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{{Infobox weapon
 
{{Infobox weapon
|name = Pistol
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| name = Pistol
|image = Pistol-GTA4.png
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| image = Pistol-GTAV.png
|games = All Games
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| games = All Games
|slot = Handgun
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| slot = Handgun
|damage = Low
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| damage = Low
|weight = Light
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| weight = Light
|ammo = 1,500 rounds(GTA IV)}}
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| ammo = 1 round <small>(GTA 1 & GTA 2)</small><br>12 rounds <small>(GTA III)</small><br>12 rounds ''(16 w/ Extended Clip)'' <small>(GTA V)</small><br>17 rounds <small>(most other games)</small>
The '''Pistol''' is the most basic firearm in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series.
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|caption = Pistol in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
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The '''Pistol''' is a [[weapon]] present in all ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' games, being the most basic firearm in the series.
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
The Pistol is mainly used at the start of the game, or later when the player has run out of ammunition for their better firearms. It is a reliable backup weapon, but not one that should be used as a primary, as it is outclassed by many other weapons in damage, fire rate, and overall effectiveness.
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The Pistol is mainly used at the start of the game as the first weapon the player obtains, or later when the player has run out of ammunition for other firearms. It is a reliable backup weapon, but not one that should be used as a primary, as it is outclassed by many other weapons in damage, fire rate, and overall effectiveness.
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=== Design ===
 
=== Design ===
In GTA 1 and GTA London, the Pistol closely resembles the AMT Automag II by the HUD Image, Although the GTA 1 Icon resembles the Soviet Tokarev TT-33. In GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas, the pistol resembles a Colt M1911. The Pistol's magazine capacity ranges from 12 rounds (in III) to 17 rounds (Vice City onwards). All of this is despite the fact that the Colt M1911 isn't commonly chambered in 9mm and, even if it was, it still possesses a [http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Single-column-magazine single-stack] magazine design, therefore making it impossible to fit more than 7 rounds in the magazine without redesigning the weapon or using an extended magazine that extends beyond the bottom of the grip. However, the Browning Hi-Power is chambered in 9mm and holds 13 rounds, thus making it plausible that the GTA III version of the Pistol is modelled after the Hi-Power, but making it impossible in Vice City Stories. In the introduction cutscene of San Andreas, where all three members of [[C.R.A.S.H.]] arrest [[Carl Johnson]], [[Jimmy Hernandez]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]] are holding Glock 17 Pistols, instead of the normal Colt M1911 Pistols like the ones in gameplay. Given the fact that the in-game Pistol's magazine capacity (17 rounds) is incorrect for a Colt M1911 but correct for a Glock 17, and the fact that the Glock really is a 9mm Pistol, it may be that the developers originally intended the player to use the model seen in the cutscenes, but this feature was left out for some reason. The Glock 17 can be used in-game by switching and swapping the M1911 pistol's model/texture with that  of the Glock's.
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The pistol frequently varies in design throughout the series, taking the form of many popular handguns.
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In GTA 1 and GTA London, the Pistol closely resembles the AMT Automag II by the [[HUD]] image, although the GTA 1 Icon resembles the Soviet Tokarev TT-33. In GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas, the pistol is likely to be based on a [[wp:Browning Hi-Power|Browning Hi-Power]] 9mm. This is due to the fact that, as well as its visual similarity, it is referred to as a "nine" (9mm) in GTA II, as well as the fact that it has a 13-round magazine, which is similar to the 12-round magazine found in the GTA III version (expanded to 17 rounds in later games). It is also visually similar to the [[wp:M1911 pistol|Colt M1911]], which is much more popular amongst civilians, leading to some confusion among gamers as to whether the pistol was intended to be based on the M1911 or the Hi-Power, even though it is  technically closer to the Browning. In the introduction cutscene of San Andreas, where all three members of [[C.R.A.S.H.]] arrest [[Carl Johnson]], [[Jimmy Hernandez]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]] are holding Glock 17 Pistols, instead of the normal Hi-power Pistols like the ones in gameplay. Given the fact that the in-game Pistol's magazine capacity (17 rounds) is incorrect for a Browning Hi-Power but correct for a Glock 17, it may be that the developers originally intended the player to use the model seen in the cutscenes, but this feature was left out for some reason. The Glock 17 can be used in-game by switching and swapping the Browning pistol's model/texture with that of the Glock's.
   
