Autopistol

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Autopistol

Autopistol

An ancient pattern blowback-operated self-loading pistol. It lacks stopping power and range, but is quick to fire.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Tech Level
Industrial
Class
Industrial
Market Value
139 Silver
Mass
1.2 kg

Ranged Combat

Mode
Single-Shot
Damage
10 dmg (Bullet)
Armor penetration
15%
Warm-Up
18 ticks (0.3 secs)
Cooldown
60 ticks (1 sec)
Range
25.9 tile(s)
Accuracy
80% - 70% - 40% - 30%
Avg. accuracy
65%
Velocity
55 (m/s)
Burst Count
1 (per burst)
DPS
7.69 (5)
Stopping power
0.5

Melee Combat

Melee Attack 1
Grip
9 dmg (Blunt)
2.0 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Attack 2 
Barrel
9 dmg (Blunt)
2.0 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Attack 3 
Barrel
9 dmg (Poke)
2.0 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
4.5
Melee Average AP
13%

Creation

Crafted At
Machining table
Required Research
Blowback operation
Skill Required
Crafting 4
Work To Make
5,000 ticks (1.39 mins)
Resources to make
Steel 30 + Component 2
Technical
weaponTags
Gun, SimpleGun


The autopistol is a light, single-shot firearm in RimWorld which deals a moderate amount of damage per shot; a very short time between shots; moderate range and moderate overall accuracy.

Acquisition

Autopistols can be crafted at a machining table once the Blowback Operation research has been completed; from Steel 30 Steel, Component 2 Componentss and 5,000 ticks (1.39 mins) of work. A crafting skill of at least 4 is required.

Autopistols can also be purchased from outlander and orbital combat suppliers, outlander settlements, or obtained from the following raider kinds:

Raider Kind Chance Average Quality Health
Scavenger Gunner 25.72% Normal 40-110%
Pirate Gunner 14.55% Normal 70-230%
Villager 19.97% Poor 20-200%
Town Councilman 43.31% Good 100%
Town Guard 10.35% Normal 60-200%
Mercenary Gunner 6.65% Normal 70-320%
Ancient Soldier 5.15% Normal 100%

Analysis

The autopistol has the shortest warmup/cooldown cycle out of all ranged weapons in the game, though RPM is low due to being single shot. Short-distance accuracy is also somewhat respectable. Therefore, the autopistol is a decent weapon for low-skill shooters, and has another small niche as a hit-and-run weapon. It's also easy to acquire, from both raiders or manufacturing.

Comparisons

In terms of actual damage, the autopistol is clearly an early game weapon, found on early game raiders, so should be compared to other weapons of its caliber:

  • Revolver - The autopistol has identical maximum range, but better DPS at all ranges. The revolver is slightly better against armor, but early raiders don't have much to begin with. The revolver can also stagger humans and human-sized mechanoids, which is a noticeable advantage when used in close-range combat.
  • Bows - The gun is tied with the recurve bow for maximum range. The pistol is superior to all bows up to short ranges, and only beaten by the great bow from medium range onwards. Unless you need the greatbow's range, or have a high quality recurve bow / greatbow, there is no reason not to upgrade to the pistol.
  • Bolt-action rifle - less clear cut. The pistol is significantly superior within short range, while the rifle is both significantly superior beyond this and has a significantly longer range. Rather than direct competitors, this makes them naturally complementary with each other, each covering their effective ranges.

The autopistol is outclassed by the machine pistol and pump shotgun. Both guns outdamage the autopistol at any range they can fire from. Despite the autopistol having a higher max range, firing from that distance is a poor use for the autopistol. It is thoroughly outclassed by more advanced weapons, such as the Heavy SMG.

Stats

Against an unarmored human, an autopistol can kill with 4 hits to the torso, 3-4 hits to the head, 3 hits to the neck or 1 hit to the brain; cripple or destroy limbs in 3 hits; and cripple or destroy eyes and digits with a single hit. It'll generally take around 7 hits (~14 seconds average) to incapacitate that human from pain shock.

