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The silenced .22 SMG is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Silenced .22 SMG expanded

The silenced .22 SMG, as its name suggests is a submachine gun chambered in .22LR. It has a high rate of fire and a capacity of 180 rounds, which can be increased to 240. However, the SMG shares the common weakness of most shotguns and automatic weapons in Fallout: New Vegas, in that much of its theoretical power is negated by the Damage Threshold system. In addition to losing much of its damage, the high spread of this weapon requires the player character to be at close ranges for all of the rounds fired to impact the target.


The silenced .22 SMG can fire a total of about 4995 standard rounds, the equivalent of 28 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeUnmodifiedW/ Expanded drums
Standard, HP & plinking499528499521



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAttacks in V.A.T.S.Action Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Silenced .22 SMG 10
Silenced .22 SMG With all weapon mods attached 10



  • With the expanded drums mod, the iron sights also appear to be modified slightly, as they would need to be raised to accommodate the larger pan magazine.
  • The Silenced .22LR SMG is one of few weapons that has its own unique reload animation. No other gun has this reload animation and it has no unique counterpart.
  • This gun does more damage per pound of ammo than any other automatic gun on Hardcore mode, at 1184/lb.

Behind the scenes

The silenced .22 SMG is based on the American-180 SMG.[Non-canon 1]