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The Eliminator is a shotgun that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

A smoothbore combat revolver-type shotgun intended to provide extreme firepower for militarized units. The weapon benefits from a large magazine and a high effective rate of fire, but its bulkiness and considerable weight, combined with a long reload time, are the price to be paid for these advantages. Rare in the Zone and is used primarily to clear closed spaces of mutants.
- Inventory description


  • Only available from v1.4000 onwards.
  • A unique variant is the Armsel Protecta m1 (see Trivia section).


Lost Alpha

  • Weapon does not exist in Lost Alpha

Developer's Cut

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 1.png Super strong alloy barrel Super strong materials increase rifling durability.
1200 RU

Reliability +20%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

1C Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 2.png Longer barrel By replacing the standard barrel with a longer one, muzzle velocity has increased.
1690 RU

Bullet velocity +30%

1D Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 4.png Internal protective coating A special spray protects the barrel from overheating, smooths out small factory defects and significantly increases the lifetime of the barrel.
1700 RU

Reliability +30%

1E Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 3.png Integral barrel active counterbalance An active counterbalance shifts towards the muzzle of the barrel when firing and reduces the recoil.
2600 RU

Recoil -25%

1F Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 12.png Gas powered reloading mechanism A gas powered reloading mechanism turns semi-automatic shotguns into fully automatic beasts.
3300 RU

Full auto fire mode

2A Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 6.png Counterbalance Adding several balancing parts, which reduce recoil.
1200 RU

Recoil -10%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

2C Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 7.png Ergonomic grip An ergonomic grip makes the firearm noticeably more comfortable.
1780 RU

Handling +30%

2D Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 8.png Padded grip A padded grip helps reduce recoil.
1780 RU

Recoil -15%

3A Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 9.png Polymer parts The once outlandish idea of substituting metal parts with polymer is now quite commonplace.
1250 RU

Reliability +20%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

3C Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 10.png Low impulse hammer A low impulse hammer mechanism reduces recoil, without diminishing the weapon's reliability.
1900 RU

Recoil -15%

3D Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 5.png Cylindrical barrel bore Cylindrical bores help increase the rate of fire without compromising accuracy.
3400 RU

Rate of fire +30%

3E Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 11.png Firing pin automation An automated firing pin improves firearm accuracy.
2600 RU

Accuracy +40%

4A Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 13.png Recoil reduction via powder gases Special channels and outputs for the powder gases, located in the drum, help reduce recoil.
1200 RU

Recoil -10%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

4C Ui inGame2 upgrade Protecta 14.png Skew-shaped drum grooves Adding skew shaped groves to the drum's rotation mechanism increases the fire rate, increasing the efficiency of powder gas use.
1800 RU

Rate of fire +30%


  • Can be bought from Petrenko after he changes faction and becomes a Trader, taking up a stationary position behind the 100 Rads Bar.
  • Has an unnecessarily long reload sequence in v1.4007 rendering use of the weapon inconvenient. Weapon parameters are also degraded when compared to earlier versions.
  • The v1.4007 PRM Weapon Pack removes the possibility to attach scopes.


  • The game files specify a unique variant of this weapon with identical name.
    • It has a much higher price (15000 resp. 30000 RU), a full-automatic mode (v1.4002), upgrades 1A, 1D and 1F installed (v1.4005+), a larger magazine, reduced dispersion and higher rate of fire (v1.4007+).
    • The game files connect it to Nimble through the level editor name and section weapons\wpn_protecta_nimble, but he is equipped with an Akm 74/2U.
    • This variant cannot be found on the board up to and including v1.4005, in v1.4007 it can be bought from Arnie on a random basis.