The Locomotive 12G shotgun is a secondary weapon available in PAYDAY 2 . and was the only shotgun available as a secondary before the Gage Shotgun Pack.
The default iron sight on the Locomotive 12G.
The Locomotive 12G is a sawn-off version of the Reinfeld 880. The main difference is that the Locomotive is actually a secondary weapon.
It is essentially the same as the Reinfeld 880, boasting the same magazine capacity of six shells, but with slightly higher damage, a higher rate of fire, and lower accuracy. It can kill nearly any common enemy with a well placed head shot at close range. However, while the Reinfeld 880 remains effective even at medium range, the Locomotive's shortened barrel makes for a much larger spread pattern, and as a result is best used strictly for close range engagements.
The Locomotive 12G does full damage out to 8 meters (1 m more than most other shotguns), falling to 12 damage at the maximum range of 20 m.
The Locomotive 12G is an excellent compliment for a ranged or heavy primary weapon, such as the M308 or any of the LMGs, and can be a viable backup should the primary weapon be empty or on the reload. It really comes into its element when used on heists such as Bank Heist or Framing Frame. being able to clear rooms of enemies in very little time. It is a good secondary for an Enforcer with shotgun boosting skills, such as Shotgun CQB or Shotgun Impact.
The Locomotive 12G can also be suppressed and used as an effective stealth weapon. While it obviously lacks the range and accuracy of other silenced sidearms, its excessive power can send a guard flying several metres away, depending on how close one is. This can prove to be either an advantage or a detriment in a stealth scenario, as the player can knock guards clean away from door ways and out of sight of other guards, but must make sure not to propel the guard's body out into the open where other guards and civilians can see it, or so far away that reaching the pager is impossible.
The sight picture with a Wide Stock mounted on the Locomotive 12G.
The sight picture with a Muldon Stock .
The suppressor obscures the
sight post, and several of the stocks also add an accessory rail that entirely hides it. The Muldon Stock however, will give the sight picture a rectangular frame in which it's easy to center the target. (This stock also increases concealment slightly, and the stability nerf is usually inconsequential given the weapon's fire rate.)
When using ammunition types other than AP Slugs or HE Rounds, the Locomotive 12G fires 6 projectiles per shot.
- High damage, applied to each of multiple projectiles, allowing for multiple kills with a single shot
- Good rate of fire for a pump-action
- Can be modified for very high concealment
- Can be modified to increase the magazine capacity to 10 rounds
- Low maximum ammo
- Fairly low base ammo capacity
- Poor accuracy and stability
- Steep damage falloff on projectiles, making the weapon useless past 25 meters