Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol

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I bet you're all thinking, "Scout can handle the meanest guns out there, he wouldn't use a tiny gun, he's too awesome for that." And you'd be right, I am awesome. Then I realized I could tell people that they are going to be killed BY THE SMALLEST GUN KNOWN TO MAN! Then kill them. Ma always said don't make threats you can't carry out.
Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol publicity blurb

The Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol is a community-created secondary weapon for the Scout. It is a stylized, small, black pistol with a short barrel and light-colored wooden grips.

While the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol is active, the player restores 3 health points per bullet that hits an enemy, and the weapon fires 15% faster than the Pistol. However, its magazine capacity is 25% smaller, down to 9 shots per magazine compared to the Pistol's 12 shots.

The Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Maximum ramp-up 150% 22
Base damage 100% 15
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 8
Pellet spread 50:1
Critical 45
Mini-crit 20 - 30
Function times
Attack interval 0.135s
Reload 1.005 s
Spread recovery 1.25 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

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The Public Enemy
Item icon Public Enemy Bundle.png

No effect



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Mad Milk Winger Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Mad Milk.png + Item icon Winger.png = Item icon Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol.png
Class Token - Scout Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Scout.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Bonk! Atomic Punch.png Item icon Crit-a-Cola.png Item icon Mad Milk.png Item icon Winger.png
Item icon Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol.png Item icon Flying Guillotine.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

Gun Down
Gun Down
Destroy an active sentry gun using your pistol.

Update history

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)
  • The Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol was added to the game.

July 5, 2012 Patch

  • Added recoil forces for the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol.

November 12, 2013 Patch

April 1, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

June 18, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed the clip sticking out of the gun after reload.

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Passive effects on the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol are only in effect when the weapon is deployed.
    • Removed +15 max health passive.
    • Added up to +3 health per hit.
    • Changed damage vulnerability from +50% fire to +20% all sources while active.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Increased health recovered on hit from +3 to +5.

August 29, 2016 Patch

  • Updated the model for the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol to fix a problem with shading.

October 20, 2017 Patch (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added +15% faster firing speed.
    • Increased health recovered on hit from +5 to up to +7.
    • Decreased clip size by 25%.
    • Removed wearer never takes falling damage while active.
    • Removed +20% damage vulnerability from all sources while active.

October 25, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed the firing speed for the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol (now faster).

December 13, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol always giving 7 hp per-hit.

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • Reduced maximum (close-range) per-hit heal amount to 3 (from 7).


  • The attributes are listed as When weapon is active, despite all the attributes being effects relating to the weapon itself, and thus clearly only occurring when the weapon is active.


  • This weapon's name is a reference to Charles Arthur Floyd, nicknamed "Pretty Boy Floyd", a 1930s bank robber.
  • The Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol is a left-handed model (as shown by the ejection port being visible on the left-hand side of the gun), despite this Scout holds it right-handed. A right-handed pistol has the ejection port on its right side to prevent ejected casings from striking the user.


See also