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In Borderlands 1 I had a great pistol which only had a 2-shot clip but reloaded almost instantly and it also regenerated ammunition over time, fast enough that it basically had infinite ammo. I haven't found a gun in BL2 that has this ability, are there any? I'm playing as Commando and I've noticed Gunzerker class mods that seem to grant this ability, but I was hoping there are guns that do it too. The need to stop questing and go searching through containers for ammo or find an ammo vending machine is a little annoying.

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Tangentially related: my answer for a BL1 question about ammo. Hope it's a similar situation for BL2 –  MBraedley Sep 27 '12 at 20:10
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I saw someone on the Gearbox forums talking about something called a Vladof Infinity with a magazine size of 1, but never needs reloading. –  user9983 Sep 27 '12 at 20:21
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Thanks. This issue is actually detracting a bit from my enjoyment of the game, sometimes in monster-infested areas it seems like I have to detour for ammo several times before I even get to any of the mission objectives. And I can go from fully loaded with ammo to totally empty on a couple different weapon types during boss fights. The Caustic Caverns were a huge pain, with (as far as I know) no ammo machine except at the entrance. –  Dan C Sep 27 '12 at 20:56
    
As noted by the asker, there is a GunZerker class mod with Team Ammo regen. Yes - it is just as game breaking as ammo regen was in BL1. –  David B Sep 27 '12 at 21:03
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There is one gun that exists that doesn't have "ammo regen", but doesn't consume bullets.

The Infinity pistol, taken from the wiki:

The Infinity is widely regarded as one of the more powerful weapons, and probably the most rare in Borderlands 2. Its combination of special effects; no ammo consumption, fixed multiple projectile spread and the fact that the user can still maintain full movement speed while aiming down the sights make a lethal combination.

As an extra note, you'll need to have at least 1 bullet of pistol ammo, or the infinity will not fire.

If you decided to buy the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade pack, which not only grants you a bigger level cap (Level 61), it also grants the ability to find Pearlescent weapons.

IN regards to this question, the only known Pearlescent weapon that regenerates ammo is the Avenger, a Tediore submachine gun that regenerates ammo slowly. So yes, there is at least one gun that does regenerate ammunition.

Taken from the wiki:

The Avenger is an above-average submachine gun in most respects, but as with most Tediore weapons its primary use is reload-throwing. The storm of bullets it creates is very useful in a crowd, and the additional explosion is just icing on the cake. As with the top-tier Tediore weapons of old, the Avenger regenerates ammo of its type. As Tediore weapons can now be reload-thrown, this ability proves to be much more useful than it originally was and extends your ability to use it in prolonged combat. This ability generally proves redundant for Gunzerkers, but is nonetheless one of the factors that make it a viable weapon for use with any class.

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Link to the wiki page? –  MBraedley Nov 29 '12 at 18:19
    
Done. Completed. –  DISREGARD MODS ACQUIRE REP Nov 30 '12 at 18:36
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The Butcher pearlescent shotgun has an indirect type of ammo regeneration. Special weapon effects from Borderlands wiki (emphasis mine):

Fresh Meat! – Very low pellet count. Greatly increased fire rate. Achieves maximum accuracy much more quickly than other Hyperion shotguns. Magazine randomly refills a random amount of ammo as it's fired, giving it a wildly variable magazine size in use. Fire rate increases under sustained fire.

Note: The ammo refilled is not removed from the character ammo stock, so it can be considered as an indirect type of ammo regeneration.

Items that can regenerate, add ammo or give more ammo capacity:

  • The Hoarder Class Mods for the Gunzerker / Salvador, which gives team ammo regeneration
  • Absorb Shields have a set percentage chance of adding ammunition to the user's reserves when struck with a bullet or rocket-based attack. The Absorb Shield with the highest percentage chance of absorbing enemy bullets or rockets is The Sham (highest possible absorb chance is 94%).
  • Stockpile Relic or a Blood of the Ancients relic - boosts the maximum amount of ammunition the wielder can carry
  • Ammo Shrines, introduced in the 'Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep' DLC allow you to quickly regenerate ammo.
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The butcher + psycho with bloodlust = tons of fun –  z - Jul 24 '13 at 10:28
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Near as I can tell, no there are no guns with ammo regen.

A quick Google search turns up many similar threads, obviously people are missing it from Borderlands 1. Some alternatives:

  • Play the Gunzerker. He has class mods for personal and team ammo regen, and the "Gunzerking" class ability, which regenerates ammo for all of his guns (unlocked very early). Gunzerker also has class skills for increasing ammo capacity. Play this guy, and you'll never have an ammo problem (in my experience).
  • Apparently certain shields exist which "capture" bullets that are shot at (and hit) you.
  • Use Eridium to expand your ammo capacity for your favorite guns.
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