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Room restrict shotgunBenelli M3 (Leone 12 Gauge Super) or well-known as Pump shotgun is a pump-action shotgun in Counter-Strike series and Counter-Strike Online.

Overview

Benelli M3 does high damage in close quarter combat, but its power decreases over range. Each round will spread into twelve pellets which makes it easier to hit the target. Its recoil does not change even when jumping, which will be an advantage for some users to perform the jump-and-fire technique. M3's magazine size is higher than its next generation, Benelli M4. Due to its pump-action, it has low rate of fire, much like a bolt-action sniper rifle. Its low weight faciliates its mobility.

After the Free Update patch, this weapon becomes a free default weapon in all player's inventories.

Advantages

  • Instant kill if all pellets hit
  • Can be fired while reloading
  • High magazine capacity
  • Controllable recoil
  • Cheap
  • High knockback on zombies
  • Free

Disadvantages

  • Low damage per pellet
  • Useless at long range due to high spread
  • Low rate of fire
  • Low stun power
  • Obstructive pumping animation

Users

Counter-terrorists:

Tactics using M3

Normal matches

  • Fire and jump in close range.
  • Aim for head or chest for instant kill.
  • Avoid long range contact. Switch to a pistol if you're facing tough situations.

Zombie Mods

  • Focus on jumping zombies (especially Light Zombies) to give high knockback, as they're easily knocked away.
  • 8 rounds of M3 can do 624 ~ 3120 damage to zombies.

Comparisons

M4 icon
Positive
  • Higher damage (+26)
  • Higher clip size (+1)
  • Cheaper (-$1300)
  • Higher knockback to zombies
Neutral
  • Shares the same ammo type (12 gauge)
  • Can be use by both teams
Negative
  • Higher recoil (+8%)
  • Lower rate of fire (-22%)
  • Heavier (+5% speed reduction)
  • Lower stun to zombies
  • Longer reload time (+0.8 seconds)

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Positive
  • Cheaper (-$400)
  • Lower recoil (-2%)
  • Higher rate of fire (+2%)
Neutral
  • Same weight (9% speed reduction)
  • Same clip size (8)
  • Shares the same ammo type (12 gauge)
Negative
  • Lower damage (-4)
  • Cannot be upgraded

Icon m1887 cso
Positive
  • Higher damage (+8)
  • Lower recoil (-18%)
  • Cheaper (-$1100)
  • Shorter reload time (-0.7 seconds)
Neutral
  • Same speed reduction (9%)
  • Same clip size (8)
  • Shares the same ammo type (12 gauge)
  • Same stun power
Negative
  • Lower fire rate (+8%)
  • Lower knockback
  • Cannot be enhanced

Gallery

M3-1

Firing sound

M3 pump

Draw sound

Reload m3

Reload sound

Trivia

  • In real life, this shotgun has both pump-action and semi-automatic firing modes.
  • The rear sight of the gun is mounted backwards.
  • The weaponlight fore-end and the heat shield over the barrel are not present in real-life.
  • M3 shots cannot penetrate objects due to the nature of buckshots.
  • This weapon suffers from obstructive pumping and reloading animation used in 1.6 (blocking 3/4 of the screen including the crosshair), making it harder for players to focus and score some kills with it.
    • The obstructive pumping animation was removed in Condition Zero and reworked in Source so that the pump animation would only use 1/2 of the screen without blocking the crosshair.
  • In game, this weapon produces 8 pellets.

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