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


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The silenced .22 pistol is a .22LR round handgun with an integrated silencer. It is classified as a silent weapon and can be used to attack targets without alerting nearby creatures or NPCs to the player character's presence. It also has bonuses to critical hit chance and critical hit damage, making it an effective stealth weapon in tandem with Sneak Attack Criticals. It is a holdout weapon, and as such can be snuck into places where weapons are confiscated.


The silenced .22 pistol can fire a total of about 495 standard rounds, the equivalent of 31 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP & plinking49531



  • Along with Li'l Devil and the police pistol, the silenced .22 pistol is one of only three guns that can be used as holdout weapons regardless of the player character's Sneak skill.
  • The silenced .22 pistol is the only Guns-skill weapon (outside of content from add-ons) which is classified as a normal holdout weapon, allowing one to sneak it into weapon-free areas regardless of one's Sneak skill.
  • It can be used for the Deathclaw Pro Hunter challenge.

Behind the scenes

The silenced .22 pistol is based on a variant of the Ruger Mk III.[1]




  1. Mr. Sawyer, what's the Silenced .22 pistol in Fallout: New Vegas based on, some sort of Ruger .22?
    Joshua Sawyer: Yeah, some sort of Ruger Mk. III variant.
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