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MAG-7
Game(s) Game icon 730
Price $1800
Origin Rsa flag South Africa
Caliber 12 gauge caliber
Magazine capacity 5 / 32
Firing mode(s) Pump-action
Rate of fire 71 RPM
Weight (loaded) 3.5 kilograms
Used by Counter-Terrorists
Reload time 2.4 seconds
Counterpart Sawed-Off
Movement speed
(units per second)
225
Kill Award $900 (Competitive)
$450 (Casual)
Damage 30 (1 pellet)
240 (1 shot)
Recoil Control 1 / 26 (4%)
Accurate Range 4.6 m
Armor Penetration 75%
Penetration Power 100
Range Modifier 0.45
Can fire underwater? Yes
Hotkey B-2-3 CT
Entity weapon_mag7


The CT-exclusive Mag-7 delivers a devastating amount of damage at close range. Its rapid magazine-style reloads make it a great tactical choice.
―Official description


The MAG-7 is a pump-action shotgun featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, exclusive to the Counter-Terrorists. The counterpart of this weapon is the Terrorists' Sawed-Off.

Overview

The MAG-7 is a South African shotgun manufactured by Techno Arms PTY since 1995. It is unique for having a relatively compact shape for a shotgun and fires a specialized 60mm 12 gauge shell, which is rather uncommonly produced. In real life, the weapon is quite infamously ineffective and unreliable; ergonomics are poor, the trigger pressure needed can be a staggering 7.7 kg (later reduced to 3.5 kg), and the specially designed chamber for 60mm 12 gauge shells meant that standard 70mm 12 gauge shells are a poor fit. Newer models rectified many of the issues, but the infamy remained.

In-game, the MAG-7 is a very cost-effective and high-damaging CT-exclusive shotgun. It inflicts very high damage at close range, able to kill instantly to any bodypart as long as all pellets hit, and has better armor penetration than the Nova or XM1014, so not as many shots need to land to instantly kill even if the enemies are armored. It is somewhat more accurate than the other shotguns, with a good accuracy even while jumping and moving, but damage dropoff is more significant. It is also the lightest shotgun in Global Offensive, though still very slow compared to many other weapons.

Being a pump-action shotgun, it has a very low rate of fire, and has the lowest magazine capacity out of all shotguns, meaning that it is more suitable for an ambushing playstyle instead of direct combat, where the player can create a close-range engagement against one enemy player and guarantee a kill. Like other shotguns, surface penetration power is low.

The MAG-7 uniquely has a detachable magazine instead of a fixed magazine like on other shotguns. Whereas other shotguns require individual shells to be loaded through the loading gate, the MAG-7 can replace its magazine entirely in one go, giving it a fast general reload time and fastest reload time when compared to emptied shotguns. It also means that it cannot perform reload cancel and fire mid-reload like other shotguns. It holds 5 shells per magazine and has carries 32 shells in reserve.

Like other shotguns, it has a 3× kill award ($900 in Competitive) for neutralizing an enemy target. Combined with its relatively low cost and high power, the MAG-7 is a good eco round weapon for killing an enemy, claiming $900 and picking up their weapons.

Properties

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 120 90
Chest & Arm 30 22
Stomach 37 28
Leg 22 22
Each shot contains 8 pellets.
Red signifies a fatal hit.

Tactics

  • Being a CT weapon, the weapon is a good choice for an ambush player in eco rounds on bomb defusal where CTs are on the defensive. With good positioning, rushing Terrorists will pass through the MAG-7's line of fire and the player can quickly gun them down with one shot, netting a potentially better weapon and large amounts of money.
  • Due to its low capacity and generally longer reload animation compared to other shotguns, it is very important to reload this shotgun in a safe spot when there are no enemies, and make sure you have enough rounds before entering a hot spot.
  • Engaging groups of enemy players is a bad idea, unless you can flank them from behind.
  • If you can truly ambush opponents, be sure to get close and aim for headshots for an instant kill.
  • Avoid engaging large groups of enemies at open-spaced areas. Instead, try to ambush opponents in enclosed areas, such as hallways, and around corners. If you cannot retreat quickly in this situation, pull out your sidearm and leave as fast as you can.
  • Do not be afraid in firing this shotgun at targets who are located at medium ranges. Firing two shots or more should be sufficient to eliminate them.

Appearances

Main article: Eurasia Theater

Equipment Proficiency: Active Duty, MAG-7  (104)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Get MAG-7 kills in Casual: Overpass matches.
Remaining kills :  10
Csgo-operation-vanguard-weapon-case

Operation Vanguard Weapon Case

Main article: Gemini

A Man Possessed  (821)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Guardian Co-op Challenge: Play as a Counter-Terrorist with a partner and protect the bombsite from enemies on Lake.

Score a win by getting 30 enemy kills with MAG-7. Max money is limited on this mission.

Note: Players spawn with the Five-SeveN.

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600 XP

Brief Audio
Kotaro Izaki: We're getting close to Kingsman: I can feel it.

Carmen Cocinero: Kotaro: they're baiting us… Kingsman didn't show at the last two jobs… it's a trap.

Kotaro Izaki: Of course it's a trap - but someone has to be there to spring it.

Carmen Cocinero: This is insane.

Kotaro Izaki: You're free to go whenever you want Carmen.

Carmen Cocinero: No… we're in this together.

Op07 821


Main article: Hydra

Rigged  (908)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Guardian Co-op Challenge: Play as a Counter-Terrorist with a partner and protect the bombsite from enemies on Black Gold.

Score a win by getting 15 enemy kills with MAG-7.

Note: Players spawn with the P2000/USP-S.

350 XP

Brief Audio
“I know it's not as picturesque as Austria but we're not letting those bastards create an ecological disaster. Get to work.”
Rona Sabri
Csgo hydra mission intro 908


Blinded By The Light  (924)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Guardian Co-op Challenge: Play as a Counter-Terrorist with a partner and protect the bombsite from enemies on Shipped.

Score a win by getting 10 blinded kills with MAG-7. Heavy Assault Suit is available.

Note: Players spawn with the P2000/USP-S.

700 XP

Brief Audio
“Alright, word from on high is that we want to minimize damage to the cargo. Blind your targets before taking them out… the less they're shooting, the better.”
Rona Sabri
Csgo hydra mission intro 924


Achievement

Weapon Specialist
MAG-7 Expert csgo MAG-7 Expert
Kill 50 enemies with the MAG-7.

Trivia

  • A common fan term for the MAG-7 is "SWAG-7", due to its performance compared to other shotguns.

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