Bandit is a new manufacturer introduced in Borderlands 2.

— Bandit Manufacturer Description

Bandits are prolific manufacturers of weapons and vehicles on the planet Pandora. In the five years between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the bandits have begun to produce their own vehicles and "jerry-rigged" their own weapons, grenades, class mods and shields.

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'Bandit' Logo

Weapon Description

Bandit weapons have huge magazine sizes, typically larger than that of other manufacturers (a trait also held by the former manufacturer S&S Munitions). However, their guns also feature generally longer reload times and the stats of their weapons are below average.

As bandit weapons are made out of salvaged materials, most have a red/rusted appearance and are constructed with makeshift parts like tape and steel banding. Fitting with their large magazine sizes, bandit guns also feature unconventionally huge gun magazines, which are most noticeable on their pistols and SMGs: pistols of green quality and above use miniature double-drum magazines, while SMGs feature a box magazine on each side of the weapon, which are detached one after the other upon reloading.

Pre-release images of bandit-made weapons featured "rough and ready" parts such as the use of bolts and nuts as iron sights and glass bottles used as scopes. These features were largely abandoned in Borderlands 2's final release version. Some bandit-manufactured weapons do feature a bent, vertical screw in the place of a rear iron sight.
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Pre-release makeshift bandit machine gun

The names of most bandit weapons often have poor grammar and spelling (e.g. "Shooty Mashine Gun" and "Bulets Go Fasterified Acurate smgg"), reflecting on the general literacy of typical bandits.


The following are items made by bandits.

Common Weapons:

E-tech Weapons:

Unique Weapons:

Legendary Weapons:

Seraph Weapons:

Pearlescent Weapons:

Class Mods:

Grenade Mods:



Accessory Effect Assault Rifles Pistols SMGs Rocket Launchers Shotguns
Damage + Nassty murduerer's Murduring Big -
Melee damage + Nifed Baynaneted Cutting gratuitius Slising
Bullet/rocket speed + Fast Bulets - Bulets Go Fasterifed Speeedee Sketer
Stability + Taktikal Marxmans Ballanced - -
Magazine size + Expandifide Extendified - Roket Pawket Drumed
Accuracy + Akurate misles Akurate Snyper -
Reload speed + - - Agresive fast actons Quik Loadeder
Weapon swap speed + - - - Quik Drawler -
Fire rate + - Rapider - Rappid -
Projectile count + - - - - Assssult
Critical hit damage + - - - - Critikal Hit
Wild bullets Wyld Asss - - - -
Double mod - Dubble - - -
General boost - - - - Redy Stedy
Incendiary Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Hunka burnin Fire Fire
Shock Zapper Zapper Zapper Shoky Zapper
Corrosive Crudy Crudy Crudy corodoe Crudy
Slag Slaged Slaged Slaged Slaged Slaged

Gun Appearance by Quality

Bandit Weapons Range

Bandit weapons at increasing rarity levels, common, uncommon, rare, very rare, E-tech, Gemstone, Legendary, Seraph, and Pearlescent.

  • White weapons:

White-quality bandit weapons are a crude, rusted-metal reddish-brown colour, with a faint myriad of other colours due to poor paintwork. White-tier weapons have a simple, vertical magazine.

  • Green weapons:

Green-quality weapons are often a light shade of red, with a painting of a toothed shark mouth near the barrel. Green-tier shotguns or higher will have a vertical drum magazine with visible ammunition, but assault rifle will still use the vertical magazine and pistols may use their drum magazine. 

  • Blue weapons:

Blue-quality weapons are a mixture of red and dark navy colours, and are very clean in appearance. They will also have greyish areas, around the magazine and on the grip. All blue tier weaponry will use the Drum magazine variant of their guns, with exception to the odd pistol now and then.

  • Purple/Magenta weapons:

Purple weapons are a shining bright red with bright orange/yellow highlights or yellow metal attachments. This includes yellow/orange markings on sights, grips, and/or magazines, they have also been heavily doodled on using high quality black paint. All weapons will use their drum magazine variant.

  • Gemstone weapons with Quartz prefix

Bandit weaponry with the "Quartz" prefix have a single-tone, dark pink color scheme with black outlines on sights, grips, and magazines. These weapons also have orange highlights.

  • Orange weapons:

Legendary weapons will use glossed metal dotted with splodges of a contrasting colour with exception to the Gub, which uses an orange argyle pattern. The Madhous! and Badaboom are red and blue, the Slagga is purple and cyan, and Sledge's Shotgun uses a metallic gold paint job, with matte black paint in other places.

  • Pink weapons

Completely silver, consisting of graffiti drawn all over.

  • Pearl weapons:

The Sawbar shares the same skin as purple quality weapons do.


  • Bandits are the only manufacturers to produce five weapon types, as opposed to four like other manufacturers.
  • Bandit weapon sights all have signature designs; rocket launcher sights are elongated with a crude screw; pistol sights are suspended from small metal brackets, rifles sights are decently constructed with a computerized display, SMG sights are equipped with a crafted end, and shotgun scopes are extremely crude with two vertical screws.
  • Krieg's Buzz Axe is manufactured by bandits, and depending on his skills, the axe's material will be of blue, purple, or legendary rarity.
  • In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Bandit is replaced by Scav as a manufacturer, however, both manufacturers are functionally the same.


Concept art