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While using a pistol (or similar one-handed weapon), your accuracy in V.A.T.S. is significantly increased.— In-game description

Gunslinger is a perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


The perk increases the chance to hit in V.A.T.S. by 25% for most one-handed ranged weapons. As with almost all perks that increase the chance to hit in V.A.T.S., this bonus is multiplicative, not additive.

Affected weapons

Weapons affected by this perk:
Base weapon Variant(s)
Alien blaster -
.357 Magnum revolver Lucky
Police pistol Dead Money
.44 Magnum revolver Mysterious Magnum
.45 Auto pistol Honest Hearts A Light Shining in Darkness Honest Hearts
5.56mm pistol Gun Runners' Arsenal That Gun
9mm pistol Maria
9mm SMG Vance's 9mm submachine gun
10mm pistol Weathered 10mm pistol Courier's Stash
10mm submachine gun Sleepytyme Gun Runners' Arsenal
12.7mm pistol Li'l Devil Gun Runners' Arsenal
Codac R9000 -
Flare gun Lonesome Road (add-on) -
Hunting revolver Hunting revolver (GRA) Gun Runners' Arsenal
Ranger Sequoia
Laser pistol Compliance Regulator Honest Hearts
Laser pistol (GRA) Gun Runners' Arsenal
Missing laser pistol
Pew Pew
Plasma pistol Plasma pistol (GRA) Gun Runners' Arsenal
Plasma Defender Plasma Defender (GRA) Gun Runners' Arsenal
Pulse gun -
Recharger pistol MF Hyperbreeder Alpha Gun Runners' Arsenal
Sawed-off shotgun Big Boomer
Silenced .22 pistol -


  • Only one-handed weapons of the Guns and Energy Weapons categories are affected by this perk.
  • This perk will not counteract the effects of the Fast Shot trait unless being in V.A.T.S. mode.
  • Despite being a one-handed ranged weapon, the H&H Tools nail gun is not affected by this perk.