Unidentified shotgun

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Unidentified shotgun
A civilian shotgun model in Escalation, Issue 18.
Production overview




Feed system:

Pump action[1][2]


This unidentified shotgun is a human-made shotgun available for civilian usage.[1][2]


Design details[edit]

The shotguns appear to come in long and short-barrelled variants.[1][2]

Service history[edit]

Following the glassing of Minab in 2550, Holly Tanaka and the other civilian survivors of the attack made use of these shotguns to hunt for food and defend themselves against Kig-Yar scavengers.[1][2]

Production notes[edit]

Main article: Cut Halo: Reach weapons

This shotgun design was originally concepted by artist Glenn Israel for inclusion in Halo: Reach, alongside a similar civilian hunting rifle design.[3] These weapons were ultimately cut from the game, before later being reused in The Glass Horizon story arc of Halo: Escalation in 2015. The shotguns designed for Reach had wooden furniture, whereas the ones shown in Escalation have more modern furniture.[4][5]


Halo: Reach cut weapon[edit]

Halo: Escalation[edit]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Halo: Escalation, issue 17
  2. ^ a b c d e Halo: Escalation, issue 18
  3. ^ Instagram, Glenn Israel: "Halo Reach - Pioneer decor exploration (2009)" (Retrieved on Apr 27, 2022) [archive]
  4. ^ Twitter, cheato (@Gamecheat13): "Halo Reach originally had some civilian weapons made as scenery. It doesn't appear to be something the player or any character would use sadly. Maybe [Marcus Lehto] can provide more info." (Retrieved on Jan 30, 2021) [archive]
  5. ^ Twitter, cheato (@Gamecheat13): "I'm assuming they aren't given they are labeled as décor. decor_gun_shotgun decor_gun_shotgun_short decor_gun_rifle_scoped decor_gun_rifle" (Retrieved on Jan 30, 2021) [archive]