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4th Jun '16 4:02:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''AbleTeam #7: Justice By Fire''. IntrepidReporter Floyd Jefferson buys a friend's shotgun and saws off the barrel when he's targeted by a Salvadorean death squad. Rather than insist he hand it over, a team member shows him the Unlocked Carry (chamber empty, safety off, action partly closed) so he doesn't [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace accidentally blow a kid's legs off]].

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* ''AbleTeam ''Literature/AbleTeam #7: Justice By Fire''. IntrepidReporter Floyd Jefferson buys a friend's shotgun and saws off the barrel when he's targeted by a Salvadorean death squad. Rather than insist he hand it over, a team member shows him the Unlocked Carry (chamber empty, safety off, action partly closed) so he doesn't [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace accidentally blow a kid's legs off]].
21st May '16 8:10:36 PM Cinereous
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* [[GunsAkimbo A pair of these]] are Mumei's primary weapons in ''Anime/KabaneriOfTheIronFortress.''
11th May '16 4:27:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Similar to the previous example, in the ''{{Devilman}}'' manga, badass Ryo Asuka uses a sawed-off rifle to great effect, first scaring some bullies and later injuring Sirene.

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* Similar to the previous example, in the ''{{Devilman}}'' ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' manga, badass Ryo Asuka uses a sawed-off rifle to great effect, first scaring some bullies and later injuring Sirene.
4th May '16 1:15:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', Westernophile Kinzo has several sawed-off Winchester rifles (also known as a Mare's Leg) in his room. After the story gets going, the adults tend to start using them; Natsuhi in the first arc, Rosa in the second arc, and nearly everyone in the third.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', Westernophile Kinzo has several sawed-off Winchester rifles (also known as a Mare's Leg) in his room. After the story gets going, the adults tend to start using them; Natsuhi in the first arc, Rosa in the second arc, and nearly everyone in the third.
1st May '16 6:23:34 AM RustyBill
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* In ''Film/ElDorado'' Mississippi winds up with a "pistolized" shotgun after he is shown to be incredibly inept with a standard six-gun.
-->Thornton: "We need a gun for a man who can't shoot."
1st May '16 5:54:16 AM RustyBill
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* Sawed-off shotguns were used extensively in trench warfare during the first World War by the United States; according to the other wiki, one Sergeant in particular managed to [[OneManArmy single-handedly retake a French town from German control]] using only such a shotgun. The Germans, who deployed gas weapons and flamethrowers, considered the use of shotguns a war crime, even declaring that they'd execute any soldiers captured who used one (America responded that they'd do the same to any German POW's that were issued submachine guns). [[labelnote]]:Actually, German officers (who were mostly aristocrats) thought the shotgun to be a weapon suited only to hunt animals, so they took killing their soldiers with a shotgun as an act of equaling them to animals[[/labelnote]]

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* Sawed-off shotguns were used extensively in trench warfare during the first World War by the United States; according to the other wiki, one Sergeant in particular managed to [[OneManArmy single-handedly retake a French town from German control]] using only such a shotgun. The Germans, who deployed gas weapons and flamethrowers, considered the use of shotguns a war crime, even declaring that they'd execute any soldiers captured who used one (America responded that they'd do the same to any German POW's that were issued submachine guns). [[labelnote]]:Actually, [[note]]:Actually, German officers (who were mostly aristocrats) thought the shotgun to be a weapon suited only to hunt animals, so they took killing their soldiers with a shotgun as an act of equaling them to animals[[/labelnote]]animals[[/note]]
1st May '16 5:27:29 AM erforce
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** When Mr. Burns takes on Bart as his heir, Homer tries to get him back. In a deleted scene, shown on a clip show special, instead of releasing the hounds (or the bees, or the hounds with bees in their mouths so when the bark they shoot bees at you) Burns chooses to release the Robotic Richard Simmons. It chases off Homer, but continues to antagonize Mr. Burns. Smithers attempts to take it out with a sawed-off shotgun blast to the face, but it reforms ''a la'' {{Terminator}} T-1000. The shotgun itself, and Smithers hiding it in his jacket, is a reference to ''Terminator'' as well.