Quality table

Ranged

  • Quality Dam. AP Accuracy
    (Touch)
    Accuracy
    (Short)
    Accuracy
    (Medium)
    Accuracy
    (Long)
    DPS
    (Optimal)
    DPS
    (Touch)
    DPS
    (Short)
    DPS
    (Medium)
    DPS
    (Long)
    Market
    Value
    Awful Autopistol 9 13.5% 64% 56% 32% 24% 6.92 4.43 3.88 2.21 1.66 70 Silver
    Poor Autopistol 10 15% 72% 63% 36% 27% 7.69 5.54 4.84 2.77 2.08 104 Silver
    Normal Autopistol 10 15% 80% 70% 40% 30% 7.69 6.15 5.38 3.08 2.31 139 Silver
    Good Autopistol 10 15% 88% 77% 44% 33% 7.69 6.77 5.92 3.38 2.54 174 Silver
    Excellent Autopistol 10 15% 96% 84% 48% 36% 7.69 7.38 6.46 3.69 2.77 210 Silver
    Masterwork Autopistol 12.5 18.75% 100% 95% 54% 41% 9.61 9.61 9.13 5.19 3.94 345 Silver
    Legendary Autopistol 15 22.5% 100% 100% 60% 45% 11.54 11.54 11.54 6.92 5.19 695 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Melee

  • Feature Toggle
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    Autopistol Autopistol Grip (Blunt)Barrel (Blunt)Barrel (Poke) HP Value
    Quality
    DPS[1] AP[1] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2]
    Awful 3.6 10.4% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 33% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 33% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 33% 100 70 Silver
    Poor 4.05 11.7% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 33% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 33% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 33% 100 104 Silver
    Normal 4.5 13% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 100 139 Silver
    Good 4.95 14.3% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 33% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 33% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 33% 100 174 Silver
    Excellent 5.4 15.6% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 33% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 33% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 33% 100 210 Silver
    Masterwork 6.53 18.85% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 33% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 33% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 33% 100 345 Silver
    Legendary 7.43 21.45% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 33% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 33% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 33% 100 695 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

    1. 1.0 1.1 Note: This is the actual base average derived from the melee verb system updated in 1.1.2610, it may sometimes disagree with the listed value in the in-game infobox.
      It may also change depending on the stats and the melee verbs available to the wielder
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chance for attack to be selected, assuming only the weapon's attack verbs are considered. It may change depending on the melee verbs available to the wielder

    Autopistol vs. comparable weapons

    This section goes over how well the autopistol fares against comparable weapons (similar value, tech level or similar characteristics) in 1 vs. 1 combat.

    Methodology

    • All testing is semi-automated which allows for large sample sizes to be gathered per set of results with ease
    • All pawns have skill levels of 14 in ranged and melee
    • No pawns have any traits that affect combat performance
    • All pawns are of at least 18 years of age and completely healthy
    • Pawns are divided by walls to prevent stray shots from skewing results in any way
    • Weather is always kept clear
    • No cover is used for either team

    Results in the tables below are the percentages of battles that autopistols either won or tied against the weapon listed in the first column of said tables, with a sample size of 2,000 battles per result. Higher percentages are better.

    Unarmored

    For the unarmored testing, all pawns wore normal quality plainleather pants, plainleather button-down shirts, plainleather dusters and plainleather cowboy hats.

    Other Weapon 3 7 12 18 25 32 40
    Machine Pistol 19.34% 25.82% 33.07% 36.20% - - -
    Revolver 64.84% 59.91% 55.11% 56.19% 55.59% - -
    Pump Shotgun 48.66% 45.16% 36.78% - - - -

    Armored

    For the armored testing, all pawns wore normal quality flak pants, flak vests, plainleather button-down shirts, flak jackets and steel simple helmets.

    Other Weapon 3 7 12 18 25 32 40
    Machine Pistol 18.51% 24.36% 33.65% 37.08% - - -
    Revolver 60.82% 58.70% 54.27% 54.79% 52.49% - -
    Pump Shotgun 51.44% 46.94% 38.14% - - - -

    XP per salvo

    You get 9 experience points per salvo in shooting, without any passion/flames

    Version history

    • 0.18.1722 - Added when the pistol was split into revolver and autopistol. Although the autopistol uses the old pistol's sprite, the revolver is functionally closer to the old pistol.
    • Beta 19 - received a slight accuracy nerf and range buff