The Gauntlet was built by the Disciples as a way of keeping them calm while waiting for Colter to follow up with the plans of taking over Nuka-World. Disciples carry guns, but often remark that they prefer knives.
Interactions with the player character
The Disciples are one of the gangs the Sole Survivor can choose to help during the Nuka-World add-on. Depending on the ending for the raiders, they can either remain allies or end up being the final bosses with the Operators and The Pack helping to eliminate them. Alternately, they and the two other raider groups can be destroyed in Open Season.
Disciples usually carry a .44 pistol with a bayonet, or a shortened, automatic version of the handmade rifle in their gang colors, with modified versions of this gun commonly equipped with drum magazines.
Disciples faction armor offers a fair amount of well-balanced protection akin to combat armor, but is almost twice as heavy. Their custom metal armor weighs up to 109 pounds for a full set while providing even higher resistances than a suit of heavy combat armor. Since every single Disciple is equipped with at least a few parts of their armor, it often means that even the most basic Disciple boasts better resistances than raiders or Gunners of much higher levels. This, coupled with their powerful weaponry, makes them a lot more dangerous than their Commonwealth counterparts regardless of the player character's level.
Even though the Disciples state: "Sure we use guns, but knives are where it's at", almost none of them actually use knives in combat. The Disciples blade can only be found in Nisha's inventory or rarely on random Disciples spawning outside Nuka Town USA.