Secondary Weapons are used by all classes. Secondary Weapons can be used instead of reloading while engaging the enemy, or when ammunition for the Primary Weapon has completely run out.
Secondary Weapons can be classified as one of the following three categories: Pistols, machine pistols (automatic, but with a low damage and accuracy), and revolvers (high damage, but have a small magazine and slow reload speed).
It is generally ill-advised to attempt to use secondaries as a "primary" weapons since they tend to have small magazine sizes, but some weapons have proven themselves to be quite powerful in the right hands, particularly the capsule weapons.
The MK23 SOCOM, Beretta 92FS, and TMP have gained much praise for non-capsule weapons. Among capsule weapons, the FN-57, Walther P38, Ingram MAC-10 and Python 357 are greatly praised. The only secondaries which have gained bad reputations are the P226 and the Skorpion vz 61, and they are not recommended as sidearms due to their relative inability to kill.
A list of weapons categorized as secondary weapons can be found on the Category:Secondary Weapon page.
Secondary Weapon Base Stat Comparison DatatableEdit
|Weapon (Pistol)||Damage||Range||Accuracy||Stability||Mobility||Rate of Fire||Magazine Size||Draw time (s)||Rank Requirement|
|Skorpion vz 61||32.5||43.6||65.7||76.2||90.8||9.57||10||1.0||Trainee|
|Ruger Super Redhawk||86.3||32.6||79.1||37.4||88.4||2.27||6||1.0||Trainee|
|Winchester M1887S||29.1 x 6||26.4||58.5||26||90.1||1||3||1.3||Trainee|
|S&W 500 Magnum||102||36.2||60.6||37.4||88.4||2||5||1.2||Trainee|