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10mm pistols are pistols that appear in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Fallout Shelter, Fallout: New California and Van Buren.


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.[1] Their ruggedness, reliability and firepower made them a popular choice among wastelanders and thus a staple of wasteland firefights.[2]


Colt 6520 pistol

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The Colt 6520 10mm autoloading pistol is a highly durable and efficient weapon developed by Colt Firearms prior to the Great War.[3] It proved to be resistant to the extreme conditions of the wasteland and is a fine example of workmanship and quality construction. Its simple design allows it to be easily manufactured with relatively basic equipment, making reproduction possible in workshops across the post-nuclear world. The Colt 6520's reliability and accessibility makes it very popular among wasteland denizens, for who sophisticated, high-maintenance weapons would be a liability to survival.[4]

N80 pistol

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 3)

The 10mm N80 sidearm was standard issue military gear until it was phased out in 2051.[5]

N99 pistol

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The large-framed N99 was selected as the standard issue conventional sidearm of the United States military, following the phaseout of the N80 in 2051.[5] The long-barreled pistol remained in service for 26 years, until the Great War destroyed the United States. The pistol is designed to withstand the most extreme conditions, which was one of the requirements for a new service sidearm. It can also be repaired easily by anyone with even the most basic technical knowledge. This includes both clearing misfeeds[6] and restoring a unit to working condition after long exposure to elements without maintenance.[5]

These features also make it popular with wastelanders, who appreciate the ease of maintenance. It remains a common weapon, as even though many civilian units were ruined, they can easily be restored by anyone with some repair knowledge. Even damaged units can be used reliably, though they will offer subpar performance and jam frequently. The number of manufactured pistols means that parts are easy to come by, however.[5] The N99 10mm pistol may be equipped with a suppressor for more covert applications.

Combat pistol

Standard configuration
Long barrel configuration
Gameplay articles: Fallout 4, Fallout 76

The 10mm combat pistol is a semi-automatic sidearm created before the Great War.[7] While it is a different design from the N99, it can be transformed into something similar.[8] One of the key differences is a slide release lever, automatically locking the slide back when the weapon runs dry.[9]

Available to both government and civilian clients, the combat pistol could be fitted with an automatic receiver, turning it into a machine pistol, as well as a variety of optics (including high-tech recon scopes), suppressors and other accessories to improve its performance.[10] At the same time, it remained a reliable, easily modified and powerful sidearm, especially in the wasteland.[11]


External links


  1. Chris Taylor interview for Vault13.net
  2. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Small, dependable, reasonably powerful and widely available, the 10mm Pistol has been a staple of Wasteland combat since the bombs first fell."
  3. In-game description in Fallout and Fallout 2: "{801}{}{A Colt 6520 10mm autoloading pistol. Each pull of the trigger will automatically reload the firearm until the magazine is empty. Single shot only, using the powerful 10mm round. Min ST: 3.}"
  4. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-15: "This is your basic ranged weapon. The 10mm round packs a goodly punch, and the Colt pistol is a fine example of workmanship and quality. It is a single shot weapon only, meaning that every time you pull the trigger, you will fire one, and only one, round of ammunition. The 6520 has no problem feeding hollowpoint ammunition for small game hunting, or armor piercing rounds for larger, bipedal game."
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Citadel terminal entries; weapon information research database terminal, N99 10mm Pistol
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "Your gun is jammed? Can I take a look at it?"
    Pek: "Sure, I guess. Can you fix it?"
    The Lone Wanderer: "Sure can. Here, just pull this back to clear the chamber."
    Pek: "Wow... that's... that's easy. Now at least I can shoot back at those mutant bastards. Are you ready?"
  7. Boston Airport terminal entries; supply depot terminal; Outgoing Supply Order RQR-2200
  8. The Art of Fallout 4 p. 236: "The base 10mm, for instance, is a different design from the version in Fallout 3. But with the proper mods, you can transform it into something very similar."
  9. Weapon appearance in Fallout 4.
  10. Weapon modifications and appearance in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.
  11. Fallout 76 loading screen hints: "Easily modified, reliable, and packing decent stopping power, the 10mm Pistol is one of the most trusted sidearms in the Wasteland for a reason."