The Reinfeld 880 is a pump action shotgun that can be unlocked very early on in the game. Out of the five primary shotguns available in the base game, the Reinfield is arguably the most all-rounded of the five, boasting very good damage, a good magazine capacity, low fire rate, and a good spread. However the largest drawback of the weapon is that it is manually loaded one shell at a time, meaning a long time is needed to load all of the shells, and with each magazine upgrade, this is increased further. The reload can be canceled when needed. This means that one can quickly load a shot into the chamber, kill an enemy and then continue reloading.
The main reason for using the weapon is its sheer damage output, as each shell is incredibly powerful. A single shot to the head can kill many standard units in an instant at close range, and even at medium range, one shot kills aren't rare. While it cannot kill a Taser or Cloaker in one shot it still kills them very quickly. As with all weapons, one needs to aim for the head to achieve maximum damage with the Reinfield.
Because of its mod capability, decent all-around stats, and ability to port over to its secondary brother, it is a good pick for most situations as it can fit nearly every role that a shotgun can carry and should be considered if the drawbacks of other shotguns appear too hefty.
When compared to IZHMA 12G, the Reinfeld 880 has superior damage and accuracy but less ammo and a slower fire rate. The Mosconi 12G beats both in everything except capacity, total ammo, and ammo pickup.
When using ammunition types other than AP Slugs or HE Rounds, the Reinfeld 880 fires 5 projectiles per shot.
Due to the way shotguns work in this game, only one pellet has to hit the enemy to deal full damage (the Reinfeld 880 fires five pellets each shot). However, vice versa, this also means multiple pellets striking the same enemy will not deal additional damage. Coupled with the slow rate of fire, this renders the Reinfeld 880 ineffective at taking down enemies with larger health pools such as Gensec Elites and Bulldozers. This also applies with any skills that can boost your damage in any way, such as Shotgun Impact Aced which increases shotgun damage.
The Reinfeld's slow reload (especially with the extended magazine, shell rack, and optionally Mag Plus) means Shotgun CQB is essential for minimizing time spent reloading, and maximizing time spent shooting.
All shotguns suffer from damage drop-off at longer ranges; the Reinfeld's damage starts to fall off after approximately seven meters, to the point where the pellets will literally disappear and not cause damage nor hit markers.
The Reinfeld's (relatively) slow rate of fire means that its position will always reset before you can fire again, even with a stability of 0. As such, stability should not be a priority when choosing which mods to use with it.
Because of its spread, a flashlight may be more useful than a laser in helping to estimate where shots will hit.
*The LED Combo is based on the Leapers, Inc. UTG LED Weapon light and Laser. **Although the main flashlight has a toggle switch, the laser sight component of the LED Combo is pressure-activated, meaning the laser will stay on as long as the pressure switch is depressed. This switch is not placed where it should be, however (on foregrips, magazine wells, etc...) and is instead ziptied to the main taclight, leaving no plausible mean for the user to toggle it without awkwardly moving their off hand off the weapon and gripping the attachment itself.
*Upon release, the default reticle of this sight was a chevron instead of the retail version's red dot. After the release of the Gage Mod Courier DLC, it was reverted to the regular sight's red dot. *It is functionally the same as the standard Military Red Dot Sight, but the sight's casing is tan instead of black with the line "A-10" scrawled on near the adjustment knob. The sticker on the lens cap's interior also says "I <3 Payday" instead of having a picture of an American flag. *This sight was based on the Aimpoint CompM2 optic. While it is portrayed as a high-zoom scope in-game, the CompM2 is actually a reflex sight, meaning it offers no magnification in reality.
The Acough has the greatest zoom in the game for a non-sniper scope. That being said; the high zoom level combined with its bulky sight casing can hamper target acquisition at point blank range, pairing the scope with a laser sight can dramatically alleviate this potential difficulty.
The announcement site mislabels the Cuban as a "Reinfeld .357" skin instead of 880.
The Big Kahuna Reinfeld 880 shotgun, according to an FBI File e-mail, belonged to a Samoan man named Afano "Rocky" Jones raised in Chicago, who had been bullied frequently for his large size until he fought back at the age of twelve, exhilarating him. Most of the rest of his life was spent trying to feel that exhilaration again, from playing football, boxing, and eventually completing a series of challenges called the "Ozaki 8", but felt nothing. He finally got the spark back when he attacked a shotgun-armed robber at a grocery store, and used said shotgun to then rob the shopkeeper. He then went on a spree of violent crimes, each topping the last, and disappearing in 1978 when an Army payroll plane crashed in Oregon, where only the shotgun remained. The markings on the shotgun mean "I did the Ozaki 8".
The "Ozaki 8" is a set of trials honoring the forces of nature that the 2015 Point Break film revolves around.
Original Heisters In the First World Bank job, complete the heist from start on the OVERKILL difficulty or above with a full player lobby using all 4 characters from the PAYDAY: The Heist crew, Reinfeld Shotguns and Bernetti 9 Pistols.
The Reinfeld 880 is based on the Remington Model 870 Field Gun as evident by the raised ribbing on the barrel, though with synthetic furniture instead of the R870's common wooden parts which makes it closer in resemblance to the R870 Police variant.
The Reinfeld 880 is often used by law enforcers, seen with a flashlight mod different from the one available to players.
The inscription on the side reads "Reinbeck tactical". The inscription is only visible in first person and in the weapon preview, and not on the world model.
The name "Reinfeld" is most likely a reference to the former Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt.
With the Tactical, Standard, War-Torn, and Wide Stock, it gains a rail that anchors the stock in position.
The Reinfeld 880 is one of several shotguns in the game to not have the "12G" suffix. The other weapons that shares this characteristic are the M1014, Raven, The Judge and Street Sweeper.