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The Ashot is a small, Metro-made shotgun-pistol (or shot-pistol) that appears in Metro Last Light.


The Ashot seems to be a popular weapon in the Metro, especially for criminals or individuals who do not have a lot of money. While high in damage output, the Ashot fires only a single 12x70 shotgun shell before it must be reloaded. It is an adequate weapon for close combat, very slow, without question; but very economic in shots when taking down mutants like the Nosalis in Undercity. It has a higher damage output than the Duplet, Shambler or Saiga, which makes sense that the user only has one round before reloading; but lacks their range, rate of fire, magazine size, and versatility. While this makes the weapon evidently quite lethal at close range, it leaves Artyom very vulnerable - especially when under attack from multiple targets or vectors. It can be used effectively against shrimps, as seen in use by Fedor, but generally, the Ashot is an ineffective weapon in most situations and the player is recommended to swap the Ashot for another weapon whenever possible. At the beginning of the game, however, the Ashot is very common among Nazis in the early stage of the game, so the player may have to rely on it for a while due to the shortage of other types of ammunition.

Physically the Ashot is compact, yet unremarkable. These pistols may have been inspired by flare guns, as adaptors in real life can be purchased that can turn flare guns into shotguns. A notable feature of the pistol's design is the offsetting of the barrel during the reloading of each shot, reminiscent of a revolver's cylinder.

The Ashot becomes very useful in the Faction Pack DLC mission, Kshatriya. Even as a starting weapon, it can fire the powerful 12x70 Dragonbreath rounds, capable of killing Nosalis in one shot on every difficulty. However, once again, it is outclassed by the Duplet and Shambler loading the same ammunition, as the Ashot is a poor choice during attacks by Nosalis hordes or when facing a Librarian. The same goes for the Tower Pack DLC, where the players may find using the Ashot risky.


  • Silencer
  • Extended barrel
  • Stock and foregrip
  • Reflex sight
  • Infra-red sight
  • Laser sight

Related AchievementsEdit

MLL Gunslinger Ach Gunslinger Bronze Trophy - 15 Game points
Kill at least one Enemy with each Weapon available in the game.


Metro Last Light Weapons (Ashot shotgun)

Metro Last Light Weapons (Ashot shotgun)

Ashot variants in Metro: Last Light

  • In the previews of Last Light, Khan was seen as owning a special version of the Ashot featuring the pistol grip and forend which is unobtainable in the final game. It was planned alongside with other attachment combinations seen in concept arts.
  • With the Ashot, you can aim down the sights while reloading.
  • Most Ashots acquired from enemies have stocks, however in Last Light Redux at the Nazi section at the start, a pistol grip version can be found.
  • The Ashot is sometimes confused with Revolver due to their similar appearance.
  • Ashot, originally an Armenian given name, is a common nickname, that native Russians give to the immigrants from the Caucasus. This indicates that this weapon was possibly constructed by one of the surviving immigrants.
    • The gun's name may also be a play on words, getting its name from the amount of the ammunition it can hold (A-shot). It could also be a reference to a Russian Internet slang expression based on the same name: "Ashot Oneshot", which certainly fits this weapon.
    • Fans of 4A may recall that Ashot is also the name of the Freedom Trader in S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky, who sells weapons, suits, and various items to the player (Mercenary Scar). He also engages in bizarre and at times hilarious arguments with the base mechanic Uncle Yar which can be listened to here.
  • If left idle, Artyom will study the gun. If it is equipped with a stock and forend he will put his finger in front of the hammer, only to have it close on him and hurt his finger.
  • When viewed in slow motion, the idle animation for the Ashot with a forend and stock, and when reloading, the hammer sometimes doesn't move. This could be an oversight or a glitch, though the reload animation is very fast, so many players would not have noticed.
  • The Ashot can be seen in the Metro 2033 Redux in Market level on the guard that Bourbon calls Mike, but is unobtainable. Another is also seen in Lost Tunnel, with its grips removed and used as part of a tripwire trap.
  • The weapon itself appears to be loosely based on a modified 1883 Reichsrevolver, the similarity best seen in the arrangement of the grip and the two screws holding it, on both the in-game model and in the concept art.