>>11666101>maybe it auto-aims?
Um. It's a pistol held in your hand. It can't autoaim because it can't move, unless it has some sort of mini-turret barrel-end which is ...stupidly dangerous without some sort of HUD and control system to select targets ("No phaser! You were supposed to shoot the terrorist, not the hostage he was hiding behind!")>Also most of the time it is used in very close combat (less than 50m) where aiming is very easy (just try it with a laser-pointer)
Shotguns are used in that same range. As are pistols.
Both of these categories of weapons have iron sights, because being able to aim accurately is important no matter the range.
Pic related, the Neostead is a RL example of "awesome practical" as it's dual-mag set up can either double it's capacity (two mags worth of buckshot) or be used like a conventional shotgun (one tube of buckshot) with an alt fire of non-lethal rounds (fill other tube with taser-darts, beanbags, etc.) or any number of combinations with the hundreds of variant shot-shell ammo types in existence (you could load one tube with buckshot and the other with slugs, so you have short range and medium range lethality, etc.)