The SPAS-12 is a pump-action shotgun. It represents a marked upgrade over the default Remington Model 870 shotgun, with very high damage, good range, and excellent accuracy. Unfortunately, it suffers from an extremely slow rate of fire, which becomes even slower when aiming down the sights. Oddly enough, the weapon cannot reload one shell at a time; this, in combination with its poor rate of fire, makes it unsuitable for engaging multiple targets. It is a strong starter gun, but easily outclassed by most other shotguns.