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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 3.


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)
.32 pistol Concealed .32 pistol The Pitt (add-on)
Wild Bill's Sidearm The Pitt (add-on)
10mm pistol Colonel Autumn's 10mm pistol
Silenced 10mm pistol
10mm submachine gun Sydney's 10mm "Ultra" SMG
Alien atomizer Mothership Zeta (add-on) Atomic pulverizer Mothership Zeta (add-on)
Alien blaster Captain's Sidearm Mothership Zeta (add-on)
Chinese pistol Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese pistol
Dart gun -
Laser pistol Colonel Autumn's laser pistol (Broken Steel Broken Steel version)
Protectron's Gaze
Smuggler's End
Mesmetron -
Microwave emitter Point Lookout (add-on) -
Sawed-off shotgun The Kneecapper
Scoped .44 Magnum Blackhawk
Callahan's Magnum Broken Steel
Paulson's revolver Mothership Zeta (add-on)
Plasma pistol MPLX Novasurge Mothership Zeta (add-on)


This perk replaced the One Hander trait from previous Fallout games.