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10mm pistols are sidearms using the 10mm ammunition that was common before the Great War. They were used extensively by the Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms and Lasers, while in the military such pistols were being phased out in favor of energy weapons.


Colt 6520 10mm pistolEdit

Fo1 10mm Pistol
Classic 10mm pistol
Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 4, Van Buren

The Colt 6520 10mm autoloading pistol is a highly durable and efficient weapon developed by Colt Firearms prior to the Great War. It proved to be resistant to the desert-like conditions of the post-nuclear wasteland and is a fine example of workmanship and quality construction (at least for the pre-War models, which became more scarce over time). The simple design of the gun allows it to be easily manufactured with relatively basic equipment, making it possible to be replicated in workshops in the post-nuclear world.

N80 10mm pistolEdit

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 3)

The 10mm N80 sidearm was standard issue military gear until it was phased out in 2051.[1]

N99 10mm pistolEdit

FNV 10mm Overview Page
FoS 10mm pistol

After the phase out of the N80 in 2051, the N99 sidearm became standard issue military gear. The N99 was known for its ability to survive in the harshest of conditions and did so in many tests, as the weapon was reliably able to be restored to working condition after an extended period of time exposed to hard elements and without maintenance.[1]

The N99 proved to stand up to its claims and as a result is one of the most common weapons found in use in the wasteland. While many civilian weapons were ruined beyond use in the extreme conditions following the War, the N99 is commonly able to be easily restored to working order by anyone with even the most basic knowledge of firearm mechanics.[1] Vault-Tec issued them to vault security units, as seen in Vault 101 where the security is only armed with N99's.

However, an N99 in poor condition can often deliver low target and armor penetration, frequent jamming, and greatly reduced accuracy. Fortunately, the weapon was produced in great numbers and many units are available for replacement parts.[1]

Most N99s found in the Commonwealth are equipped with short barrels, while those in the Capital and Mojave Wastelands are equipped with long barrels.

Silenced N99 10mm pistolEdit

10mm pistol with silencer
Gameplay article: Fallout 3

An N99 10mm pistol equipped with a suppressor. The benefit of the suppressor is that when one fires at an enemy and kills them with the first shot, no nearby enemies will be alerted. The downside is the slightly decreased damage compared to a regular N99.

Shanxi Type 17 Chinese pistolEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout 3

This Chinese 10mm pistol is a larger-caliber variant of the original German 9mm Mauser. It has a worse spread than the N99 pistol, deals less damage per bullet, and holds less ammunition in a magazine.

Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese pistolEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout 3

The Zhu-Rong is a unique incendiary pistol, created by L.O.B. Enterprises for the People's Republic of China. The v418 is the final version of the project (slated for mass production).

Zip gunEdit

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Gameplay article: Fallout 2

Hand-made pistol with one shot piecemeal.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Citadel terminal entry on the N99 10mm pistol in Fallout 3.
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