Sawed-Off Shotgun

The Sawed-Off Shotgun is a weapon that appears in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Redemption. It also appears in Red Dead Revolver as the Sawn-Off Shotgun.

Sawed-off Shotgun


The Sawed-off Shotgun belongs to the Shotgun weapon class, and it can be set in the Shotgun weapon slot in Red Dead Redemption. It's a shotgun with a shorter barrel, which gives it high firepower but very low range.

Red Dead Redemption 2

The Sawed-Off Shotgun is set to appear in Red Dead Redemption 2 and likely in Red Dead Online. Its acquisition methods have yet to be detailed. The weapon lacks range, due to the wooden stock getting cut, but what it lacks in range, it doesn't in firepower. Made to be hidden and used with a single hand, the Sawed-Off Shotgun can deal devastating damage at short range.

Red Dead Redemption

The Sawed-Off Shotgun can be acquired in Red Dead Redemption in two different ways, by purchasing it at the Thieves' Landing Gunsmith or by picking it up after the shootout at Pike's Basin hideout, where it's dropped by Julius Grimes.

The Sawed-Off Shotgun is one of the most powerful weapons of the game, sporting high power and rate of fire. The weapon is most effective at short range, however, as it has one of the worst range stats of the entire game.

The Sawed-Off Shotgun can also be obtained in the Red Dead Redemption online multiplayer mode. The weapon is unlocked automatically upon reaching rank 18. Related weapon challenges are also unlocked at the same rank, which give the player the weapon's gold variant upon completion. The variant comes with no stats difference.

The Sawed-Off Shotgun is also available in the Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare DLC expansion. It's obtained after completing the Dinner for Two mission in Armadillo. It's one of the most effective weapons available in the expansion.

Red Dead Revolver

The Sawed-Off Shotgun appears in Red Dead Revolver as the Sawn-Off Shotgun. Like in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Redemption, it's a weapon featuring very high power but extremely low accuracy from any range other than close. Its power makes it one of the most powerful weapons available in the game.

The Sawn-Off Shotgun can also be upgraded with increased fire rate and reload time. The upgrade is available for purchase at the Gunsmith in Brimstone after the mission Freak Show.


  • The Sawn-Off Shotgun is based upon a real weapon, the Colt Model 1883 Hammerless Shotgun. A high-quality weapon, it has been in production for only twelve years, from 1883 until 1895 only. Due to the high cost of the weapon, which was due to the actual production cost, it didn't sell much commercially, making its production run quite short, compared to other guns produced in the late 1880s.
  • The Sawn-Off Shotgun is one of John Marston favorite weapons, as he expresses multiple times during the course of Red Dead Redemption. The character is also often portraied with it, like in the game's UK and US cover art.

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