Machine pistol

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Machine pistol

Machine pistol

A micro-submachine gun. It is short-ranged, but very light in the hands. Its rate of fire tends to make up for its weakness.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Tech Level
Industrial
Class
Industrial
Market Value
220 Silver
Mass
2.5 kg

Ranged Combat

Mode
Burst
Damage
6 dmg (Bullet)
Armor penetration
9%
Warm-Up
30 ticks (0.5 secs)
Cooldown
54 ticks (0.9 secs)
Range
19.9 tile(s)
Accuracy
90% - 65% - 35% - 15%
Avg. accuracy
71.8%
Velocity
55 (m/s)
Burst Count
3 (per burst)
Burst Ticks
ticks (0.12 secs)
(514.29 RPM )
DPS
11.02 (7.91)
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
11,000 ticks (3.06 mins)
Resources to make
Steel 45 + Component 3
Technical
weaponTags
Gun


The machine pistol is a slightly lighter, multi-shot firearm in RimWorld which fires 3-shot bursts of rounds which deal a low amount of damage each; a slightly shorter delay between each shot; a very short time between bursts; slightly shorter range and slightly higher overall accuracy.

Acquisition

Machine pistols can be crafted at a machining table once the blowback operation research has been completed; from Steel 45 Steel, Component 3 Componentss and 11,000 ticks (3.06 mins) of work. A crafting skill of at least 4 is required.

Machine pistols 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 25.20% Normal 40-110%
Pirate Gunner 22.26% Normal 70-230%
Villager 5.32% Poor 20-200%
Town Guard 17.63% Normal 60-200%
Mercenary Gunner 10.38% Normal 70-320%
Ancient Soldier 8.61% Normal 100%

Analysis

With high close-up accuracy and excellent rate of fire, the machine pistol is great for low-skill shooters, and has a respectable overall damage output. It easily outclasses the autopistol and goes toe-to-toe with the pump shotgun. It is cheap to manufacture, and commonly carried by earlygame raiders. However, almost every ranged weapon outranges the machine pistol, and armor penetration is unsuprisingly low.

The machine pistol is best suited as a close-quarters engagement weapon, also being good hit-and-run tactics due to its very short warmup/cooldown cycle. It's ill-advised to use the machine pistol as a hunting weapon since it'll easily send animals into a manhunting rage.

The low per-shot damage also makes it slightly worse for killing than raw DPS would suggest. As a result of this, survivors will usualy have many bleeding gunshot wounds to tend to. Therefore, it's advisable to use at least herbal medicine to be able to patch up multiple wounds per tend, unless you're confident that your doctors can patch each individual wound quickly enough.

As an earlygame weapon, machine pistols will be outclassed as you advance through the game. Weapons that typically supplant them include the heavy SMG, for general skill-friendly combat, and the chain shotgun, which specializes in close combat.

Stats

Against an unarmored human, a machine pistol can kill with 7 hits to the torso, 5 hits to the head or 4 hits to the neck; cripple or destroy limbs in 5 hits; and cripple or destroy eyes and digits with 2 hits. A single hit to the brain will cause debilitating brain damage, but typically won't kill unless the victim's consciousness hits 0%. It'll generally take around 11 hits (~8.3 seconds average) to incapacitate that human from pain shock.

Overall, the machine pistol is best paired with a careful shooter up to level 12, then with a trigger-happy shooter beyond that point.

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 Machine pistol 5.4 8.1% 72% 52% 28% 12% 9.92 7.14 5.16 2.78 1.19 110 Silver
    Poor Machine pistol 6 9% 81% 59% 32% 14% 11.02 8.93 6.5 3.53 1.54 165 Silver
    Normal Machine pistol 6 9% 90% 65% 35% 15% 11.02 9.92 7.16 3.86 1.65 220 Silver
    Good Machine pistol 6 9% 99% 72% 39% 17% 11.02 10.91 7.93 4.3 1.87 275 Silver
    Excellent Machine pistol 6 9% 100% 78% 42% 18% 11.02 11.02 8.6 4.63 1.98 330 Silver
    Masterwork Machine pistol 7.5 11.25% 100% 88% 47% 20% 13.78 13.78 12.12 6.47 2.76 550 Silver
    Legendary Machine pistol 9 13.5% 100% 98% 53% 23% 16.53 16.53 16.2 8.76 3.8 1100 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Melee

  • Feature Toggle
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    Machine pistol Machine pistol 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% 100 110 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% 100 165 Silver
    Normal 4.5 13% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 100 220 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% 100 275 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% 100 330 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% 100 550 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 1100 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

    Machine pistol vs. comparable weapons

    This section goes over how well the machine pistol 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 machine pistols 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
    Heavy SMG 37.43% 38.81% 36.61% 38.85% - - -
    Pump Shotgun 76.44% 66.34% 51.12% - - - -
    Autopistol 80.66% 74.18% 66.93% 63.80% - - -


    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
    Heavy SMG 35.69% 34.13% 33.68% 35.79% - - -
    Pump Shotgun 77.37% 69.13% 51.76% - - - -
    Autopistol 81.49% 75.64% 66.35% 62.92% - - -

    Version history

    • ~2015 - Renamed from Uzi to PDW and texture updated
    • 0.15.1279 - Renamed PDW to Machine Pistol.
    • Beta 19 - Texture replaced with one that had previously been used by the Heavy SMG.
    • Beta 19/1.0 - Beta 19/1.0 - All melee attack damages increased 8 -> 9, cooldown increased from 1.6s -> 2s.
    • 1.0 - Received an accuracy buff in close ranged combat.