In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Pistol resembles the Glock 17, being one of the most accurately depicted Pistols in a GTA game. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Pistol resembles a Beretta 92. In reality, the Beretta can carry only 15 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber, making it impossible to carry 17 bullets as shown in game, since the magazine size is normal.
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In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Pistol resembles the [[wp:Glock 17|Glock 17]], being one of the most accurately depicted Pistols in a 3D-era GTA game. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Pistol is based on a [[wp:Beretta M9|Beretta M9]], the military version of the Beretta 92. The reason for this is likely to do with the fact that the M9 is the standard issue sidearm for the US military, and the game starts off with the protagonist [[Victor Vance]] serving in the army. However, the game is set in 1984'';'' the M9 replaced the Colt M1911 as the standard US army sidearm in 1985. Also, the magazine capacity of 17 rounds is slightly larger than the Beretta's 15.
   
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Pistol is an incorrectly modeled Glock 17. "22" is inscribed on the slide, albeit innaccurately. It is unknown what version of the Glock Rockstar intended for this Pistol, as the in-game model has the exterior of a Glock 22, but has the caliber, magazine capacity and traits of a Glock 17. The sights on the model are also incorrect; the gun's front sight is a duplicate of the twin-post rear sight.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Pistol is an incorrectly modeled Glock 17. "22" is inscribed on the slide, albeit inaccurately. It is unknown what version of the Glock Rockstar intended for this Pistol, as the in-game model has the exterior of a Glock 22, but has the caliber, magazine capacity and traits of a Glock 17. The sights on the model are also incorrect; the gun's front sight is a duplicate of the twin-post rear sight.
   
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Pistol's HUD icon and artwork including the weapon suggests that it is designed as a Browning Hi-Power Practical.
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Pistol's HUD icon and artwork including the weapon suggests that it is designed as a Browning Hi-Power Practical.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the pistol resembles a [[wp:Taurus PT92|Taurus PT92]] (which is based on the Beretta 92 seen in Vice City Stories). Said weapon's slide seems to be modified to resemble a Colt M1911 in some aspects.
   
 
===Performance===
 
===Performance===
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From ''Grand Theft Auto III'' onwards, the 9mm Pistol is given generally poor stopping power, average accuracy, and a fairly short range. In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] the weapon is significantly more effective than it's previous iterations, having higher range, damage, and accuracy. Coupled with a one shot headshot capability, it is much more effective as a weapon.
 
From ''Grand Theft Auto III'' onwards, the 9mm Pistol is given generally poor stopping power, average accuracy, and a fairly short range. In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] the weapon is significantly more effective than it's previous iterations, having higher range, damage, and accuracy. Coupled with a one shot headshot capability, it is much more effective as a weapon.
   
In GTA IV, the Pistol performs well. Unlike previous GTA games, in which the Pistol is soon usurped by other weapons, the Pistol in GTA IV can be used effectively throughout the entire game. By using cover strategically, being patient, and making your shots count, it is possible to complete most missions in GTA IV and its episodes with just a Pistol. It can be fired from cars, and its availability, ammo capacity, and higher fire rate make it more desirable for drive-bys and chases than the [http://gta.wikia.com/Combat_Pistol Combat Pistol]. However, submachine guns are always a better option than pistols if available, mainly because of their fully automatic capability, fire rate, and in some cases, higher damage.
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In Grand Theft Auto IV  the Pistol performs well. Unlike previous GTA games, in which the Pistol is soon usurped by other weapons, the Pistol in GTA IV can be used effectively throughout the entire game. By using cover strategically, being patient, and making your shots count, it is possible to complete most missions in GTA IV and its episodes with just a Pistol. It can be fired from cars, and its availability, ammo capacity, and higher fire rate make it more desirable for drive-bys and chases than the [http://gta.wikia.com/Combat_Pistol Combat Pistol]. However, submachine guns are always a better option than pistols if available, mainly because of their fully automatic capability, fire rate, and in some cases, higher damage.
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In Grand Theft Auto V, the Pistol performs similarly to the one in GTA IV, but the power, range, and low recoil of the weapon make it significantly more useful despite the pistol hold five less bullets per magazine. This time it comes with a magazine carrying 12 bullets, though it can be upgraded to 16 bullets with the "Extended Clip". As an addition, the rate of fire can be increased by repeatedly tapping the fire button instead of holding it down. Other attachments include a Suppressor, which lowers damage and range but allows for more quiet kills, and a fashlight, which can be turned on/off.
   
