You've discovered a Shotgun technique that has a chance to knock an enemy back.”— In-game description
While using a shotgun, each pellet has a 10% chance to knock an enemy back. Note that this perk actually knocks the enemy down rather than sending them flying as the description suggests, similar to Super Slam! for melee attacks.
The weapons affected by this perk are the same as those affected by the Shotgun Surgeon perk, namely:
- Caravan shotgun
- Hunting shotgun
- Lever-action shotgun
- Riot shotgun
- Sawed-off shotgun
- Single shotgun
- Since this perk checks per pellet, slug rounds and 4/0 buck are less likely to knock down an opponent, and standard, high-pellet shells are the most likely to trigger the perk.
- As with the Shotgun Surgeon perk, this perk does not affect the sturdy caravan shotgun.
- Sometimes this perk has been known to lead the wielder into believing the target is dead when it has just been knocked over.