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The HVY Insurgent Pick-Up Custom is a custom Light Armored Personnel Vehicle (LAPV) featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Gunrunning update.


The Insurgent Pick-Up Custom was originally introduced as a mission-only vehicle that can be driven by the player as a bunker sell delivery vehicle. However, as of the Insurgent Pick-Up Custom Week event, commencing August 1st, 2017, it became available for all players.


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The Insurgent Pick-Up Custom is a modifiable variant of the Insurgent Pick-Up, where it retains the exact same design and properties as the regular Insurgent Pick-Up, except that a tow-hitch is added, able to tow another player's Anti-Aircraft Trailer. The vehicle can be modified with an array of visual modifications, being armor plates, liveries and respray colors.

Color distribution is the same as its Pegasus equivalent, and retains the same wheel design and color as the aforementioned vehicle and the Insurgent.

Similar to the Pegasus version, the vehicle is equipped with the same machine gun turret that resembles a Browning M2HB .50 caliber machine gun, but can be replaced with a three-barreled .50 caliber Minigun resembling a GAU-19 gatling gun.

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Performance-wise, the vehicle is the same as its normal counterpart, as well as the unarmed Insurgent, albeit with a slightly higher revving, and a rather unique turbo engine sound will be present if the vehicle is fitted with one. According to the Social Club stats, the vehicle only differs in that it has slightly better acceleration. Still, the performance upgrades can give the vehicle a slight advantage over the regular version, similar to the unarmed Insurgent.


The armor of the vehicle remains the same as their equivalents; when the Armor option has been maximized to 100%, the vehicle is capable of surviving up to 27 homing missiles or 14 RPGs (provided that it is occupied by a driver), or extensive gunfire. However, it has large non-bulletproof windows, making their occupants vulnerable to gunfire.

The Insurgent Pick-Up Custom can be equipped with additional Armor Plating that will primarily affect the windows and the gunner position. Adding any Armor Plating will take away the ability for occupants to use throwable weapons, and none of the upgrades render the glass bulletproof.

  • The Light Armor Plating upgrade primarily seems to have only light cosmetic differences, such as light protectors and window mesh gratings.
  • The Medium Armor Plating upgrade add grills that obscures the windows and adds a front protective armor plate on the turret, which improves the gunner's protection from gunfire.
  • The Heavy Armor Plating upgrade adds plates that constrict the openings in the windows, making it harder for gunfire to get through. The gunner also has additional armor plating behind the hatch, being wider than the turret hatch itself. However, the player may be shot through the small gaps on the windshield plates, while the side window plates are not solid and do not offer protection at all.


Similar to the regular version, the vehicle has access to a turret that provide a 360 degree coverage and an elevation range of between -20 and 30 degrees, making it an ideal choice against low-flying aircraft and targets that are close to the vehicle.

  • Machine Gun: The first option by default is the same machine gun from the regular version, which shares the same characteristics as the former.
  • Minigun: The second option is a rapid-fire .50 caliber minigun, which behaves the same as any mounted minigun present in other vehicles such as the Valkyrie and the Turreted Limo. Despite sharing calibers with the Machine Gun, the Minigun suffers from a significant loss in damage output; whilst it gains almost triple the MG's firerate (1200 RPM, three times the stock Machine Gun's 410 RPM) it experiences an extreme drop in individual projectile damage (30, compared to the stock 150). As a result, the Minigun option offers only roughly 60% of the DPS (damage per second) that the stock Machine Gun dishes out. Despite this, the Minigun is able to destroy vehicles instantly upon being damaged enough, while the Machine Gun can only set them aflame and requires additional rounds to finally destroy it.
  • The vehicle has the option of installing Proximity Mines, which behave the same as any remote explosive and are operated by the driver. These mines are a bit stronger than their hand-held counterparts and are also limited to five active mines. Caution should be taken when using them, as they can potentially damage or destroy the vehicle.


