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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
Game-specific articles
Fallout 2Needler pistol
FO TacticsNeedler pistol
Van BurenNeedler pistol

Needler pistols are small gun weapons that appear in Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics and Van Buren.


This former scientific tool, the Bringham needler uses hypodermic darts manufactured from hard plastic and is excellent at defeating armor.[1]


Needler pistol

Fo2 Needler Pistol.png
Gameplay articles:

The needler pistol serves as an excellent mid to late game side-arm that offers more damage than even the Gauss pistol against lightly armored targets.


  1. Item description: "{38800}{}{Needler Pistol}"
    "{38801}{}{You suspect this Bringham needler pistol was once used for scientific field studies. It uses small hard-plastic hypodermic darts as ammo. Min ST: 3.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))