Pistols and Submachine guns belong to the same category, due to the ammo they use. In both cases, it is « light ammo ». Each of the weapons discussed here is effective over short and occasionally medium distance. There are several pistols in the game and they have been grouped in classes (white-green-blue-purple-orange):
- Pistol – a regular automatic pistol with a dozen-or-so bullets in the clip. This weapon can be used over short and medium distance, due to its high accuracy. There are three classes of this weapon available – white, green and blue.
- Revolver – a regular revolver dealing higher damage than the pistol, but with fewer ammo in the drum. The weapon can be used over short and medium distance, due to its high accuracy. There are three classes available – white, green and blue.
- Submachine gun (SMG) – Submachine guns (SMG’s and Tactical SMG’s) deal low damage, but they make up for this with their rate of fire. The weapon can be used over short and medium distance, due to its high rate of fire. Available SMG variants are white, green and blue. Available Tactical SMGs are green, blue and purple.
Pistols are the most common weapons in the game. They are not as effective over short distance as shotguns, nor as effective over medium distance as assault rifles. However, this is not an obstacle to learning firing system, using them. Try to use them as temporary weapons and, when you find something better, dispose of it.
If you do not have any shotgun, SMG (tactical SMG) is a good replacement. While using it, try to target the enemy head at all costs. This will make the weapon the most effective, due to its rate of fire.