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21st Jan '17 2:24:14 AM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', the Ranger is a sawed-off double barreled shotgun. You can even DualWield them. The Winchester 1887 also shows up in similar form to the ''Terminator 2'' version, and can also be used akimbo.
* The preceding ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'' has a double-barreled shotgun that starts off at full size, but its unique attachment option is sawing down the barrel, increasing damage at the cost of wider spread. It also shows up in sawed-off form in one of its two campaign appearances.



* A sawed-off double-barreled shotgun makes a rather surprising appearance in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War'', as a one-time pickup in campaign mode (found in an abandoned insane asylum of all places) and as a variation of the standard double-barreled shotgun in multiplayer.
** A further-sawed-down shotgun returned in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', with the added bonus of allowing the player to [[GunsAkimbo carry two at once]] (that is, of course, if [[AwesomeButImpractical accuracy]] doesn't concern you much).
*** Modern Warfare 2 also sports a [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} sawed-off lever action shotgun]], complete with flip-to-reload if you dual wield. [[GameBreaker For the longest time, these sawed-off Model 1887s were horribly broken]], and they're still a surefire sign of an [[Webcomic/PennyArcade unrepentant puppy rapist.]] There's also the KAC "Masterkey" shotgun (see Real Life), which can be unlocked to attach to your assault rifles. [[AwesomeButImpractical Not that anyone ever uses the Masterkey.]]

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* A sawed-off double-barreled shotgun makes a rather surprising appearance in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War'', as a one-time pickup in campaign mode (found in an abandoned insane asylum of all places) and as a variation of the standard places). The regular double-barreled shotgun can also be sawed-down in multiplayer.
multiplayer with a unique attachment (replacing the {{bayonet|Ya}} the Trench Gun can get).
** A further-sawed-down shotgun Sears Ranger returned in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', with the added bonus of allowing the player to [[GunsAkimbo carry two at once]] (that is, of course, if [[AwesomeButImpractical accuracy]] doesn't concern you much).
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much). ''Modern Warfare 2 2'' also sports a [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} sawed-off lever action shotgun]], Winchester 1887 made as a replication of the ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' model, complete with flip-to-reload if you dual wield. [[GameBreaker For the longest time, these sawed-off Model 1887s were horribly broken]], and they're still a surefire sign of an [[Webcomic/PennyArcade unrepentant puppy rapist.]] There's also the KAC "Masterkey" shotgun (see Real Life), which can be unlocked to attach to your assault rifles. [[AwesomeButImpractical Not that anyone ever uses the Masterkey.]]



* The Near-Sighted Assassin from ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' uses one. Lynne even comments on how he's probably just trying to enforce the RuleOfCool by doing so, given that it's also a {{bling|BlingBang}}ed-out, lever-action weapon that really has no excuse for being used for an assassination.

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* The Near-Sighted Assassin from ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' uses one. Lynne even comments on how he's probably just trying to enforce the RuleOfCool by doing so, given that it's also a {{bling|BlingBang}}ed-out, {{bling|BlingBang}}ed-out lever-action weapon that really has no excuse for being used for an assassination.



* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'' features the pump-action [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:My_Serbu.jpg Serbu Super-Shorty]], which comes factory-manufactured as a super-sized handgun. The description [[InvokedTrope invokes the trope]] by noting that it saves time-consuming hacksaw work. They are usually regarded as AwesomeButImpractical as backup weapons since smaller, lighter handguns like the [=FN Five-SeveN=] are much faster to draw and fire, and most players instead load them with a clip of [[ShootOutTheLock lockbuster rounds]] as an instant lockpick.

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* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'' features the pump-action [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:My_Serbu.jpg Serbu Super-Shorty]], which comes factory-manufactured as a super-sized handgun. The description [[InvokedTrope invokes the trope]] by noting that it saves time-consuming hacksaw work. They are usually regarded as AwesomeButImpractical as backup weapons since smaller, lighter handguns like the [=FN Five-SeveN=] are much faster to draw and fire, and fire; most use of the weapon is in conjunction with the v1.13 mod, which allows players instead to load them with a clip of [[ShootOutTheLock lockbuster rounds]] as an instant lockpick.
20th Jan '17 5:57:24 PM Kadorhal
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* The preceding ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'' has a double-barreled shotgun that starts off at full size, but its unique attachment option is sawing down the barrel, increasing damage at the cost of wider spread. It also shows up in sawed-off form in one of its two campaign appearances.



