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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 286
Damage 175
Accuracy 76
Stability 4
Concealment 26
Threat 24
Other
Internal name raging_bull
Mod stats

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. Either Gunslinger aced along with all the damage-boosting mods, or the Helmet Popping perk is required to kill Maximum Force Responders in one headshot on Death Wish, but everyone else requires merely the base gun.

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 Enforcer packing an LMG or shotgun. It can also be used to great effect with a pistol-based Mastermind, to the point where one can instantly pick oneself up with the Pistol Messiah skill with a single well-placed head shot.

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:

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

Cons:

  • Tied with the Matever .357 and Peacemaker .45 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 Gunslinger Aced from the Mastermind skill tree, 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.
  • The Bronco .44, when upgraded with the Aggressor Barrel, has an accuracy of 16 which is excellent for up to medium range.

Available modificationsEdit

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Acough Optic Scope Cost: $4,000 | Community item - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Acough Optic
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Aggressor Barrel Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Aggressor (bronco .44)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy +4 Stability +8
Concealment -3 Threat


Pocket Surprise Barrel Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Pocket Suprise
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -4 Stability -8
Concealment +3 Threat


Ventilated Barrel Cost: $28,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Ventilated
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy -2 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat +10


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


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


SkinsEdit

  • 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.
    • The El Toro Furioso is the first Legendary-rarity skin to not have any unique modifications.

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.
  • 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.

GalleryEdit

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