The Unkempt Harold is a legendary Torgue pistol. It can be acquired from any obtainable loot source, but has an increased chance of dropping from Savage Lee. It can also be purchased from a Torgue vending machine as the Item of the Day.

Special Weapon Effects

Did I fire six shots, or only five? Three? Seven. Whatever. – Fires 7 shots in an accelerating horizontal spread at the cost of 3 ammo per shot.

Usage & Description

The Unkempt Harold is a deadly pistol which can be used in close and medium range encounters. Shots fired from this pistol split slowly (follows 3-5-7 pattern) into seven after traveling a certain distance. As long as the projectiles have begun splitting, regardless of progression, a full hit will do damage as though a full spread of 7 had connected. An Unkempt Harold with the prefix "Double Penetrating" will fire two spreads with one shot costing 6 ammo instead of 3.


  • The time the shots split is actually dependent on the accuracy of this gun. The more accurate it is, the later the shots will split.
  • Unlike other guns with a double shot barrel that fire dual projectiles in a random pattern, the second volley of a Double Penetrating Unkempt Harold will travel directly below the aimed shot in parallel fashion, or sometimes with an 'X' pattern under the right circumstances.
  • Because the additional projectiles are not listed on the item card, each receives full amp damage from amp shields.
  • The Unkempt Harold's damage is boosted by grenade damage bonuses.


  • The name "Unkempt Harold" is a variation on Dirty Harry.
  • Both the name of the gun and the flavor text are references to the first Dirty Harry movie, starring Clint Eastwood. After the film's first shootout scene, Eastwood's character, Dirty Harry, holds his gun on a bank robber and says, "Now I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots? Or only five?"
  • The gun's spread pattern (3-5-7) is a reference to the .357 S&W Magnum cartridge whose introduction began the "Magnum" era of handgun ammunition. Oddly enough, Harry Callahan's revolver was a Smith and Wesson 29, which is chambered in .44 Magnum, not .357 Magnum.
  • In the game files, the Unkempt Harold is referred to as "Calla", another reference to the film Dirty Harry, the protagonist of which is called Harry Callahan
  • In Tales from the Borderlands, Finch uses an Unkempt Harold


Borderlands 2 - The Unkempt Harold Guide

Borderlands 2 - The Unkempt Harold Guide