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Grenade rifle

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For an overview of grenade launcher models throughout the Fallout series, see Grenade launcher.
Grenade rifle
Grenade rifle icon.png
Regular and fully modified
SkillExplosives 25
Strength Req.3
Attack statistics
2 (2.4) + 100 (204) ExplosionIcon explosion.png
218.6 (619.2)
DPS (reload)
41.4 (112.6)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
2.1 (3)AP35
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type40mm grenade
Ammo Cap.1
Reload Time
2 (1.5)
Item HP100
Grenade rifles
Grenade launchers
Editor ID?
Base ID000ff576
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Demolition Expert
( +60 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Lord Death
(+0.1 +4 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Bloody Mess
(+0.1 +5 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
( +25 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Thought You Died
(+0.2 +10 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload

The grenade rifle is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Grenade rifle expanded
Main article: Grenade launcher

One of the earliest United States grenade launcher designs, built around the 40mm grenade. Utilizing the High-Low propulsion system, the M79 allows the operator to deliver high explosive rounds at a range of hundreds of meters, while its rugged design - consisting of just five major parts, a receiver, fore-end, barrel, sight, and stock - offers excellent reliability. The one drawback is that the grenade launcher is single-shot only, reducing its rate of fire and precluding a sustained volume of fire. However, it is quite compact, especially with the stock sawed off, while the straightforward optics, consisting of a fixed blade sight on the front and a folding leaf sight on the rear, enable accurate fire with just pointing and shooting. These qualities kept it in use well into the late 21st century, showing that simplicity is beauty.[1][2]


An entry-level weapon for an Explosives-focused character, the grenade rifle, as the M79 is called, is an effective long-range weapon. It's quite durable too: It can fire a total of 495 grenades from full condition before breaking. Interestingly, the player character aims using only the front sight, rather than both of them.



  • Thump-Thump, a more accurate unique variant of the grenade rifle with a faster rate of fire and the long barrel mod already attached.
  • Fnv-mercenarypack (1).jpg Mercenary's grenade rifle, a unique variant of the grenade rifle that is slightly lighter.
  • Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.png Great Bear grenade rifle, a unique variant of the grenade rifle that has more damaging projectiles (not explosions).
  • Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.png Red Victory grenade rifle, a unique variant of the grenade rifle with a faster rate of fire.


Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Grenade rifle Grenade launcher 2 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 218.6 2.1 x1 1 1.0 35 40mm grenade 1 6 100 300 Explosives:25 Strength:3
Thump-Thump Grenade launcher 2 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 284.1 2.8 x1 1 0.8 35 40mm grenade 1 5.5 125 800 Explosives:25 Strength:3
Mercenary's grenade rifle Grenade launcher 2 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 218.6 2.1 x1 1 1.0 35 40mm grenade 1 5.5 100 300 Explosives:0 Strength:3
Great Bear grenade rifle Grenade launcher 15 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 246.6 2.1 x1 15 0.5 32 40mm grenade 1 5 250 950 Explosives:25 Strength:3
Red Victory grenade rifle Grenade launcher 2 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 327.9 3.2 x1 1 1.0 29 40mm grenade 1 4 125 950 Explosives:25 Strength:3





Grenade rifle icon.png ReloadVB.png


  1. Weapon appearance and naming.
  2. https://archive.is/CUwpQ