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A .44 Magnum revolver with a speed loader.

The .44 Magnum (speed load) is a modified weapon in Fallout 2.

Background

A regular .44 Magnum revolver, which was upgraded with a speed loader.

Characteristics

Thanks to its modification, it is the only weapon in the game that can be reloaded for 1 AP instead of the usual 2 while also having an improved range of 20 hexes. It is one of the most powerful single-shot weapons in the early game due to its low AP cost and the favorable modifiers of its ammunition. The .44 JHP round doubles the damage of each bullet while only adding 20 percentage points to the target's Damage Resistance, which multiplies the weapon's damage on unarmored foes by 1.6.

Location

  • Skeeter in Gecko and Eldridge in the New Reno Arms can attach a speed loader to a .44 Magnum for $2000.
  • Valerie in Vault City will do it for $800, which can be reduced to $650 with a CH or Barter check.
  • Algernon in the basement of the New Reno Arms can do the upgrading procedure for free.

Notes

At only $600, it is the second cheapest pistol in the game.

References

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