Costing only a single TP, the Shotgun is the cheapest firearm available, besides the weapon downgrade. Praised by many users to be the best weapon in the game in close combat, the shotgun is widely used and abused by players who favor the push-forward tactic. Scouts with shotguns are relatively effective when pushing forward. Be warned, though, as sometimes they may not be operated at high levels of experience.
- In the hands of an experienced Soldier, the shotgun can fire extremely fast.
The Winchester Model 1897, one of the first successful pump-action shotgun designs, was slightly modified by the US military in WW1 for use and was called the Trench Gun. During WW2 it was also used, though it would be mostly superseded by the Winchester Model 1912. The Trench Gun was not used very much at all in the ETO (European Theater of Operations). It was somewhat popular in the Pacific, but other than that, you probably would not have found one in Europe in the 1940's. In the Pacific it was used by point men, and to clear out caves filled with Japanese infantry, though flamethrowers were usually used. It was a popular weapon in the jungle due to its good close range capabilities and stopping power. The Trench Gun was also used during the Korean War and during the early stages of the Vietnam War.