The Tinderbox is a Unique aftermarket pistol manufactured by Bandits. It uses the Dahl barrel.

Tinderbox can be obtained as a common drop from Captain Flynt in Southern Shelf.

Special Weapon Effects

Good for starting fires – Always incendiary. Reduced bullet damage and rate of fire. Additional +100% splash damage. Increased elemental effect chance. Projectiles fly in a low parabolic arc like a flare gun. Consumes 2 ammo per shot.

Usage & Description

Tinderbox is highly effective against flesh targets and especially at igniting them. However the fixed element and low ammo efficiency makes it unsuitable for general combat.


  • If A Train to Catch is active, a Tinderbox will drop after shooting the head of the snowman located in the southern area of Tundra Express, next to the vending machines. Once it is picked up or the mission is completed, it will not appear at this location again.
    • This is intentionally done by the developers in case the player has no incendiary weapon. Roland will state that he hid the Tinderbox for emergencies when it was mentioned.
  • The Tinderbox is a mission weapon for Clan War: Trailer Trashing. However, using it is not a requirement.
  • The Tinderbox's damage is boosted by grenade damage bonuses.


  • A tinderbox is a small container containing flint, firesteel, and tinder (typically charcloth, but possibly a small quantity of dry, finely-divided fibrous matter such as straw), used together to help kindle a fire.
  • The Tinderbox was dropped by Midge-Mong on Day 7 of the Borderlands 2 Loot Hunt. A hotfix on that day increased the gun's magazine size.
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