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For an overview of 10mm pistol models in various games, see 10mm Pistol.
10mm Pistol
damage: 5 - 12
damage type: Normal
attack modes:
Single (AP: 5, R: 25)
ammo Type 10mm
ammo capacity: 12
min. Strength: 3
hands req.: 1
weight: 3 pounds
value: $250
prototype id: 8
A Colt 6520 10mm autoloading pistol. Each pull of the trigger will automatically reload the firearm until the magazine is empty. Single shot only, using the powerful 10mm round.

The Colt 6520 10mm autoloading pistol is a small gun in Fallout and Fallout 2. It is a highly durable and efficient weapon developed by Colt Firearms prior to the Great War. It proved to be resistant to the desert-like conditions of the post-nuclear wasteland and is a fine example of workmanship and quality construction (at least for the pre-War models, which became more scarce over time). The simple design of the gun allows it to be easily manufactured with relatively basic equipment, making it possible to be replicated in workshops in the post-nuclear world.

The Colt 6520's durability, reliability, and simple design makes it very popular among wasteland denizens, for whom sophisticated high maintenance weapons would be a liability to survival.


The Colt 6520 10mm Pistol (mostly called just "10mm Pistol" in game) is a Fallout and Fallout 2 weapon. In Fallout 3, it is replaced by the N99 10mm Pistol.

The Colt 6520 is used by countless enemies early in the game, and is probably one of the first ranged weapons the player will have access to. In Fallout, the player starts the game with one. Fallout 2 has them for sale in Klamath, or an explorer can find one on a corpse in the mines under the town. Pretty much anyone who is armed in the Den is likely using the Colt 6520.

Behind the scenes

cover of the hard boiled comic
The 10mm pistol's visual appearance is a reference to the Hard Boiled comic books.

The FBI also actually tested this caliber for their sidearms. Its plausibility as a real weapon is disputable, however there are real 10mm pistols available to civilians today. The 10mm Auto round is used for hunting. It is interesting to note that in the Fallout universe, 10mm is generally the pistol round, while in real life, the number of 9mm weapons and its widespread adoption make 9mm a much more likely caliber to encounter in survival situations.

The Secret Service use the 10mm Auto round in the German MP5/10.

External links

  • Hard Boiled comic book front cover, 10mm original can be clearly seen
  • SOURCE: In depth discussion thread about 10mm pistol on NMA
Weapons of Fallout
Weapons of Fallout 2

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