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Vasquez's Pistol
Private First Class Jenette Vasquez wielding her pistol in the Hadley's Hope vents.
Vasquez's Pistol
Production information
Manufacturer

Smith & Wesson

Type

Semi-automatic pistol

Technical specifications
Size

Length

  • 19.2 cm

Barrel length

  • 10.2 cm
Feed system
  • 8-round single column detachable box magazine
Fire mode(s)

Semi-automatic

Ammunition
Operation

Short recoil, DA

Usage
Era(s)

20th century
2170s

Counterpart(s)

M4A3
Smith & Wesson Model 39

Affiliation

Jenette Vasquez

  [Source]

Vasquez's Pistol was Private First Class Jenette Vasquez's Smith & Wesson Model 39 that she used on the mission to LV-426. It appeared as a "Legendary Weapon" in the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Technical Specifications

  • Firepower: 3/10
  • Accuracy: 5/10
  • Rate of Fire: 6/10
  • Fire Mode: Semi-Automatic
  • Magazine Size: 12 rounds
  • Reload Time: 1.5 seconds

Trivia

  • Vasquez's Pistol should have been destroyed when Vasquez and Lieutenant Gorman committed suicide with a grenade in the Hadley's Hope air ducts, yet it returns in Aliens: Colonial Marines. What's more, the weapon somehow found its way out of the ducts and back to a room on the lower level of the colony's main operations building.
  • Vasquez's pistol in the game is based on the Colt M1911 (likely due to the weapon in-game being a modified M4A3 Service Pistol model), even though her sidearm in the film was actually a Smith & Wesson Model 39.
    • It is somewhat ironic that Vasquez's Model 39 was replaced by a pistol based on the M1911, as in real life the Model 39 was designed to replace the M1911 in US military service (although it failed to do so).
  • When viewing the weapon in the game's Service Record Special Projects menu, it displays Vasquez's famous "You always were an asshole, Gorman." quote.

Appearances

Non-canon

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