Neostead Combat SG

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For an overview of combat shotgun models in various games, see Combat shotgun.
Neostead Combat SG
Tactics neostead combat sg
Icon FoT Neostead
Damage & attacks
damageSingle: 15 - 25
Burst: 13 - 22
damage typeNormal
att. modes
Single(Action PointsIcon action 4, RangeIcon range 22)
Burst(Action PointsIcon action 5, RangeIcon range 17)
ammo type12 gauge shotgun shell
ammo cap.12
burst rounds3
strength req.6
hands req.2
weight10 lbs.
Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

An automatic, 12 gauge military shotgun. The best weapon for close quarters, except for a Flamethrower.

The Neostead Combat SG is a weapon in Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel.


A fully automatic shotgun that does decent damage but loses its effectiveness at later levels.


  • This shotgun can be located in the town of Quincy's detention center, inside one of the prison cells in a chest.
  • It can also be found in random encounters while traveling the Wasteland directly around Bunker Alpha once the Brahmin Wood mission has been completed. Ghost-like "citizen-thin" NPCs often carry one each (along with a stimpak and some 12 gauge shotgun shells). If you can't see it in the initial steal inventory window, let one of your team members get caught stealing from that NPC; on the next turn when you enter the Steal window, it will be there. You need about 80% Steal skill to be able to grab the weapon. If the NPCs wander around a lot, enter turn-based mode by pressing Enter.
  • Cold Water, 4 carried by BOS deserters
  • Scott City, 1 carried by robot

Behind the scenesEdit

In real life, the Neostead is NOT an automatic shotgun, it's a pump-action shotgun with a "forward-back" handguard movement instead of the classic "back-forward". Its main distinguishing feature is a unique double magazine, allowing the shooter to immediately switch between two different types of ammunition (ie non-lethal shells for riot control, with lethal rounds held in reserve for emergencies). It was developed by two South African engineers, Tony Neophytou and Wilmore Stead, in the early 1990s.



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