicide vests in just seven seconds during raid on jihadi bomb factory in Iraq'

  • A 12-man SAS team were observing suspected IS bomb factory in Iraq 
  • Performed a dawn raid on the property when they expected attack was imminent
  • Officer armed with shotgun took down five 'heavily armed men' in quick succession, before several others surrendered
  • By WILLIAM COLE FOR MAILONLINE

    PUBLISHED: 05:13 EDT, 15 September 2019 | UPDATED: 05:19 EDT, 15 September 2019

     An SAS officer armed with a shotgun has killed five jihadis during a dawn raid, it has been reported.

    The intense fire fight was over in just seven seconds, and quickly led to the militant group's surrender of the stronghold.

    The covert operation took place on an Islamic State outpost in Baghdad, Iraq.  

    MI6 agents, working with Iraq's special forces, had identified the building as a suspected bomb factory from which militants would carry out attacks. 

An SAS officer armed with a shotgun has killed five jihadis during a dawn raid. The intense fire fight was over in just seven seconds, and quickly led to the militant group's surrender of the stronghold [stock photo)

An SAS officer armed with a shotgun has killed five jihadis during a dawn raid. The intense fire fight was over in just seven seconds, and quickly led to the militant group's surrender of the stronghold (stock photo)

 

A 12-man SAS team was then sent to watch the house for several days.

Upon receiving reports of a planned multiple suicide bombing, the team planned a dawn raid for the next day.

A 'breach team' were the first to enter, breaking through a doorway into a courtyard.

However they were soon faced by a group of heavily armed men, who had reportedly just finished morning prayers and were loading weapons into a vehicle.

One of the officers, armed with a Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun, fired at them, killing three would-be bombers.

A 'breach team' were the first to enter, breaking through a doorway into a courtyard. They were soon faced by a group of heavily armed men, who had reportedly just finished morning prayers and were loading weapons into a vehicle [stock photo)
 

A 'breach team' were the first to enter, breaking through a doorway into a courtyard. They were soon faced by a group of heavily armed men, who had reportedly just finished morning prayers and were loading weapons into a vehicle (stock photo)

Another two terrorists then appeared from a building, but before they could fire off a shot they had been neutralised them as well.

'The terrorists were no more than a few feet away when the SAS team came face to face with them,' a source told the Daily Star about the raid late last year.

'One of the breach team opened fire with a shotgun and shot dead three before they could get a shot off. Another two terrorists appeared from a building and he neutralised them as well. 

'Several other terrorists emerged from the building but immediately surrendered and began panicking as two of the bodies didn’t have heads – they thought they were about to be executed.'

One of the officers, armed with a Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun, similar to the one pictured, fired at them, killing three would-be bombers [stock photo)
 

One of the officers, armed with a Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun, similar to the one pictured, fired at them, killing three would-be bombers (stock photo)

It was reported that two suicide vests, one weighing 30lbs, were found on the dead men. They were made mostly from ball bearings and plastic explosives. 

At least one officer on a raid is armed with a 12 gauge pump-action Benelli shotgun, which is usually used to blast through locks and remove hinges from doors.

The Ministry of Defence does not comment on special forces operations.

 
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Four times the author states it was an SAS "officer" with the shotgun.  Unlikely.  Obviously the writer is an idiot and doesn't understand the difference between officers and non-officers.

Still it's a feel good story with a happy ending.

Well, in the United States the media believes cops still carry service revolvers unless we're carrying assault weapons.  Well done to the SAS "officer" or troop in any event.

Chameleox posted:

Another exclusive by the Daily Mail?  As cool as it sounds and as true as it might be, I'm somewhat doubtful.

We've been down this road before.

Is Benelli an advertiser with the Daily Mail? How often do you see make and model quoted (numerous times) in a news story?

Chameleox posted:

Another exclusive by the Daily Mail?  As cool as it sounds and as true as it might be, I'm somewhat doubtful.

If it's not true it should be.

Like a shotgun will blow your head clean off, "'Several other terrorists emerged from the building but immediately surrendered and began panicking as two of the bodies didn’t have heads –  ..."

Trajan Aurelius posted:

 

 

One of the officers, armed with a Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun, similar to the one pictured, fired at them, killing three would-be bombers [stock photo)
 

One of the officers, armed with a Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun, similar to the one pictured, fired at them, killing three would-be bombers (stock photo).

No.

shoobe01 posted:

So they were... airsofters? The (stock photo) of Flecktarn, Goggles, M16A2 is... not right. 

Would explain a lot about the story though

In my rush to criticize the author over the misuse of the term "officer" I completely forgot to tear into the article for the use of a stock photo of a German guy (or someone dressed as a German)...

As to the comment earlier about "service revolvers":  this is not restricted to the US.  Lazy, dopey people (particularly journalists) love using "automatic terms" that they've heard so many times, they just roll off the tongue.  After a local news article in Canada referred to a policeman's jealous wife using his "Glock service revolver" to fire 13 rounds at his mistress, I was moved to write a long, sarcastic letter to the paper pointing out how stupid people are not realizing that a revolver is named that for a reason.

Other stupid, over-used terms include: military-grade, razor wire (sure it's valid, but, reporters love it because it sounds meaner), decorated veteran (even when they aren't) and decimate in place of destroy (cause they think it makes them sound cool).  Decimate has been so misused that the OED has amended its definition.  When the OED (the bible of the English language) adjusts its definition due to misuse by stupid people, baby Jesus cries.  Sure I realize that language evolves and meanings change slightly over time. But, when it happens because people are just too stupid or lazy to look it up, that seems wrong - particularly journalists who should know better.

I doubt that the mention of Benelli in the article was an advertisement. Civilians in the U.K. are not allowed to have autoloader or pump shotguns. Only double barrel and (rare for U.K.) single shot shotguns are allowed. Benelli recently introduced some mid-priced over and under sporting clays shotguns. 

Pumps and autoloader are "weapons of war" for British households  and are prohibited.  Shades of " Beto".

 

standeasy posted:

Rubbish.

Semi and pumps are restricted to 3-round capacity however (with a basic shotgun licence - higher capacity can be used with a firearms certificate),

You don't need anything other than the good ol' double barrel.  Look at Albert Finney in "Skyfall".  He took on a dozen, contractor/mercs armed with evil assaulty-ish rifles.  He would have killed them off sooner if that blonde pretty boy hadn't got in the way.  "Welcome to Scotland!"

Besides Joey B says that's all we need.  That,  something called a record player and quick-release dentures...

Standeasy: Thanks for the correction. I know that tourists that apply for U.K. Firearms certificates are not allowed to import them for bird hunting unless that has changed recently. 

EODDoogie posted:

When you've got the breaching shotty McFaceLifter muzzled up waiting for the tap, and the target opens the door.... COWABUNGA IT IS!!!!  Well done, sir.

I wish I could "like" this several times.  New tag line?  "COWABUNGA IT IS !!!!!".

HAHAHA

Sooooooo... did he do them in with an M4 or the 26" nova pump?

Great work. I'm a die hard shotgun fan. 14" M1 Super 90 was my go to for eleven + years on SWAT before I went to our sniper section. Right before I retired my old faithful got traded in. A certain form 4 came back Wednesday, and now she's back home. 

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