This standard establishes criteria and test methods for shotguns to be used by law enforcement officers. Although the standard is intended for new 12-gauge shotguns, it may also be used to assess the acceptability of shotguns that have been reconditioned for re-issue. This standard does not address accuracy or sights (These topics are discussed in the appendix). The standard's requirements for manufacturers of 12-gauge shotguns for police use cover acceptance criteria, required user information, visual inspection, dimensions, functional requirements, safety features, firing, drop-safety, drop-function and folding stock (optional). The standard's test methods pertain to sampling, special test equipment, visual inspection, dimensional measurements, functional tests, safety tests, firing tests, drop-safety test, drop-function test, and the folding stock test (optional). Definitions are included in the report.