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This article is about the PAYDAY 2 weapon. For the weapon of the same name in PAYDAY: The Heist, see Bronco .44.
Bronco .44

Bronco icon new
High powered but low capacity

Bronco .44 FBI Files
High powered but low capacity

Gameplay
Unlock Level 6
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Firing Mode(s) Double action SemiIcon
Cost $135,000
Statistics
Magazine 6
Total Ammo 54
Rate of Fire 361
Damage 175
Accuracy 76
Stability 4
Concealment 26
Threat 24
Other
Internal name raging_bull
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The Bronco .44 revolver is a secondary weapon obtainable in PAYDAY 2.

OverviewEdit

The Bronco .44 is available at a low level, and can carry you through the entire game with its sheer power. Most players looking for a high-damage pistol will prefer the Bronco.

The Bronco .44 can kill any non-special enemy in the game with a single headshot below One Down.

The Bronco .44 takes approximately 2.2 seconds to reload, which is significantly slower than the tactical reload of any of the semi-automatic pistols (though it is slightly faster than the empty-chamber reload of the Deagle). This relatively long reload time, along the small number of shots before needing to reload and its low rate of fire, makes it one of the less effective pistols when you need to quickly kill many enemies, despite its high per-shot damage.

When compared to similar pistols, such as the Deagle, the Bronco .44 has fewer attachments, but overall better stats. Although the Bronco cannot equip a silencer, using the Pocket Surprise Barrel and Slimline Body modifications, it can reach a concealment rating of 30, making a very effective sidearm for Plan B (Assault) when Plan A (Stealth) goes awry.

The upgraded Bronco .44's good accuracy and power make it a reasonable backup for players with an inaccurate primary, such as an LMG or shotgun.

The Bronco .44 cannot mount any sights by default, but with the introduction of the Gage Mod Courier DLC, a scope mount can be unlocked for the Bronco .44, enabling it to mount full-sized red dot and optic sights.

Despite its many forte, because of its small cylinder capacity, long reload time and low rate of fire, its usefulness in general is rather dubious, and is not recommended for use in most situations. The Bronco .44 is also unique in that it is the only non-DLC pistol that will not accept gadgets. 

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Second highest damage of all pistols
  • Can be made into highly concealable holdout revolver (Concealment of 33)
  • Very accurate, especially when modded ("pocket sniper" config)

Cons:

  • Tied with the Matever .357, Peacemaker .45 and Castigo .44 for lowest pistol capacity; no mods/skills can increase it
  • Slow(ish) reload
  • Limited max ammo
  • Vicious recoil
  • Cannot be suppressed or use gadgets, and requires the Gage Mod Courier DLC to use full optics
  • Small pool of performance-enhancing mods.

TipsEdit

  • With the bonus head shot damage from the Helmet Popping Perk and equipping the Overcompensating Barrel to maximize its accuracy for any range, it's possible for the Bronco .44 to kill any non-special unit with a single head shot.

Available modificationsEdit

Flash Hider

Gage Mod Courier
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Flash Hider
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy -4 Stability +12
Concealment - Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle Blue Eagle Packages

Concealment

Base game
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ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Stability

Base game
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ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Accuracy

Base game
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ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Team Boost

Base game
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TeamBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Concealment

Base game
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ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Bronco Scope Mount

Gage Mod Courier
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Bronco Scope Mount
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Free
25 Purple Snake Purple Snake Packages

Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget

Base game
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Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Ergo Wooden Grip

Base game
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Ergo Wooden Grip
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

For a comparison between sight looks ingame, check here.

