The 12-gauge rounds filled with metallic BB pellets are highly effective at point blank range, although the BB's lose their velocity after traveling a short distance and become harmless after awhile. Despite its limited ammo, it can obliterate hordes of infantry with a single shot and even destroy vehicles easily with just a few. The upgraded version has more range, at the cost of even less ammo.
A Shotgun contains 30 ammo from Metal Slug to Metal Slug 5.
|Metal Slug 6||Easy||20||30||10||N/A|
|Metal Slug 7/XX||Beginner||60||90||30||72|
- The Shotgun in Metal Slug Series have more in common with Meltaguns from Warhammer 40k than any other shotguns.
- Infantry units inflicted upon by Shotgun are knocked back for a great distance.
- In Metal Slug 5, when the Shotgun is used while the player is sliding, the player's control of the character is delayed for a longer time compared to other special weapons.
|Standard||Handgun (Murder .50AE | Murder Model-1915 .38 Mk.1Am) | AR-10 | M-3685 | M60|
|Limited|| Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Flame Shot | Shotgun | Laser Gun | Iron Lizard | Super Grenade | Enemy Chaser | Drop Shot | Two Machine Guns | Zantetsu Sword | Thunder Shot|
|Bombs||Grenade | Fire Bomb | Stone | Earring Bomb | Smoke Bomb | Monolith | Snowball|
|Melee||Knife | Tonfa | Hatchet | Tomahawk | Punching Glove | Stun Gun | Wrench | Vulcan Punch | Argentine Backbreaker | Moon Slasher|
|Other||AA Machine Gun | Thunder Cloud | Mobile Satellite|