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For an overview of laser pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see laser pistol.

The missing laser pistol is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas, and the object of the unmarked quest Pistol Packing, found in scorpion gulch.


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The AEP7 laser pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5 model.[1] With a generous battery size, tight shot grouping at range, resilience to extended use, and fairly decent damage output, it is a very good choice for a sidearm and is used extensively in this role by the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland.

As the successor to the AEP5, it boasted a redesigned focusing crystal pattern, an improved photonic focusing chamber, and selectable laser focus,[1] wavelength, pulse energy and repetition rate.[2] In addition, it was lighter and less bulky than its predecessor and was perceived as a step toward replacing the N99 10mm pistol with a laser weapon as the standard issue sidearm for military forces.[1]

The AEP7 was produced in large numbers thanks to newly developed manufacturing technologies in the United States, although logistics and supply issues (caused by prolonged war with China) prevented its wide-scale deployment.[1]


A laser pistol belonging to the Mojave Chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel, the missing laser pistol is a unique version of the laser pistol that is only found during the unmarked quest Pistol Packing. Initiate Stanton and Apprentice Watkins snuck out of the Hidden Valley bunker with this pistol for a "training exercise" against radscorpions in a nearby gulch, but dropped it when the scorpions got too close for comfort. The Courier can later retrieve it from the gulch as part of the quest.

It has similar stats to the standard laser pistol with the exception of lower damage and critical damage.

Unlike the laser pistol, it is also possible to use the iron sights on this weapon. The missing laser pistol cannot use any of the energy cell's variants, such as energy cell or over-charge.


The missing laser pistol can fire a total of about 995 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 34 reloads, from full condition before breaking.



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Pistol Packing

The pistol at scorpion gulch

During the unmarked quest Pistol Packing, the pistol will appear after the proper sequence of conversations has taken place. It can then be found on a large rock in the middle of scorpion gulch, next to the corpse of a wastelander.

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  • As it is a quest item, this weapon will not be removed in instances where the Courier's weapons are removed from their inventory while entering certain locations, such as holdout weapons locations or the Sierra Madre.
  • When using the iron sights, as the laser pistol does not have an animation for iron sight firing in the first person, it first aims with the iron sights, then changes to the regular zoomed-in hip fire of a standard laser pistol as soon as the weapon is fired.
  • The missing laser pistol's Pip-Boy icon is that of a plasma pistol, rather than that of the normal laser pistol.


PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes the missing laser pistol doesn't spawn at all. If it doesn't, make sure you've talked to Initiate Stanton. [verified]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Citadel terminal entry on the AEP7 laser pistol in Fallout 3. [1]
  2. DCTA laser firearms protocol. [1]
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