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Now I know jus' what ya thinkin', "But how am I supposed to dish out some-a that mob-style justice without a proper tool?" Well, that's where this little beauty comes in.
Enforcer publicity blurb

The Enforcer is a community-created secondary weapon for the Spy. It is a snubnosed revolver with pearl grips.

The Enforcer delivers 20% more damage than the Revolver when fired while the user is disguised. It fires 20% slower and cannot deal random critical hits.

The weapon's most notable perk, however, is its ability to pierce damage resistances: the Enforcer deals full damage to enemies affected by a bullet-type Übercharge from the Vaccinator, Heavies spun up below half health with the Natascha or Brass Beast, the Battalion's Backup rage, the Fists of Steel, Spies' invisibility passive resistance, and Sentry Guns under control of the Wrangler.

The Enforcer cannot pierce and deal damage against opponents under the effects of full invincibility, such as Bonk! Atomic Punch or a Medi Gun's Übercharge.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Maximum ramp-up 150% 60
Base damage 100% 40
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 21
Point blank 55-60
Medium range 35-45
Long range 16-25
Critical 120
Mini-crit 54-81
Function times
Attack interval 0.6 s
Reload 1.133 s
Spread recovery 1.25 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
The Man of Honor
Item icon Mobster Monday Bundle.png

No effect


Strange variant


See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Scrap Metal L'Etranger Enforcer
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png + Item icon L'Etranger.png = Item icon Enforcer.png
Class Token - Spy Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Spy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Ambassador.png Item icon L'Etranger.png Item icon Enforcer.png Item icon Diamondback.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Man of Honor weapon Possible Results
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Enforcer.pngItem icon Big Earner.png =
Item icon Cosa Nostra Cap.png Item icon Made Man.png

Related achievements

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

A Cut Above
A Cut Above
Kill a gun-wielding Spy with your knife.

Update history

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)
  • The Enforcer was added to the game. Its attributes are:
    • +20% damage done
    • 0.5 sec increase in time taken to cloak

June 28, 2011 Patch

  • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for the Enforcer.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage bonus attribute was changed from "+20% damage done" to "+20% damage bonus".

May 31, 2012 Patch

  • Changed attributes:
    • +20% damage bonus while undisguised.
    • -20% firing speed.
    • No random critical hits.

October 9, 2012 Patch

  • Removed outdated tip about the Spy's Enforcer.

June 19, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • +20% damage bonus while disguised.

August 27, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed the Enforcer getting a damage bonus as the Spy was disguising and not fully disguised.

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Attacks pierce resist and absorb effects from all sources.

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • Fixed the resistance-piercing property on the Enforcer not working against some items or effects (Wrangler shields, Battalion's Backup, Fists of Steel, Spy invisibility passive resistance, The Dead Ringer, Brass Beast and Natascha).


  • The speedloader for this weapon uses the wrong texture, causing it to have an incorrect appearance. It uses the Enforcer's texture, instead of the Revolver's view model texture.


  • The Enforcer does not pierce the Sentry Gun's 33% damage resistance from the Spy while being sapped.
  • The Enforcer does not pierce the damage resistances given by the Resistance, Vampire and Plague Powerups in Mannpower mode.
  • The Enforcer does not deal the additional damage caused by the Pain Train's 10% bullet damage vulnerability.


  • An enforcer is a member of the Mafia entrusted to ensuring fulfillment of deals by threats, and if necessary, killing.
  • The Enforcer's design is based off of the Smith and Wesson Model 19. The S&W M19 was the Revolver most commonly used by the mafia in the 20th century.
  • The Enforcer resembles the Revolver used by Dirty Harry's partner in the movie "The Enforcer".


See also