A Sawn-off shotgun is a type of shotgun with a shorter gun barrel and often a shorter or absent stock.


Hitman: Codename 47

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

  • Can be obtained by getting two Silent Assassin ranks.

Hitman: Contracts


Combat-wise, it is similar to the Double-Barreled Shotgun in terms of damage and shots before reload. However, it has a noticeably shorter range and wider spread. Unlike its longer cousin, however, the Sawn-off can be concealed, making it far more useful.

Dual Sawn-off shotguns

Dual sawn-off shotguns can be obtained in Hitman: Contracts by beating Rendezvous in Rotterdam with a Silent Assassin rating. It is probably one of the most powerful weapons in the whole game, as it can blast a NPC into the distance.


  • The design of the Sawn-off shotgun in Hitman: Silent Assassin has a considerably and noticably longer barrel than the one that 47 remembers in his flashbacks.