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Peacemaker .45

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THIS IS A WESTERN WEAPON PACK ITEM!
High powered but low capacity

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THIS IS A WESTERN WEAPON PACK ITEM!
High powered but low capacity

Gameplay
Unlock Level 31
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Firing Mode(s) Single action SemiIcon
Cost $701,000
Statistics
Magazine 6
Total Ammo 54
Rate of Fire 240
Damage 180
Accuracy 84
Stability 12
Concealment 26
Threat 28
Other
Internal name peacemaker
Achievement(s) Fastest Gun in the West
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Mod stats
Description
The Pistol That Won The Old West. Cheap as a sack of corn, with ammunition available at any trading post, the Peacemaker .45 was the outlaws' weapon. Being the gun that killed Harlan "Big H" Leinard helped its notoriety.

The Peacemaker .45 revolver is a pistol released as part of The Butcher's Western Pack for PAYDAY 2.

OverviewEdit

The Peacemaker .45 is the apex of Pistol weapons, boasting very high damage (tied with the Matever .357 and Castigo .44 for highest of all Pistols) and good accuracy despite its age. These benefits come at the cost of versatility: the Peacemaker works best as a miniature Sniper Rifle or more obtuse Bronco .44, as the high recoil and agonizing reload time makes sustained fire-fights painful at best.

Unlike the Bronco .44, Matever .357 or Castigo .44, the Peacemaker is a loading gate style revolver. This means that each shot is loaded individually into the cylinder through a flip-loading gate and thus the reload time varies based on the number of cartridges that need to be replaced. The animation is as a result quite different from the Bronco, featuring an added flourish when the weapon is switched to, and new firing animations to accommodate for the single-action hammer pull nature.

Some Steam Community members have noted that the Peacemaker has a hidden accuracy nerf. In the game's code, it uses the same accuracy spread as the Reinfeld 880, which explains the accuracy discrepancy. This makes the revolver more effective at medium to ranged targets. It is also the only revolver in the game to allow the attachment of a stock. It has some very noticeable sway right after firing, this does not alter accuracy but it is advised to wait until your sights are dead on if you are running an improved accuracy build.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Highest base raw damage of all pistols
  • Very high base concealment, which can be increased further with the Shootout Barrel

Cons:

  • Limited to six shots
  • Slowest reload of all pistols to a full cylinder/magazine
  • Limited max ammo
  • Lowest fire rate of all pistols and revolvers in the game
  • Very limited mod options
  • Vicious recoil restricts iron-sights aiming
  • Has a hidden accuracy nerf
  • Slowest weapon draw/holster of all pistols

TipsEdit

  • Because of this gun's low ammo supply and massive damage, care should be taken to aim shots well before firing. But don't aim from too far away: taking out snipers without the Precision Barrel is ill-advised and even with the barrel it can still be hard because of the weapon's decreased accuracy.
  • Purchasing the basic version of Gunslinger helps greatly with alleviating the Peacemaker's long reload time, and upgrading to Aced will further increase the damage to 166/shot, though this additional damage does not allow the gun to reach any significant new damage breakpoints.
  • Due to the very high base damage, the Peacemaker is ideal for spamming under the effects of Bullet Storm or Swan Song. It's also a great secondary for damaging Bulldozers, with three face shots being enough to kill one on Overkilll or under.
  • Fully Loaded Basic provides the player with 9 extra bullets (i.e. 1.5 cylinders of additional ammo).
  • Like the Bronco, the very high recoil with the iron-sights means primary usage should be medium/low range hip firing.

Available modificationsEdit

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.

Grand Grip

The Butcher's Western Pack
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Grand Grip (Peacemaker .45)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Precision Barrel

The Butcher's Western Pack
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Precision Barrel (Peacemaker .45)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Shootout Barrel

The Butcher's Western Pack
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Shootout Barrel (Peacemaker .45)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability -
Concealment +2 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Ol´ Ben's Stock

The Butcher's Western Pack
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Ol' Ben's Stock (Peacemaker .45)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

AchievementsEdit

Fastest Gun in the West Fastest Gun in the West
Kill 6 law enforcers within 6 seconds of killing the first while hipfiring with the Peacemaker .45 Revolver.

SkinsEdit

  • A Beach Bum is someone who habitually spends a lot of time at the beach.

TriviaEdit

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Peacemaker hammer, ready to fan.

  • The Peacemaker .45 is based on the Colt Single Action Army Cavalry as evident by its default 7.5" barrel. Its in-game name is one of the SAA's most popular monikers in reality.
  • Despite this, however, the Peacemaker handles more like a blued Ruger New Vaquero, a modern replica of the SAA.
    • Unlike what's appropriate for the Colt SAA, the Peacemaker shares the New Vaquero's transfer bar system, thus making its hammer safer and more reliable fully-cocked on top of allowing the cylinder to spin at this position during reloads. The proper SAA would require the user to set its hammer to half-cock to unlock the cylinder bolt first before it could spin.
    • The Peacemaker's high damage per shot could be attributable to it using overpressured loads. One of the New Vaquero's main selling point is the ability to fire powerful handloads that are otherwise only recommended for larger-frame revolvers that wouldn't fit an SAA's cylinder, much less fire. This is not recommended to any degree by Ruger, however, as it will void the warranty.
  • The extractor rod on the Peacemaker is never utilized to remove the spent cartridges, the player character will simply open the loading gate and jam in more bullets when needing to top up. Empty casings will just fall out on their own without any assisting gestures (taps, shakes, etc...) from the player character.
    • On the flip side, this also means that the Peacemaker is currently the only revolver-type weapon to retain unfired bullets during a reload.
  • The weapon can be seen dual-wielded by the Sheriff Cloaker in the Western Pack's trailer. This is only a demonstrational gimmick, as only single revolvers can be equipped and used in the final game.
    • This is supposedly for the sake of efficiency, as firing, cocking and then subsequently reloading two revolvers of this type would take a very long time. Coupled with the fact that it cannot use gadgets and has high recoil, being unable to properly aim with the akimbo version would prove the setup too impractical to use.
  • The technique used when handling the Peacemaker is a widely known gunslinger gimmick called "fanning the hammer", in which the wielder keeps the trigger depressed with their index finger, and continuously "fans" the hammer with their free hand to produce a rapid-firing effect. With proper practice and technique the repeated shots can land very accurately with a relatively minor bloom.
    • It is generally considered impractical in a combat situation however, as hammer fanning is essentially stylish hipfiring, which restricts the use of ironsights by nature, thus is generally inaccurate unless a great deal of focus and skill is demonstrated. It can also potentially be very damaging to the weapon if botched.
      • That being said, the in-game Peacemaker is still perfectly capable of fanning while being sighted without the weapon being jerked all over the place due to the uncontrolled recoil and influence of the free hand during the process.
  • It is the third revolver to be added to the game, after the Bronco .44 and The Judge, and the second to be considered a pistol (The Judge is considered to be a shotgun by the game). It is also the first single-action revolver in the series to date.
  • It is the only revolver to have an available Stock attachment.

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