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.45 Auto is a type of ammunition in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.

Characteristics

The .45 Auto is an effective pistol cartridge for use against soft, unarmored targets. It combines accuracy and good stopping power, with low visibility and moderate recoil. Among the Mormons of New Canaan, it was the ammunition of their signature weapon, the .45 Auto pistol. After the completion of Honest Hearts, the ammunition type will also begin appearing in the base game traders inventories (Gun Runners, Cliff Briscoe, Mick & Ralph's etc.).

Production

Standard, +P and super .45 Auto rounds can be crafted at a reloading bench. A single cartridge requires the following ingredients:

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (16)
Range
Repair: 25
Level
.45 auto rounds (1)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (17)
Range
Repair: 45
Level
.45 auto, +P (1)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (19)
Range
Repair: 80
Level
.45 super (hand load) (1)

Breakdown

Breaking down a .45 Auto round yields:

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
.45 Auto rounds (1)
Range
Repair: 25
Level
Lead (16)

Weapons using this ammunition

Variants

.45 Auto, +P

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Overpressure .45 Auto ammunition has larger powder loads, allowing it to perform better against a variety of targets. As the round is fired at a higher velocity, it has better stopping power and negates enemy protection well.

.45 Auto, hollow point

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Federal Cartridge hollow point bullets feature a hollowed out shape at the tip of the bullet.

.45 super (hand load)

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The Wildcat .45 Super offer 20% higher damage and armor penetration than regular rounds.

Comparison

Legend
Ammunition type- Ammunition TypeWeapons spreadWeapons spread modifier
Damage Modifier- Weapon Damage modifierBonus effectAmmo bonus effect
Damage Threshold modifier- Target Damage Threshold modifierCraftable- Ammo is craftable
Condition penalty- Weapon condition modifierPercentage chance of empty casing- Percentage change of empty casing, hull or drained cell/pack/tank
Ammunition typeDamage modifierDamage Threshold modifierCondition penaltySpread modifierCraftablePercentage chance of empty casing
.45 auto, standard Honest Heartsx 1x 1x 1x 1Yes0% chance
.45 auto, +P Honest Heartsx 1.1- 2x 1.2x 1Yes0% chance
.45 super (hand load) Honest Heartsx 1.3- 4x 2.5x 1Yes0% chance
.45 auto, hollow point Honest Heartsx 1.75x 3x 1x 1No0% chance

Locations

Notes

  • The .45 Auto round is the only type of ammunition to have different ammunition box models for the different ammunition variants.
  • This type of ammo is limited to vendors outside of Zion.
  • .45 Auto rounds are one of only two ammunition types that can be broken down into exactly the same number of materials needed for their construction, the other being rockets.

Behind the scenes

.45 Auto weapons were specifically created for Honest Hearts, and were not intended to be included in the base game.[Non-canon 1]

Gallery

.45 Auto.png .45 Auto, +P.png .45 Auto, hollow point.png .45 Auto hand load.png
Nvdlc0245auto.png Nvdlc0245autop.png Nvdlc0245autohp.png Nvdlc0245autosup.png

References

Non-canon

  1. Fallout: New Vegas 10th Anniversary Charity Stream (reference starts at 3:50:42)
    Joshua Sawyer: "'Did I intend for .45 weapons to be in the vanilla game?' No, no. Those were added specifically for Honest Hearts. I mean, like, they're cool, but no, I never planned on them being in the base game."
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