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Shotguns are large, semi-automatic guns (or automatic in cases of the SPAS-12 (and variants) and the Saiga 20K) that are very powerful damage-wise, but must be used at a close range for full potential. The damage that shotguns do decreases dramatically with range. Therefore, when using a shotgun, you should always get up close to your enemies before shooting. In small maps like Junk Flea, your enemies will almost always be in your face, making shotguns very useful.

Shotguns deal large amounts damage because when you fire off one "shot", that shot is actually a bundle of five bullets. The farther you are from the target of impact, the more the five bullets will spread. Therefore, shotguns don't require absolutely precise aim to deal damage.

All shotguns are incompatible with scope and suppressor modifications, but are compatible with "magazine" mods (minus the double barrel) (however, the Saiga 20K is the only shotgun that actually uses a magazine).

All shotguns can be fired mid-reload, because they are reloaded bullet by bullet instead of a whole clip (besides the Double Barrel and Saiga 20K).

The reload speed of a shotgun depends on how many shots need to be inserted. The speed of reloading from 0 bullets is seven times slower than reloading from 6 bullets (besides the Double Barrel and Saiga 20K).

Due to recent "re-balances", many shotguns no longer possess the huge damage dealing that they had before, most notably, the M590 Military, which no longer does one shot kills.

Mossberg M590 Military[edit]

Damage 97
Accuracy 85
Fire Rate 16
Portability 86
Recoil U-S-E 26-0-0
Crosshair 3-4
Ammo 6/24
Reload 2
Firing Modes Pump Action
Price 900
Suppressor No
Scope No
Magazine Modification Yes

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Common Name: M590

This one-hit kill shotgun is very popular among the shotgun enthusiasts, simply due to its power. This shotgun is pump-action, meaning that by the time you can fire off another shot, the recoil will have already settled. This makes the high recoil somewhat meaningless, although it can still be disorienting.

(The damage has since been reduced so that it is only a one-hit kill to people with light vests)

Mossberg M590 Military CQB (Supply Case)[edit]

Damage 112
Accuracy 85
Fire Rate 10
Portability 86
Recoil U-S-E 15-0-0
Crosshair 3-4
Ammo 6/24
Reload 2
Firing Modes Pump Action
Price 3500/case
Suppressor No
Scope No
Magazine Modification Yes

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Common Name: M590 CQB

This is an upgrade on the regular M590 by adding a fixed stock. The M590 CQB has significantly less recoil, making it easier to aim and handle. It is now more powerful than the regular M590 due to a damage reduction. It is now the only shotgun capable of a one hit kill (besides dual shot from the Punisher) making it highly sought after.

The M590 CQB can be obtained from various Supply Cases, the chance that you will get one is fairly high and players deem that trying to get one is worth the money.

Remington R870[edit]

Damage 94
Accuracy 85
Fire Rate 19
Portability 86
Recoil U-S-E 16-0-0
Crosshair 3-4
Ammo 7/28
Reload 1
Firing Modes Pump Action
Price 600
Suppressor No
Scope No
Magazine Modification Yes

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Common Name: R870

The Remington shotgun is not the most popular choice because it takes two shots to kill and still requires pump-action, but there are some advantages. The R870 features significantly less recoil than the M590. It also has a huge bullet spread between the five bullets, so that you don't have to get as close to your enemies and have a much higher chance of getting lucky headshots.

The R870 is the cheapest shotgun, good if you are low on money. It reloads unbearably slow, so don't reload out in the open.

Franchi SPAS-12[edit]

Damage 75
Accuracy 94
Fire Rate 27
Portability 86
Recoil U-S-E 19-0-0
Crosshair 3-5
Ammo 8/24
Reload 2
Firing Modes Semi-Auto
Price 700
Suppressor No
Scope No
Magazine Modification Yes

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Common Name: SPAS

This semi-automatic shotgun has a very fast firing rate (for a shotgun) for quick and easy two-hit kills. Far more accurate than the other shotguns, the SPAS is a good all-around choice. Because there is no pump action needed, the SPAS is affected by its own recoil.

Franchi SPAS-12 Stock (Supply Case)[edit]

Damage 75
Accuracy 94
Fire Rate 27
Portability 86
Recoil U-S-E 12-0-0
Crosshair 3-5
Ammo 8/24
Reload 3
Firing Modes Semi-Auto
Price 4500/case
Suppressor No
Scope No
Magazine Modification Yes

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Common Name: SPAS Stock

An upgraded SPAS12 with a fixed stock, this shotgun is no different besides a recoil reduction.

The SPAS-12 Stock has a NX counterpart avaliable in the SG-N supply crate: the SPAS-12 Stock Gold. It is identical besides being gold-plated.

Franchi SPAS-12 Gold[edit]

Damage 80
Accuracy 94
Fire Rate 27
Portability 86
Recoil U-S-E 19-0-0
Crosshair 3-5
Ammo 8/24
Reload 2
Firing Modes Semi-Auto
Suppressor No
Scope No
Magazine Modification Yes


Common Name: SPAS Gold (not to be confused with the SPAS-12 Stock Gold)

Since the SPAS-12 is the weakest shotgun, this Black Market variant is welcomed, because it features a nice damage increase.

Double Barrel[edit]

Damage 120
Accuracy 90
Fire Rate 12
Portability 88
Recoil U-S-E 13-0-0
Crosshair 7-8
Ammo 2/20
Reload 4
Firing Modes Single/Double Shot
Price 900
Suppressor No
Scope No
Magazine Modification No

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Common Name: DB

The Double Barrel is a strong shotgun capable of one-hit kills. The recoil is not as massive as that of the M590. Major drawbacks of the Double Barrel, however, are that it has a clip size of just two and a ridiculously huge crosshair. A magazine mod can not be attached. The Double Barrel's reload speed is constant and does not vary.

A unique ability of the Double Barrel is that you can press the right mouse button to discharge both shots at once. This releases all bullets in your clip (1 or 2) and guarantees a one-hit kill at more range. However, because the single shot can already deal great damage, the double shot doesn't need to be used often.

There is also a variant of the Double Barrel Called the Double Barrel Silver, obtainable by supply case/crate. Exact same stats, but the effective range is increased by about 50%, which makes it a much better weapon.

As a final note, although this is a sawed-off shotgun, its accuracy is about the same as a standard shotgun, so don't worry about the ginormous (and useless) spread of an actual sawed-off.

Saiga 20K[edit]

Damage 80
Accuracy 94
Fire Rate 90
Portability 86
Recoil U-S-E 11-0-0
Crosshair 3-4
Ammo 7/28
Reload 6
Firing Modes Semi-Auto
Price 1000
Suppressor No
Scope No
Magazine Modification Yes

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Common Name: 20K or Saiga

The Saiga 20K is a fully automatic shotgun, similar in performance to the SPAS12, but looking more like an assault rifle, because it uses an ammo clip instead of the single bullet loading of the other shotguns. The Saiga 20K has a high rank requirement and is better than the SPAS-12 in all aspects that it does not match, with no drawbacks to compensate besides its abnormally high price.