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9mm round (Fallout: New Vegas)

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngFor an overview of the topic, see 9mm.

The 9mm round is a type of ammunition in Fallout: New Vegas.


Manufactured by Donaustahl GmbH before the Great War, the 9mm is a medium caliber auto-pistol round, suitable for use in handguns and submachine guns.


Standard and JHP 9mm rounds can be crafted at a reloading bench. A single cartridge requires the following materials:

Lead (13)
Build/Scrapped at:
Skill Level:
Repair: 25
Lead (15)
Build/Scrapped at:
Skill Level:
Repair: 50
Perk (Rank):


Breaking down a standard 9mm round yields:

Build/Scrapped at:
Skill Level:
Repair: 25
Lead (11)

Weapons using this ammunition


  • 9mm, hollow point
  • 9mm round, +P
  • 9mm round, JHP hand load Gun Runners' Arsenal


Ammunition typeAmmunition typeSpread modifierWeapon spread modifier
Damage modifierWeapon Damage modifierBonus effectAmmo bonus effects
Damage Threshold modifierTarget Damage Threshold modifierCraftableAmmo is craftable
Condition penaltyWeapon condition modifierPercentage chance of empty casingPercentage chance of empty casing, hull or drained cell/pack/tank
Ammunition type Damage modifier Damage Threshold modifier Condition penalty Spread modifier Craftable Percentage chance of empty casing
9mm round, standardx 1x 1x 1x 1Yes25% chance
9mm round, +px 1.1- 2x 1.2x 1No20% chance
9mm round, JHP (hand load) Gun Runners' Arsenal (add-on)x 1.65x 2x 1x 1Yes25% chance
9mm round, hollow pointx 1.75x 3x 1x 1No25% chance


  • As one of the most common ammo types in the game, they can be purchased from most merchants that sell weapons and ammo.
  • The +P ammunition can be purchased in mass quantities from Bardon at Hoover Dam.
  • Occasionally found on NCR troopers.
  • Found on legionaries from Caesar's Legion.
  • Found on Powder Gangers and escaped convicts.


Benny remarks on the 9mm bullets he shot the Courier in the head with.[1]

Behind the scenes

Joshua Sawyer stated that the ammunition is based on 9x19mm Luger/Parabellum/NATO rounds.[Dev 1]


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Although +P rounds are available from most vendors, their scarcity from some vendors, particularly Gun Runners, is unintentional. Specifically, +P rounds are not included in a vendor list which contains all other non-standard types of bullet ammunition.[verified]



  1. Courier: "It takes more than a couple bullets in the head to stop me."
    Benny: "Yeah, hello... Well, serves me right for using a 9mm."
Developer Statements
  1. Question: "Is the 9mm Caliber in Fallout NV 9mm Luger (9x19mm) or a more exotic type of 9mm?"
    Joshua Sawyer: "It's supposed to be 9x19mm Luger/Parabellum/NATO."
    (Fallout: New Vegas developer statements/Weapons; Joshua Sawyer: 9mm ammo inspiration, 2011 July 14)