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Tommy: "Phil?"
Phil: "RUN! RUUUUUUUN!"
Tommy Vercetti meets Phil Cassidy in his depot

Gun Runner is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti from arms dealer Phil Cassidy from his depot in Little Haiti, Vice City.

Mission

After the successful bank heist, Phil phones Tommy saying he can receive some extra weaponry. He goes over to his depot to find Phil making bombs out of boomshine, one of which detonates, destroying a Walton. Phil tells Tommy about a Mexican arms dealer named Pedro Garcia who is doing his weekly run. Phil then asks Tommy to steal the weapons shipment. Tommy rams the gun runners' trucks until the weapon crates fall out, smashes the crates, collects the weapons (a .357, SPAS 12, M60, and MAC-10) and finally kill all the gun runners in the trucks while being pursued by many Faggio-riding backup, completing the mission.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go and knock the arms off the back of the dealers' trucks
  • The arms dealer dropped his load. Smash the crate and pick up the weapon
  • The arms dealer dropped his load. Smash the crate and pick up the weapon
  • The arms dealer dropped his load. Smash the crate and pick up the weapon
  • The arms dealer dropped his load. Smash the crate and pick up the weapon
  • Now go and finish off the remaining arms dealers

Walkthrough

Tips and Tricks

  • Although Phil asks Tommy to kill the dealers, this is not necessary to complete the mission; the player only needs to pick up the guns and destroy the Waltons to successfully complete the mission.
  • It is recommended to remain in the vehicle whilst pursuing the gun runners, as Tommy's health will deplete very quickly if he is run over by one of the trucks/bikes.
  • A tank (Rhino) is highly recommended, because tanks can instantly destroy the Waltons whilst smashing the crates (weapons does not gets destroyed), and can destroy Faggios even if they are bumping into the tank.
  • There are infinite bikers trying to stop you. So the best idea of getting away from the pursuit is to end the mission quickly.
  • The bikers would attempt to hijack the tank Tommy drives, but they would only chase a short distance before aborting the tank. They also cannot use the cannon on the tank. So killing the bikers is the point.
  • Try to use a sturdy car like the Admiral, because you could get overwhelmed using a bike.

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Video Walkthrough

PC Version
GTA Vice City - Walkthrough - Mission 46 - Gun Runner (HD)

GTA Vice City - Walkthrough - Mission 46 - Gun Runner (HD)

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iPad 2 Version
GTA Vice City - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 46 - Gun Runner

GTA Vice City - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 46 - Gun Runner

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Trivia

  • The Waltons used by the gun runners in this mission have a unique white paint job, to obtain it, destroy the last one in a garage will reset the doors, which repairs it after mission completion.
  • Similarly, the Walton in the cutscene features different rims and a unique light-blue paint job, though the cut-scene version is unobtainable.
  • The player needs to be careful upon exiting the vehicle; if they haven't gunned down the Walton driven by a gun runner, the player will be run over recklessly and will quickly become Wasted.
  • The player will receive a bonus $100 for each Faggio biker he kills.
  • For some reason, if the Walton explodes with the crate, it still falls off and breaks normally.
  • It's possible for Tommy to snipe through the glass and not hit the driver but instead the crate, which breaks it and drops the weapon.

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