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For the Destiny 2 shotgun, see The Chaperone (Destiny 2).

"My mother had a shotgun we called the Chaperone. Kept us alive out there, before we got to the City." —Amanda Holliday
― In-game description

The Chaperone is an exotic shotgun that can only be obtained by completing the quest Jolly Holliday. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts and an Exotic Shard.

This shotgun is very unique in that it fires single slug rounds instead of the normal buckshot.


The Chaperone can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward Jolly Holliday.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


The Chaperone can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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The Chaperone perk icon The Chaperone
This weapon fires a single precision slug. Grants Agility boost.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.
Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.

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Linear Compensator perk icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and impact. More recoil.

Accurized Ballistics perk icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Field Choke perk icon Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

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The Roadborn perk icon The Roadborn
Precision kills briefly grant bonus handling, range and precision damage with this weapon.

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Single Point Sling perk icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Snapshot perk icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Field Scout perk icon Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.

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The Survivor perk icon The Survivor
Three rapid precision kills while Born on the Road is active will return two rounds to the chamber.


  • The original Chaperone was a weapon used by Amanda Holliday's mother during the family's trek to The City. While it was lost when it was buried with its last owner, Holliday was able to recall every detail of the design. Now, a perfected version is manufactured by Tex Mechanica.[1]
  • This is the 2nd shotgun introduced in Destiny that can deal precision damage. The other is Universal Remote.
  • From the way the gun looks and how you need to be accurate with it for it's full effect, this gun could be a reference to The Ambassador weapon from the game: Team Fortress 2