TFWPKY 1969 Review

TFWPKY 1969 Review

…and if it doesn’t, the bullets surely will.

TFWPKY 1969 is a Legendary primary hand cannon.

This weapon is purchasable from the Crucible Quartermaster, and can also be rewarded randomly.


The good: Balanced, large magazine.

The bad: Slow reload speed, low stability, Mulligan.

Conclusion: Perks aren’t that beneficial in PvP.

Read the full review here

This is a Legendary Weapon
Hand Cannon (Primary Weapon)
Kinetic Base Damage/Upgraded272/331
Quality Lvl60
Rate of Fire
Magazine Size

Aim Assist
Equip Speed
Recoil Direction

Talent Upgrades Tree (from the vendor)

Kinetic Damage

This weapon causes Kinetic damage.


Stable sight. Optimized for excellent recoil control.

+6 Stability
+8 Reload

Return to Sender

Kills with this weapon grant a 40% change of bonus ammo, directly to the magazine.

Upgrade Damage 1

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Armor Piercing Rounds

These iridium-core rounds overpenetrate targets. Their mass slows down weapon handling.

+40 Range
-10 Reload


Missing a shot has a 5% chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.

Upgrade Damage 2

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Upgrade Damage 3

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.


Snapshot sight. Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

+2 Stability
+12 Reload

Flared Magwell

Reload this weapon even faster.

Upgrade Damage 4

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.


Agile sight. Lightning-fast handling.

+15 Reload
+15 Handling

Field Scout

Maximum Ammo capacity.

Increases magazine size from 10 to 13.

Upgrade Damage 5

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.


Video Review


Weapon Review

TFWPKY 1969 is a Legendary primary hand cannon which can be purchased from the Crucible Quartermaster for 150 Crucible Marks. Its name stands for “The Fall Will Probably Kill You,” a reference to a line from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

The default perks are listed above, but these can vary if you receive this weapon from an Engram or random reward in PvE/PvP. Click here to see all of its potential perks.


Recommended Perks

+6 Stability
+8 Reload
+8 Handling

Field Scout
Increases magazine size to 13


The Good

A solid all-around weapon, TFWPKY 1969 is an easily obtainable legendary hand cannon that compliments most builds and styles of play.

At a respectable 81 Impact and an average rate of fire, it’s bound to catch enemies off guard with its low time to kill. A solid magazine size of 10 is boosted to 13 with Field Scout.

TFWPKY 1969 boasts a great balance of stats that allow the weapon to perform dutifully in most encounters. It doesn’t excel at anything, but it’s certainly isn’t bad in any particular way either. Its base stats are just the middle-ground compared to other hand cannons; nothing awesome but nothing bad.

Flared Magwell or Field Scout keep time spent reloading to a minimum, offsetting the downtime associated with hand cannons in PvE. The base reload speed is 3 seconds, but Flared Magwell will reduce it to 2 seconds.

We recommend Field Scout since having that 3 additional rounds give you a better chance at activating Return to Sender or Mulligan.

In PvP, TFWPKY 1969‘s stats alone make it more than serviceable. Its large magazine and low recoil make it easier to land shots under pressure and less punishing when shots whiff. As with most hand cannons, TFWPKY 1969 is strongest in mid range, but can still perform well in close range scenarios provided you’re comfortable with it.

With accurate hip fire you’ll be able to outplay close range weapons with a quick shoot and melee combo, and even if you miss, the Mulligan perk has a 5% chance to return your ammo.

The Bad

TFWPKY 1969 comes stock with incredibly undesirable perks, especially in PvP where primary ammo isn’t an issue at all. Its stock perks are really only noticeable in PvE.

Return to Sender and Mulligan help to slightly alleviate issues with the hand cannon’s low ammo reserve, but not often enough.

Return to Sender is rarely beneficial when after most kills you’ll be looking for the next opportunity to reload anyway. With a low process rate, Mulligan is even weaker and more situational, and really isn’t good for any weapon.

Other than Field Scout, nothing on this weapon will work in your favor against other Guardians in the Crucible.

The base reload speed is 3 seconds, but Flared Magwell will reduce it to 2 seconds. This isn’t the slowest reload speed, but it’s definitely well below average.

The base stability is also below average, just slightly higher than Fatebringer.

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This hand cannon looks the part, sharing the fatter frame of some newer models. For better or worse, it has the ubiquitous red and blue paint job shared by all Crucible weapons.

It’s not winning any awards for beauty or originality, but it’s still no slouch. It has an exterior that matches its performance: You can judge this book by its cover.



Don’t expect to be surprised and you won’t be disappointed. TFWPKY 1969 is a workhorse, but would benefit from perks like Zen Moment, Perfect Balance, and Luck in the Chamber.

If your Exotic weapon slot is full and you’re in the market for a new primary, this is an excellent choice for PvE. While TFWPKY 1969 could really benefit from random rolls, it’s still a good choice for PvP because of its high magazine size.

To compare TFWPKY 1969 to Timur’s Lash, which you can read our review for as well, TFWPKY has lower Impact & range, and almost ties at reload speed.

Still, its arguably the best of the purchasable hand cannons on base stats alone, and certainly a better choice than the Vanguard alternative, The Devil You Don’t. This is a fun weapon for hand cannon fanatics, and a well-rounded introduction for hand cannon initiates.

If you’re looking for the best Legendary hand cannons, you’ll want to focus your attention on the Fatebringer, Word of Crota, or Timur’s Lash (reroll it!).

For PvP this weapon earns a 7.4/10 and for PvE a 7.5/10.