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For an overview of grenade launcher models in all games, see Grenade launchers.

The grenade rifle is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Grenade rifle blown up

Grenade rifle expanded

The grenade rifle launches 40mm grenades over a respectable distance. Although its range is longer than regular hand grenades and the fuse is impact-triggered instead of timed, its ammunition is less powerful and its single-shot, break-action design makes rapid-fire impossible.


The grenade rifle can fire a total of about 495 standard rounds 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 gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon explosionIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Grenade rifle 2
Great Bear grenade rifle Gametitle-FNV LR15
Mercenary's grenade rifle Gametitle-FNV CS2
Red Victory grenade rifle Gametitle-FNV LR2
Thump-Thump 2



  • Unlike the grenade launcher, it requires a Strength of 3 to wield effectively.
  • The ladder-type rear sight on the weapon is not used when aiming, instead, the player character aims down the barrel, using only the front sight.
  • Due to the unusual shape of the weapon's stock (when compared to most shoulder-fired shotguns in the game) the stock rests above the shoulder when aiming in third-person mode.
  • This weapon has the most unique counterparts in the entire game with add-ons installed, reaching a total of four.
  • Looking down the barrel with no ammunition left still shows the weapon is loaded with a grenade.

Behind the scenesEdit

The grenade rifle is based on the real world M79, nicknamed "Thumper," a U.S. grenade launcher developed in the early sixties.[1]


Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, the launcher will not fire if you are not aiming down the sight. [verified]


Grenade rifle icon



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