"Extremely powerful short-range weapon. Very dangerous in the wrong hands: anyone's but ours."
-Vice City Bureau of Investigation file description.
The stubby shotgun is a powerful weapon, but it has a very short effective range due to its short barrel. It can destroy a vehicle with 2 rounds; however, the player is liable to take damage. It will take down most enemies in one shot at point blank range while inflicting only minute damage at longer ranges. In fact, the Stubby shotgun actually does more damage per hit than the S.P.A.S. 12 (120 points of damage versus the S.P.A.S. 12's 100). The model for the Stubby Shotgun in GTA Vice City and Liberty City Stories is based on an Ithaca 37 'Stakeout' whereas the Vice City Stories rendition is based off of a sawn-off Mossberg 500. The Chinatown Wars variant is rendered to be a Sawn-off Shotgun according to the HUD image.
- GTA Vice City
- Little Haiti / Escobar International - Behind the hangar at the northwest part of the Vice City Junkyard.
- North Point Mall in Vice Point - Available to buy from Ammu-Nation after completion of The Chase for $600.
- Lance Vance wields in stubby shotgun in the mission Cop Land, a reference to his voice actor Philip Michael Thomas, who often wielded the weapon.
- The Love Juice Dealer wields the stubby shotgun in the mission Love Juice.
- Some enemies in the Naval Engagement mission carry this weapon.
- GTA Liberty City Stories
- Newport, Staunton Island - Found at the big building east of Belleville Park.
- Callahan Point, Portland - Found at the ruins of the Leone warehouse.
- Wichita Gardens, Shoreside Vale - Found behind a billboard.
- GTA Vice City Stories
- Little Havana, Vice City Mainland - At the southeast corner of the trailer park.
- Little Havana, Vice City Mainland - Available to buy at the Stonewall J's after the completion of O, Brothel, Where Art Thou?.
- In between 2 apartment buildings south of the Washington Mall construction site, Ocean Beach.
- Spawns at every safehouse after bursting 30 ballons
Real life models
- Pump Action Shotgun, a similar shotgun appearing throughout the series.