Shotgun (Half-Life 2)

{{Weapon Infobox
| image=FileSPAS-12 HL2.jpg|250px
| name= 12-Gauge Shotgun
| affiliation=Combine
| manufacturer=
| model= 
| type= Pump-action / Semiautomatic shotgun
| magtype= 6 rounds internal tube magazine, shells reloaded individually
| maxammo= 30 rounds
| ammotype= 12-gauge buckshot shells
| damage=
*8/pellet (9 in ''HL2DM''),
**7 pellets per shot, 56 max
**12 pellets per double-shot, 84 max
| rate of fire= Slow
| accuracy= Poor
| range= Short to medium, effectiveness decreases with distance
| usedby=*Father Grigori
*Gordon Freeman
*Isaac Kleiner
*Alyx Vance
*Overwatch Soldiers
| counterpart=Shotgun (Half-Life)|Shotgun ''(Half-Life)''
| counterwep= 
| entity=*weapon_shotgun (weapon entity)
*item_box_buckshot (ammo entity)
{{Quote|Here, I have a more suitable gun for you. You'll need it.|Father Grigori|Half-Life 2|Fileshotgun bettergun.ogg}}

The '''12-Gauge Shotgun'''''The Orange Box Prima Guide''  is a powerful pump-action shotgun that fires buckshot in a cone-shaped pattern. It is used by various characters and NPCs in ''Half-Life 2'' and its episodes.


FileD2 coast 070031.JPG|Overwatch Soldier running towards Freeman with his shotgun at Bridge Point.|left|200px|thumb

*The shotgun is first given to Freeman by Father Grigori in the sixth ''Half-Life 2'' chapter ''"We Don't Go To Ravenholm..."''.

*The shotgun fires one shot if the main fire key is pressed, and will fire two shots at once when the alternate fire key is pressed. The alternate fire uses two shotgun shells at once.

*This weapon is used by both Rebels and Overwatch Soldiers, who have a Overwatch Soldier Soldier|different uniform than regular soldiers.

*When the gun is reloaded, Gordon Freeman|Freeman inserts one shell at a time. The reloading process can be interrupted at anytime by hitting any of the fire keys.

*After the Nova Prospekt chapter, Kleiner greets Alyx and Gordon with a shotgun, mirroring FileShotgun scientist HL.jpg|a scene from ''Half-Life''.

*In ''Half-Life 2 Episode One|Episode One'', the shotgun is found in the chapter ''Lowlife'', along with the 9mm Pistol (Half-Life 2)|9mm Pistol.

*In the ''Episode One'' Hospital, Alyx picks up a shotgun that she effectively uses against opponents. Just like with her Alyx's Gun|gun, it appears to have unlimited ammo.

*In ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two|Episode Two'', it is found in the chapter ''To The White Forest'', while trekking through the Victory Mine.

FileEp1 c17 05000000.jpg|Alyx wielding a shotgun in the Hospital.|left|200px|thumb

*The shotgun is very effective at close range against most targets. However, its effectiveness decreases significantly with range because its pellets spread more the farther they go.

*The shotgun is one of the most effective weapons in the game, as the single shot's spread is tight enough to hit enemies at up to medium range, and it does a lot of damage per pellet. Its ammunition can be found very often as well.

*The double-shot is very powerful, but its large spread means that it should only be used at short range.

*The shotgun should not be used against weak enemies such as Headcrabs, but against stronger ones such as Overwatch Soldiers and Zombies.

*It may be desirable to enter a firefight with the shotgun and, once the supply of shells has been exhausted, switch to a backup weapon instead of reloading.

*A common tactic when using the shotgun is to reload every one or two shots if possible to avoid the long reload time. However this is generally not recommended if multiple enemies are at close range.

*Compared to its ''Half-Life'' counterpart, this weapon has less ammo that can be carried, making it less useful in firefights.

*The shotgun is the most effective weapon against Antlions.

==Behind the scenes==

FileGordon Facebook.jpg|Shotgun-wielding Gordon Freeman given on http// Valve's Facebook page for GameSpot's http// All Time Greatest Video Game Hero.|right|150px|thumb

Like its Shotgun (Half-Life)|''Half-Life'' counterpart, the shotgun is inspired by the real-world WikipediaFranchi SPAS-12|SPAS-12 by Franchi.

The shotgun in the Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak has a completely different model and completely different firing sounds. The sounds can still be found in retail sound files. The model appears in the E3 2004 trailer and in the retail game files as a "DirectX 7" model, although its textures are missing.

*Other NPCs seem to use the shotgun in semi-automatic mode, as there is no pumping sound between shots. The firing speed is also a bit faster than the player's.
*The Nova Prospekt Prison Guards seem to use the shotgun more frequently than normal Overwatch Soldiers, perhaps due to the shorter combat ranges and therefore enhanced shotgun effectiveness.
*As with the Shotgun (Half-Life)|original shotgun, artwork often depicts Gordon Freeman with it, making it the only weapon besides the crowbar and the Bugbait he is depicted with in concept art.
*In real life, the shotgun cannot fire two shots simultaneously, as it only has one barrel. In the case of ''Half Life 2'', the ammunition tube on the bottom is used as the second barrel. It can also hold up to 8 rounds, similar to Shotgun (Half-Life)|its ''Half-Life'' counterpart (instead of 6 in-game), plus one in the chamber.


FileShotgun leak.jpg|Leak worldmodel.
FileLeakshotgun.png|Leak viewmodel.
FileShotgun shell beta.jpg|Worldmodel used when firing.
FileZombie Ravenholm trailer.jpg|Leak shotgun aimed at an early Zombie model in the http// first ''Half-Life 2'' trailer. 


FileSpas-12 hud icon.svg|HUD icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf".
FileShotgun pickup.svg|HUD pickup icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf".
FileShotgun ammo pickup.svg|HUD ammo pickup icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf".
FileSPAS-12 HL2.jpg|Worldmodel.
FileShotgun 2.jpg|Viewmodel.
Filebuckshot.jpg|Box of shotgun shells.
FileShotgun shell 2.jpg|Worldmodel used when firing.
FileAmmocrate shotgun.jpg|Ammo crate model.
FileCombine prison guard 2.jpg|Nova Prospekt Prison Guard with shotgun.
FileKleiner shotgun.jpg|Kleiner greeting Alyx and Gordon with a shotgun, mirroring FileShotgun scientist HL.jpg|a scene from ''Half-Life''.
FileD3 citadel 030112.JPG|Gordon's weapons being taken away and destroyed in the Citadel, among them the shotgun.
FileGame of the year hl2.jpg|Gordon wielding the shotgun on the "game of the year edition" cover for ''Half-Life 2''. 
Fileep1_c17_020023.jpg|Shotgun Soldier in an early ''Episode One'' screenshot. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0033.jpg|Alyx aiming at Zombies with her shotgun in the Hospital.
FileEp1 off screenshot 5.jpg|Alyx firing at a Fast Zombie in the Hospital, while a Hopper triggers.
FileEp1 c17 05000700.jpg|Alyx wielding the shotgun during the evacuation.
FileCombine shotgun soldier.jpg|Shotgun Soldier.

==List of appearances==

*https// ''Half-Life 2'' - E3 2002 Trailer {{1st}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2
*''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
*''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''

{{Imagecat|Shotgun (Half-Life 2) images}}

CategoryCombine weapons
CategoryHalf-Life 2
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode One
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode Two