The Double Barrel is a common firearm appearing in both Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. It can be found in the hands of enemies or in weapon spawns. In the Level Editor, the Aubrey Mask spawns the player with one.

In Hotline Miami, The Double Barrel is the third most common firearm in the game, as Mobsters spawn with it; however Mobsters wielding double barreled shotguns are less common than Mobsters with M16s and Pump Action Shotguns.

In Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, The Double Barrel is now rarer due to the fact that only Mobsters use it; however, on levels with Mobsters it appears as frequently as its Hotline Miami counterpart.


The Double Barrel holds two rounds and allows a very high rate of fire enabling both shots to be fired near simultaneously. Although only having a third of the pump action shotgun's capacity, the double barrel has the advantage of a larger spread with more projectiles, firing 20-28 projectiles compared with the pump action shotgun, which fires 6-12 projectiles. The Double Barrel can also fire its two cartridges twice as quickly as the pump action variant.

The Double Barrel has one of the longest sprites out of all common weapons, making it one of the easiest weapons to hit enemies with when thrown. This can be very useful if using the Jake Mask.


  • The Double Barrel is based on the Two Side by Side Antique Shotguns in the 1998 Black Comedy film Lock Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.
  • The Double Barrel in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number when wielded by the player used to use the SndShotgun.wav File instead of the Normal SndDoubleBarrel.wav file.
    • This is also shared with the Machine Gun which used to use the SndUzi.wav instead of SndM16.wav file.
    • However, both of these sound bugs were fixed in a patch.
  • Due to the number of projectiles discharged when firing, it may be firing Birdshot rounds, which have a higher pellet count, but, unless used at close range as intended, slightly lower damage.
  • Due to only having just one round in the chamber on Hard Mode, the Double Barrel is a very ineffective weapon to use against multiple targets while on the move.
    • It can be used somewhat effectively if you are dealing with something like a group of mobsters or a Thug, otherwise it's much better to use either the regular, pump-action Shotgun or something else instead.
  • Martin Brown has a unique animation while wielding the Double Barrel, where he will point it at the ground unless it is being fired.
  • There is a bug in the Level Editor where the Double Barrel can be used as a silenced weapon while using it as Martin Brown.
  • The Double Barrel's firing sound in the PsVita version appears to use the Pump action shotgun's firing sound whenever the Double Barrel is being shot by a mobster. It uses the original firing sound when wielded by the player.

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Weapons in Hotline Miami
Melee Knife · Baseball Bat · Lead Pipe · Golf Club · Crowbar · Pool Cue · Frying Pan · Pot · Machete · Hammer · Sledgehammer · Fireaxe · Katana

Briefcase · Drill · Baton · Trophy · Cleaver

Handguns Silenced Pistol · Magnum
Sub Machine Guns Uzi · MP5 · Skorpion

Silenced Uzi

Shotguns Double Barrel · Shotgun
Assault Rifles M16
Thrown Glass Bottle · Beer Can · Brick · Dart · Ninja Star · Scissors

Throwing Knife

Unused Pistol · Crossbow · Chainlink
Beta Flamethrower · RPG · Automatic Shotgun · Minigun · Grenade · Plank · Taser · 9mm · Sniper Rifle
Chapter Exclusive Weapons Legends Metro Exclusive · Carl Mask Exclusive · Assault Exclusive · Showdown Exclusive · Biker Exclusive · Richter Exclusive
Weapons in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Melee Baseball Bat · Butterfly Knife · Golf Club · Lead Pipe · Chainlink · Machete · Fire Axe · Big Pipe · Katana ·

Hammer · Chainsaw · Baton · Taser · Glass Bottle · Drill · Cleaver · Toothbrush · Glass Shiv · Skateboard · Pot

Handguns 9mm · Magnum · Silenced Heavy Pistol ·

Nail Gun

Sub Machine Guns Uzi · MP5 · Mendoza · FAMAE ·

Silenced Uzi

Shotguns Double Barrel · Shotgun
Rifles and Machine Guns M16 · Kalashnikov ·

Heavy Machine Gun

Special Weapons Sniper Rifle · Flamethrower
Unusable Knife · Silenced Pistol · Skorpion · Silenced Uzi · Pistol · Crossbow
Beta Frying Pan · Scissors · Brick · Pool Cue · Dart · Ninja Star
Throwable Only Acid · Throwing Knife
Chapter Exclusive Weapons Legends Police Exclusive · Martin Brown Exclusive · The Fans Exclusive · Jake Exclusive · Soldier Exclusive · Carl Mask Exclusive · Richter Exclusive · Biker Exclusive · Henchman Exclusive · Jacket Exclusive
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