 
===Availibility===
 
===Availibility===
This Pistol can be purchased at every gun store across Liberty City, as well as found in various locations listed below, LCPD Police Officers carry this Pistol as their standard service weapon and therefore the player can easily gain control of one if they haven't yet unlocked any gun stores or are in need of more ammunition. 
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This Pistol can be purchased at every gun store across Liberty City/ Vice City/ San Andreas. As well as being found in the various locations listed below, all Police Officers carry this Pistol as their standard service weapon and therefore the player can easily gain control of one if they haven't yet unlocked any gun stores or are in need of more ammunition. 
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===Customization (GTA V)===
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====Attachments====
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*Flashlight (provides light when aiming) - $472
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*Suppressor (silences but slightly reduces damage and range) - $1822
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====Capacity====
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*Default clip (12 rounds) - Equipped by default
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*Rounds (24 rounds) - $19
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*Extended clip (16 rounds) - $387
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====Colors====
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*Black (default) - Equipped by default
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*Army Tint (Desert sand) - $100
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*LSPD Tint (Metallic Blue) - $600
   
===Gallery===
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==Gallery==
====In-game model====
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===In-game model===
<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;">
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
Image:Pistol-GTA3.png|The Pistol in most of the [[Grand Theft Auto III]]-era games.
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Image:Pistol-GTA3.png|The Pistol in most of the games in the [[3D Universe]]
 
Image:Glock-GTASA.png|The Glock that is used in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]' cutscenes.
 
Image:Glock-GTASA.png|The Glock that is used in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]' cutscenes.
 
Image:Pistol-GTALCS.png|The Pistol in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].
 
Image:Pistol-GTALCS.png|The Pistol in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].
 
Image:Pistol-GTAVCS.png|The Pistol in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
 
Image:Pistol-GTAVCS.png|The Pistol in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
 
Image:Pistol-GTA4.png|The Pistol in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
 
Image:Pistol-GTA4.png|The Pistol in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
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Pistol-GTAV.png|The Pistol in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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colt 1911.png|Cut weapon from GTA Vice City. Found only in PS2 game files under coltsil.dff/txd
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
====HUD icons====
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===HUD icons===
<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="120" captionalign="left">
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="120">
Pistol-GTA1-icon.png|GTA 1.
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Pistol-GTA1-icon.png|Grand Theft Auto 1.
 
Pistol-GTAL-icon.png|GTA London 1969 and London 1961.
 
Pistol-GTAL-icon.png|GTA London 1969 and London 1961.
Pistol-GTA2-icon.png|GTA 2.
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Pistol-GTA2-icon.png|Grand Theft Auto 2.
Pistol-GTA3-icon.png|GTA III.
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Pistol-GTA3-icon.png|Grand Theft Auto III.
 
Colt45-GTAVC-icon.png|GTA Vice City.
 
Colt45-GTAVC-icon.png|GTA Vice City.
 
Pistol-GTASA-icon.gif|GTA San Andreas.
 
Pistol-GTASA-icon.gif|GTA San Andreas.
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Pistol-GTALCS-icon.png|GTA Liberty City Stories.
 
Pistol-GTALCS-icon.png|GTA Liberty City Stories.
 
Pistol-GTAVCS-icon.png|GTA Vice City Stories.
 
