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10mm pistols are firearms that are very common in the wasteland. Several models of .40 caliber pistols survived the Great War, such as Colt 6520's, U.S. military N99's, and Chinese Shanxi Type 17's. All these pistols survived because of their reliability and durability, and eventually found their way into the hands of any wastelander that could find one. The search was not hard; they were used extensively by the Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms and Lasers, not to mention in private homes across the country. In the military these conventional pistols were being phased out in favor of energy weapons, but were still often kept on base should the need for them arise.