Family Business

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Now this gun-- this is an amazing gun. Simply pull the trigger and turn anything in your way into pink mist.
Family Business publicity blurb

The Family Business is a community-made secondary weapon for the Heavy. It is a pump-action shotgun with a retractable stock attached to its receiver. The stock has a faded Hammer and Sickle on its right side.

The weapon has a 33% increased ammo magazine compared to the Shotgun, for a total of 8 shells, at the cost of doing 15% less damage.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Maximum ramp-up 150% 7.65 / pellet
Base damage 100% 5.1 / pellet
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 2.55 / pellet
Pellet count 10
Point blank 74-76
Medium range 20-52
Long range 3-22
Pellet Spread 30:1
Critical 15.3 / pellet
Mini-crit 7-10 / pellet
Function times
Attack interval 0.625 s
Reload (first) 1.0 s
Reload (consecutive) 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
Black Market Business
Item icon Mobster Monday Bundle.png
Family Business
Family Business

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See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Frontier Justice Homewrecker Family Business
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Frontier Justice.png + Item icon Homewrecker.png = Item icon Family Business.png
Class Token - Heavy Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Heavy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Sandvich.png Item icon Dalokohs Bar.png Item icon Buffalo Steak Sandvich.png Item icon Family Business.png
Item icon Panic Attack.png

As a crafting ingredient

Family Business Reclaimed Metal Huo-Long Heater
Item icon Family Business.pngx3 + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Huo-Long Heater.png
Refined Metal Black Market Business weapon Capo's Capper
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Tomislav.pngItem icon Family Business.pngItem icon Eviction Notice.png = Item icon Capo's Capper.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Kill an enemy with your shotgun while you're out of minigun ammo.

Update history

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

  • The Family Business was added to the game.

June 28, 2011 Patch

  • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for the Family Business.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage penality attribute was changed from "-15% damage done" to "-15% damage penalty".

December 1, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

September 4, 2012 Patch

  • Updated attribute from +40% clip size to +33% clip size.
    • Weapon functionality is unchanged.

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed a problem that would cause the Shotgun shell model to appear incorrectly third-person when using the Family Business
  • [Undocumented] Fixed the Family Business not having a muzzle flash.
  • [Undocumented] Fixed the Family Business not pumping correctly after firing.


  • The phrase "Family Business" often refers to crime families operating within the Mafia.
  • The Family Business was previously named the "Soviet Stampede" and the "Russian Riot".
  • The design of the Family Business is based on the Benelli M3 Super 90.


See also