It seems like no-one wants to engage in a shotgun battle anymore. The amount of times I have been hard aimed from almost medium range and being forced to take cover due to the range an active has is beyond stupid for a close range weapon. You can't even run from someone using a Gnasher if they are closing in on you. You end up getting downed in 2 or 3 shots.
Look at 7:45 in this video. This is pretty much my opinion on the Gnasher.
People have actually got the first hit with a hard-aimed, active Gnasher from medium range and decided to close in because they knew it took like 1/4 of my health. I hope none of you guys have felt like this.