Repeater is the title of a group of common pistols in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Dahl, and commonly spawns with the Dahl, Maliwan, Tediore, and bandit/scav barrels.

Usage & Description

Dahl pistols are semi-automatic when fired from the hip. They fire a 2-round bursts when aiming, much faster rate than hip-fire that gives Dahl pistols the such feature as high stability when zoomed. This feature makes them a good sidearm for mid-range combat, but not as good for situations as like fight for your life.

The Repeater can come with a variety of barrels, each one can give the gun different properties:

  • Repeaters with stable Dahl barrel when aiming fires 4-round bursts without reducing stability and with slightly reduced recoil and damage.
  • Tediore barrel (standard) – Does nothing additional.
  • Maliwan barrel (elemental) – Increases elemental effect damage (if the weapon spawn with an element) and accuracy.
  • Bandit/scav barrel ("heavy") – Increases the weapon damage but reduces accuracy.

Notable variants

  • Basic RepeaterUnique (but common-quality) variant of this weapon in Borderlands 2, given as the mission reward for My First Gun.
  • React RepeaterUnique (but common-quality) variant of this weapon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the Wilhelm's starting weapon.
  • TeapotUnique corrosive pistol in Borderlands 2 with a contagious elemental effect.
  • HornetLegendary corrosive pistol in Borderlands 2 with 6-round burst when zoomed.
  • Gwen's Other HeadUnique pistol in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with 37.5% multiplicative critical hit bonus and 6-round burst when zoomed. Fires 2 projectiles at once at a cost of 2 ammo.
  • BlowflyLegendary corrosive pistol in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with 7-round burst when zoomed. The fired projectiles splits into two after a short distance.


  • The Repeater is the very first weapon a character uses in Borderlands 2.
  • The Repeaters with Tediore grip have a very quick reload speed and also reduced recoil. Oddly enough, such common Repeaters spawns in Borderlands 2 at green and higher rarity, making them still more rare.