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Economics of Violence
The "Economist" of Violence
Quest data
LocationParadise Falls
Given ByPronto
RewardBetter store inventory at Lock and Load
20% shop discount

Economics of Violence is an unmarked quest in Fallout 3.


Pronto in Paradise Falls complains about having no good items to sell as all he gets from the other slavers is leftover junk. If you offer to help him out he will ask you to bring him 20 Chinese assault rifles.

Chinese assault rifle locations

Typical store items before and after giving Pronto the rifles

Pronto's shop will have a better inventory and he will also get a bit more caps (around 400 instead of around 150). There are pictures on the right with a typical before and after inventory list. Largely what is gained the store is turned into a "typical good gun and ammunition store" (of which there already are several of in the game) with an additional 20% discount. Use this to determine if you feel this quest is worth doing, since there is no other reward.


  • If you have begun this quest and wish to complete it, do not become hostile with anyone in Paradise Falls. While the doctor will still offer services, Pronto does become hostile towards you, making it impossible to complete the quest.
  • Pronto does not care about the condition of the rifles, so it is advised to resist wasting caps on rifles or repairs. Because of this, however, a good way to get rifles is to shoot them out of the hands of those carrying them.
  • After you have given him the 20 Chinese assault rifles, you have to wait at least 24 hours before his inventory improves.
  • Pronto will not accept the Xuanlong assault rifle, so players using the weapon need not worry about accidentally giving it away.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Once you give him 20 rifles, if you talk to him about his inventory again and agree to get rifles for him, his inventory could revert to the previous version.