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SIG-Sauer pistol

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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
Game-specific articles
Fallout14mm pistol
Fallout 214mm pistol
FO: New Vegas12.7mm pistol
Li'l Devil
Van Buren14mm pistol
 
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The SIG-Sauer pistol is an imported European pistol chambered in 14mm, though models chambered for different calibers are also available.

Models

SIG-Sauer 14mm pistol

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A large framed semi-automatic pistol, the SIG-Sauer 14mm handgun is unique in more than just looks. Unlike the tilting barrel system used by the vast majority of pistols, it relies on a fixed barrel without a slide. A weight underneath the front of the barrel absorbs the recoil, actuating a bolt which extends backwards above the shooter's hand, before being forced back by a recoil spring, feeding another round into the chamber.[1] The 14mm pistol was imported to the U.S. from Europe in limited quantitites,[2][3] making them a rare, but powerful weapon. As the availability of 14mm Euro ammunition decreased, existing and new units were converted to fire 12.7mm ammunition.[4]

SIG-Sauer 12.7mm pistol

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The 12.7mm pistol is the same as the standard 14mm pistol, except rechambered to accept 12.7mm ammunition. The decrease in caliber also allows the magazine to hold one more round, for a total of seven.[5][6]

Behind the scenes

  • According to the Fallout demo the SIG-Sauer 14mm pistol's item name was originally going to be called "S-S Semi Auto Pistol".[7]

References

  1. Weapon behavior, the closest analogue is the TDI Kard, the patent application for which was published in February 2010.
  2. The Chosen One: "{119}{}{Do you have a GECK?}"
    Buster: "{137}{}{That one of them pre-war imports? Let me guess, 14mm ammo? Nope, ain't got one.}"
    (Scbuster.msg)
  3. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.114: "14mm Pistol: A SIG Sauer 14mm autopistol. A large, single-shot weapon with exceptionally heavy stopping power."
  4. Rechambered between Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas.
  5. Visually nearly identical to the 14mm pistol weapon from Fallout and Fallout 2.
  6. J.E. Sawyer's Formspring, 4th June 2012: "why didn't you use 14mm instead of the 12,7mm?"
    "Making it 12.7mm helped gun people intuit that it was effectively .50 AE."
  7. Fallout demo item description: "{2200}{}{S-S Semi Auto Pistol}"