"Inreased stability allows faster follow up shoots."
The Franchi PA3 is the primary shotgun used in Dino Crisis. It is a very popular weapon used by special forces teams and set the mark for future tactical shotguns. Finding the Shotgun Parts enables Regina to upgrade it into a SPAS-12.
It is a powerful weapon against nearly all types of enemies. It has a shorter range than either handgun, but at close range will stun almost any enemy. The gun does not feature a stock initially, but later Regina can obtain one. This is an odd discrepancy, since nearly every PA3 produced has a stock.
Like all the other weapons, when playing with Regina's prehistoric costume, the PA3 will have a different appearance.
- In the real life, the PA3 cannot be "upgraded" into a SPAS-12.
- It appears that the PA3 Regina acquires is the PA3/345; a model that has a 345mm (13.6") barrel and a 5-shell capacity.