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** When Mr. Burns takes on Bart as his heir, Homer tries to get him back. In a deleted scene, shown on a clip show special, instead of releasing the hounds (or the bees, or the hounds with bees in their mouths so when the bark they shoot bees at you) Burns chooses to release the Robotic Richard Simmons. It chases off Homer, but continues to antagonize Mr. Burns. Smithers attempts to take it out with a sawed-off shotgun blast to the face, but it reforms ''a la'' {{Terminator}} T-1000. [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator T-1000]]. The shotgun itself, and Smithers hiding it in his jacket, is a reference to ''Terminator'' ''Film/TheTerminator'' as well.
7th Apr '16 8:20:47 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Incredibly common in [[TabletopGames tabletop roleplaying games]].
** In the first and second editions of White Wolf's ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' games, the only difference between a sawed-off and a regular shotgun was that the former was easier to conceal.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has the Remington Roomsweeper, a shotgun that comes pre-sawed-off and features an adjustable "choke" that allows it to substitute quite handily for a full-length shotgun (though with reduced range). It's probably the second most common weapon amongst Shadowrunners, right behind the Ares Predator handgun.
*** One supplement for the game even included a weapon that was basically a pistol chambered for shotgun shells. Even the book commented on how brutal that'd be on the user's wrist. Then again, a somewhat similar weapon also [[http://www.taurususa.com/gun-selector-results.cfm?series=41&toggle=tr exists in real life]], even though it's only chambered for .410 gauge/.45 Long Colt and isn't nearly as hard on the shooter as a heavier gauge might be.
** Averted in ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'', however, as the lead equipment designer for that game has admitted a personal distaste for this trope. Shotguns are markedly inferior to assault rifles or submachineguns, and sawed-off models hold no particular advantage.
* Also curiously averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''...and this is a setting in which the RuleOfCool ''is'' physics. Rules-wise, the shotgun is basically a lasgun with a shorter range but the ability to be fired when rushing into melee. It's decidedly inferior to most other weapons. Of course, considering that "most other weapons" in this setting includes multiple-shot RPG launchers, anti-tank microwave cannons, and single-shot railguns capable of sending a shot ''all the way through a tank'', this isn't really surprising.
** In the related ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' game however, the shotgun is many a ganger's trusty weapon. Not only is it more powerful than the rest of the store-bought weapons (balanced by the shorter range); but when firing slugs the target is pushed back a bit. ''Necromunda'' features lots of thin catwalks spanning between high buildings. [[RailingKill Do the math.]]
** Space Marines in 5th Edition have access to shotguns [[WordOfDante equipped with man-stopper rounds]], upgrading their strength to that of a bolter and making them slightly more useful.

