I've always enjoyed shotguns in games, favoring them even in games like Counter-Strike. Upon release, i used the Sweeper until Auraxium. Then i moved onto the Piston. After getting the Auraxium on that, i decided to do the Claw (first release of PA) next. After using it for a while, i came to this conclusion; Its just not that good. The other shotguns are much better. It's a low skill weapon, that also has a very low skill cap. HOWEVER, its ability to OHK is extremely annoying for the unfortunate victim. This is the only cause of people calling it overpowered. It's kind of on par with using ESFs to kamikaze into other ESFs. Quickly stopped using this trash, and regret buying it. Am now onto the Mauler. All in all, it's a bad weapon, which is the child of badly thought game design.