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Room restrict shotgunBenelli M3 (Leone 12 Gauge Super) or well-known as Pump shotgun is a pump-action shotgun in Counter-Strike series and Counter-Strike Online.


Benelli M3 does high damage in close quarter combat, but its power decreases over range. Each round will spread into twelve pellets which makes it easier to hit the target. Its recoil does not change even when jumping, which will be an advantage for some users to perform the jump-and-fire technique. M3's magazine size is higher than its next generation, Benelli M4. Due to its pump-action, it has low rate of fire, much like a bolt-action sniper rifle. Its low weight faciliates its mobility.

After the Free Update patch, this weapon becomes a free default weapon in all player's inventories.


  • Instant kill if all pellets hit
  • Can be fired while reloading
  • High magazine capacity
  • Controllable recoil
  • Cheap
  • High knockback on zombies
  • Free


  • Low damage per pellet
  • Useless at long range due to high spread
  • Low rate of fire
  • Low stun power
  • Obstructive pumping animation



Tactics using M3[]

Normal matches[]

  • Fire and jump in close range.
  • Aim for head or chest for instant kill.
  • Avoid long range contact. Switch to a pistol if you're facing tough situations.

Zombie Mods[]

  • Focus on jumping zombies (especially Light Zombies) to give high knockback, as they're easily knocked away.
  • 8 rounds of M3 can do 624 ~ 3120 damage to zombies.


M4 icon
  • Higher damage (+26)
  • Higher clip size (+1)
  • Cheaper (-$1300)
  • Higher knockback to zombies
  • Shares the same ammo type (12 gauge)
  • Can be use by both teams
  • Higher recoil (+8%)
  • Lower rate of fire (-22%)
  • Heavier (+5% speed reduction)
  • Lower stun to zombies
  • Longer reload time (+0.8 seconds)

  • Cheaper (-$400)
  • Lower recoil (-2%)
  • Higher rate of fire (+2%)
  • Same weight (9% speed reduction)
  • Same clip size (8)
  • Shares the same ammo type (12 gauge)
  • Lower damage (-4)
  • Cannot be upgraded

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  • Higher damage (+8)
  • Lower recoil (-18%)
  • Cheaper (-$1100)
  • Shorter reload time (-0.7 seconds)
  • Same speed reduction (9%)
  • Same clip size (8)
  • Shares the same ammo type (12 gauge)
  • Same stun power
  • Lower fire rate (+8%)
  • Lower knockback
  • Cannot be enhanced


Main article: M3 Black Dragon

An M3 modified with special shot that summons two golden dragons that rises up into the air after eight shots are successfully landed.


Firing sound

Draw sound

Reload sound


  • In real life, this shotgun has both pump-action and semi-automatic firing modes.
  • The rear sight of the gun is mounted backwards.
  • The weaponlight fore-end and the heat shield over the barrel are not present in real-life.
  • This weapon suffers from obstructive pumping and reloading animation used in 1.6 (blocking 3/4 of the screen including the crosshair), making it harder for players to focus and score some kills with it.
    • The obstructive pumping animation was removed in Condition Zero and reworked in Source so that the pump animation would only use 1/2 of the screen without blocking the crosshair.
  • In game, this weapon produces 8 pellets.

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