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For an overview of this weapon platform throughout the Fallout series, see .223 pistol.
That Gun
That Gun icon.png
SkillGuns 50
Strength Req.6
Attack statistics
30 (43.2)
90 (181.4)
DPS (reload)
36 (70.5)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
3 (4.2)AP19
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type5.56mm round
Ammo Cap.5
Reload Time
2.5 (1.9)
Item HP225
5.56mm pistol Gun Runners' ArsenalGametitle-FNV GRA.png
One-handed guns
Editor ID?
Base ID00133058
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload

That Gun is a unique revolver in Fallout: New Vegas.


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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]


That Gun expanded

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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]

That Gun boasts a remarkable critical multiplier of x2.5, tied with the unique .357 Magnum revolver Lucky as the second highest of any pistol. That Gun is similar to Lucky, sharing damage and critical multiplier, but has a slightly higher rate of fire and faster reload time, but with higher skill and Strength requirements, higher spread, smaller cylinder capacity, heavier weight and a slightly higher AP cost. It also fires rifle ammunition, making it (alongside its common variant) the only pistol able to use armor piercing rounds.



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


Behind the scenes

  • Like the original pistol, it is designed after Rick Deckard's blaster in Blade Runner, although with some differences.
  • That Gun is named as such because players would often refer to the original .223 pistol as That Gun.
  • That Gun seems to have been designed with at least two modifications in mind: A scope and another mod that would increase one of its stats by 7 points. No modifications exist, however.



SingleShotVB.png ReloadVB.png


  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.