Pistol-GTAVCS-icon.png|GTA Vice City Stories.
Pistol-GTA4-icon.png|GTA IV.
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Pistol-GTA4-icon.png|Grand Theft Auto IV.
 
Pistol-GTACW-icon.png|GTA Chinatown Wars.
 
Pistol-GTACW-icon.png|GTA Chinatown Wars.
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Pistol-GTAV-HUDtrailer.jpg|Grand Theft Auto V.
 
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*Near every hideout after collected 10 [[Hidden Packages|hidden packages]].
 
*Near every hideout after collected 10 [[Hidden Packages|hidden packages]].
 
*Behind the safehouse in [[Trenton]] near the staircase.
 
*Behind the safehouse in [[Trenton]] near the staircase.
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*Used by the [[Liberty City Police Department (3D Universe)|LCPD]], [[SWAT]], [[FBI]] and the [[Military]]. (they will drop it once they are killed)
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*Used by the Triads.
   
 
;GTA Vice City
 
;GTA Vice City
*[[Vice Point]] - On the first floor of the main building under construction at [[Chunder Wheel|Fairground Point]] (in [[Avery Carrington|Avery's]] Buliding).
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*[[Vice Point]] - On the first floor of the main building under construction at [[Chunder Wheel|Fairground Point]] (in [[Avery Construction Site|Avery's Building]]).
 
*[[North Point Mall]] - Available to buy from [[Ammu-Nation]] from start of game ($100).
 
*[[North Point Mall]] - Available to buy from [[Ammu-Nation]] from start of game ($100).
 
*[[Ocean Beach]] - On the patio between Pier 1 and Pier 2 for the parking garage at The Piers.
 
*[[Ocean Beach]] - On the patio between Pier 1 and Pier 2 for the parking garage at The Piers.
 
*Ocean Beach - Available to buy from Ammu-Nation from start of game ($100).
 
*Ocean Beach - Available to buy from Ammu-Nation from start of game ($100).
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*Used by the [[Vice City Police Department|VCPD]].
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[[File:Pistol-LocationsMap-GTASA.jpg|thumb|Pistol's locations map]]
   
 
;GTA San Andreas
 
;GTA San Andreas
*[[Ganton]], [[Los Santos]] - Corner of a wall in the northwest corner in [[Grove Street]].
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*[[Ganton]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] - Corner of a wall in the northwest corner on [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]].
 
*[[Las Colinas]], Los Santos - Beside a wall in an opening between two houses.
 
*[[Las Colinas]], Los Santos - Beside a wall in an opening between two houses.
*[[Santa Maria Beach]] - Beside a lifeguard post.
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*[[Santa Maria Beach]], Los Santos - Beside a lifeguard post.
*[[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]] - In the south of the large alleyway behind [[Zero RC]].
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*[[Pershing Square]], Los Santos - Inside the [[Los Santos Police Headquarters]].
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*[[Dillimore]], [[Red County]] - Inside the police station.
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*[[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]] - Near the southern end of a big block with lots of thin paths through it.
 
*[[Tierra Robada]], [[Las Venturas]] - Under stone support beam for the railroad track.
 
