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** A further-sawed-down 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). ''Modern Warfare 2'' also sports a sawed-off 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.]]
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' goes for a less ridiculous angle by featuring the Ithaca 37 Stakeout, which is interestingly the only pump-action shotgun in the multiplayer - and thus, given how the series usually balances shotguns, means that it reaches farther and deals more damage than the otherwise-superior semi-auto SPAS-12.

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** * A further-sawed-down 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). ''Modern Warfare 2'' also sports a sawed-off 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.]]
** * ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' goes for a less ridiculous angle by featuring featurs the Ithaca 37 Stakeout, which is interestingly the only pump-action shotgun in the multiplayer - and thus, given how the series usually balances shotguns, means that it reaches farther and deals more damage than the otherwise-superior semi-auto SPAS-12.



** The tradition is continued in ''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 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.

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** The tradition is continued in * ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' in the form of has 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 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.



** They weren't the only ones. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_shotgun#History Also taken directly]] from Wiki/TheOtherWiki: "During the trench warfare of the Gallipoli Campaign, Major Stephen Midgley of the Australian 5th Light Horse Regiment was widely known to use a sawn-off double barrelled shotgun while leading his troops, the weapon's effectiveness resulting in Turkish officers complaining that it was not a 'weapon of war' under international law after Midgley took one Turkish soldier's head "clean off his shoulders". Midgley was ordered by an Australian general to cease using his shotgun and switch to a conventional rifle and bayonet, to which the Major was "bitterly peeved"." Don't fuck with Australia.
* In the United States, a sawed off shotgun is illegal. Each state has their own laws which regulate the minimum barrel length of a rifle or a shotgun. Of course, law enforcement and the military are exempt from this.
** At the Federal level, the National Firearms Act of 1934 requires registration (and a $200 tax stamp, which was punitive then and perfunctory now) for machine guns, short-barreled rifles, and short-barreled shotguns. The minimum legal length of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun is 18 inches.
*** United States federal law classifies a shotgun with a barrel length shorter than 18 inches AND/OR an overall length of less than 26 inches is an AOW (Any Other Weapon), which has to be registered with BATFE. Rifles with a barrel length shorter than 16 inches AND/OR an overall length less than 26 inches fall into the same category. Short barreled rifles and shotguns aren't illegal according to federal laws (states have their own regulations), they're just heavily regulated. Shotguns built by firearms manufacturers as a short barreled shotgun only have a tax stamp of $5, but making one from a normal shotgun carries the full $200 price tag.
** The US Supreme Court ruled this law was legal in 1939, in the landmark case of ''United States v. Miller'', 307 U.S. 174. Of course only the prosecution showed up as the defendant was too poor to show up, and was dead before the ruling came down. Also, the ruling was based upon faulty information as to whether a short-barrelled shotgun was used by any national militias. It's also been a point of contention whether two Supreme Court justices who were UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veterans (but never in the trenches; one was an artillery officer and the other an Army lawyer) were personally aware of the military usage of short-barreled shotguns, regardless of it never having been introduced into evidence.

