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For an overview of all gauntlets in the Fallout series of games, see Gauntlets.
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Where there's a bear trap, ghost people aren't far behind.Dean Domino

The bear trap fist is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.


The bear trap fist is an Unarmed weapon fashioned from bear traps by the ghost people. The jaws of the trap are folded back past the normal open position, exposing the pressure plate. When a punch connects, the pressure plate makes contact with the target causing the trap to snap shut. This weapon does bonus damage to an opponent's limbs.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon effect
Stomp50108205.4Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7559.4202.972.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The bear trap fist can successfully strike about 395 times from full condition before breaking.



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
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Bear trap fist Icon plus Gametitle-FNV DM30
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


The bear trap fist can only be found in the Sierra Madre. The weapon is used primarily by the ghost trappers, and can be looted from their corpses.


  • The bonus limb damage caused by the bear trap fist proves very effective when fighting the ghost people of the Sierra Madre, who are instantly killed when their limbs are crippled.
  • The weapon appears somewhat smaller when equipped by ghost trappers.
  • It also differs in appearance from the bear trap placed as an actual trap on the ground, the weapon version being much smaller with more teeth.
  • Dog and God have a bear trap on their arm, but it's not a bear trap fist.


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