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Pump Action Shotgun
Appearance(s): GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad Of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
Weapon type: Shotguns
Damage: Above average
Weight: Heavy (can jump with weapon)

The Pump Action Shotgun is a shotgun in the Grand Theft Auto Series, available in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto Advance, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.


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Mike holding a shotgun.

An unique quality attributed to the shotgun is that it fires several projectiles at once, and at close range two accurate spreads will destroy most non-bulletproof vehicles. The shotgun pellets can also knock down enemies. Another advantage is that it can be purchased at most Ammu-Nation stores for a cheap price or found in Police Vehicles, making it both powerful and inexpensive.

A large disadvantage with this shotgun is that the player cannot run with it in GTA III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas. Also, the pump mechanism has a very slow rate of fire, so it cannot be used effectively against multiple enemies.

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Niko Bellic using a pump action shotun, GTA IV.

In Grand Theft Auto III, the shotgun's in-game model is a Remington 870 with a Police Folding Stock. While obscured in game in GTA: Advance, the shotgun icon for GTA III was reused for Advance, implying the shotgun in GTA Advance is similar to that of GTA III. For Vice City (where it is known as the "Chrome Shotgun") and San Andreas, it resembles an Ithaca 37 with a wooden buttstock. For Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories, it is an "Over and Under" shotgun. However, it functions like a pump shotgun.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Pump Action Shotgun is modeled after the Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" variant, with a short barrel and a short magazine tube. His design is similar to the Stubby Shotgun. The shotgun holds eight shells, although with the length of the barrel and magazine tube it should only hold four.



In the GTA III Era and GTA Chinatown Wars Police Cars will have a shotgun with five rounds in them, which is added to the player's arsenal once they enter the vehicle. In GTA IV Police Cars will instead contain a Combat Shotgun, but it is just a mistake.


GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Pump Shotgun can be purchased from the back-alley gun shops for $1200, and each additional magazine is worth $100. The Pump Shotgun is not available from Little Jacob. The LCPD, NOOSE, and FIB, in addition, use this gun as a secondary weapon. It can be picked up from them when they are killed. This gun, rarely used on Multiplayer but extensively used on Single-Player, is extremely powerful. It will kill any Single-Player foes with one shot (even fully healthy fully armored ones at point blank), and the most needed for Multiplayer will be about 3 or 4 leg shots. This is a one-hit kill at close range on any part of the body. It cannot be fired from cars. Members of the Russian Mafia and biker gangs will sometimes have it as a secondary weapon.






In-game model

HUD icons


There is a glitch in GTA IV that if you keep crounching and shooting at the same time, the weapon will become automatic but more powerful than the Combat Shotgun.


  • The GTA IV rendition of the shotgun bears a "MODEL No. 69" etching (alongside another reading "~ 12.GAUGE ~" which is under the other reading.
  • The pump shotgun in GTA III is equivalent to the Stubby Shotgun in later GTA games, in that the shotgun shoots five shells, kills in one shot at close range and can destroy a car in two shots, which makes the GTA III shotgun and the Stubby Shotgun roughly the same in terms of stats.
  • The pump action shotgun in GTA: San Andreas ejects a shell before Carl pumps the shotgun. This is incorrect, as the shell should be ejected along with the pump.
  • Before reaching "Gangster" skill level with the pump action shotgun, Carl fires the shotgun without utilizing the stock.
  • The Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" shotgun is considered to be a Stubby Shotgun in GTA III Era. However, it is called the "Pump Action Shotgun" in GTA IV, and acts like one.
  • Real Badman is shown with one in his random encounter.
  • In early screenshots and trailers for GTA: Vice City, the Pump Action Shotgun had the same model as the Pump Action Shotgun from GTA III, but it was later changed.
  • In the GTA III Era, it is possible to shoot the Pump Action Shotgun without pumping it. After shooting the Pump Action Shotgun, jump quickly and the animation of the player character pumping the Pump Action Shotgun will be skipped. In GTA: San Andreas, the player must crouch, shoot while crouching and then stand up, causing the pumping animation to be skipped, though the sound of the pump is still heard.
  • In the GTA III Era, the Pump Action Shotgun does not need to be reloaded, it just need to be pumped.
  • In GTA III, when passing trough the mafia teritory after the mission Sayonara Salvadore, the mobsters weild shotguns as well, but when they shoot at a car, which in the player will be (otherwise, they wouldn't shoot at a vehicle if the player isn't in it), the car would explode from one shot. This making impossible to drive a vehicle in mafia territories
  • In GTA San Andreas if the cheat code ammo never runs out "FULLCLIP" activated pumping sound can't be heard.

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