It is a shotgun with a sawed-off barrel as the name implies. It has a wooden grip and metallic twin barrels and trigger. It is very stubby in shape and is small enough to be considered a successor to the Dawson 61 Sports Model shotgun from Just Cause (1).
It's a deadly instrument at close range, capable of doing enormous damage. Note how it takes a single blast to kill a basic enemy. It's extremely suited to taking out defenders on vehicles you're trying to hijack and when combined with a Revolver on Dual-Wield you can do some serious damage. The almost realistic power comes at two prices: very limited range and small ammunition capacity. It's also fun when hijacking helicopters, as the guard who sticks his head out to shoot you will be guarenteed to die after taking one shot, although this is probably considered overkill, like executing a dying enemy with a headshot in a gory fashion.
Despite being a double-barrel shotgun it can hold 3 to 8 rounds depending on upgrade level, whereas a double-barrel shotgun in real life can only hold 2 rounds. This was probably done to make this weapon more comparable with others.
It can kill two people with one shot. The same goes for it's larger counterpart.
|Maximum ammunition (not counting the magazine)||27||36||45||54||63||72|
|Minimum numer of shots to kill a usual soldier||2||1||1||1||1||1|
|Minimum number of shots to kill an elite soldier||2||2||2||2||2||2|
- Can be obtained from dead "grunts" (standard soldiers), who frequently carry it.
- Can be bought from the Black Market for $35,000
- Strangely it has only 2 barrel for 2 shells, but it has more than 2 shells.
- It causes the largest amount of blood splatter.