*[[Tierra Robada]], [[Las Venturas]] - Under stone support beam for the railroad track.
*[[Roca Escalante]], Las Venturas - Inside the police station, where some [[body armor]], a [[shotgun]] and a [[nightstick]] also spawn. The player incurs an instant 2 star wanted level after picking up this pistol.
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*[[Roca Escalante]], Las Venturas - Inside the police station, where some [[body armor]], a [[shotgun]] and a [[nightstick]] also spawn. The [[Carl Johnson|player]] incurs an instant [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|2 star wanted level]] after picking up this pistol.
*Available to buy from [[Ammu-Nation]] after completion of "[[Doberman]]" ($200).
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*[[Willowfield]], Los Santos - In [[Emmet]]'s after the mission "[[Nines and AKs]]".
*[[Willowfield]], Los Santos[[Los Santos | ]]- In [[Emmet]]'s after the mission "[[Nines and AKs]]".
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*[[Flint Range]], [[Flint County]] - Found inside Helena's barn in her farm as a reward for dating her.
*Receivable from most of the the gangsters in the [[Ballas]], [[Vagos]], and [[Grove Street Families]].
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*Available to buy from [[Ammu-Nation]] after completion of "[[Doberman]]" ($200).
*Receivable from all cops.
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*Receivable from most of the gangsters in the [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]], [[Los Santos Vagos (3D Universe)|Vagos]], [[Grove Street Families]] and other gangs, some [[prostitutes]], [[Crack Dealers|drug dealers]], most [[Street Criminals|street criminals]] and some pedestrians.
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*Receivable from all cops and even, but rarely, from soldiers depending on your wanted level.
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;GTA Advance
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*Can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $250.
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*Near every hideout after collected 10 hidden packages.
   
 
;GTA Liberty City Stories
 
;GTA Liberty City Stories
 
*[[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland Island|Portland]] - Available at the [[Portland Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|safehouse]] upon collecting 10 hidden packages.
 
*[[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland Island|Portland]] - Available at the [[Portland Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|safehouse]] upon collecting 10 hidden packages.
*[[Red Light District]], Portland - Available to buy from the Ammu-Nation. ($240)
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*[[Red Light District]], Portland - Available to buy from the Ammu-Nation after the mission [[Snuff]] ($240).
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*Used by the Triads.
   
 
;GTA Vice City Stories
 
;GTA Vice City Stories
 
*[[Fort Baxter Air Base]] - Inside the barracks up to the mission "[[Conduct Unbecoming]]", the barracks are again available to enter during [[Over the Top]] and the pistol is still there.
 
*[[Fort Baxter Air Base]] - Inside the barracks up to the mission "[[Conduct Unbecoming]]", the barracks are again available to enter during [[Over the Top]] and the pistol is still there.
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*Near the other safehouses after bursting 10 [[Red Balloons]].
 
*[[Vice Point]] - Spawns next to some stairs by the [[North Point Mall|mall]].
 
*[[Vice Point]] - Spawns next to some stairs by the [[North Point Mall|mall]].
*[[Downtown (Vice City)|Downtown]] - Next to a statue south of the dirt track.
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*[[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]] - Next to a statue south of the dirt track.
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*Downtown - Available to buy from the Ammu-Nation after the mission [[Soldier]] for $240 (or $180, if completed [[Phil's Shooting Range]]).
   
 
;GTA IV
 
;GTA IV
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*[[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty]] - Can be found on a giant rock in the West River just east of [[Westdyke]], [[Alderney]]. You can see the rock from the [[Hickey Bridge]] as well.
 
*[[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty]] - Can be found on a giant rock in the West River just east of [[Westdyke]], [[Alderney]]. You can see the rock from the [[Hickey Bridge]] as well.
 
'''[[Bohan]]'''
 
'''[[Bohan]]'''
*[[Northern Gardens]] - Can be found in the womens bathroom of the Triangle Club. Note: this pistol should be attempted only as a last resort, because once picked up the player will receive a one star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] and the patrons and guards will begin shooting at the player.
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*[[Northern Gardens]] - Can be found in the women's bathroom of the Triangle Club. Note: this pistol should be attempted only as a last resort, because once picked up the player will receive a one star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] and the patrons and guards will begin shooting at the player.
 
*[[South Bohan]] - Can be found on the sixth floor of the apartment complex across the street from the [[South Bohan Safehouse]].
 
*[[South Bohan]] - Can be found on the sixth floor of the apartment complex across the street from the [[South Bohan Safehouse]].
 
'''[[Algonquin]]'''
 
'''[[Algonquin]]'''
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;GTA Chinatown Wars
 
;GTA Chinatown Wars
*It can be purchased from the AmmuNation website for $200, or $100 with the discount acquired.
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*It can be purchased from the [[AmmuNation.net]] for $200 (or $100 with the discount acquired), after the mission [[Pimp His Ride]].
 
