| ||For an overview of 10mm pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see 10mm pistol.|
After the phase out of the N80 in 2051, the N99 sidearm became standard issue military gear. The N99 was known for its ability to survive in the harshest of conditions and did so in many tests, as the weapon was reliably able to be restored to working condition after an extended period of time exposed to hard elements and without maintenance.
The N99 proved to stand up to its claims and as a result is one of the most common weapons found in use in the wasteland. While many civilian weapons were ruined beyond use in the extreme conditions following the War, the N99 is commonly able to be easily restored to working order by anyone with even the most basic knowledge of firearm mechanics. Vault-Tec issued them to vault security units, as seen in Vault 101 where the security is only armed with N99's.
However, an N99 in poor condition can often deliver low target and armor penetration, frequent jamming, and greatly reduced accuracy. Fortunately, the weapon was produced in great numbers and many units are available for replacement parts.
Most N99s found in the Commonwealth are equipped with short barrels, while those in the Capital and Mojave Wastelands are equipped with long barrels.
The pistol uses 10mm ammunition, commonly found in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding wasteland. It is similar to the Colt 6520, which is more common on the West Coast. It is also the first actual gun available in the game, and can be found in many other places around the game world.
The 10mm pistol is almost always a superior choice to its counterpart, the Chinese pistol. It has a faster, more predictable fire rate, much greater accuracy, and better damage. It is also a generally more common find.
The 10mm pistol can fire a total of about 556 rounds, the equivalent of 47 reloads, from full condition before breaking, an amount roughly half of what the Chinese pistol can fire.
- Silenced 10mm pistol - While not unique, the silenced 10mm pistol is a suppressed version of this weapon. Although weaker, it does not give away its user's position when fired while sneaking.
- Sim version Operation: Anchorage (add-on) - A sim-only version of the weapon which has been re-skinned to appear newer and less worn. It also differs in health, with a whopping 999,150 hit points, essentially preventing the gun from ever degrading. This weapon is not normally accessible outside of the simulation.
- Colonel Autumn's 10mm pistol - carried by Enclave High Commander Augustus Autumn, the Colonel's 10mm pistol is nearly twice as powerful as the regular version.
- Butch's 10mm pistol - a unique pistol used by Butch DeLoria when acting as a companion.
- Sonora Cruz's 10mm pistol - a unique pistol found on Sonora Cruz. It deals a whopping 100 damage, but Sonora always flees from enemies and never uses her pistol.
|The following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
- 10mm alloy steel pistol - another version of the weapon that was cut from the Operation Anchorage add-on, it differs from the standard 10mm pistol in appearance only, using the same new skin as the sim only version.
|End of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.|
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|Silenced 10mm pistol||8||48||6||x2||5||21||0.4||0.5||12||333||3||250||83.3|
- This is the first real gun available in-game, as Amata offers one to the Lone Wanderer at the beginning of the quest Escape!, who can then choose to accept it or tell her to keep it. The pistol is also in perfect condition, and will be useful to low level player characters. It belongs to her father, whom she stole it from.
- It is found in large quantities throughout the Capital Wasteland, as low and medium level raiders and wastelanders often use the weapon.
- It can be found in many random safes throughout the wasteland, mostly easy locked ones.
- Amata will carry one into the wastes if the player chooses to drive everyone out of Vault 101, after the quest Trouble on the Homefront.
- Officers Wilkins, Wolfe, Richards, O'Brian, Taylor, and Gomez all carry the 10mm pistol.
- Four in Rivet City's bridge tower armory
- Alphonse Almodovar will carry one during the quest, Trouble on the Homefront.
- Millicent Wellington will use a 10mm pistol to kill her husband Edgar Wellington II if shown the love letter.
- Bannon, Birch, Colin Moriarty, the ghoul scientist, Greta, Jason Proud, Jessica, Joe Porter, Machete, Nathaniel Vargas, Pappy, Initiate Pek, Sonora Cruz, Ted Strayer, Weston Lesko and Winthrop all use the 10mm pistol.
- One is found inside the abandoned house in Grayditch, next door to the Brandice's house.
- Two can be found in the National Guard depot's armory.
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