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** They weren't the only ones. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_shotgun#History Also taken directly]] from Wiki/TheOtherWiki: "During * During the trench warfare of the Gallipoli Campaign, Major Stephen Midgley of the Australian 5th Light Horse Regiment was widely known to use a sawn-off double barrelled shotgun while leading his troops, the weapon's effectiveness resulting in Turkish officers complaining that it was not a 'weapon of war' under international law after Midgley took one Turkish soldier's head "clean off his shoulders". Midgley was ordered by an Australian general to cease using his shotgun and switch to a conventional rifle and bayonet, to which the Major was "bitterly peeved"." Don't fuck with Australia.
* In the United States, a sawed off shotgun is illegal. Each state has their own laws which regulate the minimum barrel length of a rifle or a shotgun. Of course, law enforcement and the military are exempt from this.
** At the Federal level, the National Firearms Act of 1934 requires registration (and a $200 tax stamp, which was punitive then and perfunctory now) for machine guns, short-barreled rifles, and short-barreled shotguns. The minimum legal length of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun is 18 inches.
*** United States federal law classifies a shotgun with a barrel length shorter than 18 inches AND/OR an overall length of less than 26 inches is an AOW (Any Other Weapon), which has to be registered with BATFE. Rifles with a barrel length shorter than 16 inches AND/OR an overall length less than 26 inches fall into the same category. Short barreled rifles and shotguns aren't illegal according to federal laws (states have their own regulations), they're just heavily regulated. Shotguns built by firearms manufacturers as a short barreled shotgun only have a tax stamp of $5, but making one from a normal shotgun carries the full $200 price tag.
** The US Supreme Court ruled this law was legal in 1939, in the landmark case of ''United States v. Miller'', 307 U.S. 174. Of course only the prosecution showed up as the defendant was too poor to show up, and was dead before the ruling came down. Also, the ruling was based upon faulty information as to whether a short-barrelled shotgun was used by any national militias. It's also been a point of contention whether two Supreme Court justices who were UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veterans (but never in the trenches; one was an artillery officer and the other an Army lawyer) were personally aware of the military usage of short-barreled shotguns, regardless of it never having been introduced into evidence.



** Another favorite of the Barrow gang was a cut-down [[BigFreakingGun BAR]]. Not quite the same, but it's an automatic rifle with a shortened stock and barrel. Quite possibly MORE badass.



** Ditto for breaching shotguns, which often have a shorter barrel for ease of wielding and are made for destroying door locks, usually by using powdered lead rather than shot.
*** Speaking of breaching shotguns, honorable mention must go to the Knight's Armament Company [[MeaningfulName "Masterkey"]] shotgun, which is a 4-shot pump-action breacher shotgun cut down even further - so that it can be mounted underneath the barrel of an M16 or M4 assault rifle, [[IKEAWeaponry just like an M203 grenade launcher.]]
*** There's also the M26 Modular Accesory Shotgun System (MASS), which is considerably lighter, has the advantage of using box magazines, and is allegedly more comfortable to handle thanks to a bolt-action operation. And unlike the Masterkey, is actually starting to see some use in the US Army.
** Behold, the [[http://www.serbu.com/top/superShorty.php Serbu Super Shorty]].
** Typical shotguns in [[TheWildWest Old West]] skirmishes were short-barrelled from factory: the "coach gun" ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_gun issued to horseback messengers and stagecoach guardsmen]]) had 18 inch barrels. Rifled guns of the time were neither very accurate nor long ranged, and a skilled shooter could held a few enemies at bay from horseback with a short and light [[{{BFG}} 10-gauge]] shotgun.

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** Ditto for breaching shotguns, which * Breaching shotguns often have a shorter barrel for ease of wielding and are made for destroying door locks, usually by using powdered lead rather than shot.
*** Speaking of breaching shotguns, honorable mention must go to the Knight's Armament Company [[MeaningfulName "Masterkey"]] shotgun, which is a 4-shot pump-action breacher shotgun cut down even further - so that it can be mounted underneath the barrel of an M16 or M4 assault rifle, [[IKEAWeaponry just like an M203 grenade launcher.]]
*** There's also the M26 Modular Accesory Shotgun System (MASS), which is considerably lighter, has the advantage of using box magazines, and is allegedly more comfortable to handle thanks to a bolt-action operation. And unlike the Masterkey, is actually starting to see some use in the US Army.
** Behold, the [[http://www.serbu.com/top/superShorty.php Serbu Super Shorty]].
** Typical shotguns in [[TheWildWest Old West]] skirmishes were short-barrelled from factory: the "coach gun" ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_gun issued to horseback messengers and stagecoach guardsmen]]) had 18 inch barrels. Rifled guns of the time were neither very accurate nor long ranged, and a skilled shooter could held a few enemies at bay from horseback with a short and light [[{{BFG}} 10-gauge]] shotgun.
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** Another addition to turn the SLR into "The Bitch" was the addition of a matchstick (or similar) to the working parts, rendering the semi-automatic weapon fully automatic.



