The Pump-Action Shotgun is a high powered shotgun that can inflict high damage in close quarters. It's weaker than the Semi-Auto Shotgun at longer ranges due to it's wider spread, but is the most powerful of the 2 buckshot firing shotgun at closer ranges. The Super Knockback upgrade is excellent at keeping targets away from the player and also works on vehicles.
Clip Size, Damage, Effective Range and Rate of Fire can all be upgraded 5 levels each, with a separate Super Knockback "ultimate upgrade".
- The Pump-Action Shotgun is available for $100 during and after "The Fundamentals".
- Some ZPD officers carry these weapons and can be obtained by killing them or disarm by taking him as Human Shield.
- Higher damage per shell over the Semi-Auto Shotgun
- Wide spread allows the shotgun likely to hit multiple targets
- The Knockback upgrade works on infanty and vehicles, including tanks
- Slowest rate of fire of any shotguns
- Slowest reloading Shotgun when Semi-Auto Shotgun is upgraded
- Tends to spray more than the other Shotguns, making it even less-effective than the other Shotguns at longer range
- Has the least effective range of all Shotguns
There are 4 costumes for the Pump-Action Shotgun: Deacon 12-Gauge, Blunderbuss, Kardak Lasershot and Hillbilly.
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- The Deacon 12-Gauge was the first Pump-Action Shotgun to be revealed, in the IGN E3 demo.
- The Deacon 12-Gauge, by it's default appearance, resembles an Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout shotgun with a foregrip. It's also noticeable there are tag marks on the receiver.
- The description of the default Blunderbuss could be a reference to the Evil Dead trilogy, in which the protagonist refers to his shotgun as his "Boomstick".
- The Kardak Lasershot resembles both the Plasma Rifle from Fallout 3 and New Vegas and the Wunderwaffe DG-2 from the Treyarch Call of Duty games.
- The Deadwood Doc skin is likely a reference to the town of Deadwood, South Dakota, which gained notoriety in the late 19th Century as a lawless frontier town, the western TV drama Deadwood and character Doc Cochran, who used a shotgun in one episode, as well as Doc Holliday, who famously used a double-barreled shotgun at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone Arizona.
- In some few cases, when The Protagonist fires the Pump-Action Shotgun in quick successions, he may not pump this weapon, this does not affect the rate of fire however.
- Passengers does not pump the shotgun as well after firing, they just hold the grip without pumping.