.45 Defender
General information

Weapon class:


Weapon type:

Semi-automatic pistol

Magazine capacity:

8 rounds (U2 & U3)
9 rounds (UGA)

Maximum ammo:

64 rounds (U2 & U3)
36 rounds (UGA)

Appears in:

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted: Golden Abyss

First found:

Borneo (U2)
London Underground (U3)
I'm Telling You... It Was Drake (UGA)

Commonly found on:

Katherine Marlowe's agents


The .45 Defender is a weapon that appears in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. In Uncharted 2, it replaces the PM-9mm from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune as the first (chronologically) firearm. Despite power differences between the 9mm and .45 calibers, both weapons are largely the same in terms of performance.



The .45 Defender is a very popular weapon in the Uncharted series. It is inferior to the 92FS-9mm: magazine capacity, total ammunition carried and rate of fire are less for the .45 Defender than for the 92FS-9mm. It should be noted that the in-game magazine capacity is depicted as eight rounds, whereas real life capacity is typically seven, unless one bullet is left in the chamber, if the weapon is reloaded without emptying the magazine.


The .45 Defender is based on the Colt Defender. The gun's slide marks it as a Chinese pistol, and it is referred to as a "Type 85" in the official strategy guide.


  • Chloe carries a unique version of the weapon, with a black finish and flaming skulls on each side of the slide.
  • In reality, the Colt Defender is the smallest handgun made by Colt.
  • When playing the Co-op Arena mode of multiplayer, the player spawns with a 92FS-9mm, but hostiles around the player will be armed with .45 Defenders in early rounds.
  • Compared to its iteration in Among Thieves, its firing sound is different in Drake's Deception and Golden Abyss.
  • This weapon is not available in Uncharted 3 multiplayer.
  • In the demo version of Golden Abyss, the reloading sound effects are identical to that of the AK-47. It has its own sound in the finalized version.