The M&A 9mm pistol is one of the most common guns to be found early on in the game. It is very cheap to buy, utilizes very common ammunition, has no gunsskill requirement, and has a very low Strength requirement in order to be handled effectively. It has three-dot luminescent front and rear iron-sights for better low-light fighting, and a minor idle sway.
Maria, a unique version of the 9mm pistol used by Benny.
Dead Money Dean's 9mm pistol, a unique non-playable 9mm pistol used by Dean Domino. It only differs from the standard pistol in its use of companion ammunition. There are also five other versions that have an increased linear scale of damage.
The following is based on developer test content cut from Fallout: New Vegas and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
ps3xbox360 Sometimes when aiming through the 9mm pistol scope in first person, it will show the scope crosshairs, but oddly will have the pistol model in front of the crosshairs, as if aiming down the iron sights. It does not affect firing, but makes it difficult to aim. [verified]
pcps3xbox360 If loading a saved game from the main menu in which the 9mm pistol is equipped and drawn, the reload animation takes twice as long as normal. This can be solved by simply switching to another gun and then back again. [verified]
In my opinion, the BHP is a timeless design and its form is quite distinctive when compared to Fallout's 10mm pistols. Also, since I knew we weren't going to implement an M1911-style .45, the BHP-based 9mm design gives an extremely similar aesthetic (so similar that a lot of people assume it IS an M1911) while fitting into the 9mm/10mm/12.7mm semi-auto handgun progression in F:NV.