Towing an Anti-Aircraft Trailer in collaboration with another player gives the vehicle increased potential, as the trailer turret can provide additional defense when the main vehicle is supressing enemies. Caution should be taken when carrying the AA trailer, as it is possible to trigger a proximity mine that the Insurgent Pick-Up Custom has placed, destroying the trailer. The lack of armor often makes the trailer the first vehicle to lose during a combat.

  • The stock MG option usually gives general flexibility against targets and one can protect the other gunner from behind, as well as the rear occupants. Focusing a single target with both turrets usually means increased damage.
  • The SAM option gives good capabilities at taking out long-range aircraft, compensating the lack of range and limited capabilities of the Insurgent Pick-Up Custom against armored vehicles. Land vehicles can be taken out with the SAM battery, but the low fire rate limits its effectiveness against armored targets.
  • The Flak Cannon option gives the vehicle a better way to defeat enemy heavy armor, again due to the Insurgent Pick-Up Custom's low capabilities against armored targets, but that means exposing the trailer directly to the enemy threat, especially tanks and weaponized aircraft.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 81 / 130 6 N/A AWD
40% FWD
60% RWD
8600 / 18960 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
7.6 Seconds 97 / 156 6 F4 AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
75 (120)


0.147 500 / 1640 750 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A ~ 410 RPM Cannot be determined Box Magazine (unlimited capacity) Charging Handle N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
15 (24)


0.05 500 / 1640 750 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A ~ 1,200 RPM Cannot be determined Box magazine (unlimited capacity) N/A N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


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The Insurgent Pick-Up Custom can only be modified at a vehicle workshop inside a Mobile Operations Center or Avenger.

Category Modification Cost Image
Armor Plating No Armor Plating $700
Light Armor Plating $1,100
Medium Armor Plating $1,350
Heavy Armor Plating* $1,500
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
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Full Coverage
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Proximity Mine No Proximity Mine $700
Proximity Mine* $99,000
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Weapons Machine Gun $55,000
.50 Cal Minigun* $100,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Up to three Insurgent Pick-Up Customs are used as the delivery vehicles in a Sell Weapons mission involving Merryweather. The player needs to drive it to deliver multiple drops and eliminate Merryweather after each drop. This particular variant appears to have Medium Armor Plating upgrade and is painted with Sprayed Camo livery.
  • Up to three Insurgent Pick-Up Customs are used in yet another Sell Weapons mission as the delivery vehicles. The player is tasked with delivering each truck to its respective drop-off. They may also encounter the Cartel, The Lost or a one-star Wanted Level during the sale. This variant appears with Heavy Armor Plating upgrade and has Urban Geometric livery.
  • Appears as part of the Business Battle where players must take out all military personnel before stealing the vehicle at Fort Zancudo.
  • During Planning Work: Defenses, the player can steal an Insurgent Pick-Up Custom from Merryweather. They can later use it during The Data Contract to defend Avi Schwartzman from the attacking Merryweather troops.
  • An Insurgent Pick-Up Custom is seen inside the target underground base during the Security Contract "Liquidize Assets" (if the target to tail is a Merryweather Mesa).


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  • Can be converted from a standard Insurgent Pick-Up in the Mobile Operations Center/Avenger vehicle workshop, for $202,500.
    • The vehicle comes with the "Basic Camo" Livery and Light Armor Plating upgrade as standard upon conversion.
    • Once converted, it becomes a Personal Vehicle available for use in missions, be it Heists or regular Contact Missions. It will be stored in the oldest garage owned by the player by default, but can be moved into any suitable garage by driving into it with the Insurgent Pick-Up Custom.


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  • When modifying it at the Arena Workshop, the vehicle gains a unique "Interior" option that contains the "Light Color" group (normally reserved for Benny's Original Motor Works lowriders and high-end sports vehicles for the dials). However, it seems to have no effect on the dial itself, as it is not intended to be colorable due to the black texture and the bright displays. The exterior does not have any color change, either.

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