| ||For an overview of shotgun models in various games, see shotgun.|
|The following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
“Your average full-stock double barrel shotgun, meant for hunting small game. In the wasteland, however, even the bugs don’t qualify as small game. Still, the weapon sprays pellets for decent damage.”— FOBOS Manual
Main article: ShotgunA shotgun, also called a "scattergun," is a firearm designed to shoot a multitude of lead or steel balls of varying sizes, greatly increasing the weapon's hit potential. This makes it very effective at hunting game. However, the accuracy and power found at close range starts to diminish as the target gets farther away. Shotguns designed for the military's use are often called "combat shotguns."
It's really powerful weapon through much of the game, especially with anyone with high Critical Chance, but it uses far too much ammunition.
- Carbon Town Center, available from Jesse.
- Carbon West, in a footlocker.
- Los Bridge West, can be bought from Hieronymous.
- Los Docks Holding Pens, can be purchased from Salieri.