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A polite society is an armed society!

Mick is a merchant living in Freeside in 2281.


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

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.

How Little We Know

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This character is a merchant. Sells: weapons
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This character can repair items. Repair cap: 85

Effects of player's actions


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

Merchant inventory

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 scenes

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


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 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]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 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 does not work, try to stand right in front of him, wait for 3–4 in-game days, then save the game. Exit to the dashboard and then continue (not load) your game and he should have restocked.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, when asking to buy from him, one will not be able to buy from him. He will simply say, "take a look" and then will go right back to dialogue. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 When selling items to Mick, he does not pay the full value of the object. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 He may not appear inside of Mick and Ralph's store. Reloading the autosave upon entering will correct this. [verified]
  • PCPC Occasionally, Mick may appear to be missing from the store, in which case he likely got stuck behind his secret stash door. To check if he is there, select the door in the console and type SetOpenState 1, which leaves it permanently open.[verification overdue]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 He may not give the player character the Pimp-Boy 3 Billion, even after doing everything required for it. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Sometimes, Mick will get stuck in the hidden room, making it impossible to barter with him. [verified]