Laser pistol (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of laser pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see laser pistol.

The AEP7 laser pistol is a weapon in Fallout 3.


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The AEP7 laser pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5 model.[1] 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,[1] wavelength, pulse energy and repetition rate.[2] 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.[1]

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.[1]


The AEP7 laser pistol is a military-grade weapon used by the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave in Fallout 3 instead of the Wattz 1000 laser pistol used in previous Fallout games. Talon Company mercenaries and Regulators may also be armed with them.

Like other energy weapons, the laser pistol has a multiplier on critical chance, making critical hits more frequent with this weapon over most others. Critical hits that are fatal reduce enemies to smoking piles of ash, but this process does not damage any equipment or items the victim was holding or wearing prior to their death.

By nature of firing a beam projectile, its shots will instantly hit, negating any need to lead the shot, and the beam will ignite any gas leaks that it passes through.

The only problem with the AEP7 laser pistol is its rarity. These guns don't show up in the Capital Wasteland very often early on, so keeping the pistol repaired and maintained might be a problem. Shops and merchants that sell weapons are the most reliable source of laser pistols. Fortunately, the ammunition for the laser pistol is reasonably plentiful. Energy cells can often be found in ammunition boxes, other various containers, and on destroyed robots. One can find copious amounts of energy cells in the National Archives sub-basement, or in the RobCo Facility.


The laser pistol can fire a total of about 729 shots, the equivalent of 25 reloads, from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAttacks in V.A.T.S.Icon sequenceAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapWeapon spreadIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Assault carbine extended magazinesDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratio
Laser pistol 12
Colonel Autumn's laser pistol 10
Colonel Autumn's laser pistol fo3bsGametitle-FO3 BS18
Protectron's Gaze 24
Smuggler's End 18


  • A player looking to find a laser pistol early in the game may acquire two from the deli to the right of the cash registers at the Super-Duper Mart. Both are in poor condition, so it is recommended to use one to repair the other.
  • If the player can find Vault 92, there is an AEP7 with several energy cells on a table just inside the entrance; aside from the perils of crossing much of the Wasteland to get there, it is entirely unguarded.
  • Another decent condition pistol can be found in the Farragut West Metro Station tunnels, in a safe that is easily unlocked be a nearby terminal. This is easiest to find during the Following in His Footsteps quest.
  • It can also be found on Initiate Jennings while aiding Lyon's Pride in their defense of Galaxy News Radio.
  • In addition, it is commonly used by both the Brotherhood of Steel and Enclave as a sidearm.
  • The dead regulator will have one.
  • Armitage, Ben Canning, The Mechanist, Tinker Joe and William Brandice all use the laser pistol.
  • Paladin Gunny carries one.

Related questsEdit




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Citadel terminal entry on the AEP7 laser pistol in Fallout 3. [1]
  2. DCTA laser firearms protocol. [1]

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