10mm .44 Mag or .45 auto?

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by DoubleRubix, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. DoubleRubix

    DoubleRubix First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Another debate I think would be interesting as long as everyone doesn't just vote for one gun.

    10mm Pistol

    Classic Fallout pistol that is very early to get and does fairly good damage especially early on.

    Advantages: Hefty Clip of 12 +4 with mod, Silence capability, and abundant ammo.

    Disadvantages: Fragile, Worst Hand-loader ammunition.


    .44 Magnum Revolver

    Dirty Harry's gun! A great handgun and a worthy contender.

    Advantages:Most raw damage, Only one among 3 with a Scope, Very durable, Hand-loader round can be obtained without the Perk.

    Disadvantages: Expensive ammo, least amount of ammo, expensive to purchase and repair without jury rig.


    .45 Auto Pistol

    New guy on the block and considered one of the best!

    Advantages: In between The .44 and the 10mm with ammo, durability, damage, and price, Cheap Mods, Silence-able

    Disadvantages: Highest Repair Requirement for Super rounds, DLC purchase requirement, low ammo clip.


    Now looking through it would seem like it is pretty cut and dry. Why use 10mm rounds when the .45 auto Pistol is vastly more powerful and has many of the same benefits. While the .44 Magnum is far more durable, can be marksman ability and can deal out a lot of damage. And I say the 10mm Pistol still has a niche and that is the ammo count! 16 rounds is good imo. Thinking about the raw damage without perks or special rounds would end up looking like this. The .45 Auto Pistol will deal 203 Damage while the 10mm Pistol will deal 352 damage based purely on a single clip. Less reload time means more shooting and less stopping time.

    Give me your opinion if you disagree or even if you agree. :D I like all 3, but I'm curious how everyone else feels ^_^.
     
  2. Ophiuchus

    Ophiuchus It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 18, 2010
    I'm surprised you didn't throw in the Ranger Sequoia, seeing how crazy powerful it is.

    That being said, A Light Shining in Darkness is probably my favorite handgun - throw it on a crit build along with Grunt and some Psycho and/or bear meat and you can steamroll through anything.

    Personally I don't care much for the .44 because That Gun requires common ammo.
     
  3. DoubleRubix

    DoubleRubix First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Well See I wanted to go with 3 weapons that are about mid way between weak 9mm and .357 mag and super powerful like the 12mm and the .45-70 gov rounds. And I was curious between those 3 since they are non-unique as well.
     
  4. I want to go for 10mm for nostalgia value, but I use Joshie's unique 45 a lot more.
     
  5. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    I like the .45
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    They are all very nice. I use the Colt 6520 from the classic Fallout weapons mod instead of the standard 10mm, though.
    I barely used the .44 mag, my standard sidearm would be the .45 Auto. Not the wimpy little Yoshi-gun :D
     
  7. :::SILUS:::

    :::SILUS::: Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 18, 2011
    I always go for the Sequoia, it's incredibly powerful and the sheer looks of it are godlike.
     
  8. Shadow of the Wastes

    Shadow of the Wastes It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 8, 2010
    I'm partial to A Light Shining in Darkness, though the weathered 10mm is awesome in the early game and remains useful throughout.
     
  9. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    I quite like the .357 magnum over the .44, mostly due to the reload animation. :V
    However I mostly use the .45 or 10mm pistols because they are more utilitarian in a fight than a revolver.
     
  10. Shadow of the Wastes

    Shadow of the Wastes It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 8, 2010
    Yeah, revolvers are more for the "two hits, I hit you you hit the ground" fights.

    If there was a SAA, I would totally use nothing but that though.
     
  11. Mr Krepe

    Mr Krepe Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Mar 28, 2010
    When I was on the early stages of my guns playthrough I used the 10 mm then I finally got around to using the .44, and I conclude that the .44 is cooler.
     
  12. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    While it's not exactly a SAA, the .357 is single action and it reloads via a loading gate. and ti's awesome.
     
  13. Mr Krepe

    Mr Krepe Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Mar 28, 2010
    Agreed.
     
  14. Azathoth

    Azathoth First time out of the vault

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    Sep 2, 2011
    I hate it when people call magazines clips...

    My favorite weapon ist Lucky, so 357 after that the unique .45.
     
  15. Iseeyourehandywithablade

    Iseeyourehandywithablade First time out of the vault

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    Dec 15, 2010
    +P .45 pistol with all mods > all
     
  16. DoubleRubix

    DoubleRubix First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Well I'm so sorry that I am not a purist gun nut and have virtually no military terminology in my vocabulary.
     
  17. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    it's not a gun nut thing, it's an English thing. It's a basic, minor difference, that just irritates the shit out of people who aren't careless and know the difference. Hell, I keep meaning to go into Bobby Ray's and fix their issues with clips and magazines but I'm lazy.
     
  18. green12102

    green12102 First time out of the vault

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    Sep 5, 2011
    Has to be the 45. it is pretty damn sexy
     
  19. Not Lost Hope

    Not Lost Hope First time out of the vault

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    Mar 26, 2010
    I.e. gun nuts.
     
  20. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Yeah. According to some people, everyone must obey the gun, because guns are cool and so admirable. Also, it's fucking boring seeing all those "which gun is better and why" "what ammo is better?" etc threads around here. Sometimes it feels as if I'd be reading some Call of Duty forum, especially with that crossbow thread... Eh..