*Found in various [[Dumpster Diving|red dumpsters]] throughout Liberty City.
 
*Found in various [[Dumpster Diving|red dumpsters]] throughout Liberty City.
   
'''Grand Theft Auto V'''
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*Can be purchased at all Ammu-Nation, however it is unknown how much it would cost as of yet.
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*Given to Franklin during [[Reposession]]. [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] will already have this weapon after completing [[Complications]] and [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] will have it by default during [[Mr. Philips]].
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*Can be purchased at all [[Ammu-Nation]], for $350
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*Can be looted from dead [[LSPD]] officers or [[Gruppe Sechs]] security.
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*Can be looted from dead [[pedestrians]] particularly gang members and residents of [[Blaine County]]
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*Can be looted from dead robbers.
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*[[Joshua Road]], [[Harmony]]: Back porch of burned down house.
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*[[Paleto Forest]]: Next to roadside drain.
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*[[Richman Glen]]: Behind the gas station.
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*[[La Puerta]]: On wheel cover inside the junkyard bus.
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*[[Pacific Bluffs]]: In open grave at [[Hill Valley Church]].
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*[[Rancho]]: Power station alleyway.
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*[[Grand Senora Desert]]: Beside the [[Rebel Radio|radio station]] dumpster.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*The Pistol and [[Rocket Launcher]] are the only GTA weapons to appear in every GTA game to date.
 
*The Pistol and [[Rocket Launcher]] are the only GTA weapons to appear in every GTA game to date.
 
*The Pistol from [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA: CW]] has the same sound from the [http://maxpayne.wikia.com/wiki/9mm_pistol 9mm Pistol] in the first [http://maxpayne.wikia.com/wiki/Max_Payne_%28game%29 Max Payne], also published by Rockstar.
 
*The Pistol from [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA: CW]] has the same sound from the [http://maxpayne.wikia.com/wiki/9mm_pistol 9mm Pistol] in the first [http://maxpayne.wikia.com/wiki/Max_Payne_%28game%29 Max Payne], also published by Rockstar.
*In [[GTA San Andreas]], once the player achieves the Hitman level [[Statistics|weapon skill]], they recieve a set of dual Pistols which share the same ammunition stock.
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*In [[GTA San Andreas]], once the player achieves the Hitman level [[Statistics|weapon skill]], they receive a set of dual Pistols which share the same ammunition stock.
*In the GTA III era, police officers are the only characters who hold Pistols with two hands instead of a single hand.
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*In the GTA III era, police officers are usually the only characters who hold Pistols with two hands instead of a single hand.
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**In GTA San Andreas, the guards of the [[The Four Dragons]] and [[Caligula's]] casinos hold them with two hands as well.
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**Some gang members in [[GTA Vice City Stories]] also hold them with two hands.
 
*If CJ recruits unarmed GSF members in San Andreas, they will always automatically receive a Pistol.
 
*If CJ recruits unarmed GSF members in San Andreas, they will always automatically receive a Pistol.
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*Unlike [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]], [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] and [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] already have the Pistol in both of their inventories when unlocking them both as playable characters. Franklin himself doesn't acquire one until [[Repossession|his second mission]]. 
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*In the GTA V mission [[Complications]], Michael refers to the gun as a 9mm, while Ammu-Nation advertises it as a .45 caliber. This inconsistency must be a developer oversight; however, the real-life Taurus PT92 is in fact a 9mm handgun. It could also mean that it's depicted in-game as being chambered in both 9mm and .45 caliber.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Weapons]]
 
*[[Weapons]]
   
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Latest revision as of 03:38, April 12, 2014

WEAPON
Pistol
Pistol-GTAV

Pistol in GTA V

Appearance(s): All Games
Weapon type: Handgun
Damage: Low
Weight: Light
Ammunition capacity: 1 round (GTA 1 & GTA 2)
12 rounds (GTA III)
12 rounds (16 w/ Extended Clip) (GTA V)
17 rounds (most other games)

The Pistol is a weapon present in all Grand Theft Auto games, being the most basic firearm in the series.

