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Fallout 2YK32 pulse pistol
Fallout: New VegasCIRCUITBREAKER pulse gun
Fallout TacticsYK32 pulse pistol
Van BurenPulse gun

The pulse pistol is an energy weapon in Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout Tactics.


YK32 pulse pistolEdit

Fo2 YK32 Pulse Pistol
Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

The YK32 pulse pistol is an electrical pulse weapon that was developed by the Yuma Flats Energy Consortium. Though powerful, the YK32 was never considered a practical weapon due to its inefficient energy usage and bulky design.[1]

"CIRCUITBREAKER" pulse gunEdit

Pulse gun
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

Codenamed the "CIRCUITBREAKER"[2], this pulse pistol is a prototype weapon developed for the United States Armed Forces by an unknown manufacturer. It was transported by Staff Sergeant Daniels to Vault 34 by orders of Colonel Roy Blackwell, for safekeeping until the manufacturer could retrieve the prototype for production.[2]

Unnamed pulse gunEdit

Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
Gameplay article: Van Buren
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  1. In-game description of the YK32 pulse pistol in Fallout 2. [1][2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Inventory transfer order. [1]