The Bronco is a small-scale shotgun that can be wielded with one hand. Only effective at close range, it has a limited clip size.

The Bronco functions like a cross between a shotgun and handgun, that comes in a handy package to complement long range primary weapons.

It is efficient against both Corpus and Infested.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for Akbronco (x2).

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 190 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 15,000


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • High damage.
  • Fast rate of fire.
  • Extremely effective at close range.
  • Fast reload speed.
  • Good ammo efficiency.


  • Very small magazine size.
  • Ineffective against heavily armored enemies.
  • Difficult to use beyond medium range due to its large spread cone and damage falloff.
  • Low critical chance. 


  • Bronco, compared to Akbronco:
    • Lower fire rate (5 rounds/sec vs. 8.33 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (2 rounds vs. 4 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1 s vs. 2.3 s)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 2)
  • Bronco, compared to Bronco Prime:
    • Lower base damage (266.0 vs. 350.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (212.8 vs. 280.0)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (26.6 vs. 35.0)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (26.6 vs. 35.0)
    • Lower status chance (20% vs. 30%)
    • Higher fire rate (5 rounds/sec vs. 4.17 rounds/sec)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff starts (7m vs. 9m)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff ends (14m vs. 18m)
    • Smaller max damage reduction due to falloff (73.68% vs. 74%)
    • Smaller magazine (2 rounds vs. 4 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1 s vs. 2 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 3)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The weapon's spread cone can be shrunken by zooming in.
  • It is surprisingly effective at dealing damage over groups of enemies, in close to mid range fights.
    • Using maxed Seeker is recommended to upgrade its crowd controlling capability, making it the best scatter-damaging sidearm.


  • The damage listed is actually the combination of all seven pellets' damage values. The actual damage per pellet is 12 impact, 1.5 puncture, and 1.5 slash


  • The word Bronco is a term in Spanish Language meaning "rough".
    • It is also a common term for wild horse in Western culture.


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 21.0
  • Damage increased from 15 to 38
  • Damage fall off added starting from 7m and ending at 14 with a minimum damage of 10
  • Status Chance increased from 14% to 20%

Update 18.0

  • Conclave: Bronco series are available for use.


  • Item introduced with game release.

See alsoEdit

  • Akbronco, the akimbo counterpart of this gun.
  • Bronco Prime, the prime counterpart of this gun.
  • Akbronco Prime, the primed akimbo counterpart of this gun.
  • Pyrana, another Tenno-made pocket shotgun sidearm.
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