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For an overview of 9mm pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see 9mm pistol.
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SkillGuns 0
Strength Req.2
Attack statistics
20 (28.8)
75 (151.2)
DPS (reload)
50.6 (100.5)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
3.8 (5.3)AP15
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type9mm round
Ammo Cap.13
Reload Time
1.7 (1.3)
Item HP200
9mm pistol
One-handed guns
base id000e7655
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload

Maria is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas and also appears in the graphic novel All Roads.

Background[edit | edit source]

The following section is transcluded from 9mm pistol. To modify, please edit the source page.

The M&A 9mm pistol is a semi-automatic handgun manufactured by M&A Guns Manufacturers.[1] It is a recoil operated, locked breech pistol with a linkless barrel-to-slide locking system and an external hammer. It is a single action pistol, meaning the slide must be pulled manually to cock the weapon and make it ready to fire. The most common wasteland variant of the weapon has a dark grey finish and checkered wooden grip panels, with staggered magazines offering a tremendous 13 round capacity.[2]

Thanks to its low price and ruggedness, it is the standard sidearm of the New California Republic Army and a common sight in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

A heavily customized model owned by Benny, head of the Chairmen, Maria is a true work of art. The entire body of the weapon is covered in decorative floral engravings, with a polished nickel finish. The normal checkered grips were replaced by pearl panels, with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, considered as a representation of the Woman of the Apocalypse. The weapon has also been reassembled with the use of improved internal parts, giving it improved performance and durability.

It, along with Chance's knife, was responsible for a great amount of Fiend deaths in the pages of the graphic novel All Roads. It is also the gun used by Benny to shoot the Courier in the Fallout: New Vegas introduction cutscene.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Maria expanded

Maria is the unique variant of the 9mm pistol. Apart from the unique appearance, it offers greater accuracy, a higher rate of fire, improved damage per shot, and, of course, it is more durable. The downside is that it cannot mount any weapon modifications.

It is considered an improved holdout weapon (requires Sneak skill 50 or greater).

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
9mm pistol Semi-auto pistol 16 50 3.1 x1 16 0.7 17 9mm round 13 1.5 150 100 Guns:0 Strength:2
Maria Semi-auto pistol 20 75 3.8 x2 20 0.2 15 9mm round 13 1.5 200 998 Guns:0 Strength:2

Location[edit | edit source]

  • The Tops: Benny carries it. The weapon can be pickpocketed from him in the Casino or the presidential suite. Alternatively, killing works just as well.
  • The Fort: If Benny survives the encounter at the Tops, he will be captured by Caesar. If the player kills him while he is bound in the tent or in the arena, Maria will be present on his corpse. However, crucifying Benny will preclude gaining the weapon.

Note that it is possible to obtain two copies of Maria in both of the above encounters.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Crafted by M&A Guns Manufacturers" is engraved on the slide of the 9mm pistol and Maria in Fallout: New Vegas. [1]
  2. Weapon appearance and behavior.