Description Edit

The Pistol is mainly used at the start of the game as the first weapon the player obtains, or later when the player has run out of ammunition for other firearms. It is a reliable backup weapon, but not one that should be used as a primary, as it is outclassed by many other weapons in damage, fire rate, and overall effectiveness.

Design Edit

The pistol frequently varies in design throughout the series, taking the form of many popular handguns.

In GTA 1 and GTA London, the Pistol closely resembles the AMT Automag II by the HUD image, although the GTA 1 Icon resembles the Soviet Tokarev TT-33. In GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas, the pistol is likely to be based on a Browning Hi-Power 9mm. This is due to the fact that, as well as its visual similarity, it is referred to as a "nine" (9mm) in GTA II, as well as the fact that it has a 13-round magazine, which is similar to the 12-round magazine found in the GTA III version (expanded to 17 rounds in later games). It is also visually similar to the Colt M1911, which is much more popular amongst civilians, leading to some confusion among gamers as to whether the pistol was intended to be based on the M1911 or the Hi-Power, even though it is  technically closer to the Browning. In the introduction cutscene of San Andreas, where all three members of C.R.A.S.H. arrest Carl Johnson, Jimmy Hernandez and Eddie Pulaski are holding Glock 17 Pistols, instead of the normal Hi-power Pistols like the ones in gameplay. Given the fact that the in-game Pistol's magazine capacity (17 rounds) is incorrect for a Browning Hi-Power but correct for a Glock 17, it may be that the developers originally intended the player to use the model seen in the cutscenes, but this feature was left out for some reason. The Glock 17 can be used in-game by switching and swapping the Browning pistol's model/texture with that of the Glock's.

In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Pistol resembles the Glock 17, being one of the most accurately depicted Pistols in a 3D-era GTA game. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Pistol is based on a Beretta M9, the military version of the Beretta 92. The reason for this is likely to do with the fact that the M9 is the standard issue sidearm for the US military, and the game starts off with the protagonist Victor Vance serving in the army. However, the game is set in 1984; the M9 replaced the Colt M1911 as the standard US army sidearm in 1985. Also, the magazine capacity of 17 rounds is slightly larger than the Beretta's 15.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Pistol is an incorrectly modeled Glock 17. "22" is inscribed on the slide, albeit inaccurately. It is unknown what version of the Glock Rockstar intended for this Pistol, as the in-game model has the exterior of a Glock 22, but has the caliber, magazine capacity and traits of a Glock 17. The sights on the model are also incorrect; the gun's front sight is a duplicate of the twin-post rear sight.

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Pistol's HUD icon and artwork including the weapon suggests that it is designed as a Browning Hi-Power Practical.

In Grand Theft Auto V, the pistol resembles a Taurus PT92 (which is based on the Beretta 92 seen in Vice City Stories). Said weapon's slide seems to be modified to resemble a Colt M1911 in some aspects.

PerformanceEdit

In its original form in Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2, the pistol is one of the least effective firearms, firing only one bullet every second or so, at a rate slower than a machine gun.

From Grand Theft Auto III onwards, the 9mm Pistol is given generally poor stopping power, average accuracy, and a fairly short range. In GTA San Andreas the weapon is significantly more effective than it's previous iterations, having higher range, damage, and accuracy. Coupled with a one shot headshot capability, it is much more effective as a weapon.

In Grand Theft Auto IV  the Pistol performs well. Unlike previous GTA games, in which the Pistol is soon usurped by other weapons, the Pistol in GTA IV can be used effectively throughout the entire game. By using cover strategically, being patient, and making your shots count, it is possible to complete most missions in GTA IV and its episodes with just a Pistol. It can be fired from cars, and its availability, ammo capacity, and higher fire rate make it more desirable for drive-bys and chases than the Combat Pistol. However, submachine guns are always a better option than pistols if available, mainly because of their fully automatic capability, fire rate, and in some cases, higher damage.

