Borderlands Wiki

Damned Cowboy is a unique aftermarket assault rifle manufactured by Jakobs in Borderlands 2. It is exclusive to the Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC and can only be obtained as a rare drop from Bloodtail.

Special Weapon Effects[]

Speak Softly. Carry This. – Increased damage and accuracy. Reduced fire rate and reload speed. +55% critical hit damage.

Usage & Description[]

With its special effects, the Damned Cowboy should be used more like a medium-range sniper rifle than a regular assault rifle.

The Cowboy is a reserve weapon intended for slowly chipping away at very tough enemies like Saturn or Constructors. It should not be used against multiple targets, or in a situation where a weapon that can kill quickly or has a fast fire rate is needed.

Despite the increase in damage, the Damned Cowboy can be outperformed in damage output by other Jakobs assault rifles of equal or higher rarity with a faster fire rate.


  • The standard prefix name for this weapon is "Sir Hammerlock's", but the prefix will be replaced if the weapon spawns with an accessory.


  • The red text is a reference to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy ("speak softly and carry a big stick").
  • The weapon's name is a reference to one of Roosevelt's contemporaries, U.S. Senator Mark Hanna (R-OH), expressing his displeasure that a man with policies like Roosevelt's had won the presidency.