thats because you play Core, and in Core your gun shoot airsoft bullet.
When i was leveling up my shotguns, I played Core because its so much more forgiving. Even when I did miss the guy,he could shoot me one bullet, 2 bullet 3 bullet , and I was not even dead! That was giving me plenty of time to pump it and shoot back, while getting closer to him.
You would not have that problem in Hardcore, if they miss you, they are dead.
Quit crying about nerfing the shotgun. Most likely u probably use a smg. Typical. Nerf the shotgun, then nerf the smg why u at it. Can't stand cry babies.
This gun is nothing like it was, and as others have said, its inconsistent even from very close distances. Hardly needs a nerf. Dammit if its so good use it already and may the best shot win. Stop asking for all the guns to be the same!
870 is fine stop complaining. In fact all the guns are pretty well balanced. The only thing I would consider slightly OP is the emp grenade. Way to easy to kill equipment, and the effect on players lasts too long. It should take 2 emps to kill a sentury or guardian.
S12 is garbage, I just had to get gold on it for my diamond shotguns... it sucked bad. The One Shot - One Kills were rough to get just to start the harder challenges. Bloodthirsty were the worst though. Sooo many times I would take 3-4 shots to kill someone in CQC and die reloading to a second guy.
The difference in the balanced changes aren't even noticable to me.
I've gotten diamond for all the shotguns and I only pull the R870 when things aren't going my way and boy does it change the way the game was going for me. I can be going negative and finish with a 2KD easily with only using in the second half of domination.