A tool built for close combat superiority, the Stubby Shotgun displays fearsome power at close ranges. In all its appearances, the weapon is modeled after a short-barreled shotgun; the Vice City version is modeled after an Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" and the Liberty City Stories model adopts the appearance of a Serbu Super Shorty, while it appears as a shortened Mossberg 500 in Vice City Stories. According to its HUD icon, the model featured in Chinatown Wars is implied to be a sawed-off shotgun.
The Stubby Shotgun's power allows it to take down most enemies, with or without protection, in a single shot. Only armored foes like SWAT and FBI agents are able to survive an impact; even then, they will suffer severe damage. Likewise, it is able to quickly set a vehicle in flames. Its strengths are countered by a poor range and a lengthy pump sequence (compared to other shotguns), leaving it at a disadvantage in firefights at medium ranges.
Malibu Club, Vice Point - Can be obtained by killing the bartender. She will try to kill the player with one if they fire a gun inside the club or go past the bar; she will drop it only if she has it in her hands. The bartender will be unarmed once the club is bought.