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

The missing laser pistol is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas, and the object of the unmarked quest Pistol Packing.


This section is transcluded from laser pistol. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

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 missing laser pistol is a unique version of the laser pistol that is only found during the unmarked quest Pistol Packing. It also has the same stats as the standard laser pistol with the exception of lower damage and critical damage.

Unlike the laser pistol, it is also possible to use the iron sights on this weapon. However, the missing laser pistol cannot use any of the energy cell's variants, such as energy cell, over-charge.


The missing laser pistol can fire a total of about 995 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 34 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 damageCritical effect damage and durationIcon crit effectAction 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 ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Laser pistol 12
Laser pistol Gametitle-FNV GRA12
Laser pistol With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus Gametitle-FNV GRA15
Compliance Regulator 8
Missing laser pistol 11
Pew Pew 75


Pistol Packing

The pistol at scorpion gulch

See the unmarked quest Pistol Packing for details. The pistol will not appear until the proper sequence of conversations have taken place. It can then be found on a large rock in the middle of the gulch, next to the corpse of a wastelander.

Related questsEdit


  • As it is a quest item, this weapon will not be removed in instances where your weapons are removed from your inventory while entering certain locations, such as holdout weapons locations or the Sierra Madre.
  • When using the iron sights, as the laser pistol does not have an animation for iron sight firing in first person, it zooms out and fires like from the regular laser pistols in the zoomed-in from the hip view.
  • The missing laser pistol's Pip-boy icon is that of a plasma pistol, rather than that of the normal laser pistol.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes the missing laser pistol doesn't spawn at all. If it doesn't make sure you've talked to Initiate Stanton. [verified]




  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]