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The Kozlice is a 12G shotgun featured in both ArmA: Cold War Assault and ArmA 3.

ArmA: Cold War Assault[]

« The Czech-manufactured "Kozlice" over/under rifle-shotgun is a dual-barreled hunting weapon with a polished walnut stock. The weapon has two fire modes: "Ball", which will fire a single rifle shot, and "Shell" which will fire a shotgun round. Shotgun rounds consist of seven individual pellets, each of which is noted in your ammo display. After firing in either mode, the gun needs to be manually reloaded.
Weapon Description
The Kozlice 12 Gauge shotgun.

The Kozlice is used by civilian hunters and the Nogovan Partisans in ArmA: Cold War Assault.


The Kozlice is a double-barrelled shotgun that is chambered to fire 12 Gauge shotgun shells.

It can load either 12 Gauge balls or shells and has a very low fire rate of just 14 rounds per minute.

The Kozlice's dual barrel design allows it to load two types of munitions simultaneously in the form of balls and shells. Each have round has different characteristics when fired; shells act more in the traditional manner of a shotgun and can disperse up to seven pellets per shot. Balls on the other hand, use a more basic ballistic model and fire in a direct arc instead.

However, because each ball/shell "magazine" actually occupies a single inventory slot, the shooter is restricted to carrying just ten rounds of spare munitions at a time for the Kozlice. In addition, neither balls nor shells are particularly accurate for shooting at any range beyond 150 metres. In retrospect, all these negative traits make the Kozlice basically useless for actual combat and should only ever be used as a last resort.




Shell name Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
Ball 9 210
Shell 9 210

The Kozlice can load two types of shells. Both require one inventory slot apiece and are single shot only:



Slug-type shell. Inflicts moderate single-target damage.



Fires seven pellets simultaneously in a tiny circular-shaped radius (0.1 rad).


  • The Kozlice is based on the real-world "CZ 584" then-designed by Česká Zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZ).
  • "Kozlice" is simply Czech for a double-barrelled rifle or shotgun with both barrels aligned vertically.
  • The Kozlice was not originally available upon release as part of the launch assets for Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the initial release name of Cold War Assault) and was separately included in a later content update patch.[1]
  • It is the only shotgun that is available in Cold War Assault and is also the first of its kind in the entire series.


ArmA 3[]

« The Kozlice 12G is a trusty old shotgun still found in many parts of Eastern Europe. It is a low-tech yet powerful weapon typically used by hunters. Unlike some other double-barreled shotguns, the Kozlice employs an over/under design, placing the two 12 gauge barrels in vertical alignment. These can either be loaded with slug or buckshot shells. Certain criminal elements have been known to improvise sawed-off versions of the shotgun. These are easier to conceal and operate in confined spaces, but also have a reduced effective range.
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The Kozlice 12 Gauge shotgun.

The Kozlice is used by civilian hunters, criminals and L'Ensemble fighters in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Contact DLC.


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Returning from Cold War Assault, the Kozlice once again serves as a simple 12 Gauge shotgun favoured by civilian wildlife hunters and criminals alike.

It loads exclusively from 2-round shotshells designed for the Kozlice (either pellet- or slug-based) and retains a variable muzzle velocity of either 418 or 495 m/s depending on the type of shell loaded. The Kozlice cannot be fitted with accessories or attachments of any sort.

The Kozlice has changed little from its Cold War-era predecessor and continues to remain as a deadly firearm in the right hands. In close quarters, one volley from the Kozlice (when loaded with armour-piercing slugs) can incapacitate or outright kill the toughest of body armour-wearing infantry targets. As a result, the Kozlice can be considered as a "hand cannon"; regardless of pellets or slugs, anyone caught within the sights of a Kozlice user are guaranteed to suffer heavy damage.

However, the Kozlice is not without its drawbacks. While extremely powerful in close quarters, the Kozlice is severely hampered by its operation; its limited shell capacity will force the user to reload immediately after their first attack. Worse yet, the entire rearming process takes a lengthy six full seconds to complete.

Lastly, the Kozlice theoretically possesses an effective firing range of roughly ~ 350 metres when loaded with slugs. In practice however, its real effective firing range with either shell is just under 170 metres due to the Kozlice's extremely high dispersion. Beyond that distance, the user will struggle to land hits with any degree of accuracy.

Apart from sentimental reasons, the Kozlice is completely redundant for any combat situation - as one would expect of a relic from the 20th century.



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The Kozlice (Sawed-off) 12 Gauge shotgun.

A sub-variant with the stock sawed-off and a shorter barrel, these modifications reduce almost half of the Kozlice's stamina and inertia burden.