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Pistol performs similarly to the one in GTA IV, but the power, range, and low recoil of the weapon make it significantly more useful despite the pistol hold five less bullets per magazine. This time it comes with a magazine carrying 12 bullets, though it can be upgraded to 16 bullets with the "Extended Clip". As an addition, the rate of fire can be increased by repeatedly tapping the fire button instead of holding it down. Other attachments include a Suppressor, which lowers damage and range but allows for more quiet kills, and a fashlight, which can be turned on/off.

AvailibilityEdit

This Pistol can be purchased at every gun store across Liberty City/ Vice City/ San Andreas. As well as being found in the various locations listed below, all Police Officers carry this Pistol as their standard service weapon and therefore the player can easily gain control of one if they haven't yet unlocked any gun stores or are in need of more ammunition. 

Customization (GTA V)Edit

AttachmentsEdit

  • Flashlight (provides light when aiming) - $472
  • Suppressor (silences but slightly reduces damage and range) - $1822

CapacityEdit

  • Default clip (12 rounds) - Equipped by default
  • Rounds (24 rounds) - $19
  • Extended clip (16 rounds) - $387

ColorsEdit

  • Black (default) - Equipped by default
  • Army Tint (Desert sand) - $100
  • LSPD Tint (Metallic Blue) - $600

GalleryEdit

In-game modelEdit

HUD iconsEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA III
GTA Vice City
Pistol-LocationsMap-GTASA
Pistol's locations map
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
  • Can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $250.
  • Near every hideout after collected 10 hidden packages.
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV

The Pistol can be purchased from the back-alley gun shops for $600, and each additional magazine is $35. It can also be purchased from Little Jacob for $420, with each additional magazine costing $25.

Broker

  • Firefly Island - Can be found to the right of the Go-Kart wall mural to the right of Wappinger Ave.
  • Hove Beach - Can be found atop the Perestroika club, on a walkway on the roof.
  • Rotterdam Hill - Can be found across the street from Michelle's house in a gated lot, behind some dumpsters.
  • East Hook - Can be found on the first-floor ledge of a cylindrical silo-type structure off Mohanet Ave. The player can easily reach it with a tall vehicle like a Cavalcade or an Ambulance.

Dukes

  • Willis - Can be found behind and to the left of the parking lot off Freetown Ave. This parking lot is also located to the left of the small parking space where you obtain Stevie's Comet during the mission No. 1.

Liberty City

Bohan

  • Northern Gardens - Can be found in the women's bathroom of the Triangle Club. Note: this pistol should be attempted only as a last resort, because once picked up the player will receive a one star wanted level and the patrons and guards will begin shooting at the player.
  • South Bohan - Can be found on the sixth floor of the apartment complex across the street from the South Bohan Safehouse.

Algonquin

  • Northwood - Can be found on the edge of the roof of a gutted-out warehouse off of Vespucci Circus.
  • Middle Park - Can be found on the island in the pond, next to a tree.
  • The Meat Quarter - Can be found on the west side of the driving range of the Golden Pier Golf Club, next to a sand trap.

Alderney

GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V

TriviaEdit

  • The Pistol and Rocket Launcher are the only GTA weapons to appear in every GTA game to date.
  • The Pistol from GTA: CW has the same sound from the 9mm Pistol in the first Max Payne, also published by Rockstar.
  • In GTA San Andreas, once the player achieves the Hitman level weapon skill, they receive a set of dual Pistols which share the same ammunition stock.
  • In the GTA III era, police officers are usually the only characters who hold Pistols with two hands instead of a single hand.
  • If CJ recruits unarmed GSF members in San Andreas, they will always automatically receive a Pistol.
  • Unlike Franklin, Michael and Trevor already have the Pistol in both of their inventories when unlocking them both as playable characters. Franklin himself doesn't acquire one until his second mission
  • In the GTA V mission Complications, Michael refers to the gun as a 9mm, while Ammu-Nation advertises it as a .45 caliber. This inconsistency must be a developer oversight; however, the real-life Taurus PT92 is in fact a 9mm handgun. It could also mean that it's depicted in-game as being chambered in both 9mm and .45 caliber.

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