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CoD4 Weapons: Shotguns

In-depth Call of Duty 4 Shotgun stats. Thanks to Alex Young for the weapon descriptions, the stats, and his weapons guide.

Also check out the Shotgunners Guide to Shotgunning, The Art of the Shotty and Crunchies Guide to Shotguns guides in our Guides forum.

If you really like one-shotting enemies as you ninja your way around the map and don't like how long it takes to recover from a knife stab, use a shotgun. In Call of Duty 4, the shotguns deal a lot of power per shot while letting you move as quickly as possible.

Beware the short range, though! Be prepared to switch to your pistol or (if you use Overkill) a longer-range main weapon if your target gets too far away.



CoD4 Weapon W1200
Weapon: Winchester W1200 Defender
Accuracy: 3 / 12
Damage: 11 / 12
Range: 2+ / 12
Fire Rate: 2+ / 12
Mobility: 12 / 12
Clip Size/Reserve Ammo: 7/21
Recoil: very high upper right
Reload Time: 1 First Shell / 0.5 Next Shell
Good Perks/Attachments: Double Tap, Sleight of Hand, Steady Aim

The combat version of the American-made pump-action shotgun. You're more likely to get a one-shot kill with this gun than with the M1014, but you'll need to be more accurate with your shots and more careful about taking on groups of enemies.

I have yet to test this gun with Double Tap, but I suspect it may give this gun an edge over the M1014 depending on how much the fire rate increases.


Notes:
  • Because the shotguns accept individual shells, you can press fire while reloading to halt the reloading process and chamber whichever shell you loaded last, in case you need to attack while reloading.
  • The W1200 is unlocked at Rank 2 Private along with Demolitions preset class
Damage: 10-40 (per pellet)
Range: 300-500
Rate of Fire: 150 RPM
Penetration: Small Buckshot Pellet
Location Damage Multiplier: Head (1.0) / Neck: (1.0) / Torso: (1.0) / Stomach: (1.0) / Limbs (1.0)
Hip Accuracy: 4 Stances / 5.5 Sighted

CoD4 Weapon M1014

Weapon: M1014 (Benelli M4 Super 90)
Accuracy: 3+ / 12
Damage: 9+ / 12
Range: 2+ / 12
Fire Rate: 4 / 12
Mobility: 12 / 12
Clip Size/Reserve Ammo: 4/16
Recoil: moderate/high upper right
Reload Time: 1 First Shell / 0.5 Next Shell
Good Perks/Attachments: Stopping Power, Sleight of Hand, Bandolier, Steady Aim

An Italian-made semi-automatic combat shotgun used by the U.S. Armed Forces. The potentially devastating effectiveness of this gun, known well to auto-shotty-hating CounterStrike players everywhere, has been reduced by the use of a 4-shell capacity.

You will need to reload this gun constantly when you're not firing it, making Sleight of Hand very useful.

If you don't trust your aim enough to use the W1200 or if you're playing on heavily populated servers filled with groups of enemies too large to handle efficiently with pump-action, choose this shotgun.
(Note: The W1014 is unlocked at Rank 31 Captain)

Damage: 10-30 (per pellet)
Range: 300-600
Rate of Fire: 300 RPM
Penetration: Small / Buckshot Pellet
Location Damage Multiplier: Head (1.0) / Neck: (1.0) / Torso: (1.0) / Stomach: (1.0) / Limbs (1.0)
Hip Accuracy: 5 All Stances / 5.5 Sighted