Though it is easily obtained, the pistol is prone to breaking after a short period of use, so carefully-aimed shots are important. Its iron-sights are also slightly misaligned, with the front post being a bit to the left as opposed to being centered. However, it does benefit from being considered an improved holdout weapon, and can be concealed and taken into weapon-free locations with a Sneakskill of 50 or greater.
Compared to the 12.7mm pistol, the 10mm has a tighter spread (even better with the laser sight mod) and a larger magazine, but half the damage/DPS.
It is slightly stronger than the 9mm pistol, and the ammunition is about just as common, making this a better candidate for early-level pistol users. The pistol begins to become available at the Nevada Highway Patrol station (home of a group of Jackals) for repair of the pistol found near Goodsprings at the beginning of the game.
ps3ps3 Sometimes when equipping a 10mm pistol modded with extended mag, the mag may appear under the trigger. This bug can be fixed by re-equipping the weapon. [verified]
ps3ps3 Sometimes when you equip the 10mm pistol, the laser sight modification may not be activated. To fix this, simply un-equip the pistol and re-equip it. [verified]
ps3ps3 The weapon may also turn invisible while aiming down the sight. [verified]
pcpcps3ps3xbox360xbox360 If loading a saved game from the main menu in which you have the 10mm pistol equipped and drawn, the reload animation takes twice as long as normal. This can be solved by simply switching to another gun and then back again. [verified]