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'''Pistols''' are a family of small one-handed guns. While they can be useful to all four character [[classes]], they are a trademark weapon for [[Mordecai]], who has an entire skill tree and [[Class_Mod#Hunter|several Class Mods]] dedicated to their mastery.
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'''Pistols''' are a family of small one-handed guns. While they can be useful to all four character [[classes]], they are a trademark weapon for [[Mordecai]], who has an entire skill tree and [[Class_Mod#Hunter|several Class Mods]] dedicated to their mastery.
   
Pistols comprise two distinct families.
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Pistols comprise two distinct families.
 
*[[Repeater Pistol]]s (including Machine Pistols) have a higher rate of fire and greater magazine capacity, but inflict less damage per shot.
 
*[[Repeater Pistol]]s (including Machine Pistols) have a higher rate of fire and greater magazine capacity, but inflict less damage per shot.
 
*[[Revolver]]s have a lower rate of fire and much smaller magazine capacity, but inflict greater damage per shot, and are generally more accurate.
 
*[[Revolver]]s have a lower rate of fire and much smaller magazine capacity, but inflict greater damage per shot, and are generally more accurate.
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The compact nature of pistols differentiates them from other kinds of weapon loot. Pistols are small enough to be swallowed whole by [[Skag]]s and hungry [[Zombie]]s, thus they can appear as loot in a [[Lootable_object|Skag pile]],
 
The compact nature of pistols differentiates them from other kinds of weapon loot. Pistols are small enough to be swallowed whole by [[Skag]]s and hungry [[Zombie]]s, thus they can appear as loot in a [[Lootable_object|Skag pile]],
or regurgitated by a certain [[Zombie_TK_Baha|talkative Zombie]] as a possible reward for his quests. Weapon chests (either red, white, or Crimson Lance) will contain four pistols per shelf, whereas they can hold no more of two of any other kind of weapon. Pistols can also appears in lockers.
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or regurgitated by a certain [[Zombie_TK_Baha|talkative Zombie]] as a possible reward for his quests. Weapon chests (either red, white, or Crimson Lance) can contain up to four pistols per shelf, compared to two with any other type of weapon(or in a single rocket launcher per shelf in red or Crimson Lance). Pistols can occasionally be found in lockers also.
   
The small size of pistols allows [[Lance Defender]]s to fire them with one hand, their other hand being occupied by their riot shield.
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The small size of pistols allows [[Lance Defender]]s to fire them with one hand, their other hand being occupied by their riot shield. Pistols are also very common among Bandits, especially Thugs.
 
[[Category:Pistols]]
 
[[Category:Pistols]]
 
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[[Category:Weapons]]

Revision as of 14:34, September 14, 2011

Pistols are a family of small one-handed guns. While they can be useful to all four character classes, they are a trademark weapon for Mordecai, who has an entire skill tree and several Class Mods dedicated to their mastery.

Pistols comprise two distinct families.

  • Repeater Pistols (including Machine Pistols) have a higher rate of fire and greater magazine capacity, but inflict less damage per shot.
  • Revolvers have a lower rate of fire and much smaller magazine capacity, but inflict greater damage per shot, and are generally more accurate.

The two families use different varieties of ammunition, but share a single Weapon proficiency. Mordecai's Gunslinger talents apply equally to both families.

The compact nature of pistols differentiates them from other kinds of weapon loot. Pistols are small enough to be swallowed whole by Skags and hungry Zombies, thus they can appear as loot in a Skag pile, or regurgitated by a certain talkative Zombie as a possible reward for his quests. Weapon chests (either red, white, or Crimson Lance) can contain up to four pistols per shelf, compared to two with any other type of weapon(or in a single rocket launcher per shelf in red or Crimson Lance). Pistols can occasionally be found in lockers also.

The small size of pistols allows Lance Defenders to fire them with one hand, their other hand being occupied by their riot shield. Pistols are also very common among Bandits, especially Thugs.

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