The worst gun in the game... Boltshot, not very powerful.
Yes the gun is terrible from a distance, but people love to crouch walk and charge it up and it kills you just as quickly and easily as a shotgun. It's essentially giving everyone the choice to start with a shotgun. Shotgun users play with the same crouch walking wait for someone to get close technique. It's really the only way the shotgun is effective. But you can't just choose to start with the shotgun.