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Longrider is the title of a group of common shotguns in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Jakobs and feature the narrow single (Hyperion) barrel.

Usage & Description[]

Longriders are single-barreled shotguns characterized by relatively high accuracy and tight spread for shotguns with low magazine sizes and pellet count. Longriders can be difficult to use with the frequent reloads and use of precise aim.

Notable Variants[]

  • StrikerLegendary shotgun with a 50% additive critical bonus and a +15% multiplicative critical hit bonus.


  • Gaige's Smaller, Lighter, Faster or a Punk class mod can render the Longrider unusable as the magazine (sometimes consisting of a single shot) will be reduced to zero.
    • It is also useful for quickly increasing Anarchy stacks. A Longrider with a single shot will prevent anarchy stacks from being lost to an accidental reload.
  • The Longrider's high accuracy makes it ideal for Zer0, who can increase the accuracy further and add critical hit damage to make a lethal medium-range weapon.
  • The Longrider is ideal for Krieg's Empty the Rage as the weapon is best used in close range, where the magazine will be depleted quickly or immediately, giving him the additional melee damage.