overkill is there for you.
Also shotguns work good as they are.
you just need to know on what maps you can use them.
also KSG works on pretty much every map lol.
And no there range is fine.
if you want them as support then they should only be availeble on bigger maps.
on small maps like hijacked there are not support but weapons of choice lol.
You're pretty much dead-on! There's a reason why they put Overkill in the game, to solve problems like what the OP has.
If Treyarch increased the range of the shotguns, then a lot, and I mean A LOT of CoD players will complain. Why do you think they reduced the Remington's range a bit on Patch 1.04
In my opinion, shotguns can take care of anyone and in the hands of a great player, it's very deadly. You just have to know what maps to use it on.
man when you are lagging behind , facing a shotgun is the most anoying thing ever lol.
i really wish people would just worry about fixing the connection issues first then the weapons issues second.
to me every gun seems almighty at times but when im using them im like seriously wtf is going on.
in kill cam i see someone just pushing the trigger and a gun fires with no recoil , yet when i tap the trigger with that same gun it already has recoil lol.
same with shotguns.
Sometimes i get killed from all ranges and with ease , yet i can be behind a guy and fire 4 rounds into him and he survives lol.(2nd shotgun)
but then in another match i get 1 shot kills each time .
overall they are fine. i do see 2 small issues. the cock speed of the remington and KSG are a bit fast, removing high risk/reward from gameplay. and that shotguns have longbarrel which is pretty much stopping power on shotguns. without it many are to weak to use competativly, with it some are borderline OP, see remington nerf. current remington+longberrel range it what the default range should be and remove longberrel completly from shotguns. all shotguns buffed to have it on by default or halfway inbetween.