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For an overview of laser pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see laser pistol.
The AEP7 laser pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5 model. With a generous battery size, tight shot grouping at range, resilience to extended use, and fairly decent damage output, it is a very good choice for a sidearm and is used extensively in this role by the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland.
As the successor to the AEP5, it boasted a redesigned focusing crystal pattern, an improved photonic focusing chamber, and selectable laser focus, wavelength, pulse energy and repetition rate. In addition, it was lighter and less bulky than its predecessor and was perceived as a step toward replacing the N99 10mm pistol with a laser weapon as the standard issue sidearm for military forces.
The AEP7 was produced in large numbers thanks to newly developed manufacturing technologies in the United States, although logistics and supply issues (caused by prolonged war with China) prevented its wide-scale deployment.
This weapon, like many other unique weapon variants, is visually identical to its common counterpart. It is powered by easy to find energy cells, uses very few action points, and can be repaired with its common variant, the AEP7 laser pistol.
With the Broken Steel add-on is installed, Colonel Autumn's laser pistol has been reduced to a semi-automatic weapon along with several stats being modified to reflect the slower rate of fire. Its stats would be reduced to the same as the Smuggler's End, except it weighs 1 more pound and is worth 30 less caps. It now does less damage than Protectron's Gaze. It is also no longer classified as a quest item.
Colonel Autumn's laser pistol (Broken Steel) can fire a total of about 694 times, the equivalent of 24 reloads, from full condition before breaking, roughly 32 fewer times than the normal laser pistol.
- Laser pistol - the common variant in Fallout 3.
- Colonel Autumn's laser pistol - a unique variant carried by Colonel Autumn prior to the release of the add-on Broken Steel.
- Protectron's Gaze - a unique variant given by the Mechanist.
- Smuggler's End - a unique variant carried by Elder Lyons.
|Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)||- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)||Attacks in V.A.T.S.||- Attacks in V.A.T.S.|
|Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)||- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)||Action point cost||- Action point cost|
|Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||Damage per action point||- Damage per action point|
|Damage per second||- Damage per second||Weapon spread||- Weapon spread|
|Area of effect damage||- Area of effect damage||Magazine capacity (shots per reload)||- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)|
|Effect damage & duration||- Effect damage & duration||Durability (number of attacks before breaking)||- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)|
|Bonus effects||- Bonus effects||Weight||- Weight|
|Attacks per second||- Attacks per second||Value in caps||- Value in caps|
|Critical chance % multiplier||- Critical chance % multiplier||Value to weight ratio||- Value to weight ratio|
|Critical damage||- Critical damage||Skill required||- Skill required|
|Critical effect damage & duration||- Critical effect damage & duration||Strength required||- Strength required|
|With all mods attached||- With all mods attached|
|Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)||Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||Damage per second||Attacks per second||Critical Chance % multiplier||Critical damage||Attacks in V.A.T.S.||Action Point cost||Damage per action point||Weapon spread||Magazine capacity (shots per reload)||Durability (number of attacks before breaking)||Weight||Value in caps||Value to weight ratio|
|Colonel Autumn's laser pistol||10||120||12||x0.08||22||2||17||1.2||0.0||30||1250||2||420||210|
|Colonel Autumn's laser pistol fo3bs||18||108||6||x1.5||18||1||17||1.1||0.0||30||694||3||420||140|
- ps3 While using the laser pistol in third person, the player character's upper right arm may either twist, or 'compress' while firing. [verified]
- xbox360 The automatic firing rate can return to the regular firing rate due to an unknown bug. [verified]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Citadel terminal entry on the AEP7 laser pistol in Fallout 3. 
- ↑ DCTA laser firearms protocol.