Leone 12 Gauge Super
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Alternate name(s)




Clip capacity

8 rounds

Weight (loaded)

3.5 kilograms

Used by
  • Counter-Terrorists
  • Terrorists
Reload time

8 seconds

The Leone 12 Gauge Super shotgun, often referred to as M3 or simply shotgun, is one of the 2 shotguns featured in Counter-Strike: Source.


These specifications are generalised to make it easy for people who want to play the zombie escape mod, and therefor only the specifications of the weapon relative to the gameplay will be displayed for easy understanding.

Primary attack Yes Pump action
Secondary Attack No

Damage min = 90

max = 174

Knockback (against zombies) Bodyshot = Very high
Headhot = Very High
Recoil (of the weapon) Moderate
Rate of fire ± 1 shots/s (8 clips/magazine)
Speed reduction Very high
Reloading time Very fast
Accuracy Moderate accuracy

Note: The M3 can deal more damage in a single hit to multiple targets.


This weapon is favored by players because of its massive knockback and damage, especially in close combat. Some players may choose this shotgun over the Leone YG1265 Auto Shotgun because it has more ease to push zombies back, and can shoot more accurate over longer distances. The Leone YG1265 Auto Shotgun is still more popular because the Leone 12 Gauge Super is very heavy, thus completely outmatched against the speed of zombies.


  • Even though they are useful in close combat, it can be very dangerous. Remember that zombies have a small but certain longer attack range than the knife usually has, so if you miscalculate the distance between you and the target, you can unexpectidly get zombified.
  • The M3 is amongst the most heavy types of weapons, be cautious when running. Switch to the knife for convenience.