The Sawed-Off Shotgun has a base fire rate between one to two rounds per turn and can fire two rounds (over one to turns) without reloading. It has a stealth rating of 2.4.
The Sawed-Off Shotgun cannot use Extended Magazine style weapon mods.
1,000 Sawed-Off Shotguns will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.
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 Bonus can be obtained by opening a Medium Arms Cache. A Sawed-Off Shotgun obtained this way can have a Damage stat up to 56 and an Accuracy stat up to 78.
Some players use a Sawed-Off Shotgun with the Bleed, Blindside, or Eviscerate bonuses in the opening turns of a long fight to increase damage against an opponent. Due to the weapon's lower stats and ammo capcity, Sawed-Off Shotguns with less desirable bonuses are commonly traded in at Big Al's Bunker for Bunker Bucks.
Players can gain Weapon Experience on Sawed-Off Shotguns once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Sawed-Off Shotguns and all primary and secondary weapons gain a 20% damage boost from the "Firearms Expert" 10* special and an extra clip from the "Bandolier" 7* special at Gun Shops.
Sawed-Off Shotguns, along with all primary and secondary weapons, receive a 20% and 5% bonus to Ammo conservation from the "MTH3330 Bachelor of Mathematics" and "MTH2310 Discrete Mathematics" courses respectively. The "CBT2125 Study of Shotguns" course gives +1 accuracy to all shotguns.
The Sawed-Off Shotgun is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.
|Sawed-Off Shotgun Related Awards|
|Cartridge Packer||Achieve 100 finishing hits with shotguns|
|Dragon's Breath||Use a 12 Gauge Incendiary round|
All Sawed-Off Shotguns used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each Sawed-Off Shotgun were revealed in a December 2015 update. 
|Sawed-Off Shotgun Image History|
|2006* to July 2012 |
|July 2012  to present|
* Items did not have images prior to 2006.
With an ID of 22, the Sawed-Off Shotgun was the first Primary weapon added to the game's code.
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|Rifle|| AK-47 · ArmaLite M-15A4 · Enfield SA-80
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