** The ''[[Film/TheMatrix True Matrix]] Mod'' adds [[GunsAkimbo Sawed Off Shotgun Akimbo]] as a weapon option once you pick up a second SOS. It basically doubles the firepower of a normal one, making it a four-shot weapon.

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** The ''[[Film/TheMatrix True Matrix]] Mod'' adds [[GunsAkimbo Sawed Off Shotgun Akimbo]] as a weapon option once you pick up a second SOS.one. It basically doubles the firepower of a normal one, making it a four-shot weapon.



** The tradition is continued in the sequel in the form of not only the returning Locomotive 12G, but played fully straight with the Mosconi 12G, a traditional double-barrel shotgun. The only modification options for it are to saw down the barrel and the majority of the stock, making the gun almost hilariously inaccurate and impossible to control even for its meager 2 shots, but making it incredibly easy to conceal. However, as it cant be silenced, it's rarely used in any capacity, especially since the aforementioned Locomotive does everything it does, with more ammo, higher concealment values, and the ability to be silenced... still as a secondary, while the Mosconi takes up your primary weapon slot.

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** The tradition is continued in the sequel ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' in the form of not only the returning Locomotive 12G, but played fully straight with the Mosconi 12G, a traditional double-barrel shotgun. The only modification options for it are to saw down the barrel and the majority of the stock, making the gun almost hilariously inaccurate and impossible to control even for its meager 2 shots, but making it incredibly easy to conceal. However, as it cant can't be silenced, it's rarely used in any capacity, especially since the aforementioned Locomotive does everything it does, with more ammo, higher concealment values, and the ability to be silenced... still as a secondary, while the Mosconi takes up your primary weapon slot. It's mostly good for players who want something with high power and high concealment for Dodge builds. Most other shotguns added later through patches or DLC include alternate barrel lengths as well, almost always including at least a shortened variation.



* ''Videogame/TheLastOfUs'' Joel finds a sawed off shotgun called the "Shorty" which is classified as a handgun in the game's inventory system.

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* In ''Videogame/TheLastOfUs'' Joel finds a sawed off shotgun called the "Shorty" "Shorty", which is classified as a handgun in the game's inventory system. system.
* ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' features two with its "Fortunes Pack" DLC, one traditional (though heavily ornate) double-barreled shotgun for [[HandCannon the secondary slot]], and a slightly larger pump-action one with a large suppressor for the primary slot. ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' followed suit with two of these for the sidearm slot: the "D2", a sawed-down variant of the .700 Nitro double rifle converted to fire shotshells, and a Signature version of the 1887 with shortened barrel and stock, which (owing to being an 1887 in a video game) is flip-cocked like the one in ''Terminator 2'' when used from a vehicle, while carrying a body, or any other situation where only sidearms can be used.
8th Dec '16 2:31:42 PM Kadorhal
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* ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', the Ranger is a sawed-off double barreled shotgun. You can even DualWield them.

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* ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', the Ranger is a sawed-off double barreled shotgun. You can even DualWield them. The Winchester 1887 also shows up in similar form to the ''Terminator 2'' version, and can also be used akimbo.



* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series often includes a sawed-off shotgun, with the advantage of greater spread and no real reduction in power versus the basic shotgun. In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', not only can sawed-off shotguns be wielded like pistols, but CJ can use ''[[GunsAkimbo two at once]]'' with enough practice. [[MST3KMantra Best not to think about how he reloads]]. Having unlimited ammo with Dual wield can rip apart anything but a tank.

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* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series often includes a sawed-off shotgun, with the advantage of greater spread and no real reduction in power versus the basic shotgun. In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', not only can sawed-off shotguns be wielded like pistols, but CJ can use ''[[GunsAkimbo two at once]]'' with enough practice. [[MST3KMantra Best not to think about how he reloads]]. Having unlimited ammo with Dual wield can rip apart anything but a tank.
22nd Nov '16 3:42:33 PM REV6Pilot
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** In fact, prior to release, sawed off shotguns can actually be wielded by the player, as seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx8KTIeSnzs Project Beast]], this was replaced by Hunter Blunderbus however.

