|DPS (reload)||155.6 (253.9)|
|crit dmg||10||crit % mult||x1|
The riot shotgun is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.
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.
There are several disadvantages with the weapon like most shotguns; it suffers at mid to long range due to its poor weapons spread. However, this can be countered to a certain extent by using the 12-gauge slug ammunition (which decrease spread considerably). A riot shotgun at full condition can fire 870 standard shells (or about 72 drums) before breaking.