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|For an overview of laser pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see laser pistol.|
Background[edit | edit source]
The standard energy sidearm of the United States Armed Forces, the AEP7 replaced the AEP5 model. Boasting redesigned internal components, including a new photonic focusing chamber and completely redesigned focusing crystal pattern, the AEP7 offers a respectable damage output, excellent accuracy at range, and generous battery size. By taking advantage of new manufacturing techniques developed shortly before the Great War, it also boasted reduced weight and bulk compared to previous models.
It's entirely likely that if wartime logistic troubles did not delay development and deployment, the AEP7 and its superior version, the AEP9, would have entirely superseded the N99 10mm pistol as the standard sidearm of the U.S. military. As it stands, the Great War prevented it from being widely deployed, despite a large number of units being produced. Repair and calibration are generally recommended whenever a functional laser pistol is found.
Pew Pew belonged to Allen Marks, a man infamous for hunting people for Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps in the Mojave Wasteland. He broke into the Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters prize vault not knowing it was airtight, got locked in, and thus met his demise.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Visually, the upper casing of the weapon has been colored red, and the focus adjustment knob on the rear of the gun has a regular Sunset Sarsaparilla bottle cap with a crudely drawn star attached by a screw. Underneath the bottle cap are the words "Had it coming" etched into the casing, along with eight hash marks. Thirty three additional hash marks also appear along both sides and the underside of the main body of the pistol.
On top of the main body is a wooden plate with what appears to be two capacitors attached by nails, strapped on by electric tape and wired into the main body in series by a red and blue wiring, hinting at its extra power output. It fires a distinctly bright orange beam, with the flare from the muzzle being far more intense than that of a normal laser pistol.
Pew Pew does drastically more damage than the standard laser pistol, but at the cost of 5 energy cells per shot, resulting in only 2 shots before reloading. It is considered an improved holdout weapon, and can be concealed so long as your sneak skill is 50 or greater.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Laser pistol, the common variant.
- Gun Runners' Arsenal laser pistol , a variant identical to the laser pistol that can accept weapon modifications.
- Missing laser pistol, a Brotherhood of Steel laser pistol that was lost during a field exercise.
- Compliance Regulator , a unique laser pistol that paralyzes a target on a critical hit.
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.||Notes|
|Laser pistol||Energy pistol||12||45||3.8||x1.5||12||0.1||15||Energy cell||30||3||200||175||Energy Weapons:0 Strength:1||-|
|Pew Pew||Energy pistol||75||150||2||x2.5||50||0.1||35||Energy cell||10||3||80||2498||Energy Weapons:0 Strength:1||Uses 5 cells per shot|
|Missing laser pistol||Energy pistol||11||41.3||3.8||x1.5||11||0.1||15||Energy cell||30||3||200||175||Energy Weapons:0 Strength:1||Quest item|
|Compliance Regulator||Energy pistol||8||30||3.8||x1.5||12||0.1||15||Energy cell||30||3||200||175||Energy Weapons:0 Strength:1||Paralysis on critical hit (10s)|
Location[edit | edit source]
This weapon can be found inside the Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters after presenting at least 50 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps to Festus and beginning the quest A Valuable Lesson. The weapon is found next to the body of Allen Marks.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Pew Pew has the same trademark colors (red and yellow) as the Sunset Sarsaparilla Corporation, further highlighting the obsession of its previous owner, Allen Marks.
- Prior to patch 22.214.171.1242, Pew Pew had a 30-round magazine and used 15 energy cells per shot.
- When fired, the first laser will cause a yellow-orange burst of light from the barrel, yet the second shot will most often be red, with no flash, just the laser.
- If you have less than 5 energy cells Pew Pew can still fire.
- It may be called Pew Pew because of the fact it fires two shots per magazine.
- It is the most powerful improved holdout weapon that is not an explosive, thus making it useful for assassinations within casinos or other venues where only holdout weapons can be taken (e.g. The Fort).
- "Pew Pew" is a commonly used onomatopoeia representing the sound of a laser.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
|The following is based on Fallout New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
KNOWN ISSUE: If the player has one charge left in the pistol and fires, the gun will fire twice and pull the ammo for the second shot from the player's reserve, before playing the reload animation. As soon as we have a way to check ammo, I'll set this up to not fire the second shot if there's no ammo left in the gun.”— Script comment
- There remains and unused script in the Fallout: New Vegas GECK, WeapPewPewScript, that was meant to be associated with Pew Pew. According to the script, Pew Pew was meant to quickly fire twice with every pull of the trigger and use up two charges, instead of only being able to fire twice before having to reload. While the script does achieve this desired affect, an issue arises when only one charge is left in Pew Pew and when fired will still fire two shots. The issue was never resolved as the GECK's limited scripting capabilities made it impossible to track the player's ammo count in a magazine. Thus the original design was abandoned for the one seen in-game.
|End of information based on Fallout New Vegas cut content.|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Sounds[edit | edit source]
- Citadel terminals. Terminal, AEP7 Laser Pistol: "The AEP7 Laser Pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5, a model which was notorious for its problems with overheating. The AEP7 features a new design in the photonic focusing chamber as well as an entirely redesigned focusing crystal pattern. The bulk and weight have both been reduced over previous models and it was likely that within the new few development cycles, the successor to the AEP7 would replace the n99 10mm as the standard issue sidearm for all forces.
The AEP7 took advantage of new manufacturing techniques developed shortly before the Great War. Although many were produced, most did not make it into field service because of logistics problems concerning their deployment during active wartime.
The AEP7 can be a rare find in the Capital Wasteland, and any models that are produced should be returned to the Citadel for repair and recalibrating before field deployment."