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

Pew Pew is a unique laser pistol in Fallout: New Vegas.


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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]

Pew Pew belonged to Allen Marks, a man infamous for hunting people for Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps in the Mojave Wasteland. He broke into the Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters prize vault not knowing it was airtight, was locked in, and thus met his demise.


The upper casing of Pew Pew is colored red, and the focus adjustment knob on the rear of the gun has a Sunset Sarsaparilla bottle cap with a crudely drawn star attached by a screw. Underneath the bottle cap are the words "Had it coming" etched into the casing, along with eight hash marks. Additional hash marks also appear along both sides and the underside of the main body of the pistol.

On top of the main body is a wooden plate with what appears to be two capacitors attached by nails, strapped on by black tape, and wired into the main body in series by a red and blue wire, hinting at its extra power output. It fires a distinct orange beam, with the flare from the muzzle being more intense than a standard laser pistol.

Pew Pew does drastically more damage than the standard laser pistol, but at the cost of 5 energy cells per shot, resulting in only two shots before reloading. It is considered an improved holdout weapon and can be concealed so long as the Courier's Sneak skill is 50 or greater.


Pew Pew can fire a total of about 395 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 198 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Over charge262131
Max charge15578



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon crit effectIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Laser pistol 12
Laser pistol Gametitle-FNV GRA12
Laser pistol Icon plus Gametitle-FNV GRA15
Compliance Regulator Gametitle-FNV HH8
Missing laser pistol 11
Pew Pew 75


This weapon can be found inside the Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters after presenting at least 50 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps to Festus and beginning A Valuable Lesson. The weapon is found next to the body of Allen Marks.


  • Pew Pew fires only two shots at full capacity, making the sound "pew pew" when fully discharged in rapid succession.
  • Pew Pew has the same trademark colors (red and yellow) as the Sunset Sarsaparilla Company, further highlighting the obsession of its previous owner, Allen Marks.
  • Prior to patch, Pew Pew had a 30-round magazine and used 15 energy cells per shot.
  • When fired, the first laser will cause a yellow-orange burst of light from the barrel, yet the second shot will most often be red, with no flash, just the laser.
  • If the player character has less than five energy cells, Pew Pew can still fire.
  • It is the second-most powerful improved holdout weapon that is not an explosive (in terms of base damage).
  • When aiming with true iron sights on, the player character will still have a crosshair.
  • In the GECK, an unused script can be found that was meant to make this weapon fire in a 2-shot burst.

Behind the scenesEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
KNOWN ISSUE: If the player has one charge left in the pistol and fires, the gun will fire twice and pull the ammo for the second shot from the player's reserve, before playing the reload animation. As soon as we have a way to check ammo, I'll set this up to not fire the second shot if there's no ammo left in the gun.— Script comment
  • There remains an unused script in the Fallout: New Vegas GECK, WeapPewPewScript, that was meant to be associated with Pew Pew. According to the script, Pew Pew was meant to quickly fire twice with every pull of the trigger and use up two charges, instead of only being able to fire twice before having to reload. While the script does achieve this desired effect, an issue arises when only one charge is left in Pew Pew and when fired will still fire two shots (pulling ammo use for the shot from the unloaded reserve). The issue was never resolved as the GECK's limited scripting capabilities made it impossible to track the player's ammo count in a magazine. Thus the original design was abandoned for the one seen in-game.
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.
  • "Pew Pew" is a commonly used onomatopoeia representing the sound of a laser being fired.[3]


Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When changing ammo types in the third person, Pew Pew doesn't make any reloading sound.[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]
  3. Pew Pew on urban dictionary
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