|The following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
Dixon's thugs are two bodyguards hired to protect Dixon.
|Merc veteran outfit||Varmint rifle
Bottle cap x16
Information the the GECK (including the editor ID's of VFSHighTimesDealerThug 1 and 2) suggest they would play some part in the quest High Times.
They still use the incorrect .22LR as they were likely cut before the varmint rifle had its ammo changed.
Dixon's thugs were added during the development stages of Fallout: New Vegas, but were cut from the final retail release of the game.