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Alternate name(s) Remington 870
Price $1200
Origin Usa flag United States
Caliber 12 gauge caliber
Magazine capacity 7 / 32
Firing mode(s) Pump-action
Rate of fire 71 RPM
Used by Terrorists
Reload time 3.2 seconds (all 7 shells)
Counterpart MAG-7
Movement speed
(units per second)
210 / 250 (84%)
Kill Award $900 (Competitive)
$450 (Casual)
Damage 32 (1 pellet)
256 (1 shot)
Recoil Control 1 / 26 (3%)
Accurate Range 3.1 m
Armor Penetration 75%
Penetration Power 100
Hotkey B-2-3 T
Entity weapon_sawedoff

The classic Sawed-Off deals very heavy close-range damage, but with its low accuracy, high spread and slow rate of fire, you'd better kill what you hit.
―Official description

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


The Sawed-Off is a modified Remington 870 shotgun with a shorter, 'sawed-off' barrel. It fires seven rounds of 12 gauge ammunition. It inflicts very high damage which can kill an enemy with just one shot at close range and two to three shots in medium range. This shotgun can be fired while reloading, and like all other shotguns, it has a 3x kill award multiplier with 32 shells held in reserve.


Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 128 96
Chest & Arm 32 24
Stomach 40 30
Leg 24 24
Each shot contains 8 pellets.
Red signifies a fatal hit.

The Sawed-Off is a moderate weight weapon. When wielded, the user will suffer 16% speed reduction.


  • Compared to the other shotguns featured in Global Offensive, the Sawed-Off inflicts the most heavy damage on opponents who are sufficiently close
  • One of the cheapest shotguns, the same amount as the Nova.
  • Although the high spread may cause some pellets to not successfully hit a target, the high damage of the remaining pellets should be sufficient to eliminate a target.


  • At medium range and further, it deals no damage.
  • Users are still vulnerable if they have to reload (similar to most of the other shotguns)
  • The Sawed-Off has the highest spread compared to the other shotguns.
  • Users may be forced to avoid large and open-spaced areas of a map due to its short effective range.
  • Heavier than any other shotguns.



  • Engaging groups of enemies with the Sawed-Off is ill-advised unless you have present team members and targets are unaware of your position.
    • Instead, try to maintain your ground around corners where ambushing passing targets will normally favor you. Unless the enemy has shotgun on his own or have weapon with high rate of fire, the player can generally afford to fire the second shot if the first shot does not do 100% damage. 
  • Use a flashbang to blind enemies and allow yourself to reach close proximity with targets.
    • A smoke grenade can be handy to disorient enemies as they may have a harder time in seeing what is in front of the smoke. 
    • A Molotov Cocktail can force enemies out of hiding in enclosed spaces or separate groups of enemies. If done properly, you can eliminate lone targets at close range.
  • If you can't reach close proximity with a target head on, try to sneak behind an enemy's player back. When in sufficient range, a single shot should be sufficient to eliminate a target.
    • However, this tactic is fairly risky especially when suspicious enemies will keep an eye on the lookout when combat hasn't occurred in a while. In other words, experienced players may look around to prevent someone from sneaking behind.
    • Use a Decoy grenade to distract foes and find a suitable place for cover. Don't forget to protect your own back and face toward the direction where players may look towards to locate the noise.
    • If you have been caught in the open while trying to sneak up on a target, fire once, strafe, and fire again. This is only recommended to use when you are in fairly close contact and when retreating is an impossible option.
  • This shotgun can be very handy to use to weaken targets at the beginning of a round.
    • Later on in a round, it is more than likely that players will have taken a lot of damage. This is when the Sawed-Off can be very useful.
  • If an enemy player has taken damage and retreated behind a prop or a corner, use a HE grenade to finish him off. Rushing with this shotgun is ill-advised, unless your target has to reload (or is reloading) a weapon.
  • If you are wondering if the Sawed-Off or the Nova is a better shotgun to take, keep in mind that the Sawed-Off does more damage than the Nova and the only downside is that it has one less round per magazine. In some cases, the Sawed-Off is a overall better choice.


  • Do not engage in close ranged combat with users!
    • If you have no choice, use a submachine gun or the XM1014. Keep strafing and spray bullets at users. They will have a hard time in fighting back because the Sawed-Off has a very low rate of fire and it is heavy.
    • Stay away from "empty" enclosed areas (such as hallways) unless you have some team members with you. An assailant with this weapon can swiftly eliminate you within one hit if you're careless.
      • Use a flashbang and swiftly eliminate enemies with this shotgun. However, it is possible for assailants to either avoid the blinding properties or they can blindly fire and still kill you in enclosed areas.
    • Watch out for corners. Ambushing enemies with the Sawed-Off can eliminate targets at close range with one shot.

Comparison to the MAG-7Edit



  • Higher magazine capacity (7 vs 5)
  • Cheaper ($1200 vs $1800)
  • Can fire while reloading
  • Slightly higher damage per pellet (32 vs 30)
  • Faster individual shell reload speed


  • Same ammo type (12 gauge)
  • Same number of pellets per shot (8)
  • Same kill award (3x)
  • Same recoil control (1/26)
  • Same armor penetration (75%)
  • Same penetration power (100)


  • Higher spread
  • Lower accurate range (3.1m vs 4.6m)
  • Heavier, therefore lower movement speed (210 vs 225)
  • Slower total magazine reload speed (2.5 sec vs 3.2 sec)


Weapon Specialist
Sawed-Off Expert csgo Sawed-Off Expert
Kill 50 enemies with the Sawed-Off.


Main article: Sawed-Off/Gallery


  • The Sawed-Off uses the beta animations of the Nova.
  • Sawed-off shotguns are infamously used by bank robbers because of its small size and because it is easy to conceal them (normally within pants).
  • The real name for this shotgun is Remington 870 but upon inspecting the Sawed-Off, "Relphington 808" appears instead on the lower left. Possibly, this is because of licensing/copyright issues.
    • The model is based on a 4 round tube but in-game, it holds 7 rounds.
  • The term "Sawed-Off" means shortening the barrel and the stock of a rifle and shotguns, making them easier to use at tight quarters. Sawed-off shotguns typically have a weapon length less than 18 inches and the shortened barrel will also give the gun a greater scatter effect if the user fires buckshot.
    • Sawed-Off is also called Sawn-off in the UK and commonwealth countries.
    • The Sawed-Off bears a striking resemblance to the Team Fortress 2 Stock shotgun

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