I know I can hit f and see weapon choices. 0 is my stimpacks found in the beginning. 4 is the handgun. Thing is I do not want to waste bullets on cockroaches so how do I select fists? 1 or 2 or 3 are empty so I figured those but they do not work.

  • How to un-select a weapon? If only...
    – Mazura
    Commented Dec 14, 2017 at 0:07

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You can go into your Pip-Boy and unequip the weapon manually, but probably the best way to handle this situation is to favorite a melee weapon (in the prologue, you normally find a Security Baton well before you find the first pistol) and simply press its hotkey when you don't want to waste ammo.

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    As far as I know, pressing the hotkey of the weapon you currently have selected will not unequip it in Fallout 4. It did so in previous Bethesda games.
    – Thorsal
    Commented Dec 23, 2015 at 8:37
  • @Thorsal I believe you are correct; answer edited. Thanks for pointing that out. Commented Dec 27, 2015 at 2:22

Like gatherer818 said, you can equip and unequip a weapon manually in your Pip-Boy, or assign it as a favorite.

However, there is another, faster way to address your concern of not wasting ammo on pathetic enemies like radroaches. You can melee using your gun, which the game refers to as "bashing". Just press the power attack/grenade button (right bumper on Xbox) and you'll melee. There's even a perk to improve this damage, called Basher.

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