Pistol

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Pistol

Pistol

"Ancient pattern automatic pistol. Weak and short range, but quick."


Type
EquipmentWeapons
Mass
1.2 kg
Class
Modern
Mode
Single-Shot
Dmg Type
Sharp
Damage
9
Warm-Up
18 ticks (0.3 secs)
Cooldown
75.333 ticks (1.26 secs)
Range
24 tile(s)
Accuracy
91% - 71% - 50% - 32%
Average Acc.
61%
Velocity
55 (m/s)
Burst Count
1 (per burst)
DPS
5.79 (3.53)
Buy
Steel 30 + Component 2
Sell
Silver 164



The pistol is a lightweight, semi-automatic firearm in RimWorld with low damage per shot, quick fire rate, short range, and moderate accuracy. Due to its short ranged, high fire rate nature; the pistol is a good choice for shooters with low post-processed accuracy (95% or less), but other weapons such as machine pistols and pump shotguns are still better options if available. Its effective range is around 14-18 tiles, but it's sufficiently accurate to be utilised up to its maximum range - if the shooter is also capable of doing so, but it'd be better to equip the shooter with an LMG or charge rifle if they could do so, as they have similar range.

Its main advantage lies in its cheapness, but you can still get better 'bang for the silver' if you invest slightly more in an 'automatic' weapon - and the same rule applies to crafting costs.

Its fast fire rate makes it an optimal weapon for practicing shooting skill.


Obtaining

Pistols can be purchased from outlander and orbital weapon traders for a relatively low price, or obtained from outlander and pirate raiders. Pistols can also be crafted at a machining table once the machining research is completed; from 30 steel, 2 components, and 15,000 ticks (250 secs) of work.


A pistol is also one of the three starting weapons in the standard crashlanded scenario, along with a survival rifle and plasteel knife.


Conclusion & Comparison

As to be expected, the pistol is the lowest ranking firearm in the game overall with its mediocre range and accuracy, and sub-par damage - but a pistol still outclasses the short bow by a significant margin. The pistol is also outclassed by even the machine pistol, and therefore significantly below the heavy SMG and pump shotgun; all of which shadow the pistol in terms of damage output either by being automatic weapons, or just superior stopping power - of which the heavy SMG almost combines both of these attributes. The great bow also outguns the pistol, and arguably the pila does too.


Overall, the pistol remains a somewhat useful weapon in the early game, but you'll gradually see your stock of better weapons increase as you dispatch of more hostile raids.