Hipfire Is Worse than We Thought
Stability isn't your only problem. Range (indirectly) is lost when hipfiring. Aiming rewards a Zoom Multiplier on your Range Stat (which I explain in my previous video), which means you're losing your Range Multiplier when hipfiring. ALL WEAPONS lose range when hipfiring, not just shotguns.

In a nutshell, not Aiming Down Sights (ADS) results in less damage over range, even with shotguns. As if we already didn't enjoy hipfire, this cements its place as a liability, in most cases. Obviously if you're in point-blank range, it doesn't matter.

A Fusion Rifle's Range Stat determines the Speed the Fusion Bolts will travel. The Range Multiplier granted from Zoom does not affect this, surprisingly.