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A single word is etched onto the inside of the weapon's casing: "Soon."
― In-game description

No Time to Explain is an exotic pulse rifle that can only be obtained by completing the quest Not Forged In Light.


No Time to Explain can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


No Time to Explain can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Headseeker perk icon Headseeker
Body shots with this weapon increase precision damage for a short time.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

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Smooth Ballistics perk icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Accurized Ballistics perk icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Smart Drift Control perk icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

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Full Auto perk icon Full Auto
This weapon can be fired in full auto mode.

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Speed Reload perk icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Hand Loaded perk icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Fitted Stock perk icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.

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Rewind Again perk icon Rewind Again
Precision hits are immediately returned to the magazine.