Frankly, I think he should take out that absurd Pulse Rifle and put a Laser Rifle instead. And take out or substitute that laser rifle lying in the ground near the Doctor, that makes no sense. Laser Rifles are fine for that area, after all, you get a Plasma Rifle there and in the SAD. The Pulse Pistol is mighty powerful, but I think it's already useless by the time it's introduced, as the Gauss Pistol is tons better due to Magazine size, although ammo's somewhat scarce. I think that around NCR would be the perfect place to introduce the Pulse Pistol in the game, as there is a lot of combat there and it will be a pretty useful weapon until the Military Base or San Francisco. I prefer the Laser Rifle or the Plasma Pistol over it, though. I think, I THINK that maybe it's okay to introduce the Pulse Pistol in the EPA IF: 1. There is only one. 2. You need to do something hard to get it. The Pulse Pistol is strong, but frankly, I prefer the Plasma Pistol over the Pulse Pistol. The Pulse Pistol wastes too much energy, which sucks. That's the one of the reasons I prefer the Laser Rifle over the Gatling Laser (the other is that the Gatling Laser fires just 10 shots. I like my Burst Weapons shooting bullets like crazy, and the Gatling Laser just fires too few lasers). Frankly, I think the only use of the Pulse Pistol is when you have Fast Shot, otherwise, I think it's better to stick with the Plasma Rifle, the Plasma Pistol or the Laser Rifle. I love the Laser Rifle upgrade, it's a blessing for those long draw-out battles where you have to spend battery charge like there's no tomorrow.