Pistol (Doom 3)
The pistol is the most basic firearm in Doom 3 and the first weapon the player acquires aside from his or her own fists. Compared to other weapons, the pistol is weak, but it is also highly accurate and has a generous supply of ammunition available. This makes it useful throughout the game for use on weak enemies.
Headshots are more effective than body shots. It is considerably more powerful than the classic pistol, but often seems weaker, due to the fact that several of the weaker monsters have been “beefed up” compared to their classic counterparts. Best used to conserve ammo or as a backup weapon for when stronger weapons get close to emptying their magazines.
In mid and close range, the machine gun is far more powerful, but the pistol is very accurate, so use it for enemies at long distance, or when you run out of ammo. It is also a worthy weapon against Trites, being able to kill one in two bullets, and against Lost Souls if your aim is reliable. But when they come closer, swap to something more powerful.
|Rate of fire (RPS)||2.5|
|Reload time (sec)||2.25|
|Ammo in: pack (large)/weapon||12 (36)/12|
|First seen in||Mars City Underground|