* Sawn off-shotguns are [[UsefulNotes/AustralianGunPolitics are banned in Australia]] since the firearms legislation was revised in 1996 in the aftermath of the Port Arthur Massacre. However, some sawn-off shotguns still remain in private hands due to not being registered even prior to 1996 and registering them afterwards leads to confiscation of the gun. [[http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/lindt-cafe-siege-survivor-stands-tall-as-man-moniss-gun-appears-at-inquest-20150902-gjdn5q.html One such shotgun]] was used in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Sydney_hostage_crisis deadliest terrorist attack on Australian soil in 2014]].
* 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.
* Oddly enough, short-barreled shotguns are not restricted in Canada, so long as the barrel is factory-made and the total length of the gun is 30 or more inches. Cutting the barrel off yourself, on the other hand, can carry jail time if you're caught with it.



** The Shockwave seems to have [[FollowTheLeader set off a sort of arms race in the "not-a-shotgun" firearms category]], as shortly after it was released Remington followed suit with the [[http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/09/18/remington-870-tac14/ TAC-14 firearm]], and then at SHOT Show 2018, [[https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2018/1/29/shot-show-2018-ithaca-non-nfa-12-ga-pump/ Ithaca]] and [[https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2018/1/25/5-more-new-shotguns-seen-at-shot-show-2018/ Charles Daly]] also debuted similar 14-inch barreled firearms.


** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-800 fires and cocks a lever-action sawed-off shotgun single-handed ''while riding a motorcycle''. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, he is a terminator]].

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** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-800 2.4 fires and cocks a lever-action sawed-off shotgun single-handed ''while riding a motorcycle''. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, he is a terminator]].


* This was the weapon of choice for the Sineater, of 1980's ''SpiderMan''.

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* This was the weapon of choice for the Sineater, of 1980's ''SpiderMan''.''ComicBook/SpiderMan''.


In close quarters, the ability to hide the gun until the last possible second is valuable, but this has the unfortunate effect of making the gun a gangster's weapon fit mostly for assassins or poachers and therefore carries most legal restrictions for civilian users.

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In close quarters, the ability to hide the gun until the last possible second is valuable, but this has the unfortunate effect of making the gun a gangster's weapon fit mostly for assassins or poachers and therefore carries most carry many legal restrictions for civilian users.


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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', William Fichtner plays a BadassBystander in the opening scene to combat the Joker's bank robbery, and succeeds in taking out at least one of the robbers before being shot himself. The Joker acquires the gun and uses it several more times throughout the film, once killing a police officer with a point-blank shot and again when trying to penetrate the armor of a police transport. The most notable instance is when he fires it into the ceiling to disrupt a party, announcing his and his men's entrance. [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace He then proceeds to wave it around like a toy in the face of several of the party-goers, who appropriately recoil with a lot of fear]]. Except for one old man, who defiantly states that he will "not be intimidated by thugs". A [[KnifeNut knife to the mouth changes his tune quickly.]]

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', William Fichtner plays a BadassBystander [[BadassBystander the bank manager uses one in the opening scene to combat the Joker's bank robbery, robbery]], and succeeds in taking out at least one of the robbers before being shot himself. The Joker acquires the gun and uses it several more times throughout the film, once killing a police officer with a point-blank shot and again when trying to penetrate the armor of a police transport. The most notable instance is when he fires it into the ceiling to disrupt a party, announcing his and his men's entrance. [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace He then proceeds to wave it around like a toy in the face of several of the party-goers, who appropriately recoil with a lot of fear]]. Except for one old man, who defiantly states that he will "not be intimidated by thugs". A [[KnifeNut knife to the mouth changes his tune quickly.]]



