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For an overview of .44 caliber Magnums, see .44 Magnum revolver.


The .44 Magnum revolver is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


.44 Magnum expanded

The .44 Magnum revolver is a double-action, swing-out cylinder revolver, with a high damage output for a one-handed gun, but the ammunition is slightly rarer in the wasteland. Additionally, the .44 Magnum fires and reloads quickly, due to its speed-loader and ejector rod. It is, however, somewhat inaccurate with a spread of 0.7, on the high end of one-handed guns. It also has luminescent iron-sights. The .44 Magnum revolver is a very durable weapon that can be concealed with a Sneak skill of 50 or greater, as it is considered an improved holdout weapon.


The .44 Magnum revolver can fire a total of about 1,245 standard rounds, the equivalent of 208 reloads, from full condition before breaking. When modified with the heavy frame, it can fire a total of about 1870 standard rounds, the equivalent of 312 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeUnmodifiedW/ Heavy frame
Standard, HP & SWC12452081870 312
.44 special16622772495 416

Weapon modifications



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
.44 Magnum revolver 36
.44 Magnum revolver With all weapon mods attached 36
Mysterious Magnum 42




  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png Though it happens to most guns, the speed-loader on the .44 will occasionally become stuck into the cylinder. Reloading or switching weapons will fix the issue. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png If loading a saved game from the main menu in which you have the .44 Magnum revolver equipped and drawn, the reload animation takes twice as long as normal. This can be solved by simply switching to another gun and then back again. [verified]