From DOOM’s iconic Super Shotgun to Gears of War’s Gnasher, the shotgun is one of the most popular and versatile weapons in video games – a reliable firearm that packs a devastating punch, particularly in close encounters. But the game shotgun we’ve come to know and love takes some liberties from its real-world counterpart. In this episode of Loadout, Dave Jewitt visits the Royal Armories to speak with gun and artillery keeper Jonathan Ferguson, to trace the big differences between real shotguns and their game counterparts. You can check out other Loadout episodes right here. – You can check out our Firearms Expert Reacts series here. – If you are interested in seeing more of Jonathan’s work, you can check out the Royal Armories right here. – If you wish to support the Royal Armories, you can make a charitable donation to the museum here. -.