-->Thornton: "We need a gun for a man who can't shoot."

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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': The T-800 fires and cocks a lever-action sawed-off shotgun single-handed ''while riding a motorcycle''. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, he is a terminator]].
* Kyle Reese saws off the stock of his shotgun for concealment purposes in the first ''Film/TheTerminator'', finishing with a nice DramaticGunCock.

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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
** Kyle Reese saws off the stock of his shotgun for concealment purposes in the first ''Film/TheTerminator'', finishing with a nice DramaticGunCock.
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the
T-800 fires and cocks a lever-action sawed-off shotgun single-handed ''while riding a motorcycle''. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, he is a terminator]].
* Kyle Reese saws off the stock of his shotgun for concealment purposes in the first ''Film/TheTerminator'', finishing with a nice DramaticGunCock.
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-->-- '''Music/CypressHill, ''Hand on The pump'''''

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-->-- '''[[Music/CypressHill Cypress Hill]], ''Hand on the pump'''''

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-->-- '''[[Music/CypressHill Cypress Hill]], '''Music/CypressHill, ''Hand on the The pump'''''



* ''"Hand on The Pump"'' by [[Music/CypressHill Cypress Hill]] on their self-titled album from 1991 is about gang life, drugs and how customized shotguns come handy in the hood.

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* ''"Hand on The Pump"'' by [[Music/CypressHill Cypress Hill]] Music/CypressHill on their self-titled album from 1991 is about gang life, drugs and how customized shotguns come handy in the hood.

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* Pachek's weapon of choice in ''Film/TheMountie''. The first shot of the movie is Pachek clapping it to Cleora's head and demanding that Grayling reveal himself.


* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' features the sawed-off shotgun as the first shotgun type weapon you can get. It has pretty horrible range, but against marauding ninja kitties, there's no better weapon until you get the longer-barreled coachgun.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' features the sawed-off shotgun as the first shotgun type weapon you can get. It has pretty horrible range, but against marauding ninja kitties, mountain lions, there's no better weapon until you get the longer-barreled coachgun.coachgun.
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': A sawed-off shotgun is the second firearm you get in the game, after the pistol, and it takes up the pistol slot in the character's inventory. It's short-ranged and powerful, but only has two shots before reloading.


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]], 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]], 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]]
it).



* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', William Fichtner plays a BadassBystander in the opening scene to combat the Joker's bank robbery, and succeeds in taking out at least one of the robbers before being shot himself. The Joker acquires said gun and uses it several more times throughout the film, once killing a police officer with a point-blank shot and again when trying to penetrate the armor of a police transport. The most notable instance is when he fires it into the ceiling to disrupt a party, announcing his and his men's entrance. [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace He then proceeds to wave it around like a toy in the face of several of the party-goers, who appropriately recoil with a lot of fear]]. Except for one old man, who defiantly states that he will "not be intimidated by thugs". A [[KnifeNut knife to the mouth changes his tune quickly.]]

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', William Fichtner plays a BadassBystander in the opening scene to combat the Joker's bank robbery, and succeeds in taking out at least one of the robbers before being shot himself. The Joker acquires said the gun and uses it several more times throughout the film, once killing a police officer with a point-blank shot and again when trying to penetrate the armor of a police transport. The most notable instance is when he fires it into the ceiling to disrupt a party, announcing his and his men's entrance. [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace He then proceeds to wave it around like a toy in the face of several of the party-goers, who appropriately recoil with a lot of fear]]. Except for one old man, who defiantly states that he will "not be intimidated by thugs". A [[KnifeNut knife to the mouth changes his tune quickly.]]



