Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Shotgun Sidearm
Trigger Type Semi-Auto
Flight Speed Hit-Scan
Fire Rate 5.0 rounds/sec
Pellet Count 7 pellets/round
Accuracy 3.7
Magazine Size 2.0 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210.0 rounds
Disposition Disposition5Strong
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 212.8
Puncture wPuncture 26.6
Slash wSlash 26.6
Polarities None
Introduced Vanilla
The Bronco is a small-scale shotgun that can be wielded with one hand. Only effective at close range, it has a limited clip size.

The Bronco functions like a cross between a shotgun and handgun, that comes in a handy package to complement long range primary weapons.

It is efficient against both Corpus and Infested.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64‍ 5,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for Akbronco (x2).

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64190 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits6415,000


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • High damage.
  • Fast rate of fire.
  • Extremely effective at close range.
  • Fast reload speed.
  • Good ammo efficiency.
  • No damage dropoff over distance.


  • Very small magazine size.
  • Ineffective against heavily armored enemies.
  • Difficult to use beyond medium range due to its large spread cone.
  • Low critical chance. 


  • Compared to the Bronco Prime:
    • Lower damage (105.0 vs. 140.0).
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (84.0 vs. 112.0).
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (10.5 vs. 14.0).
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (10.5 vs. 14.0).
    • Higher critical damage (2.0x vs. 1.5x).
    • Smaller magazine size (2 vs. 4).
    • Faster fire rate (5.0/sec vs. 4.2/sec).
    • Faster reload speed (1.0 vs. 2.0).
    • Lower status chance (14.0% vs 17.5%).

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Weapon's spread cone can be shrunken by zooming in.
  • Surprisingly effective at scattering damage over groups of enemies, even at long range due to the fact that Bronco weapons do not have damage falloff.
    • Using maxed Seeker (Mod) is recommended to upgrade its crowd controlling capability, making it the best scatter-damaging sidearm.


  • The damage listed is actually the combination of all seven pellets' damage values. The actual damage per pellet is 12 impact, 1.5 puncture, and 1.5 slash


  • The word Bronco is a term in Spanish Language meaning "rough".
    • It is also a common term for wild horse in Western culture.


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 21.0
  • Damage increased from 15 to 38
  • Damage fall off added starting from 7m and ending at 14 with a minimum damage of 10
  • Status Chance increased from 14% to 20%

Update 18.0

  • Conclave: Bronco series are available for use.

Update 0.0

  • Item introduced with game release.

See alsoEdit

  • Akbronco, the akimbo counterpart of this gun.
  • Bronco Prime, the prime counterpart of this gun.
  • Akbronco Prime, the primed akimbo counterpart of this gun.
  • Pyrana, another Tenno-made pocket shotgun sidearm.
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