160 for 200 1,600 for 200 1,920 for 200 (Premium Ammo)
140 250 375
Rate of Fire
Approx. Drop Level
41 100 &
Single DPS [?]
2,800 5,000 7,500
Pierce DPS [?]
5,600 10,000 15,000
Augmented DPS [?]
11,200 21,500 30,000
Crafting Cost [?]
836,420 2,429,640 12,148,200
1,672 30,370 364,446
"Twin recoilless alternating barrels allow for accuracy and an extremely high rate of fire. One of the most innovative and deadly submachine guns available anywhere."
The Ronson 55 is an SMG made by Ronson. Unlike most other SMGs, the Ronson 55 has some late-game potential due to the high damage output for a SMG and the two pierce.
In comparison to other SMGs, the Ronson 55 is a direct upgrade from the CM 307, having higher clip size, damage, rate of fire and pierce for the same SMG ammo. Its movement modifier is extremely similar to that of the Ronson 65-a, with a difference of one percent. The Ronson 55 outclasses both the 65-a and the Ronson LBM in damage per second, falling behind only on pierce and continuous fire.
The Ronson 55, in its non- version, gets the benefit of super cheap ammo, $40 for 200. In addition, the rounds per second of the 55 is quite high, twenty, meaning that users of the Heavy Class can combine this gun with the Concussion skill for some decent stun-locking power, along with exclusive 2 pierce. Its firepower in damage makes this gun good at taking out a decent-sized horde of zombies. The Ronson 55 is as powerful as physical damage SMGs can get, having the highest DPS out of all the SMG's. This makes the Ronson 55 one of the best candidates for using the more expensive SMG ammo, $400 for 200.
The 55 is a surprisingly good boss killer, being an SMG it has decent mobility, high damage, and high rate of fire, making this weapon ideal for all bosses, excluding most fast-moving aggressive bosses.
Some recommended augments are Deadly for more killing power, Overclocked for double the DPS, and Capacity or Adaptive for bigger clip size or if you play Nightmare a lot.
Its description in the alpha version of the game was simply "2 alternating barrels".