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For an overview of laser pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see laser pistol.
Missing laser pistol
Laser pistol (Gamebryo).png
Laser pistol icon.png
SkillEnergy Weapons 0
Strength Req.1
Attack statistics
11 (14.7)
41.3 (77.4)
DPS (reload)
30 (55.5)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
3.8 (5.3)AP15
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeEnergy cell
Ammo Cap.30
Reload Time
3 (2.3)
Item HP200
Laser pistol
Energy pistols
QuestsPistol Packing
Editor IDHVMissingLaserPistol
Base ID0010a6fc
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload

The missing laser pistol is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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The standard energy sidearm of the United States Armed Forces, the AEP7 replaced the AEP5 model. Boasting redesigned internal components, including a new photonic focusing chamber and completely redesigned focusing crystal pattern, the AEP7 offers a respectable damage output, excellent accuracy at range, and generous battery size. By taking advantage of new manufacturing techniques developed shortly before the Great War, it also boasted reduced weight and bulk compared to previous models.[1]

It's entirely likely that if wartime logistic troubles did not delay development and deployment, the AEP7 and its superior version, the AEP9, would have entirely superseded the N99 10mm pistol as the standard sidearm of the U.S. military. As it stands, the Great War prevented it from being widely deployed, despite a large number of units being produced. Repair and calibration are generally recommended whenever a functional laser pistol is found.[1]


The missing laser pistol is a unique version of the laser pistol that is only found during the unmarked quest Pistol Packing. It also has the same stats as the standard laser pistol with the exception of lower damage and critical damage.

Unlike the laser pistol, it is also possible to use the iron sights on this weapon. However, the missing laser pistol cannot use any of the energy cell's variants, such as energy cell, over-charge.



Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Stat Req. Notes
Laser pistol Energy pistol 12 45 3.8 x1.5 12 0.1 15 Energy cell 30 3 200 175 Energy Weapons:0 Strength:1 -
Pew Pew Energy pistol 75 150 2 x2.5 50 0.1 35 Energy cell 10 3 80 2498 Energy Weapons:0 Strength:1 Uses 5 cells per shot
Missing laser pistol Energy pistol 11 41.3 3.8 x1.5 11 0.1 15 Energy cell 30 3 200 175 Energy Weapons:0 Strength:1 Quest item
Compliance Regulator Energy pistol 8 30 3.8 x1.5 12 0.1 15 Energy cell 30 3 200 175 Energy Weapons:0 Strength:1 Paralysis on critical hit (10s)


Talking to the Paladin in charge of the firing range will lead you to talk to Initiate Stanton, who was the last person to use the weapon.

The missing laser pistol is found in Scorpion Gulch on a large rock in the middle of the gulch, next to the corpse of a wastelander. It will not appear until you have read the note from Knight Torres, and spoken to Initiate Stanton about the pistol and him having left it at Scorpion Gulch.

Related quests


  • The missing laser pistols' Pip-Boy icon shows a plasma pistol, instead of the normal laser pistol.
  • As it is a quest item, this weapon will not be removed in instances where your weapons are removed from your inventory while entering certain locations, such as holdout weapons locations or the Sierra Madre.


  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes the missing laser pistol doesn't spawn at all, if it doesn't, make sure you've talked to Initiate Stanton.
  • The iron sights will switch to the normal zoom aiming mode while firing.
  • See the quest for more bugs relating to the missing laser pistol.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Citadel terminals. Terminal, AEP7 Laser Pistol: "The AEP7 Laser Pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5, a model which was notorious for its problems with overheating. The AEP7 features a new design in the photonic focusing chamber as well as an entirely redesigned focusing crystal pattern. The bulk and weight have both been reduced over previous models and it was likely that within the new few development cycles, the successor to the AEP7 would replace the n99 10mm as the standard issue sidearm for all forces.

    The AEP7 took advantage of new manufacturing techniques developed shortly before the Great War. Although many were produced, most did not make it into field service because of logistics problems concerning their deployment during active wartime.

    The AEP7 can be a rare find in the Capital Wasteland, and any models that are produced should be returned to the Citadel for repair and recalibrating before field deployment."