* Ricardo Tubbs of ''Series/MiamiVice'' made significant use of short-barreled shotguns. In the first season, he used a standard sawed-down double-barrel model; in the second, he switched out for a custom Ithaca 37 Stakeout, an already short-barreled shotgun that was [[UpToEleven cut down even shorter]], and for the third and fourth seasons he used a similarly-cut down S&W Model 3000.

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* Ricardo Tubbs of ''Series/MiamiVice'' made significant use of short-barreled shotguns. In the first season, he used a standard sawed-down double-barrel model; in the second, he switched out for a custom Ithaca 37 Stakeout, an already short-barreled shotgun that was [[UpToEleven cut down even shorter]], shorter, and for the third and fourth seasons he used a similarly-cut down S&W Model 3000.3000.
* ''Series/ThePunisher'': While hiding out in a trailer, Amy has only a sawed-off shotgun loaded with pheasant shot to protect herself. She fires it at Curtis when he approaches the door without warning. When Madani sees Amy clutching the weapon defiantly, she sarcastically asks if Amy is going to shoot her with it. Amy checks the gun and admits that she won't... because she [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets forgot to load it]].


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* Volume-10's single "Pistolgrip-Pump" (later covered by Music/RageAgainstTheMachine) is from a gangster's perspective who keeps a sawed-off shotgun on his lap at all times, presumably while driving through the hood.


* ''Film/MadMax1'' used one as his main weapon during his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, which he modified himself.
** For that matter, he has it placed as his sidearm in the movie, akin to a police officer's pistol, though he still carries his pistol in the first film.
* Several Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, most notably ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', in which he fires and cocks a lever-action shotgun single-handed ''while riding a motorcycle''. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, he is a terminator]].
** Slight variation in ''Terminator 2'' as he is using slugs rather than the more commonly seen shot. Additionally, the gun is a 10 gauge, rather than the more popular 12 gauge (though because the model in question was no longer available in 12 gauge). The larger slug, with the lack of a spread effect, effectively turns a shotgun into a {{BFG}}.
** Also, the loop of the lever-action shotgun is enlarged, enabling the Terminator to use the loop and the shortened barrel to flip the shotgun, reloading the lever-action. If one can avoid whacking themselves with the barrel, one can effectively use it one handed.
** Kyle Reese saws off the stock of his shotgun for concealment purposes in the first ''Film/TheTerminator'', finishing with a nice DramaticGunCock.

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* ''Film/MadMax1'' used ''Film/MadMax1''" Max uses one as his main weapon during his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, which he modified modifies himself.
** For that matter, he has it placed as his sidearm in the movie, akin to a police officer's pistol, though he still carries his pistol in the first film.
* Several Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, most notably ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', in which he ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': The T-800 fires and cocks a lever-action sawed-off shotgun single-handed ''while riding a motorcycle''. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, he is a terminator]].
** Slight variation in ''Terminator 2'' as he is using slugs rather than the more commonly seen shot. Additionally, the gun is a 10 gauge, rather than the more popular 12 gauge (though because the model in question was no longer available in 12 gauge). The larger slug, with the lack of a spread effect, effectively turns a shotgun into a {{BFG}}.
** Also, the loop of the lever-action shotgun is enlarged, enabling the Terminator to use the loop and the shortened barrel to flip the shotgun, reloading the lever-action. If one can avoid whacking themselves with the barrel, one can effectively use it one handed.
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* Kyle Reese saws off the stock of his shotgun for concealment purposes in the first ''Film/TheTerminator'', finishing with a nice DramaticGunCock.



* Ash from the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series uses a sawed-off shotgun that not only never runs out of shells, but can also ''blow a sword in half''. The quote above, delivered after blowing the sword in half, pretty much says it all. Interestingly enough, Ash's shotgun seems to get upgraded every film, all this despite the fact that it's ostensibly the same weapon. In ''Film/{{The Evil Dead|1981}}'', it was a single-barreled, non-sawed-off single-shot. In ''Film/EvilDead2'', he sawed it off down to the foregrip, and it became double-barreled. In ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', it remained a side-by-side, but somehow grew back about eight inches on the barrels. In the follow-on video game, it effectively functions as a semi-automatic, despite still being a double-barrel.

