Military Surplus Buyer's Guide

Milsurp Review is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


The front cover of the magazine depicts racks of Tommy guns on the front cover, advertising its 12 full color pages and articles such as, .308: America's Greatest Ally, Top 5 Battle rifles Rated!, CZ-57 Minigun: New AND Legal!, and Flamers for Home Defense?

The front cover of the magazine depicts numerous Thompson submachine guns, a weapon that isn't available in the base game. It does appear in Honest Hearts in its military form as the .45 Auto SMG.[1]

Reading this magazine raises the Guns skill by 10 points (20 points with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


This item can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

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Repair: 25
Picking up a copy of Milsurp Review after the Voracious Reader perk is chosen.
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Milsurp Review (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.


Below is a list of all fixed locations of Milsurp Review skill magazines in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons. For an overview of magazines per location, see the main overview page.

Closest map markerLocation description
Camp McCarranIn a tent with a lot of shelves on top of some metal boxes on a counter next to ammunition boxes and some fission batteries (has to be stolen).
Camp McCarranIn a tent below a bunkbed
Camp McCarranConcourse, in the waiting area section with the pool table, on the rightmost bench
Crow's Nest Gametitle-FNV LRIn a wooden box, near the RALPHIE poster, together with a Tæles of Chivalrie
GomorrahGomorrah suites, Cachino's room (east on the map) on a nightstand in his bedroom
NiptonNipton General Store, on the second floor, lying on the rug next to the overturned couch
PrimmOn the second level of the ruined building next to the Nash residence. On a bedframe next to two ammunition boxes, sometimes this cannot be picked up
Ranger station DeltaIn the cellar of the ruined building, hidden on the generator under the table in the pool room
Red Rock CanyonIn the northwest tent around the fire. On the floor with a Programmer's Digest and Lad's Life
Ruined highway interchange Gametitle-FNV LRJust south of the map marker on the highway, in a blue and orange striped trailer, together with a Patriot's Cookbook, ¡La Fantoma! and Future Weapons Today
Sierra Madre Casino & Resort Gametitle-FNV DMExecutive suites, on a suitcase in a bedroom
Vault 3The living quarters' flooded area in the south, on the bed together with a Locksmith's Reader and Fixin' Things
Vault 34First floor, in a room near the reactor door, on a table
Vault 34Reactor, security room next to the overseer's office, lying on the desk near a working terminal
Villa police station Gametitle-FNV DMIn the basement level, in the first room with the terminal, on top of the crates in front of the stairway
Zion Ranger station Gametitle-FNV HHTo the left of the entrance, behind the knocked down chair in the corner


While the loading screen version of the magazine features the article ".308: America's Favorite Ally," the in-game model and inventory icon have the article as ".30-06: America's Favorite Ally."

Behind the scenesEdit

  • "Milsurp" is short for "military surplus" and is a term used for supplies used by the military, usually guns and ammunition, that are sold or disposed of by the military when no longer needed. Sometimes milsurp is collected by gun collectors and survivalists.
  • The front cover features several Tommy guns. All feature vertical foregrips marking them as the earlier M1921 or M1928 model, even though the bulk of military production was comprised of the M1A1 variant which lacks the foregrip.


PCIcon pc The name Millsurp Review might not be shown on your Pip-Boy, instead you see an empty space where the name should be, but you can still use it. [verified]


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