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For an overview page for pistols of this caliber, see SIG-Sauer pistol.
 
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The Big News is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background

A Swiss SIG-Sauer 14mm handgun rechambered for 12.7mm ammunition, likely designed for long-range pistol hunting or target shooting. It was imported to the United States from the European Commonwealth before the war. They were decently common early on in the survivor era, but the number of working units has swiftly declined.

Characteristics

Big News is a unique variant of the 12.7mm pistol. It does greater damage, fires faster, has a greater chance of critical damage, has a lower AP cost, and is more accurate. The barrel is golden and it has a black wooden hand grip. While it is still weaker than the Li'l Devil by raw damage, it possesses a higher critical multiplier and critical damage than the previously mentioned. Like most unique weapons, modifications cannot be applied.

Special Effects

While drawing the gun the sound of turning on a radio will play, while holstering will trigger the sound of turning off a radio.

Durability

Big News can fire a total of about 595 standard rounds, the equivalent of 85 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
ShotsReloads
Standard, HP & JHP59585

Variants

Comparison

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 damageAction 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
12.7mm pistol 40
1102.75x140172.41.173953.540001142.9757
Li'l Devil fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA45
146.33.25x2451530.975953.2160005000758
Leafless/Big News 43
1293x2.555152.91.075953100003333.3757

Locations

Big News can be found on the lowest level of Vault 21 in the room of Mr. New Vegas, which can be only entered by advancing in the quest Wake up New Vegas!.

Appearances

Big News appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.