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Ten Gallon

Ten Gallon Borderlands 3 Legendary Showcase

About the Ten Gallon:

The Ten Gallon is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Tediore SMG  turns into a drone when thrown out if you reload. Once the drone is active it can run out of ammo. The next time you reload your ‘Ten Gallon’ it will turn into an ammo clip for your new companion.


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Special Weapon Effect:

“Let me tell you about my best friend.”
When thrown, it follows the character as a drone while facing the same direction and shoots at enemies.

How to get the Ten Gallon?:

The Ten Gallon can be obtained from any loot source but has a high chance of dropping from the boss GenIVIV who is located on Voracious Canopy Eden-6.

Drop Rate:

The Drop Rate of the Ten Gallon is 9.3% on Mayhem 6+; 15% Otherwise


  • When the drone runs out of ammo, it will continue to follow the character until they reload. The second thrown weapon will turn into a magazine, fly towards the drone and reload it.
    The drone will despawn after several minutes but changing weapons will not despawn it.
  • The Ten Gallon occasionally appears in Maurice’s Black Market.


  • Hotfix – March 11, 2021
    • Increased weapon damage by 100%
  • Hotfix – June 11, 2020
    • Increased weapons damage


  • The red flavor text is a lyric from a Harry Nilsson song Best Friend.
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  1. Every gun is usable in normal mode. Even TKs Wave……

    But this one is a no.

  2. Hahaha I give it a 7… stays around a while like a good friend

    • I havent considered that as a use.

    • Keaton… that is the only way I use it. While farming solo

    • I get the LITERAL use of it. I thought u meant like treating it as a friend if u dont have anybody else to play with🤣

  3. 👎

  4. It’s a fun weapon but not really that good.

  5. 💩

  6. Solid 2/10.

  7. It’s about as useful as Emerald Splash against Dio

  8. I had(technically have) a lvl 18 version, back when I was ~lvl20, and this gun was a fun helping hand t… https://t.co/cmMkTDWchN


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