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For an overview of this weapon platform throughout the Fallout series, see .223 pistol.
5.56mm pistol
556 mm pistol icon.png
SkillGuns 50
Strength Req.6
Attack statistics
28 (40.3)
77 (155.2)
DPS (reload)
32.4 (63.5)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
2.8 (3.9)AP21
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type5.56mm round
Ammo Cap.5
Reload Time
2.5 (1.9)
Item HP175
5.56mm pistol
One-handed guns
Editor ID?
Base IDxx000813
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload
Gametitle-FNV GRA.png
Gametitle-FNV GRA.png

The 5.56mm pistol is a revolver added in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


The following section is transcluded from .223 pistol. To modify, please edit the source page.

The original .223 pistol that became one of the iconic weapons of New California, was originally a full sized .223 revolving rifle, belonging to Irwin, a farmer outside of the Hub. He cut his rifle down to the size of a large pistol, leaving the bolt handle and the original, vestigial trigger intact.[1] This unique weapon offered firepower comparable to a hunting rifle in the compact package of a pistol. Five rounds of .223 ammunition were more than enough to deal with most dangers out in the wastes.[2]

This iconic sidearm caught the eye of gunsmiths and by 2241, and the pistol was deemed profitable for mass production.[3] Vestigial elements were shed to smooth the weapons' profile, and to help further improve performance. The internal mechanisms are retained from the original .223 revolving rifle, modified as needed to create a powerful double-action revolver.[4]

The pistol's most interesting system is its cylinder. Protected by an external gate with LEDs signalling the weapon's status (red safe, yellow reloading, green ready to fire), it is mounted on a mechanized crane. When all five shots are fired (or the operator triggers the reload sequence), the firearm automatically opens the gate and the cylinder extends on the crane outside, allowing for fast, easy reloading with a speedloader.[4]


5.56mm pistol expanded

Although the revolver has a smaller cylinder size than most firearms, it compensates by packing a moderate punch along with a high critical multiplier. 5.56mm rounds is common in the Mojave, meaning this pistol is seldom without ammunition. The 5.56mm pistol is considered an improved holdout weapon. It qualifies for the GRA challenges Benefit Or a Hazard, Dyin' Ain't Much of a Living, and Vault 13's Revenge.


  • That Gun: the unique variant found in the base game.


Name Damage Damage per second Rate of fire (/s) Critical hit multiplier Critical damage Spread AP cost Ammunition capacity Weight Durability Value Requirements
5.56mm pistol 28 77 2.8 x2 28 0.6 21 5 5 175 1200 Guns:50 Strength:6
That Gun 30 90 3 x2.5 30 0.5 19 5 5 225 1750 Guns:50 Strength:6





  1. Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{24100}{}{.223 Pistol}"
    "{24101}{}{A .223 rifle modified and cut down to a pistol. This is a one-of-a-kind firearm, obviously made with love and skill. Min ST: 5.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout))
  2. Unique weapon in Fallout.
  3. The weapon is available in multiple copies in Fallout 2. Although it uses the same sprite, none of these are the original pistol.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Weapon appearance and behavior.