This particular model can be stowed away inside a backpack or even the user's vest, allowing one to bring along a powerful compact shotgun onto any mission.

However, the Sawn-off model has a drastically reduced muzzle velocity regardless of the type of shotshell loaded (304 m/s for pellets and 360 m/s for slugs). Its dispersion is significantly increased and has even less range than full-length Kozlice shotguns.


The full-length Kozlice uses a fixed zeroing of 100 metres which cannot be adjusted regardless of the loaded shotshell type (slug/pellets). Its front/rear bead sights are coloured in yellow but are not actually illuminated.

The sawed-off Kozlice uses a fixed zeroing of 100 metres which cannot be adjusted regardless of the loaded shotshell type (slug/pellets). Unlike the full-length Kozlice, the sawed-off variant does not have access to bead sights for the user to aim with.


Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
12 Gauge (Pellet) 20 -0.0005 380 5.7
12 Gauge (Slug) 42 -0.008 450 20.25

The Kozlice can load two types of "magazines". Both have identical "mass" values of 6:

12 Gauge 2Rnd Pellets[]


Standard pellet-type shotshells. Useful against clumped-up unarmoured soft targets.

Upon firing, a total of eighteen pellets will be dispersed in a pattern arranged by Poisson disc sampling within a 0.8 degree cone.

12 Gauge 2Rnd Slugs[]


Armour-piercing slug shotshell. Effective against singular body armour-wearing soft targets.


  • The Kozlice is the first standalone shotgun-type weapon in ArmA 3.



  1. Gestalt 2001, Operation Flashpoint expands First free 'content upgrade pack' released, Eurogamer, viewed 7 March 2023, <>.

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Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Handguns 92F 9 mmCZ-75 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns Ingram .45MP5SD3 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mmUZI 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mmXM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL) • AUG A1 5.56 mmFN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mmG36 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Machineguns M60 7.62 mmPK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30MM-1
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotCarl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAWRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-fia FIA - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns 92F 9 mm* • CZ-75 9 mm* • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm*
Submachine guns Ingram .45* • UZI 9 mm*
Shotguns Kozlice*
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm* (AK-47 GL*, AK-47 CZ*) • AK-74 5.45 mmAUG A1 5.56 mm* • FN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm*
Machineguns PK 7.62 mm*
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2* • M72 LAW* • RPG-75NH*
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* primarily used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign
Weapons of ArmA 3
Handguns 4-five .45ACP-C2 .45P07 9 mmPM 9 mmRook-40 9 mmStarter Pistol 10 mmSpectrum DeviceZubr .45
Submachine guns ADR-97 5.7 mmPDW2000 9 mmProtector 9 mmSting 9 mmVermin .45
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AKU-12 7.62 mmAKS-74U 5.45 mmKatiba Carbine 6.5 mmMk20C 5.56 mmMXC 6.5 mmTRG-20 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmCAR-95 series (CAR-95, CAR-95 GL) • Katiba 6.5 mm (Katiba GL) • MX series (MX, MX 3GL) • Mk20 5.56 mm (Mk20 EGLM) • Promet series (Promet, Promet GL, Promet SG) • SDAR 5.56 mmSPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL) • Type 115 6.5 mmTRG-21 5.56 mm (TRG-21 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles ASP-1 Kir 12.7 mmCMR-76 6.5 mmCyrus 9.3 mmMk-I EMR 7.62 mmMk14 7.62 mm (Classic) • Mk18 ABR 7.62 mmMAR-10 .338MXM 6.5 mmPromet MR 6.5 mmRahim 7.62 mmSPAR-17 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles GM6 Lynx 12.7 mmM320 LRR .408
Squad automatic weapons CAR-95-1 5.8 mmLIM-85 5.56 mmMk200 6.5 mmMX SW 6.5 mmRPK-12 7.62 mmSPAR-16S 5.56 mmZafir 7.62 mm
Machineguns Navid 9.3 mmSPMG .338
Launchers 9M135 VoronaMAAWS Mk4PCMLRPG-7RPG-42Titan MPRLTitan MPRL Compact
Static M2Mk6 MortarMk30Mk32Remote DesignatorStatic Titan Launcher (AA, AT)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Karts DLC | Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC | Tanks DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-syndikat L'Ensemble - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns PM 9 mm
Submachine guns Sting 9 mmPDW2000 9 mmProtector 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmAKU-12 7.62 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmSPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk14 Classic 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons LIM-85 5.56 mmRPK-12 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7RPG-42
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Apex DLC | Contact DLC