Pistols serve mainly as defensive weapons, but silenced variants may provide a tactical advantage in attack.
The G17 is a semi-automatic pistol with a polymer frame. Despite the initial resistance of the costumers to buy a plastic gun, these pistols soon became know as perfect handguns for both military use and self-defence.
The 1911 (or M1911A1) is a single-action self-loading pistol. It was the standard side arm weapon used by the US army from 1911 to 1985; and it was widely used by US troops in WW I, WW II and both Korean and Vietnam wars. The 1911 is designed to use .45 ACP rounds. Even today many SWAT teams - as well as many other armies - favour this weapon thanks to the great stopping power of .45 rounds.
Based on the 92FS and adopted by US Military as the M9 pistol, this is the standard US Army handgun. In 1985 the M9 replaced the older .45 Colt 1911 which had been in service since World War I. This gun features a 15 round magazine and standard NATO 9mm ammunition. Some soldiers however, still prefer the .45 Colt due to its greater stopping power.
- M9, M9 Silenced
In use for nearly forty years the venerable PM Makarov served the Soviet Red Army and now serves the Russian Federation Armed Forces. Renowned for its simple and extremely reliable design, the Makarov can be found in abundance across the globe. Although the small, 8-round capacity is low by present-day standards, it gives the pistol a narrow profile. Equipped with a suppressor the silenced Makarov PM is an ideal weapon for special forces and assassins.
- Makarov PM, Makarov Silenced
Revolver .45 ACP
The Revolver .45 was adopted by the US Army in 1917 to supplement the standard Colt 1911. It was primarily used by the rear-echelon troops and the officers with taste for the western movies.
The Sa-61 Scorpion is a Czechoslovak 7.65mm submachine gun, developed in 1959. The weapon is designed to be used by the security forces, vehicle crews and the special forces. Due to its small size and rate of fire, it became a weapon of choice for terrorists across the world.
The PDW was one of the first weapons to use a telescopical bolt design which allows for the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip, making the weapon a lot shorter. PDW is the most widespread submachine gun ever in military and police units.
- PDW, PDW silenced
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