For an overview of shotgun models, see shotgun.


The single shotgun is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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A shotgun, also called a "scattergun," is a firearm designed to shoot a multitude of lead or steel balls of varying sizes, greatly increasing the weapon's hit potential. This makes it very effective at hunting game.[Fallout 2d20 1] However, the accuracy and power found at close range starts to diminish as the target gets farther away. Shotguns designed for the military's use are often called "combat shotguns."


Single shotgun expanded

The single shotgun is available to the player character at the lowest levels of the game and has the highest single shot damage of the four. Though it only carries a single round of ammunition, it has a fast reload speed that allows multiple shots in a single V.A.T.S. round and is quite accurate for a shotgun (however it does use an extensive amount of Action Point cost of 45 AP), with the second lowest weapons spread after Dinner Bell.


The single shotgun can fire a total of about 995 standard rounds from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, 3/0 buck, slug & pulse slug995995
Magnum & 3/0 buck Magnum865865



The receiver, when viewed in 3rd-person, appears to have an iridescent coloring to it.





  1. Fallout 2d20 Rulebook p. 98: "Before the Great War, double-barrel shotguns were mainly used for hunting and home defense, and this has changed little. They are break-action and come in an either a side-by-side or over-and-under barrel configuration. Simple to make and maintain, these shotguns are seen frequently in the Commonwealth and the rest of the wasteland."
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