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{{Infobox_Max_Payne_Weapons|type = Shotgun|ammo_capacity = 7|carry_capacity = 80 (Max Payne 1)<br>
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140 (Max Payne 2)|users = Max Payne<br>
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|name = Pump-Action Shotgun
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|image = Image:Pump-Action_Shotgun_image.jpg
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|caption = Pump-Action Sjhotgun
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|effects = High Total Damage, Slow Fire Rate
[[Max Payne 2]]}}'''Pump-Action Shotgun''' is a shotgun that appears in Max Payne 1 and 2. It is based on the Winchester 1300 in the first game while in the second game is Remington 870.
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==Tactics==
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The pump-action functions like many shotguns in the shooter genre. In ''Max Payne'' it is strong, packs a good punch at close range, and can be effective at medium distances with headshots. It shines the most in earlier levels, where a single shot can take out mobsters at close range, allowing Max to dispatch a group of them with ease. However, late in the game, several shots may be necessary to kill an enemy. The weapon is carried by many enemies early in the game, who, even on the easiest difficulty, can inflict a great amount of damage to Max in one shot. The pump-action shotgun fires a smaller blast than the other two shotguns (i.e., the sawed-off and the jackhammer), so aim is more important. The greatest weakness of the gun in the first game is its low rate of fire and potentially long reload times.
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In ''Max Payne 2'', the pump-action is lackluster in damage; however, it is still a fairly reliable weapon to use, albeit at a much closer range. The pump-action's shortcomings of the first game are alleviated in part by a faster fire rate, and the quick reload during bullet-time. The pump-action makes its debut early on in the game, where it is useful for heavy-duty fights unsuited for the 9mm pistol. However, it is soon outshone in terms of damage by weapons such as the Striker and Kalashnikov, and in terms of range and accuracy by the MP5 and the M4 Carbine.
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The '''Pump-Action Shotgun''' is a fairly reliable weapon that is most effective at a close-range basis, but is hardly accurate or quick.
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==History==
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==Behind the scenes==
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The Pump-Action is the basic shotgun that you see in pretty much
The pump-action shotgun is the only weapon in the series to have a serious visual makeover between games: it appears to be a [[wikipedia:Winchester 1200|Winchester Model 1300]] in ''Max Payne'' and a [[wikipedia:Remington 870|Remington 870]] (with folded stock) in ''Max Payne 2''.
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every shooting game. In Max Payne 1 it is strong, and packs a good punch at close range and even surprisingly long distances. On hardest difficulty enemies can do an amazing amount of damage to Max in one shot with this; add that to the fact that it's such a common weapon, and you've got problems. This
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one shoots out a smaller blast than the other two, so make sure to be at a
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nice close range. The greatest weakness of the gun in the first game is that it has easily the slowest reloading animation.
   
==Gallery==
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In Max Payne 2, the pump-action is lackluster in damage; however, it is still a fairly reliable weapon to use, albeit at a much closer range. The pump-action's shortcomings are balanced by the bullet-time reload that allows Max to get right back into the action.
<gallery captionalign="left">
 
PumpActionShotgun-MaxPayne1.jpg|The pump-action shotgun in ''[[Max Payne (game)|Max Payne]]''
 
Pump-Action Shotgun image.jpg
 
Mobsters.jpg
 
Pumpshot.jpg
 
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==See also==
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*[[Sawed-Off Shotgun]]
 
   
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==Trivia==
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*The Pump-Action Shotgun uses [[Shotgun Shells]] as ammo.
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*It holds 7 rounds in one fully-loaded shotgun, and holds a maximum of&nbsp;140 shells.
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==Internal Links==
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* [[Max Payne 2 Weapons]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://faqs.ign.com/articles/502/502941p1.html IGN]
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