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* Ash from the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series uses a sawed-off shotgun that not only never runs out of shells, but can also ''blow a sword ''Franchise/EvilDead'', starting in half''. The quote above, delivered after blowing the sword in half, pretty much says it all. Interestingly enough, Ash's shotgun seems to get upgraded every film, all this despite the fact that it's ostensibly the same weapon. In ''Film/{{The Evil Dead|1981}}'', it was a single-barreled, non-sawed-off single-shot. In ''Film/EvilDead2'', he sawed it has a sawed-off shotgun as one of his two signature weapons. He saws off down to the foregrip, and it became double-barreled. barrel himself with his other weapon, the chainsaw. In ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', it remained regains a side-by-side, but somehow grew back about eight inches on good portion of its barrel length, possibly to justify some of the barrels. In distance shooting he does in the follow-on video game, it effectively functions as a semi-automatic, despite still being a double-barrel.film.



* ''Literature/BloodMeridian'': Brown, a murderous freebooter, acquires an ornate ceremonial shotgun through pillage. He goes to a village and demands that the local gunsmith saw it down. The gunsmith refuses to ruin such an artifact, causing a tense altercation until Brown finally does it himself.

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* ''Literature/BloodMeridian'': Brown, a murderous freebooter, acquires an ornate ceremonial shotgun through pillage.as plunder. He goes to a village and demands that the local gunsmith saw it down. The gunsmith refuses to ruin such an artifact, a work of art, causing a tense altercation until Brown finally does it himself.



* In ''Series/TheWire'', Omar Little uses a double-barreled sawed off shotgun.

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* In ''Series/TheWire'', Omar Little uses a double-barreled sawed off shotgun.sawed-off shotgun hidden beneath his duster.


* ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'' has the Tigris shotgun, which fires both barrels with a click of the fire button and packs a hell of a punch even at a fair range.

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* ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'' has the Tigris shotgun, which fires both barrels with a click of the fire button and packs a hell of a punch even at a fair range. The Prime variant is largely considered to be the most powerful shotgun in the game.


* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
** The Joker acquires a sawed-off shotgun from a BadassBystander at the beginning of the film and uses it several more times throughout the film, once killing a police officer with a point-blank shot and again when trying to penetrate the armor of a police transport. The most notable instance is when he fires it into the ceiling to disrupt a party, announcing his and his men's entrance. [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace He then proceeds to wave it around like a toy in the face of several of the party-goers, who appropriately recoil with a lot of fear]]. Except for one old man, who defiantly states that he will "not be intimidated by thugs". A [[KnifeNut knife to the mouth changes his tune quickly.]]
** William Fichtner as the BadassBystander mentioned above busts out one of these in the beginning scene to combat the Joker's bank robbery, and succeeds in taking out at least one of the robbers before being shot himself.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
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In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', William Fichtner plays a BadassBystander in the opening scene to combat the Joker's bank robbery, and succeeds in taking out at least one of the robbers before being shot himself. The Joker acquires a sawed-off shotgun from a BadassBystander at the beginning of the film said gun and uses it several more times throughout the film, once killing a police officer with a point-blank shot and again when trying to penetrate the armor of a police transport. The most notable instance is when he fires it into the ceiling to disrupt a party, announcing his and his men's entrance. [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace He then proceeds to wave it around like a toy in the face of several of the party-goers, who appropriately recoil with a lot of fear]]. Except for one old man, who defiantly states that he will "not be intimidated by thugs". A [[KnifeNut knife to the mouth changes his tune quickly.]]
** William Fichtner as the BadassBystander mentioned above busts out one of these in the beginning scene to combat the Joker's bank robbery, and succeeds in taking out at least one of the robbers before being shot himself.
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