The Professional's Choice Sight

Base game
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The Professional's Choice
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Surgeon Sight

Base game
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Surgeon Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

See More Sight

Armored Transport (DLC)
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See More Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $43,200
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Combat Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Combat Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle Blue Eagle Packages

Speculator Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Speculator Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis Green Mantis Packages

Trigonom Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Trigonom Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
10 Yellow Bull Yellow Bull Packages

Holographic Sight

Base game
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Holographic Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Compact Holosight

Gage Mod Courier
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Compact Holosight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis Green Mantis Packages

Solar Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Solar Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle Blue Eagle Packages

Military Red Dot Sight

Lootbag Pre-order DLC
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Military Red Dot (Lootbag DLC)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Military Red Dot Sight

Base game
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Military Red Dot
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Milspec Scope

Base game
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Milspec Scope
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Acough Optic Scope

Base game
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Acough Optic
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Reconnaissance Sight

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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Reconnaissance Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Infinite Granted

Special Effect(s): Rangefinder

Aggressor Barrel

Base game
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Aggressor (bronco .44)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +8 Stability +8
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Pocket Surprise Barrel

Base game
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Pocket Suprise
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -8 Stability -12
Concealment +3 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Ventilated Barrel

Base game
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Ventilated
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy -4 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat +10
Cost: $28,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Overcompensating Barrel

Base game
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Overcompensating
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +12 Stability +12
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Slimline Body

Base game
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Slimline
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

SkinsEdit

  • The Bronco .44 is one of the only three weapons to have skins of all five rarities, the others being the Locomotive 12G and Gruber Kurz.
  • The Bronco .44 is the only weapon to have a skin in every Community safe.
  • The Quickdrawn Hunter was originally misspelled as "Quckdrawn Hunter", before being corrected in a later update.
  • The El Toro Furioso (€l ₮oro ₣urioso) belonged to a Mexican bank robber of the same name, who performed numerous heists alone and successfully. He eventually crossed the United States border and continued his robberies in Arizona and New Mexico, later coming to a bloody end after a failed train robbery and being hunted down, cornered in an alley.
    • "El Toro Furioso", rather appropriately, roughly translates into "Raging Bull" from Spanish.

TriviaEdit

  • The Bronco .44 is based on the Taurus Raging Bull Model 444SS6, with many of its barrel mods coming from several other Bull variants.
    • The Bronco modded with the Pocket Surprise Barrel becomes the Taurus Raging Bull 444 Multi-S/S.
    • The Overcompensating Barrel came from the Taurus Raging Bull 444SS8.
  • As the Taurus Raging Bull's latch is situated in front of the cylinder itself, it is physically impossible for one to swing a loaded cylinder shut as portrayed in the game, the force of the swing being insufficient for the extractor rod to force the latch down, thus necessitating the use of the user's free hand to secure it manually. This goof is also present on the Judge.
    • The third person reload animation for the Bronco is the same as any regular pistol, complete with faux magazine change and slide racking processes. This can be clearly observed when a Bronco-wielding Metropolitan Officer reloads his weapon.
  • As of Update #13.1, regular (blue) police will occasionally use the Bronco .44. It is modified with the Overcompensating Barrel and a laser sight. These officers shoot slower compared to other police units, but deal the highest amount of damage for a non-special unit, easily capable of downing a well-armored player in a few shots.
    • Previously, officers using a Bronco pistol were bugged in that they could deal extremely high damage at a rapid rate, that could down a well-armored player in 1 or 2 shots even on Normal difficulty. This was coupled with their high rate of fire in that they fired as fast as their Chimano 88-wielding colleagues makes them highly dangerous, absurdly so for such a basic unit. Update #24.1 has rectified this error.
    • Their version of the Bronco seems to possess a trigger-mounted laser sight that is unavailable to the player. The lasers appear to use the same model as Flash Hiders, are never seen in action.
  • When reloading, the user reloads all six rounds simultaneously without using a speed-loader.
  • All the 'slide' modfications for the Bronco .44 are actually barrel modifications, this is unusual for two reasons, the first is the fact that there are other weapons in the game where the barrel modifications are correctly listed as such, the second is that the Bronco .44 doesn't even have a slide.
  • Despite being exclusively fired double action in game, the hammer is always cocked back as if it is being fired single action.

GalleryEdit

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