The recharger pistol is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The recharger pistol is the second version[1] of a self-charging weapon with effectively limitless ammunition. It's a more advanced and compact version of the recharger rifle that is fitted with a microfusion breeder that provides it a virtually limitless power supply, capped at 20 shots. Recharging time takes 1 second to recharge 1 shot and a fully discharged recharger pistol takes 20 seconds to fully charge. Additionally, it will only recharge while equipped and does not start out charged when equipping it, resulting in having to wait for it to charge before firing.


The recharger pistol can fire a total of about 1495 times from full condition before breaking.




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
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  • The recharger pistol is unaffected by the Laser Commander perk.
  • Non-player characters can equip and use the recharger pistol, as long as they are also provided with a microfusion breeder ammunition. However, when using it, they will display a weapon reloading animation every few shots.
  • The ammunition doesn't recharge while fast traveling.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Companions who are given this weapon will not properly utilize it, due to the fact that the weapon only generates ammunition when it is equipped by the Courier. The microfusion breeder ammunition, when given to companions, will behave as a "single ammunition" or a "single bullet", and once the ammunition supply is exhausted they will switch to another weapon. [verified]
    • Additionally, once they shoot it dry if one gets back the gun and recharges it themself, it will reset to 0 charge if it is unequipped.
  • PCIcon pc Loading a game also treats this weapon as being newly equipped, even if it had been fully charged when the game was saved. This makes it an unusably bad choice for players who save the game before getting into a firefight. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 There are issues with the iron sight not aligning properly and the laser is emitted to the right, where the beam would appear when not aiming. The sights can be corrected by (roughly) aiming through the slit in the lit-up coil on the right of the gun. [verified]





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