He's equipped with a sub-machine gun, so backing up when opening up a suspected Crimson Shorty hideout is recommended to keep your distance. Otherwise fight him as you would fight any Crimson Lance unit. Use corrosive weapons and aim for the head.
- Crimson Shorty will not drop a power core when killed.
- Despite most loot midgets having high-pitched voices, the Crimson Shorty sound like normal Lance Infantry (except when he first jumps out of the chest), and wear similar armor.
- On playthrough 2.5, the Crimson Shorty will have a chance of dropping level 69 SMG, shields, and grenade mods