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* Incredibly common in [[TabletopGames tabletop roleplaying games]].
**
In the first and second editions of White Wolf's ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' games, the only difference between a sawed-off and a regular shotgun was is that the former was is easier to conceal.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''
** ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has the The Remington Roomsweeper, a shotgun that comes pre-sawed-off and features an adjustable "choke" that allows it to substitute quite handily for a full-length shotgun (though with reduced range). It's probably the second most common weapon amongst Shadowrunners, right behind the Ares Predator handgun.
*** ** One supplement for the game even included a weapon that was basically a pistol chambered for shotgun shells. Even the book commented on how brutal that'd be on the user's wrist. Then again, a somewhat similar weapon also [[http://www.taurususa.com/gun-selector-results.cfm?series=41&toggle=tr exists in real life]], even though it's only chambered for .410 gauge/.45 Long Colt and isn't nearly as hard on the shooter as a heavier gauge might be.
** Averted in ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'', however, as * ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'': the lead equipment designer for that game has admitted a personal distaste for this trope. Shotguns are markedly inferior to assault rifles or submachineguns, and sawed-off models hold no particular advantage.
* Also curiously averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''...and this is a setting in which the RuleOfCool ''is'' physics. Rules-wise, the shotgun is basically a lasgun with a shorter range but the ability to be fired when rushing into melee. It's decidedly inferior to most other weapons. Of course, considering that "most other weapons" in this setting includes multiple-shot RPG launchers, anti-tank microwave cannons, and single-shot railguns capable of sending a shot ''all the way through a tank'', this isn't really surprising.
** In the related ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' game however, the shotgun is many a ganger's trusty weapon. Not only is it more powerful than the rest of the store-bought weapons (balanced by the shorter range); but when firing slugs the target is pushed back a bit. ''Necromunda'' features lots of thin catwalks spanning between high buildings. [[RailingKill Do the math.]]
** Space Marines in 5th Edition have access to shotguns [[WordOfDante equipped with man-stopper rounds]], upgrading their strength to that of a bolter and making them slightly more useful.
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21st Mar '16 12:31:19 PM Unferth
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* Sawed-off shotguns were used extensively in trench warfare during the first World War by the United States; according to the other wiki, one Sergeant in particular managed to [[OneManArmy single-handedly retake a French town from German control]] using only such a shotgun. The Germans, who deployed gas weapons and flamethrowers, considered the use of shotguns a war crime, even declaring that they'd execute any soldiers captured who used one (America responded that they'd do the same to any German POW's that were issued submachine guns). [[labelnote:Actually, German officers (who were mostly aristocrats) thought the shotgun to be a weapon suited only to hunt animals, so they took killing their soldiers with a shotgun as an act of equaling them to animals[[/labelnote]]

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* Sawed-off shotguns were used extensively in trench warfare during the first World War by the United States; according to the other wiki, one Sergeant in particular managed to [[OneManArmy single-handedly retake a French town from German control]] using only such a shotgun. The Germans, who deployed gas weapons and flamethrowers, considered the use of shotguns a war crime, even declaring that they'd execute any soldiers captured who used one (America responded that they'd do the same to any German POW's that were issued submachine guns). [[labelnote:Actually, [[labelnote]]:Actually, German officers (who were mostly aristocrats) thought the shotgun to be a weapon suited only to hunt animals, so they took killing their soldiers with a shotgun as an act of equaling them to animals[[/labelnote]]
21st Mar '16 12:30:29 PM Unferth
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* Sawed-off shotguns were used extensively in trench warfare during the first World War by the United States; according to the other wiki, one Sergeant in particular managed to [[OneManArmy single-handedly retake a French town from German control]] using only such a shotgun. The Germans, who deployed gas weapons and flamethrowers, considered the use of shotguns a war crime, even declaring that they'd execute any soldiers captured who used one (America responded that they'd do the same to any German POW's that were issued submachine guns).

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* Sawed-off shotguns were used extensively in trench warfare during the first World War by the United States; according to the other wiki, one Sergeant in particular managed to [[OneManArmy single-handedly retake a French town from German control]] using only such a shotgun. The Germans, who deployed gas weapons and flamethrowers, considered the use of shotguns a war crime, even declaring that they'd execute any soldiers captured who used one (America responded that they'd do the same to any German POW's that were issued submachine guns). [[labelnote:Actually, German officers (who were mostly aristocrats) thought the shotgun to be a weapon suited only to hunt animals, so they took killing their soldiers with a shotgun as an act of equaling them to animals[[/labelnote]]



* In Sicily, the sawed-off shotgun is called a ''lupara'' ("for the wolf"--it was originally a hunting weapon), and is infamous for its use in vendettas and by TheMafia. They feature heavily in Mario Puzo's ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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* In Sicily, the sawed-off shotgun is called a ''lupara'' ("for the wolf"--it was originally a hunting weapon), personal defense weapon of shepherds), and is infamous for its use in vendettas and by TheMafia. They feature heavily in Mario Puzo's ''Film/TheGodfather''.
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