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** In fact, prior to release, sawed off shotguns can actually be wielded by the player, as seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx8KTIeSnzs Project Beast]], this Beast]]. It was replaced by Hunter Blunderbus however.Blunderbuss, presumably to keep to the steampunk aesthetic.
20th Nov '16 7:25:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheTomorrowSeries'', a lot of tension in one scene where the group gets surprised by enemy soldiers comes not from the risk of them dying, but from the fact that the enemy soldiers are shot down almost immediately by a sawed-off shotgun that no one knew Homer was carrying.

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* In ''TheTomorrowSeries'', ''Literature/TheTomorrowSeries'', a lot of tension in one scene where the group gets surprised by enemy soldiers comes not from the risk of them dying, but from the fact that the enemy soldiers are shot down almost immediately by a sawed-off shotgun that no one knew Homer was carrying.



* In Creator/AndrewVachss's ''{{Burke}}'' books, the Prof favors one of these.

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* In Creator/AndrewVachss's ''{{Burke}}'' ''Literature/{{Burke}}'' books, the Prof favors one of these.
10th Oct '16 2:54:55 AM LondonKdS
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* The UK currently bans all firearms (not just shotguns) with a barrel length of less than thirty centimetres or an overall length of less than sixty centimetres, with the exception of muzzle-loaders and some specialised flare equipment.
10th Oct '16 2:47:19 AM LondonKdS
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If you're a badass and you want your firearm to represent how awesome you are, there's only one choice for you - the Hillbilly Dueling Pistol, AKA the sawed-off shotgun. It is a standard weapon for anyone in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse. In the hands of a suitable badass, it can take out anyone in a single blast. The sound of chambering a round in a pump-action sawed-off is like a CatchPhrase showing how awesome you are -- for extra badassitude, you hold it by the slide and sort of wave it in the air, allowing the weapon's own weight to do the chambering (this is a great way to ruin your shotgun in real life, FYI). And if you have a sawed-off double barrel shotgun with dual triggers, you have the option of either unloading one barrel at a time at an opponent, or "giving 'em both barrels," as it were (also an excellent way to destroy it).[[note]]Only with modern shotguns with light barrels and heavy loads of long-burning smokeless powders. When using old shotguns, with heavy barrels designed to withstand short and powerful pressure bursts of black powder, hunters, in fact, ''preferred'' to fire "doublets", as it greatly reduced the chances to leave the game only wounded. Which is always good, especially when the said game is the {{bear|sAreBadNews}} -- hence the related phrase "[[CrazyPrepared loaded for bear]]."[[/note]]

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If you're a badass and you want your firearm to represent how awesome you are, there's only one choice for you - the Hillbilly Dueling Pistol, AKA the sawed-off shotgun. It is a standard weapon for anyone in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse. In the hands of a suitable badass, it can take out anyone in a single blast. The sound of chambering a round in a pump-action sawed-off is like a CatchPhrase showing how awesome you are -- for extra badassitude, you hold it by the slide and sort of [[OneHandedShotgunPump wave it in the air, air]], allowing the weapon's own weight to do the chambering (this is a great way to ruin your shotgun in real life, FYI). And if you have a sawed-off double barrel shotgun with dual triggers, you have the option of either unloading one barrel at a time at an opponent, or "giving 'em both barrels," as it were (also an excellent way to destroy it).[[note]]Only with modern shotguns with light barrels and heavy loads of long-burning smokeless powders. When using old shotguns, with heavy barrels designed to withstand short and powerful pressure bursts of black powder, hunters, in fact, ''preferred'' to fire "doublets", as it greatly reduced the chances to leave the game only wounded. Which is always good, especially when the said game is the {{bear|sAreBadNews}} -- hence the related phrase "[[CrazyPrepared loaded for bear]]."[[/note]]
24th Aug '16 1:42:52 AM Morgenthaler
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If you're a {{Badass}} and you want your firearm to represent how awesome you are, there's only one choice for you - the Hillbilly Dueling Pistol, AKA the sawed-off shotgun. It is a standard weapon for anyone in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse. In the hands of a suitable badass, it can take out anyone in a single blast. The sound of chambering a round in a pump-action sawed-off is like a CatchPhrase showing how awesome you are -- for extra badassitude, you hold it by the slide and sort of wave it in the air, allowing the weapon's own weight to do the chambering (this is a great way to ruin your shotgun in real life, FYI). And if you have a sawed-off double barrel shotgun with dual triggers, you have the option of either unloading one barrel at a time at an opponent, or "giving 'em both barrels," as it were (also an excellent way to destroy it).[[note]]Only with modern shotguns with light barrels and heavy loads of long-burning smokeless powders. When using old shotguns, with heavy barrels designed to withstand short and powerful pressure bursts of black powder, hunters, in fact, ''preferred'' to fire "doublets", as it greatly reduced the chances to leave the game only wounded. Which is always good, especially when the said game is the {{bear|sAreBadNews}} -- hence the related phrase "[[CrazyPrepared loaded for bear]]."[[/note]]

