Combat Shotgun

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Niko Bellic weilding the Combat Shotgun in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Combat Shotgun as it appears in Grand Theft Auto IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

The Combat Shotgun is a semi-automatic shotgun appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV. It effectively replaces the SPAS-12 from the previous installments.

Description

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Combat Shotgun appears in the form of a Remington 1100 TAC 4 semi automatic shotgun, with a thumbhole stock, 24-inch barrel with a full ventilated rib, and full-length magazine tube with sling swivels. The Combat Shotgun holds 10 shells in the magazine, with 70 in reserve. Similar to earlier games, entering any police or NOOSE vehicle will give the player the Combat Shotgun with 5 shells, if the player doesn't have a shotgun. In The Lost and Damned, the Combat Shotgun appears with pistol grip and a retractable stock, similar to that of the M4. However, the Combat Shotgun in Terry Thorpe's van has the same old design. The Ballad of Gay Tony however, retains the old thumbhole stock design.

Locations

The Combat Shotgun can be purchased at the back-alley gun shops for $2500, and each additional magazine is $200. The player can also purchase one from Little Jacob for $1500, with each additional magazine costing $100.

Dukes

Bohan

  • Northern Gardens - Can be found in the staff room of the Triangle Club, next to the CCTV camera monitors. This gun may be useful in the mission Undress to Kill.

Colony Island

  • Colony Island - Can be found next to the front door of the old hospital building south of the big parking lot. This gun may be useful in the mission The Snow Storm.

Algonquin

  • Lancaster - Can be found atop the roof of the RON gas station across the street from the LCPD precinct on Topaz St.
  • Castle Gardens - Can be found in a vacant room in the Castle Gardens construction site. This gun may be useful in the mission Deconstruction for Beginners. The room is difficult to find: it is to the northeast of where the helicopter lands during the mission, down a ladder. The last contractor is usually killed on the ladder opposite.

Alderney

  • Alderney City - Can be found by the West River between the western support beam of the Hickey Bridge and the wall of Alderney. This shotgun can be reached by a ladder at the rear of the electrical substation on Applewhite St.
  • Alderney City - Can be found atop an air conditioning tower on top of a building, behind a Science of Crime billboard off Applewhite St.
  • Acter Industrial Park - Can be found underneath the flight of stairs in the old, decrepit warehouse featured in the mission Pegorino's Pride.

Gallery

In Game

Real life models

Pros and Cons (GTA IV)

Pros

  • 10 shells in the magazine, with 70 in reserve.
  • Semi-automatic
  • Entering any police or NOOSE vehicle will give the player the Combat Shotgun with 5 shells, if the player doesn't have a shotgun.

Cons

  • Not Advised for long range
  • When blind fired, it behaves like a Pump Action Shotgun for unknown reasons.

Trivia

  • Despite the fact that the player gets a Combat Shotgun upon entrance in an LCPD or NOOSE vehicle, the LCPD and NOOSE officers use Pump Shotguns, with the exception of the mission The Snow Storm.
  • As with any other shotgun, blindfiring the Combat Shotgun will result in the player pumping the weapon after every shot. It is unknown if this is a glitch, or if it was done for balancing reasons.
  • The combat shotgun was probably meant to be a SPAS-12 as seen in the game art, but was probably replaced because of the SPAS-12's prominent appearance in GTA games or due to the fact U.S police forces don't commonly use them.
  • Although the Combat Shotgun differs in design between GTA IV and The Lost and Damned, the Combat Shotgun seen in Terry Thorpe's gun van retains GTA IV's design.
  • Like the Pump Action Shotgun no matter how many shots you fire before reloading you will always put in two shells before pumping.