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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.png Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.
The Taken King source icon.png 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.png Headseeker
Body shots with this weapon increase precision damage for a short time.
Infuse perk icon.png Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

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Smooth Ballistics perk icon.png Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Accurized Ballistics perk icon.png Accurized Ballistics
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

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

Penalty to range.

Column 2[]

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

Column 3[]

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

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