Can be fired automatically, increasing its damage capability
Lower damage per shot compared to other shotguns
Low range means it's only ideal for close range.
Good hipfire accuracy.
High vertical recoil.
It is the only automatic shotgun in the game.
It is based of the Saiga-12, a shotgun manufactured by the Russian Federation and in use by the Russian Ground Forces.
Despite this, no Saiga-12 variant in real-life is capable of fully automatic fire without conversion. However, a variant of the similar Vepr-12, known as the ВПО-205-03 (VPO-205-03), is capable of automatic fire.