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For a similarly named weapon, see M1014.
M1216 Menu Icon BOII

25-6 x 8 (200-48) (MP)

Weapon Class


Magazine Size

16 shells (20 w/ Extended Clip)



Unlocked at

Completing Achilles' Veil (SP)
Level 52 (MP)

Cost (Zombies)


Starting Ammunition

16+144 (SP), 16+48 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

16+320 (SP), 16+128 (MP),
16+48 (Zombies)

Reload Time

3.00s loaded, 3.48s unloaded

Rate of Fire

468 RPM per 'burst' (225 RPM overall)

Range (explanation)

M1216 Range BO2



Fire Mode

Automatic (4 Round Rechamber)

Used by

Section, Navy SEALs

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M1216 Pick-Up Icon BOII

"Fully automatic shotgun with a rechamber every 4 rounds."
— Description

The M1216 (or SRM 1216, as called in the game files) is a shotgun featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Strike Team. It was first seen in the Multiplayer Reveal trailer, being used by a player. The weapon is magazine-fed, therefore it has a faster reload than tube-fed shotguns. It is fully-automatic, but every four rounds, the weapon has to cycle its magazine to the next chamber, which is takes 0.55 seconds to complete (the player can still hold the trigger during the re-chamber). Each four-shot 'burst' is fired fast, killing enemies very quickly, although if the enemy is not killed before the re-chamber, it will slow down your time to kill.


The M1216 is used by Section in "Odysseus" as his secondary; it is also used by the Mercs and Navy Seals.


The M1216 is the last shotgun to be unlocked in multiplayer at level 52. It is the only fully-automatic shotgun in the game, but it also deals the lowest damage of any shotgun. Its fire rate is the same as the S12's firecap, it but requires little effort to achieve. The M1216 also boasts the highest magazine capacity in its class, firing 16 shells before reloading.

Being a fully-automatic shotgun with low damage and range, the M1216 can undergo vast performance changes depending on the attachments equipped. The Long Barrel will allow the gun to keep maximum damage at longer ranges, making one-hit kills more frequent; however, the 16% range increase that the Long Barrel provides is of very minimal benefit with the M1216 considering how poor its range is to begin with. Becuase of this poor range, the Suppressor's range penalty is the least out of any shotgun, and is a viable choice also due to the fast rate of fire. Because the minimum damage on the M1216 is 48 (if all pellets hit), a player can be killed within one 'burst', provided enough pellets hit. A more logical option instead of the Long Barrel would be to carry a Handgun (excluding the Executioner) or Crossbow secondary to deal with longer range engagements that the M1216 simply can't handle. Another sensible choice would be to use the Overkill wild card to pair the M1216 with a long range primary weapon. A Laser Sight and Extended Clip or Fast Mag can be useful for rushing, as the player can simply sweep a room by hip-firing and quickly reload. The use of Adjustable Stock is questionable, as it generally helps at close quarters, so its effect on shotguns is very low compared to other guns. While the iron sights on the M1216 are clear, the MMS can help to detect enemies before advancing into an open room, although they will need to be standing still to be detected. This, along with having poor range, makes using optical attachments with the M1216 considered a waste of a Pick Ten point. 


The M1216 can be purchased out of the Mystery Box for 950 points; with Mob of the Dead being the only map not to feature the M1216. When Pack-a-Punched, the M1216 becomes the Mesmerizer. Its magazine capacity is increased to 24 and its four round burst increases to six. After being Pack-a-Punched, this weapon has the ability of killing zombies in one shot up to around round 30 with Double Tap Root Beer at close range, and two shots at medium range. One may want to consider this gun as an emergency gun when swarmed as it has a lot of ammo and a high rate of fire and has no splash damage compared to the Ray Gun. As an added bonus, zombies killed with the Mesmerizer will turn into a bloody mist, quickly clearing the way for an escape. Flaming zombies do not explode when killed by this, making it a useful weapon in Green Run. In the game mode Turned, it is the second weapon to be obtained if the player is a human. In Origins, it can also be dug up with a Shovel.



For camouflage images, see M1216/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see M1216/Attachments.


  • Under the iron sights, "Guster Arms inc. 8-JB-040283- 12" can be seen.
  • There is a small club just in front of the rear iron sight. This is visible when cocking the gun.
  • Due to the design of the magazine, while using Fast Mags, the player will simply "unclip" the magazine and let it drop to the ground rather than first removing it by hand before throwing it away.  This same phenomenon happens with the PDW-57.
  • In Zombies, like all Pack-A-Punched shotguns, when the player kills a zombie with the Mesmerizer, the zombie turns into red mist instead of falling to the ground (or exploding if on fire).
  • The magazine is not detached in the third-person reloading animation.