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For another variant, see Double-Barreled Shotgun.
For other uses, see Ranger.

The Ranger is a sawed-off double-barreled shotgun featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty Online, and Call of Duty: Heroes. It also makes a brief appearance in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Edit


Ranger menu icon MW2

75-35 (x6) (450-210)

Weapon Class


Magazine Size

2 shells


Level 42 (Captain II)

Starting Ammunition

2+68 (SP), 2+18 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

2+70 (SP), 2+40 (MP)

Reload Time


Rate of Fire

Technically 6666 RPM

Range (explanation)




Fire Mode

Semi-automatic (Double-barreled, dual triggers)

Used by

Brazilian Militia
Task Force 141

HUD icon

Ranger Pickup MW2

Console codename(s)


The Ranger is most common in the level "The Hornet's Nest" and does not appear in the campaign afterwards. Both the Ranger and the Model 1887 are the only shotguns used by the Militia. They are sometimes found with Akimbo, although this is rare. It is always found with Akimbo in "Museum".


The Ranger is unlocked at Level 42. The gun is unique in that its sights cannot be aimed down. Instead, the ADS-button fires the second barrel, similar to firing weapons with Akimbo.

Akimbo is one of the preferable attachments as it gives the user four shots without reloading, as opposed to only two without Akimbo. The attachment has little cost since the player cannot use the iron sights on the Ranger even without Akimbo. Being able to fire four shots helps at medium range when the target is too far away to be killed in one or two shots. It is also fairly accurate, despite what the Create-A-Class stats say.

Akimbo Rangers are seen a fair amount in multiplayer due to their sheer power. Using the Ranger requires fire control, however; the limited ammo capacity, range, and tremendous power of the rangers means it's easy to unload all two or four barrels instinctively and have a fatal encounter while reloading. Knowing when the opponent is in range and resisting the urge to spam the triggers is essential. When Akimbo is used, alternating shotguns is also beneficial to ensure the character has one ready to fire while they reload the other.

Akimbo Rangers greatly benefit from reload cancelling, and have an add time of approximately half of the full reload time.

The single Ranger has the ability of being able to kill enemies within its maximum and minimum range almost all of the time without Steady Aim and/or Stopping Power. However if one does decide to use the Stopping Power Perk with the Ranger it will gain the ability to kill enemy players with a single pellet within a few meters. Because of the incredible damage that a single pellet can boast, the Ranger/s with Stopping Power is very effective against Painkiller users. It only requires a minimum of four pellets (three with Stopping Power) in order to kill a user with Painkiller. The primary setback of the single Ranger is the constant reloading, especially when using both barrels simultaneously.

FMJ is also available on the Ranger, but is largely worthless as the shotguns have very little penetration power.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit


For attachment images, see Ranger (weapon)/Attachments.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Ranger shotgun is John "Soap" MacTavish's secondary weapon. This can be easily seen on his back during the missions "Back on the Grid" and "Return to Sender". However, he never uses it in-game, and the weapon is not available to the player.

Call of Duty OnlineEdit

Ranger menu icon CoDO


Weapon Class


Magazine Size

2 shells

Starting Ammunition


Fire Mode

Semi-automatic (Double-barreled, dual triggers)

The Ranger reappears in Call of Duty Online.



Call of Duty: HeroesEdit

The Ranger is used by the Juggernaut.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Edit

A Ranger can be seen holstered on the back of Captain Darren "Graves" Cosgrave in the Depot.

Trivia Edit

  • The Create-A-Class picture has only one trigger, while the pickup icon and third person model has two.
  • When picking up Akimbo Rangers in "Museum", the left Ranger will be drawn up, as usual, but the right Ranger will be drawn down, as if the weapon was coming off the player's back.

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