From The Vault
||For an overview of combat shotgun models in various games, see Combat Shotgun.
The H&K CAWS combat shotgun is a small gun in Fallout 2.
||The Heckler & Koch HK CAWS (H&K CAWS) is a prototype automatic shotgun—designed as a combat shotgun—co-produced by Heckler & Koch and Winchester/Olin during the 1980s. It was Heckler & Koch's entry in to the U.S military's Close Assault Weapon System program.
Superior version of the combat shotgun, but also a fair bit more expensive. Longer range and more shells per burst, but smaller magazine capacity. It does more damage per shot than the FN FAL but less damage per burst.
- There are many locations you can find this weapon, but the earliest time you can find it is during a slaver Random encounter outside of Vault City. A raider in Vault 15 also holds this weapon.
Behind the scenes
- Outside of the Fallout Universe, the H&K CAWS was a recoil-operated, bullpup-configuration shotgun prototype designed to fire high-impulse shotshells using tungsten buckshot or flechettes with an effective range of 100-150 meters and a 10 round box magazine. It had a fire selector switch similar to the G11, with a full-automatic firing rate of approx. 240 rounds per minute. It never reached production due to the cancellation of the CAWS project by the US.