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For an overview of combat shotgun models throughout the Fallout series, see Combat shotgun.
Riot shotgun
RiotShotgun.png
Riot shotgun icon.png
Requirements
skillGuns 100
strength req.7
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
67 (79.7)
dmg/proj.
9.6 (11.4)
DPS
268 (446.5)
DPS (reload)
155.6 (253.9)
crit dmg
10
crit % mult
x1
attacks/sec
4 (5.6)AP17
projectiles7spread2.5
Ammo & reloading
ammo type12 gauge shotgun shell
ammo/shot
1
shots/rel.
12
ammo cap.12
reload time
2.2 (1.6)
Other
weight5value5500
item HP175
repair
Riot shotguns
Two-handed automatic guns
base id0008ed0a
Perk effects
perks (dam.)
Lord Death
(+2.7)
perks (att.)
Fast Shot
(+0.8)
perks (rel.)
Rapid Reload
(-0.5s)
 
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The riot shotgun is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit]

Main article: Combat shotgun

An automatic shotgun designed for law enforcement agencies, it follows a conventional pattern in its design. The weapon has been designed with a short barrel and without a stock, to provide riot control teams with a small, compact shotgun that can be reliably used in crowds, while retaining its firepower.

Characteristics[edit]

Riot shotgun expanded

The riot shotgun is a semi-automatic shotgun with a drum magazine. It has high damage-per-second, due in part to its large ammunition capacity when compared to other shotguns and its high rate of fire. With the Shotgun Surgeon and And Stay Back perks, it can be a very devastating weapon in close quarters combat. It also reloads much faster than any other shotgun because of its detachable drum magazine and therefore can change ammunition type very quickly.

As with most shotguns, there are a number of disadvantages to the weapon; it suffers at mid to long range due to its poor weapons spread, and the low damage per pellet struggles against targets with high damage threshold, even with Shotgun Surgeon. However, these can be countered to a certain extent by using the 12-gauge slug ammunition (which decrease spread considerably, and consolidate the damage into one projectile). A riot shotgun at full condition can fire 870 standard shells (or about 72 drums) before breaking.

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