A low powered low range early game weapon using nailgun nails as ammunition. The nailgun is easily accessible, very cheap and makes a good secondary weapon when in early game.

Damage 18
Rate of Fire 400 RPM
Aim Cone 0.75°
Capacity 16
Reload 3.1 sec
Draw 0.5 sec
  1. Loot
  2. Craft
  3. Repair
  4. Recycling
  5. Damage
  6. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Elite Tier Crate 10–20 % 1 2 %
Heavy Scientist 100 % 1 2 %
Heavy Scientist With Minigun 100 % 1 2 %
Heavy Scientist With Flamethrower 100 % 1 2 %
Blueprint Ingredients Time Workbench Level
Nailgun Blueprint Nailgun Blueprint

Known by Default

Metal Fragments×75Scrap×15 7–30 sec Workbench Level 1I
Tool Max Repair Cost Condition Loss BP Required
Repair Bench Repair Bench Metal Fragments×15Scrap×3 20% No
Recycler Yield Efficiency
Safe Zone Recycler Scrap×8Metal Fragments×30 40 %
Recycler Scrap×12Metal Fragments×45 60 %
Ammunition Damage DPS Headshot Aim Cone Velocity
Nailgun Nails Nailgun Nails 18 54 ×1.5 0.75° 50

nDook[contributor] 832 pts. 6 years ago

Has the potential to completely shut-down a push, giving players an edge against spears and shotguns alike. Opening with a Crossbow and closing with the Nailgun makes for a fantastic combo, even if another enemy happens to be around the corner.
Can be completely overshadowed in either of these roles once weapons like the Revolver become common in your arsenal.

zukey[contributor] 1,285 pts. 6 years ago

An okay weapon, unless there is a hard time obtaining better early game gear such as the Revolver or Waterpipe Shotgun it is costly to spend Scrap on nail guns, especially considering it sometimes performs worse then Hunting Bow and Crossbow.

MissionToHell[contributor] 32 pts. 6 years ago

The Nailgun requires a Work Bench Level 1, an effective strategy is to scrap components for Metal Fragments and use a Work Bench Level 1 which can commonly be found out in the open or in decayed bases.

Skitter 84 pts. 4 years ago

Surprisingly good weapon, even in mid/late game. Ammo economy is great, due to both being able to pull ammo out of the corpses of your slain enemies, and you can make more ammo out of metal fragments, without a workbench! Cheap to make, and it doesn't hurt to carry as a backup, even in the age of AKs and L96s.

N3xT[contributor] 346 pts. 4 years ago

Despite its low damage, it can be effective to defeat opponents with superior gear (when you force them to push you), due to its dazing effect. They won't know where to run and how fast, and will be easily suppressed as a result of its high rate of fire.
Having them push you will, strictly taken, not give you the element of surprise, but if you're under fire by a nailgun, you won't be able to think as clearly and make proper decisions/defensive shots. Most people will be completely overwhelmed and panic, potentially leading to your death even though each particular nail will deal relatively low damage.

ERKEK2000 41 pts. year ago

The best early wipe weapon. A common strategy is to run to the Outpost and quickly craft a crossbow and a nailgun. Can take on any target in close range just like a shotgun. Deadlier against early wipe targets.

Teixas 48 pts. 5 years ago

This weapon is not meant to be used as your only weapon.
This is a combo piece to complement to early " one shot per clip" weapons fiving you the ability ot finish targets off, however it gets quickly outpaced by your 1st bps(especially the revolver)
building too many of these is also detrimental to your progess due to the Scrap cost.
Identifier 1953903201
Stack Size ×1
Despawn time 20 min