Sawed-Off Shotgun

Sawed-Off Shotgun #22
Loads and fires two cartridges at a time. If you hit your opponent, you will open up a huge hole.
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type
12 Gauge Cartridge
Damage Range
41 - 46
Accuracy Range
63 - 68

Sawed-Off Shotgun is a Primary Shotgun weapon that can can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop, and is the cheapest Shotgun and Primary that can be purchased from shops in the game.

The Sawed-Off Shotgun was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.

The Sawed-Off Shotgun has a base fire rate between one to two rounds per turn and can fire two rounds without reloading. It has a stealth rating of 2.4.


The Sawed-Off Shotgun is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds, and given as a mystery gift from the Wheel of Lame.

Sawed-Off Shotguns can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Primary weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Sawed-Off Shotgun with a Weapon Effect can be obtained by opening a Medium Arms Cache.

Historical Notes

Prior to the Attacking 2.0 update, the Sawed-Off Shotgun, Benelli M1 Tactical and Mag 7 were tied for having the highest accuracy stats of any Primary weapon. [1]

In the old Ammo system prior to the Attacking 2.0 update, ammo for the Sawed-Off Shotgun costed $70 per clip. The icon for the ammo was a shotgun shell.

Image History

Sawed-Off Shotgun Image History
Years Used Image
2007 or earlier to July 2012 dl3RV03.png
July 2012 [2] to present QWQbOzv.jpg


With an ID of 22, the Sawed-Off Shotgun was the first Primary weapon added to the game's code.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

Patch list #204 : 10/08/21
- Fixed the mod compatibility list for Extended Mags including some shotguns which were in fact not compatible