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Fred "Pistol Pete" Pettersen is the first recruitable character and a Merchant available at Santa Fe Springs in Wasteland 2. He returns as part of Angela Deth's Ranger team in Wasteland 3.


The years have not been entirely kind to Fred. He's missing an ear and more than a few teeth, and one of his eyes is just a white orb. Other than that, though he seems in good shape - strong under his armor, and his hands don't shake. He lives in a town named Rodia with his wife Willa where together they run a possum farm. Despite his name being Fred, his Pistol Pete persona comes from his gun vending and honest salesman nature.[2]



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This character is a party member.


  • Pistol Pete will appear at Santa Fe Springs after completing Cerritos and ask the player to liberate Rodia from the leather jerks.
  • He is an excellent shot with any handgun and comes with a high Barter skill.
  • If you take any work from Lt. Steven Dangler, Pete will quit your party
  • If the player's party contains Pistol Pete when it encounters Ulric Kell, Pete addresses him "Heya Cliff...". This implies Ulric is not his real name, just as Pete is not Pistol Pete's Real name. This could also be a veiled reference to the heavy metal band, Metallica, as the drummer of the band's name is Lars Ulrich, and their original bassist was named Cliff Burton. The band got it's start in the LA area in the early 1980's, providing the possibility of this being a reference.
  • When below 50% CON, Pistol Pete may skip his combat turn entirely, saying that he's unable to fight anymore.

Wasteland 3[]

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This character has other interactions.

Member of Angela Deth's Ranger team.


Item Quantity
Kevlar Vest 1
Mobile infantry Armor 1
Machete 1
Rebar Staff 1
AK-47 1
Click 17 1
.45 Peace Keeper 1
Over Under 1
.38 ammo 50
.45 ammo 25
9mm ammo 50
Beer 6
Snake Squeezins 3


  1. No Way Home p.14: "Pete put on a smile and strolled over to the foot of Angela’s bed. “I don’t know if you remember me, Captain,” he said. “I’m Lieutenant Fred Petterson, but I answer to Pete. I’m the most senior Ranger you’ll find around here at the moment.""
  2. No Way Home p.24: "“Name’s Fred,” Pete said, laughing cheerfully, “but ain’t nobody call me that. All over LA they know me as Pistol Pete, gun seller and honest trader. You got a name, son?”"