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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.
12th Aug '16 7:24:22 PM WillKeaton
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* VideoGame/TheDarkness II has a few shotgun types, one of which being a "Sawn-Off", a pump-action with a cut down barrel (which somehow holds more shells than the full-length Defender shotgun?). A more archetypal example comes in the Vendetta campaign, where gunslinger Shoshanna, whose Dark weapon is a double barreled sawed-off shotgun with unlimited ammo and can hold up to 6 shots, which can be changed into a huge cannon blast. Under most circumstances, however, she wields it on her left hand as a shotgun, along with any sidearm in her right hand.

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* VideoGame/TheDarkness II ''VideoGame/TheDarkness II'' has a few shotgun types, one of which being a "Sawn-Off", a pump-action with a cut down barrel (which somehow holds more shells than the full-length Defender shotgun?). A more archetypal example comes in the Vendetta campaign, where gunslinger Shoshanna, whose Dark weapon is a double barreled sawed-off shotgun with unlimited ammo and can hold up to 6 shots, which can be changed into a huge cannon blast. Under most circumstances, however, she wields it on her left hand as a shotgun, along with any sidearm in her right hand.
12th Aug '16 7:23:50 PM WillKeaton
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* The Winchesters in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' use sawn-off shotguns loaded with rock salt to fight ghosts. Dean uses a double barrel Baikal IZH43 shotgun, while Sam prefers an Ithaca pump-action.

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* The Winchesters in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' use sawn-off shotguns loaded with rock salt to fight ghosts. Dean uses a double barrel Baikal IZH43 [=IZH43=] shotgun, while Sam prefers an Ithaca pump-action.
16th Jul '16 10:24:54 AM nombretomado
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* {{Archer}} uses one in the second season episode "White Lightning" that he "borrowed" from Wodehouse, who used ''two'' to protect Malory in ''Double Duece''. It pops up every know and a again, notably as an instrument in [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique his family feud game with the Irish Mob]]

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* {{Archer}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' uses one in the second season episode "White Lightning" that he "borrowed" from Wodehouse, who used ''two'' to protect Malory in ''Double Duece''."Double Duece". It pops up every know and a again, notably as an instrument in [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique his family feud game with the Irish Mob]]
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.
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