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The ZX-76 Shotgun[1] is a double-barreled pump action shotgun chambered in 12 gauge manufactured by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation and primarily used by the United States Colonial Marine Corps.

Overview

The ZX-76 is a pump action shotgun feeding from an 8-round detachable magazine and incorporating an unusual double-barreled design; while the weapon typically fires from only one of these barrels at a time, the weapon is also capable of discharging both simultaneously, for a much more powerful blast.

It is a very effective weapon in close quarters or for charging enemies. Each magazine holds eight shells. The ZX-76 also features a secondary fire that fires off two shells simultaneously, though the weapon user must use the pump action to load more shells if this secondary fire is used.

Trivia

  • The ZX-76 seems to be based on, or at least takes some features from, the Mossberg 500 shotgun — the pistol grip and forward grip are noticeably similar to the Mossberg. It is possible the ZX-76 is also based on Dom Vriess' custom-built Collapsible Shotgun from Alien Resurrection, as both are unorthodox double-barrelled pump action shotguns.
  • The weapon's double-barrelled pump action design is highly unusual and was; at the time; an entirely science-fiction concept. However, the Standard Manufacturing DP-12 has since been produced with a similar configuration.

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References

  1. Tim Bogenn. Aliens vs. Predator: Bradygames Official Strategy Guide, p. 6 (2010), DK/BradyGames.

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