Paulson's revolver is a .44 Magnum revolver that functions differently from the scoped .44 Magnum, firing a group of shots at once. It also lacks a scope, making it the only non-scoped .44 Magnum revolver available to the player character without the use of console commands. The revolver shoots 9 pellets with one round. Outside of V.A.T.S., this gun will get devastating critical hits quite frequently. Unlike the scoped .44 Magnum, this has a shield around the rear section of the cylinder. It is repaired with any (including unique) scoped .44 Magnums.
Paulson uses the revolver as his primary weapon, and it can only be obtained by taking it from him. It cannot be reverse-pick pocketed. As long as Paulson is alive he will use a non-playable version of the weapon. The player-usable weapon is only added to Paulson's inventory when he is dead, at which time the player may loot the item from his corpse. This weapon is only obtainable before exiting the Mothership; once Paulson leaves, the character and his associated items are removed from the game.