A polite society is an armed society!

Mick is a merchant living in Freeside in 2281.


He is, together with Ralph, co-owner of Mick & Ralph's. He sells weapons while his partner sells consumables.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

This character is a merchant. Sells: weapons
This character can repair items. Repair cap: 85
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.

How Little We Know

Effects of player's actionsEdit


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Pre-War parkstroller outfit Lever-action shotgun

Merchant inventoryEdit

Mick is a known source of a number of hard-to-find weapons in the Mojave Wasteland, particularly for explosives. However, most of these items are only accessible after passing the necessary Speech check to get access to his "special inventory". His standard merchant inventory consists of the following:

Once the Courier has passed the necessary Speech check to unlock his "secret inventory", Mick's inventory is complimented by the following items:

  • Additional weapons at varying levels of condition:
    • Three silenced .22 pistols
    • Two grenade machineguns
    • Two power fists
    • One ripper


Mick appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Mick's secret stash of weapons includes Fallout 3 guns like the Infiltrator, railway rifle, and the Chinese pistol; however, they cannot be obtained because they are classified only as world objects.
  • Mick says "Like I always say, a polite society is an armed society" when the player convinces him to sell better weapons. This is a reference to a quote from Robert A. Heinlein.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Mick's secret inventory is only added to his available items when initially unlocked. Once his inventory refreshes he will no longer carry the additional items. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 His store inventory may never refresh, even after accessing his expanded inventory. [verified]
    • A possible fix is performed by entering his store, then without interacting with either person, save and quit the game. Then use continue to load. Mick/Ralph will have restocked. This applies to all other vendors as well. If this doesn't work try standing right in front of him, waiting for 3–4 days then saving the game. Exit to the dashboard and then CONTINUE (not load) your game and he should have restocked.
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, when you ask to buy from him, you will not be able to buy from him. He will simply say, "take a look" and then will go right back to dialogue. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When selling things to Mick, he doesn't pay the full value of the object. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 He may not appear inside of Mick and Ralph's store. Reloading the autosave upon entering will correct this. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 He may not give you the Pimp-Boy 3 Billion, even after doing everything required for it. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Sometimes, Mick will get stuck in the hidden room, making it impossible to barter with him. [verified]
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