M6H magnum

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M6H magnum
Production overview


Misriah Armory

Model series:

M6 series


Magnum caliber pistol



13.7 inches (35 cm)[1]


2.1 inches (5.3 cm)[1]


10.2 inches (26 cm)[1]

Ammunition type:

12.7×40mm M225 Semi-Armor-Piercing High-Explosive[2]

Feed system:

8-round detachable box magazine (M6H)[3]
12-round detachable box magazine (M6H2)[4]


Recoil-operated, magazine-fed[3][5]

Rate of fire:

~250 RPM (M6H) ~150 RPM (M6H2)

Effective range:

250 meters (820 ft)[6]

Service history

In service:

Insurrection/Human-Covenant War (limited service)
Post-Covenant War conflicts (standard issue)


The M6H Personal Defense Weapon System (M6H PDWS) is a handgun in service with the UNSC. It is part of Misriah Armory's widespread M6 series. The M6H was infrequently in service as early as 2526[7][8] and was made the standard-issue sidearm of all UNSC personnel in 2555.[9]


The M6H is a semi-automatic, recoil-operated, magazine-fed handgun. It is an up-sized model (17% larger than standard versions) with a smart-linked KFA-2 x2 scope and an electroless nickel finish.[10] It fires the M6 series' standard 12.7×40mm ammunition. The M6H is effective at reasonably long distances as well as its preferred close-to-medium-range.[9]


M6H2 Personal Defense Weapon[edit]

The M6H2 variant.

The M6H2 variant had entered service by at least 2557 and was issued to all branches of the UNSC.[5] It has a serial number of "00MA0100062473"[11] and sports a black polymer finish. Like the base M6H, the M6H2 is semi-automatic, recoil-operated and magazine-fed,[5] but has an increased 12-round magazine capacity.[4] The variant also boasts increased accuracy and is most effective with precision aiming.[5] It features a smoother slide design and a Projection sight (in place of the venerable KFA-2 x2) to support smart scope functionality.[4] In 2557, this weapon had a Ruptive skin approved by the UNSC Ordnance Commission.[12]

M6H2 Variants[edit]

  • Whispered Truth: A cut-down M6H2 magnum without a smart scope system, under-barrel flashlight, or forward trigger guard. It also has a custom slide and can mount a suppressor. This variant sports a 18-round magazine. Unlike other pistols Whispered Truth fires in three-round bursts. The slide reads "Semper Vigilans" (Always Vigilant), the motto of the Office of Naval Intelligence.
  • Gunfighter Magnum: Lightweight competition pistol carried by Spartan operators who prefer a no-frills backup firearm. Quick draw Magnum with fast-reload magazines. Iron sights only, no Smart-Link module is attached.
  • Tactical Magnum: Whisper-quiet tactical pistol loaded with armor-piercing rounds, tailored for Spartan force reconnaissance missions. Match grade Magnum with integral baffle-free suppressor and 2× full-VISR Smart-Link.
  • Buck's Magnum: A Magnum with the Gunfighter body, Whispered Truth finish, and a front iron sight that is seen on the Projection Sight, appearing to have been attached separately.

M6H2 Attachments[edit]

  • Extended Magazine: Increases both ready and reserve ammunition capacity by 50%.


Changes from the M6G PDWS in Halo: Reach[edit]

  • Less damage, requires 6 shots to kill rather than 5.
  • Higher accuracy with less bloom.

Changes from M6H in Halo 4 to M6H2 in Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

  • Increased damage, requiring 4 shots to deplete shields followed by 1 headshot or 3 body shots.
  • Drastically lowered rate of fire.
  • Less bloom/greater accuracy.
  • Increased magazine size to 12.
  • More reserve ammunition.
  • Can be smart scoped rather than utilizing smart-linked scope zoom.
  • Zoom decreased from 2× to 1.75× due to use of projection sight for smart scope.
  • Faster swap and pickup speeds.
  • The Spartan now wields the handgun with a more realistic "thumbs forward" combat grip, as opposed to the classic "teacup" grip seen in Halo 2 through Halo 4.

Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike[edit]


Normal Gallery[edit]

Halo 4 skins[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians variants[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians skins[edit]

Halo Online variants[edit]

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