Sawed-Off Izh43 Shotgun

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Sawed-Off BK-43 Shotgun
Version 1.06
Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Shotgun
Cartridge 12ga 00 Buckshot
12ga Rifled Slugs
Repairable With Duct Tape, Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 10 Slots (5x2)
Weight 3 kg (7 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Fire Modes Semi-Automatic
Range ~10m (Buckshot)
~25m (Slug)
Recoil Medium
Noise 4 (Very Loud)
Wraps Ghillie Gun Wrap
Location Crafted
Variants Izh43 Shotgun
A sawed-off double-barreled break-action shotgun. Old and reliable design, capable of firing both barrels simultaneously. Uses both 12ga bucks and slugs. — In-game description

The Sawed-Off BK-43 is a modified version of the double-barreled IZH-43 shotgun that has its barrels shortened and stock has also been cut down to create a pistol grip. But otherwise identical to the BK-43, using the same 12 Gauge Buckshot, and has a capacity of two cartridges.

The sawed-off can be crafted from a BK-43, using a hacksaw. Being shorter, the gun is more compact and use easier to use in confined spaces. Its shorter barrel gives the gun a larger shot dispersal cone when using buckshots, at the cost of a reduced effective range. Also, a lack of shoulder mount increases the gun's recoil.

Overall the sawed-off is more suited to close quarters, face-to-face situations, while BK-43 having a longer barrel and tighter pellet spread is more suited to mid-range situations. The shotgun can shoot one or both rounds at the same time, making it extremely deadly in close-quarters, but its damage potential is heavily curbed by its frequent need for reloads. The sawed-off shotgun is best reserved for use against single enemies, when you can rail off the two rounds very quickly and then take cover to reload.

Crafting[edit | edit source]


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Sawed-off Izh43 is variant of the Izh43 Shotgun, which is based on the Soviet Baikal IZH-43.
  • You can switch to shooting from both barrels by pressing X.
  • Can be worn over the shoulder, in any backpack, in some vests, or in a Riders Jacket, making it unique among primary weapons.