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AP Pistol
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Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Weapon type: Armor-piercing Pistol
Damage: Average
Weight: Light
Ammunition capacity: 18 (36 with extended clip)
Available from: Ammu-Nation
Price: Unknown
Unlocked After: Three's Company (GTA V)
Rank 33 (GTA Online)
"High-penetration, fully-automatic pistol. Holds 18 rounds in magazine with option to extend to 36 rounds."
―GTA V description on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Armor-Piercing Pistol, known in-game as the AP Pistol is a weapon in Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

The AP Pistol is a fully automatic pistol featured in GTA V. It is much like the Automatic 9mm from The Lost and Damned. The gun is seen being used by Michael De Santa during Three's Company, as well as by Franklin Clinton, in the official gameplay trailer. It appears to resemble a Colt SCAMP with some elements from the OTs-33 Pernach, and the Glock G18, from the HUD icon and its in-game appearance. Unlike the Auto 9mm, the AP Pistol is much more accurate, and has a lighter recoil, which can be lightened even more with a suppressor attachment. It has an 18-round magazine with the option to extend to 36 rounds. Due to its high accuracy, high rate of fire, common ammo, high power, and having a large magazine size (with extended clip) it is arguably the best drive-by weapon in the game. It is all-round superior to the Micro SMG due to the higher rate of fire and slightly higher magazine capacity, however the Micro SMG is the weapon equipped by default during drive-bys, needing several weapon changes to get the AP Pistol, although this can be fixed in GTA Online by simply tossing all other drive-by weapons.

Stats

  • Damage - 1.2
  • Fire Rate - 3.2
  • Accuracy - 2.8
  • Range - 1.2

Customization

Attachments

  • Flashlight - $462
  • Suppressor - $1825

Capacity

  • Default clip (18 rounds) - Equipped by default
  • Rounds (36 rounds) - $25
  • Extended clip (16 rounds) - $412

Colors

  • Black (default) - Equipped by default
  • Army tint - $100; $5000 (GTA Online)
  • Green tint - $7500 (GTA Online)
  • Orange tint - $? (GTA Online)
  • LSPD tint - $600; $5750 (GTA Online)
  • Pink tint - $7500 (GTA Online)
  • Gold tint - $10000 (GTA Online)
  • Platinum tint - $12500 (GTA Online)

Gallery

Trivia

  • The AP Pistol originally resembled an OTs-33 Pernach in early development, as seen in official screenshots. However, its design was drastically changed in the final product, possibly to avoid making the AP Pistol too similar to a real weapon.
  • The AP Pistol seems to be the weapon of choice for Steve Haines and Andreas Sanchez, as they both use it in the mission The Wrap Up.
  • It is the second automatic pistol in the series after the Automatic 9mm from The Lost and Damned.
  • Though many players use the Uzi for drive-bys, the AP Pistol (with Extended Mags) has 6 more bullets, which might make a difference.
  • The AP Pistol is a drive-by weapon of choice for players. It is lighter and has a faster firing speed than the Uzi. It also holds 18 bullets (36 with extended mags), compared to the Uzi's 16 (30 with extended mags). It also deals higher damage, being able to destroy a car in two magazines. Also, it has more chances of hitting an enemy, due to the low recoil.

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