The sawed-off shotgun used in the movies "Mad Max" and "Road Warrior" by Mel Gibson. Sawed off shotguns are devastating weapons because they have a very wide spray pattern over short distances. Few weapons are more effective at short distances. However, the drawbacks are that they only have 2 rounds and the kick when firing can be extreme and very, very painful. Sawed off shotguns are usually illegal in most of America because of their lethality.