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The subject of this article appears in the Metro Exodus video game. The subject of this article appears in the Sam's Story DLC for Metro Exodus.

This imported semi-automatic handgun was extensively modified to better suit its current environment. It boasts great stopping power and is exceptionally effective against unarmored targets.

— Official description

The Stallion (Russian: Стэллион) is a handgun that was imported into Russia by Tom's company before World War III. It's an American-made pistol that has been heavily modified to suit the needs of a survivor in the ruined city of Vladivostok.


A pre-War American pistol produced by the New Richmond Arsenal in Virginia[1] that originally used the rare (outside of the USA) .45 ACP cartridge, the Stallion and weapons like it were an uncommon sight in Russia even before World War III.

These weapons were imported into Russia by an American gun company, with Tom acting as the company's local representative. Together with Klim, who was hired locally to provide security for the warehouses, Tom survived the War and took advantage of the large stockpile of guns now at his disposal to gain a position of power in Vladivostok.

They have since been rechambered for the .44 Magnum cartridges common amongst Russian survivors, and have become a relatively common sight in Vladivostok. Sam is provided with a Stallion and a Sammy by Danila, Tom's personal gunsmith, after he agrees to track down the Captain for Tom and his men.

Variants and Customization[]

The Stallion has the five standard upgrade slots most weapons have, with three options available for each one of them. Unlike other handguns, however, it can not be converted into a carbine/rifle, It's possible to turn it into a fully automatic pistol with high capacity drum magazine, which is devastating at close range.

List of upgrades
Slot Icon Name Effect Description
Upgrade Stock Icon.png
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Light Grip.png Light grip None (default) Light grip reduces weapon weight and makes it easier to aim.
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Ballanced Grip.png Balanced grip Stability +2 Balanced grip adds some weight to the weapon, reducing its recoil while still allowing it to hold steady while aiming.
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Heavy Grip.png Heavy grip Stability +5 Heavy grip significantly reduces recoil but makes it harder to keep the aim steady.
Upgrade Barrel Icon.png
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Short Barrel.png Short barrel None (default) Standard short barrel from the original manufacturer.
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Suppressor.png Short barrel and suppressor Damage -1
Accuracy +1
Barrel with an improvised suppressor mounted on it. Useful for stealth.
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Long Barrel.png Long barrel with full auto Stability -1
Rate of fire +1
This homebrew upgrade improves the weapon's fire power by switching it to full-auto fire mode.
Upgrade Sight Icon.png
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Iron Sights.png Iron sights Aim with iron sights Standard sight used to assist in aiming.
Reflex Sight.png Reflex sight Iron sight replaced with reflex sight This pre-war sight makes aiming the gun at close and medium range easier, without sacrificing much of the field of view.
Closed Reflex Sight.png Closed reflex sight Iron sight replaced with closed reflex sight Closed collimator sight provides a clearer view of the target.
Upgrade Mag Icon.png
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Small Mag.png Small magazine 7 rounds Small magazine holding 7 rounds of ammunition. The lightest possible option.
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion Extended Mag.png Extended magazine 16 rounds
Stability -3
Magazine +3
Big magazine holding 16 rounds of ammunition, noticeably heavy.
ME Icon Upgrade Stallion High Cap Mag.png High capacity magazine 32 rounds
Stability -7
Magazine +5
Huge magazine holding up to 32 rounds of ammunition. The heaviest, may affect the steadiness of your aim.
Upgrade Gadget Icon.png
Other slot empty.png No gadget None (default) Less gadgets, less problems.
Red Laser.png Red laser Crosshair replaced with red laser dot Made from a cheap laser pointer that was heavily modified to increase power output at the cost of reliability.
Green Laser.png Green laser Crosshair replaced with green laser dot High visibility laser sight reassembled in a custom-made body along with a bunch of modifications.

Related Achievements/Trophies[]

ME Achievement Lord of War Icon.png Lord of War Bronze Trophy Icon.png / 20 Game points.png
Collect all the upgrades for Sammy rifle and Stallion pistol in the SAM'S STORY chapter.


  • The coin pressed into the light grip of the gun is a 1943 Mercury dime.
  • The Stallion is based on the Colt M1911 pistol, one of the most successful pistol designs of the 20th century.
  • Despite the modifications descriptions, the Stallion's magazine capacity is 7, 15, and 28 with each respective mod. The figure given in their description seems to assume that there is a round already chambered, as similar to the Kalash and Bastard if a Stallion is reloaded before the magazine is completely emptied the chambered round will not be removed.



  1. Weapon engravings