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DC-05 Riot Gun
Weapon Data
First Found Level 4 - Storage
Destructible No
Operation Manual Repeating
Ammunition Rubber Slugs
Attack Type Projectile
Damage 6 per Hit
Armor Penetration 0
Offense Value 2
Range 20

The DC-05 Riot Gun is a weapon found in System Shock.


For riot situations, this gun provides maximum knock-back with minimal damage (recommended for neutralizing less-dangerous targets).

The Riot Gun deals exceptionally low damage, making it a poor choice for most combat scenarios. It's capable of pushing various entities around, and is usually used to relocate live land mines or to push enemies into them.

Along with the Stun Gun it was not designed for inflicting lethal damage and should not be relied on in a combat situation.

Ammunition Types

RiotGun Slug Icon.png RubberSlugs.png Rubber Slugs (20) - High-density, rubber bullets.


  • Most of the weapons' names in System Shock are derived from the initials of the game's makers. In this case, DC stands for Doug Church.
  • There is only one Riot Gun in the game, located on the Storage Level.
  • The appearance of this gun seems to be based on a combination of the Milkor Stopper and Heckler & Koch HK69A1 grenade launchers. Interestingly enough, the former is designed as a less lethal anti-riot device, similar to the DC-05.