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"Extremely powerful short-range weapon. Very dangerous in the wrong hands: anyone's but ours."
―GTA Vice City Website.

The Stubby Shotgun is a weapon available in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.


"Twin short barrels give a greater spread and double the stopping power: Knocking'em down, and keeping'em down!"
— Description in GTA CW.

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.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the rest of other HD Universe games, the Stubby Shotgun is supplanted by the Sawn-off Shotgun, which grants a similar power and range.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Little Haiti - Behind the hangar at the northwest part of the Vice City Junkyard.
  • North Point Mall, Vice Point, Vice Beach - Available to buy from Ammu-Nation after completion of The Chase for $600.
  • 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.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars


  • The Stubby Shotgun in GTA Vice City is another of the game's many references to the TV series Miami Vice -- the weapon in the game is based on the customized, shortened shotgun frequently used by Ricardo Tubbs, one of the show's main characters.
  • This shotgun fires rounds similar to that of the original pump-action shotgun featured in Grand Theft Auto III, in which each shell spreads 5 shots.


In-game Model

HUD icons

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