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Shotmaker was the riot gun-wielding member of the Outer Heaven mercenary force.



Shotmaker was formerly a Spetsnaz operative[1] during the time of the Soviet Union. His time with Spetsnaz allowed him to hone his technique using his riot gun. He was able to use the powerful weapon to his advantage and became known for his skill wielding it.[1]

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Shotmaker became a mercenary and eventually joined Outer Heaven, serving as the warden of its underground prison. He was the only guard stationed in the facility; a testament to his ferocity.[1]

Outer Heaven Uprising[]

Main article: Outer Heaven Uprising

During Operation Intrude N313, Shotmaker guarded the cell holding FOXHOUND agent Gray Fox. After purposefully being captured by Outer Heaven's guards in order to locate Fox,[2][3][4][5] Solid Snake escaped captivity and was immediately confronted by Shotmaker. Claiming that no one had ever managed to escape from the prison,[6] he attacked the unarmed Snake, having previously been stripped of all his weapons and gear.[7] Breaking down a locked door to retrieve his belongings, Snake rearmed himself and was able to take down Shotmaker, using the prison's layout of crates and boxes for cover.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

Shotmaker (ショット・メーカー Shotto Mēkā?) was originally named Shoot Gunner in the MSX2 version of Metal Gear. In the Nintendo Entertainment System version, he was named Shotgunner (ショット・ガンナー Shotto Gannā?). The name Shotmaker was used in the re-released version of Metal Gear.


Shotmaker, third from the right, armed with an unidentified weapon.

From artwork in the MSX2 game manual, Shotmaker appears to hold an RPG launcher-like weapon, based on its silhouette. However, his riot gun in-game is portrayed as a shotgun, which would rule out the RGM-40 as the weapon he uses in the game, unless it was using some kind of shot-loaded shell.

In the NES version, Shotmaker's uniform is different and he appears to possess a mohawk.



  1. ^ a b c Metal Gear - User's Manual, Konami Corporation (1987).
  2. ^ Metal Gear (re-release), Kojima Productions (2006).
    POW: Thank you for saving me! That member of FOXHOUND, Gray Fox... He's being held in a secret cell.
  3. ^ Metal Gear (re-release), Kojima Productions (2006).
    POW: Thanks for helping me! The only way to get close to the secret cell is to get caught...
  4. ^ Metal Gear (re-release), Kojima Productions (2006).
    Guard 1: Don't move!! // Guard 2: Take him away!
  5. ^ Metal Gear (re-release), Kojima Productions (2006).
    Big Boss: This Big Boss... Infiltration accomplished. Find the cell where they're holding Gray Fox. Check the walls!! ...Over.
  6. ^ Metal Gear (re-release), Kojima Productions (2006).
    Shotmaker: I am the Shotmaker! No one has ever escaped from here!
  7. ^ a b Metal Gear (re-release), Kojima Productions (2006).
    Big Boss: This is Big Boss... Recover your weapons and equipment and get out of there! They've got to be hidden in a room somewhere. Punch your way through! ...Over.