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If you're a {{Badass}} badass and you want your firearm to represent how awesome you are, there's only one choice for you - the Hillbilly Dueling Pistol, AKA the sawed-off shotgun. It is a standard weapon for anyone in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse. In the hands of a suitable badass, it can take out anyone in a single blast. The sound of chambering a round in a pump-action sawed-off is like a CatchPhrase showing how awesome you are -- for extra badassitude, you hold it by the slide and sort of wave it in the air, allowing the weapon's own weight to do the chambering (this is a great way to ruin your shotgun in real life, FYI). And if you have a sawed-off double barrel shotgun with dual triggers, you have the option of either unloading one barrel at a time at an opponent, or "giving 'em both barrels," as it were (also an excellent way to destroy it).[[note]]Only with modern shotguns with light barrels and heavy loads of long-burning smokeless powders. When using old shotguns, with heavy barrels designed to withstand short and powerful pressure bursts of black powder, hunters, in fact, ''preferred'' to fire "doublets", as it greatly reduced the chances to leave the game only wounded. Which is always good, especially when the said game is the {{bear|sAreBadNews}} -- hence the related phrase "[[CrazyPrepared loaded for bear]]."[[/note]]



* Oddly, for a game that's largely an enormous mass of action movie tropes and {{Badass}}, ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' handles its sawed-off shotgun comparatively realistically. You can't fire both barrels at once, it only holds two shots, and although devastating at extreme close range, it's much less useful than your standard pump-action at longer ranges. The primary mistake is that he uses it one-handed.

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* Oddly, for a game that's largely an enormous mass of action movie tropes and {{Badass}}, badass, ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' handles its sawed-off shotgun comparatively realistically. You can't fire both barrels at once, it only holds two shots, and although devastating at extreme close range, it's much less useful than your standard pump-action at longer ranges. The primary mistake is that he uses it one-handed.
24th Aug '16 1:36:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Thanks to the highly vegetated jungle environment during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, pretty much everything from shotguns to grenade launchers have had their barrel sawed off at some point to ease maneuvers. Special mention goes to the "[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitch Gun]]", a weapon used by the [[AussiesWithArtillery SASR]], which is basically an SLR (a semi-auto [[CoolGuns/BattleRifles FN FAL]], for those uninformed) with everything in front of the gas block sawed off and the bipod detached to make room for an under-barrel [=XM148=] grenade launcher.

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* Thanks to the highly vegetated jungle environment during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, pretty much everything from shotguns to grenade launchers have had their barrel sawed off at some point to ease maneuvers. Special mention goes to the "[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitch Gun]]", a weapon used by the [[AussiesWithArtillery [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery SASR]], which is basically an SLR (a semi-auto [[CoolGuns/BattleRifles FN FAL]], for those uninformed) with everything in front of the gas block sawed off and the bipod detached to make room for an under-barrel [=XM148=] grenade launcher.
18th Aug '16 11:39:40 PM Killerikala
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* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series often includes a sawed-off shotgun, with the advantage of greater spread and no real reduction in power versus the basic shotgun. In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', not only can sawed-off shotguns be wielded like pistols, but CJ can use ''[[GunsAkimbo two at once]]'' with enough practice. [[MST3KMantra Best not to think about how he reloads]].

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* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series often includes a sawed-off shotgun, with the advantage of greater spread and no real reduction in power versus the basic shotgun. In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', not only can sawed-off shotguns be wielded like pistols, but CJ can use ''[[GunsAkimbo two at once]]'' with enough practice. [[MST3KMantra Best not to think about how he reloads]]. Having unlimited ammo with Dual wield can rip apart anything but a tank.


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** It returns in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' and is still bike-compatible. (And now bus-compatible as well, for some reason). A patch also added the Double-barreled shotgun, which works almost identically but shoots both barrels at once.
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