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For an overview of .45 caliber rounds, see .45 caliber.


.45 caliber is a type of ammunition in Fallout 2.


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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. It has earned itself an almost legendary reputation as a man-stopper, ever since its first introduction in the early 20th century.

In game terms, the .45 is perfectly average, with no modifiers to damage when used in a weapon. It is a good choice for characters who cannot use submachine gun animation frames. The Tommy gun can be used by Lenny, improving his survival chance and firepower in combat.

.45 bullets are a very nondescript and ineffective type of round, used only by weak Tommy guns and heavy, short-ranged "Grease" guns. Although they lack penalties, they also have no bonuses, like 7.62mm rounds. .45 weapons are also very rare, with only New Reno mobsters carrying Tommy guns and Bishops mercs with "Grease" guns, so shops are about the only place to obtain more.

Weapons using this ammunition

Weapon Ammo Performance vs. armor
None Leather jacket Leather armor Metal armor Combat armor Power armor Advanced power armor
Tommy gun .45 cal

3 - 20

2.4 - 16

0.75 - 13.5

-0.7 - 11.2

-1.2 - 9

-5.4 - 4.8

-5.4 - 2.25

M3A1 "Grease Gun" SMG .45 cal

10 - 20

8 - 16

6 - 13.5

4.2 - 11.2

3 - 9

-1.2 - 4.8

-2.25 - 2.25