[Vocabulary] shot vs shots

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yuriya

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Gunny punched the gas, the wheels spit gravel, and Spader and I were thrown back in the seat. But we weren't safe yet. Two more explosion sounded, and the doors of the car were slammed with shot.
"Stay down!" Gunny commanded. He didn't need to. Spader and I were already down on the floor with all the shattered glass from the rear window. Three more shots were fired, but this time, only one hit the car.

Please explain why "slammed with shot" not "slammed with shots"? Why is "shot" suddenly uncountable? Thanks in advance!
 

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"Shot" in this sense has always been uncountable.

That's right, Raymott.

A shotgun is a gun that fires shot.

Just like a paintgun, a pellet gun, a BB gun and a water pistol fire . . . .

Rover
 
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