The Gauss rifle is easily the most powerful weapon in the game...and yet you can get enough for all you and your NPCs easy enough...in SF. They should make the Gauss a mission ..like getting your first PA( Military base) or even CA( army depot).. And only then can you get more........... I know about Navarro....I'm just not ready for advanced PA yet I almost feel like I'm cheating.. Targeted headshot does 190 damage+...Almost like Whack A Mole.. Still it's cool to watch a mutant explode after only one shot. Give Cassidy a Gauss and he is a kiling machine..He killed that head mutant dude in the military base with one shot...!!! Just my two cents..I mean bottle caps..or is it ring pulls? How come they always choose a sniper rifle over a Gauss? Don't know whats good for themselves... AND HOW COME COMBAT SHOTGUNS ETC ( except for the PANCOR) SUK!!!???? I've tried them all..including the one they put in Tactics??? ( and it rocked in that game...cut a DC in half with one burst) Yet they hardly do any damge in this game...?!!