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For the regular variant, see ITA12L

"Compact pump action 12-gauge shotgun with close range stopping power. Optimal for CQB."
— In-game description

The ITA12S is a shotgun featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation Velvet Shell expansion. It is available for use by Mira, Jackal, Frost, and Amaru.


While the ITA12S is statistically more powerful than even the M870, the extremely steep damage drop-off and wide pellet dispersion hinder its damage potential.

It is mostly useful for its destruction capabilities during the preparation phase and the early game, eliminating the need to bring a shotgun as a primary weapon or to waste an explosive gadget. While attacking, it is also useful for destroying barricades and hatches quickly, or to create lines of sight.


  • High damage per pellet
  • Utility use


  • Low magazine capacity
  • Extremely steep damage dropoff
  • Slow reload

Weapon Attachments[]

Under Barrel



  • The ITA12S is based on the FABARM STF 12 Short Initial shotgun.
    • For balancing reasons, the ITA12S is more powerful than the ITA12L, despite having a shorter barrel.