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FalloutCombat shotgun
Fallout 2Combat shotgun
H&K CAWS
Pancor Jackhammer
Fallout 3Combat shotgun
The Terrible Shotgun
Charon's shotgun
Fallout: New VegasRiot shotgun
Fallout 4Combat shotgun
Justice
Le Fusil Terribles
Fallout 76Combat shotgun
Pepper Shaker Steel Reign
Fallout TacticsNeoStead Combat SG
H&K CAWS
Pancor Jackhammer
Fallout: BoSCombat shotgun
Van BurenBroken combat shotgun
Fallout ShelterCombat shotgun (rusty, enhanced, hardened, double-barrel)
Charon's shotgun
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A combat shotgun is a weapon appearing in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Fallout Shelter.

Background

A combat shotgun is a shotgun that is intended for use in an offensive role, typically by a military force. While limited in range, the multiple projectiles typically used in a shotgun shell provide increased hit probability unmatched by other small arms, usually utilized in close-range combat.[Fallout 2d20 1] Most combat shotguns are fully automatic and have a drum magazine, giving them a definite advantage over break-action double-barrel shotguns.

Models

Winchester City-Killer

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

A Winchester City-Killer 12 gauge combat shotgun, bullpup variant. In excellent condition, it has the optional DesertWarfareIn-game spelling environmental sealant modification for extra reliability.

H&K CAWS

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

The Heckler & Koch HK CAWS (H&K CAWS) is a prototype automatic shotgun—designed as a combat shotgun—co-produced by Heckler & Koch and Winchester/Olin during the 1980s. It was Heckler & Koch's entry in to the U.S military's Close Assault Weapon System program.

Pancor Jackhammer

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

The Pancor Jackhammer, despite its name, is an easy to control shotgun, even when fired on full automatic. The popular bullpup design, which places the magazine behind the trigger, makes the weapon well balanced and easy to control.

Drum-magazine combat shotgun

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This unnamed model has a large drum magazine, a fire selector switch located inside the trigger guard, and a protruding muzzle-brake of the barrel and is found mostly on the East Coast.

Riot shotgun

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

This model is similar to the East Coast combat shotgun, however it has a much higher rate of fire, and a stockless pistol grip design.

Pepper shaker

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Gameplay article: Fallout 76

A makeshift, automatic shotgun able to hold 50 shells in its magazine.

NeoStead

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

An automatic, 12 gauge military shotgun. The best weapon for close quarters, except for a flamethrower.

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SPAS-12

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The SPAS-12 was designed in the late 1970s by the Italian company Luigi Franchi Spa as a special purpose, military and police close combat weapon (SPAS originally stood for "Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun"; it was later renamed "Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun" in a failed bid to get import approval to the United States). This two-handed shotgun rapidly fires a thick, deadly blast of pellets.

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References

Fallout: The Roleplaying Game

  1. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p. 98: "Combat shotguns are shotguns intended for an offensive role, typically by a military force; they’re ideal for close-range fighting in tunnels, within buildings, or through the ruined streets of old cities."
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