Dahl has been outfitting the defenders of freedom for over a century, and isn't about to stop anytime soon. We've built our company on the foundation that dead customers can't be repeat customers - keeping you alive is in our best interest! We also know that those of you doing the government's secret dirty work have enough to contend with and don't need to fight your weapon, too. That's why we at Dahl have strived to manufacture the smoothest and most stable guns on the market. And when you get surrounded - and you will - you'll be glad to know your Dahl has been precision machined to remain as accurate during sustained fire as humanly possible. So make sure you bring a Dahl with you the next time you go on assignment. It just might bring you back.
— Dahl sales pitch, Official Borderlands Guide

Dahl is a multi-conglomerate corporation featured prominently in Borderlands, specifically on planet Pandora. One of Dahl's primary businesses is the manufacture of weapons. It is apparently the largest weapon manufacturer on Pandora.


  • Dahl offers free ECHO HUDs to new settlers on Pandora. This is most likely the remains of a promotional deal offered during Pandora's short lived "gold rush" era. They also created the ECHOnet.
  • Dahl had established mining operations on Pandora. They were mining Iridium, which according to Tannis was 'lucrative'. Dahl used unpaid convict labor for its mining operation and when they left Pandora, they simply set the convicts free.
  • Dahl also appears to be the manufacturer of the green garbage bins around Pandora, having the stylized Dahl name embossed on the front of them. The Claptrap Repair Kits also are manufactured by Dahl. According to the sign on his garage in T-Bone Junction, Dahl also supports Scooter's Catch-a-Ride system, which is unusual, considering that the station poles are manufactured by Hyperion.
  • Dahl hired Patricia Tannis as a scientific adviser to search for alien technology on Pandora.
  • Dahl also bought a large portion of Pandora cleverly named the Dahl Headlands.
  • Dahl built the wind turbines on Pandora according to Shep Sanders. On the mission Braking Wind he mentions in the summary "Dahl seized those (air conditioners) right about the time they built the turbines".
  • Dahl built Axton's turret. Axton was a former soldier for Dahl, but he was kicked out. (Borderlands 2)
  • Dahl now have their own brand of loot chest as seen in trailers for Borderlands 2.


Dahl banner

Dahl firearms tend to have elevated recoil reduction. Their weapons are said to be marketed to mercenaries and are generally finished in a green camouflage print (some rarer Dahl guns are seen in desert and urban camouflage print). Dahl weapons are mostly named after animals.

The following is a list of their named guns, legendary rarity guns and other products.

Unique Weapons:

Legendary Weapons:

Class Mods:

  • Berserker - Blast Master, Bombardier
  • Siren - Firefly, Mercenary, Professional Dahl Loyalty
  • Soldier - Heavy Gunner, Leader, Marine (The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC only).

Grenade Mods:

  • Bouncing Betty - Explosive, Corrosive, Incendiary, Shock


  • Corrosive Resistance - Neutralizing, Dilution, Hazmat

Pearlescent Weapons:


  • "Dahl makes weapons for professional mercs. They're heavy, accurate and effective, assuming you are strong enough to hold one!" - Marcus Kincaid
  • "Dahl's guns absorb a lot of recoil, allowing you to stay accurate throughout the fight!" - Marcus Kincaid


  • It's possible that this manufacturer's name comes from the last name of the game's Executive Producer - Stephen Bahl.
  • In the line Marcus says about Dahl ("Dahl makes weapons for professional mercs. They're heavy, accurate and effective, assuming you are strong enough to hold one!") there is a spelling mistake in the subtitles where "you are" is spelled "your".
  • In Borderlands 2, a radio ad for Dahl weapons mentions that the company was founded by Stanton Dahl.


  • Dahl weapons re-appear in Borderlands 2, taking on a more realistic and modern weapon-style. The gearbox gun pack also features Dahl weapons with gearbox logo skins
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