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Serbu Super Shorty

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Serbu Super Shorty Shotgun made from a Remington 870 - 12 gauge
Serbu Super Shorty Shotgun made from a Mossberg 500 - 12 gauge
Serbu Super Shorty Shotgun made from a Maverick Model 88 - 12 gauge

The Serbu Super Shorty is a customized short shotgun, manufactured by the Serbu Firearms Company in Tampa, Florida. The company begins with a standard shotgun which was originally manufactured and shipped without a shoulder stock, and has been declared as a pistol on certain paperwork. Serbu currently manufactures Super Shorties built from Mossberg 500s and Remington 870s, though in the past, most or all (depending on the time) of their guns were built on Maverick 88s. A "deluxe model" with a front sight and front sling swivel used to be available for an extra fee, but all current production guns have the front swivel and no sights (though the receivers are drilled and tapped for a scope mount, by the original manufacturer).

Though the barrel, magazine tube, and pump slide are all extensively modified (if not built from scratch by Serbu), the rear 2/3 of each gun is exactly the same as the original, thus the base gun is very easily recognized by the receiver and bolt.

Contrary to popular misconceptions about sawed-off shotguns, Serbus and other professionally made or modified shotguns tend to perform equivalently to any longer-barreled cylinder bore shotgun. At worst, buckshot patterns might be 2 or 3 inches larger at 7-10 yards, and accuracy with slugs is very rarely affected at all. The generally poor patterning and accuracy of homemade "sawed-off" shotguns is usually related to poor quality squaring and crowning of the barrel(s), often using nothing more than a hacksaw, mill file, and sandpaper--and sometimes using less.


(1996 - 2022)

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Caliber: 12 gauge
  • Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kg)
  • Length: 16.5 in (41.9 cm)
  • Barrel length: 6.5 in (16.5 cm)
  • Capacity: 2+1
  • Fire Modes: Pump-Action

The Serbu Super Shorty and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Bad Boys II Gabrielle Union Syd 2003
Crank Gangster 2006
The Kingdom Ashraf Barhom Colonel Faris Al-Ghazi 2007
Hancock Robber 2008
Crank: High Voltage Gangsters 2009
Terminator Salvation Resistance fighter 2009
The Expendables Dolph Lundgren Gunnar Jensen 2010
MacGruber Ryan Phillippe Piper 2010
Flypaper Matt Ryan Gates 2011
21 Jump Street Channing Tatum Jenko 2012
Jonah Hill Schmidt
Battleground Mark Munro Kowalski With pump mounted foregrip and barrel ribbing 2012
American Heist Adrien Brody Frankie Kelly Based on Maverick 88 2014
Tokarev Nicolas Cage Paul Maguire 2014
Max Ryan Kane
Michael McGrady Danny Doherty
Pasha D. Lychnikoff Chernov
Patrice Cols Anton
Russian Mafia
Furious 7 Jason Statham Deckard Shaw 2015
Bright gang member 2017
Terminator: Dark Fate Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor 2019


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Burn Notice Gabrielle Anwar Fiona 2007-present
Numb3rs A thug 2005-2010
Prison Break - Season 2 Hit Men "Sona" (S2E22) 2006-2007
Hawaii Five-0 (2010) Daniel Dae Kim Chin Ho Kelly 2010 - present
American Horror Story: Murder House Evan Peters Tate Langdon "Halloween (Part Two)" (S1E05) 2011

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Zombie Panic Source "Super Shorty" 2007
Cross Fire "Serbu Super-Shorty" 2007
James Bond 007: Blood Stone 2010
Payday: The Heist "Locomotive 12G" 2011
The Expendables 2: Videogame "Super Shorty" Holds 2 shells 2012
State of Decay "Warden" Based on Mossberg 500 2013
Grand Theft Auto V "Sawed-Off Shotgun" Inaccurately holds 8 shells, and features a traditional style pump 2013
Battlefield 4 "Shorty 12G" Holds 2+1 shells 2013
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Based on Remington 870 2016
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Holds 2 shells, based on Remington 870 2017
Maximum Action "Shockwave" Incorrectly holds 6 shells, based on Remington 870 2018
Control Used by NPCs, based on Mossberg 500, features wooden furniture 2019
Battlefield 2042 "Super 500" Mossberg 500-based, w/rail system and iron sights; Added in Season 4 (2023) 2021


Title Character Note Date
Full Metal Panic?: Fumoffu Sagara 2003

See Also

  • Serbu Firearms - A list of all firearms manufactured by Serbu Firearms.

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