9mm Pistol (Half-Life 2)

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{{Weapon Infobox
| image=FileUSP Match.jpg|250px
| name=9mm Pistol
| affiliation=Combine
| manufacturer=
| model= 9mm Pistol
| type=WikipediaHandgun|Handgun
| cost= 
| length= 
| weight=
| damage=5 (8 in ''HL2DM'')
| magtype=18 round box magazine
| maxammo=150 rounds
| fire= Semi-automatic
| ammotype=Wikipedia9x19mm Parabellum|9x19mm Parabellum
| operation= 
| rate of fire= Low to medium
| recoil= Low
| spread= Low to medium
| projectile speed= Hitscan
| accuracy=Good
| range=Short to medium
| usedby=*Civil Protection
*Gordon Freeman
*Combine Assassin (cut)
| counterpart=CategoryHandguns|Other handguns
| counterwep=
| entity=*weapon_pistol (weapon entity)
*item_ammo_pistol (ammo entity)
*item_ammo_pistol_large (ammo entity)
The '''9mm Pistol''' is a semi-automatic handgun and the first firearm Gordon Freeman acquires in ''Half-Life 2''.

FileD1 trainstation 060004.jpg|Metrocops shooting at Gordon Freeman at the back of the City 17 Trainstation.|thumb|200px|left

*The 9mm Pistol is the Combine's standard sidearm and is often carried by Civil Protection officers.

*The 9mm Pistol is a reliable and accurate weapon and has a large magazine. One of the weapon's most prominent features is a large muzzle compensator that reduces muzzle climb.

*The player first acquires the 9mm Pistol at the start of the ''Half-Life 2'' chapter ''Half-Life_2_storyline Kanal'', after defeating the Metrocops beating a Citizen in a maintenance tunnel near the City 17 Trainstation. However, it is possible to obtain the gun earlier than this near the end of the chapter ''A Red Letter Day'' by stacking up crates and killing the Metrocop on top of the trains. In ''Half-Life 2 Episode One|Episode One'', it is found in the City 17 Underground. In ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two|Episode Two'', it is found early on while trekking through the Victory Mine.

*The 9mm Pistol is not particularly effective against multiple targets, and better when facing off against one or two targets at a time. When engaged in a firefight using the 9mm Pistol, aiming at the target's head is advised. Aiming for the body is not very effective, especially not if the target is wearing body armor, and it can take up to seven shots at medium range to score a kill. On the other hand, it normally takes only two headshots to kill.

*The 9mm Pistol's recoil makes it difficult to quickly fire the gun while retaining any accuracy past short range. Instead, one shot should be fired at a time to hit enemies at medium to long range.

*The 9mm Pistol is significantly more accurate than the Submachine Gun (Half-Life 2)|Submachine Gun and does a little more damage, making it convenient as a backup weapon if the other weapons are running low on ammo.

*Ammunition is plentiful in the early chapters while battling Metrocops in the Canals, but it becomes slightly harder to come by in later chapters, where it is usually only found in some supply crates and abandoned outposts.

*Both Metrocops and Overwatch Soldiers can be killed by a single shot if they are unaware of the player's presence, even in Hard mode. This can also be done with other weapons.http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPpn_xs-GKs A 'stealth kill' with the pistol in ''Half-Life 2'' on YouTube

*Although the 9mm Pistol lacks considerable stopping power, it has a high rate of fire (as fast as the trigger can be pulled) and a sizable 18-round magazine. It is a useful all-rounder and is particularly effective against weak or slow enemies, such as Metrocops, Headcrabs, Barnacles, Zombies and CategoryScanners|Scanners.

*The 9mm Pistol is one of only two ranged weapons that can be used underwater, the other being the Resistance Crossbow|crossbow.

==Behind the scenes==
FileCombine Assassin.jpg|Combine Assassin with dual 9mm Pistols.|thumb|100px|left

*The 9mm Pistol appears to be based on the real-world WikipediaHeckler %26 Koch USP Match|USP Match by Heckler & Koch.

*The Combine Assassin was to use dual 9mm Pistols,Playable Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak as they are the successors of the Black Ops and the 9mm Pistol (Half-Life)|9mm Pistol, respectively.

*In the playable Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak, the 9mm Pistol has a larger texture and ejects spent cartridge casings.

*The leak 9mm Pistol uses some sounds now used by the Submachine Gun (Half-Life 2)|Submachine Gun; its reloading sound, and its firing sound when fired by an NPC.

*Textures for an earlier 9mm Pistol model can be found in the playable ''Half-Life 2'' leak files.

*While the leak 9mm Pistol and the Submachine Gun share the same ammo shell model when firing (similar to the Pistol and Submachine Gun in ''Half-Life''), in the final game it was removed for 9mm Pistol, while kept for the Submachine Gun.

*When the 9mm Pistol is fired by the player, no spent cartridge casings are ejected, while it does when fired by an NPC.

*Before the May 26, 2010 update applied to ''Half-Life 2'' and ''Episode One'', players could hold down the secondary and primary fire to "charge" their next shot (it would fire several shots at once at the same angle, essentially creating one extremely powerful shot).

*Sometimes, there is a glitch that the CPs will shoot his "Invisible" pistol, this can be seen in the chapter ''Half-Life_2_storyline Kanal'' when the CPs rush to the player on the train track at long range.


FileV pistolclip.png|Texture for an earlier 9mm Pistol model - the magazine.
FileV pistolgrip2.png|Early texture for the grip (H&K's name can be seen on it).
FileV pistolhammer.png|Early texture for the hammer.
FileV pistolslide.png|Early texture for the slide.
FileV pistolweight.png|Early texture for the weight in front of the barrel.
FilePistol leak.jpg|Viewmodel.
FileShell.jpg|Leak shell model used when firing, also used for the leak Submachine Gun. 
FileE3 Hydra tunnels.jpg|Gordon watches the Hydra impaling an Overwatch Soldier while holding his 9mm Pistol.
FileZombies Ravenholm cover.jpg|Early Zombies in the early Ravenholm, with the 9mm Pistol in use by the player.


FileUsp match hud icon.svg|HUD icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf".
FileUsp pickup.svg|HUD pickup icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf".
FileUsp ammo pickup.svg|HUD ammo pickup icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf".
FileUSP Match.jpg|Worldmodel.
FileUSP view.jpg|Viewmodel.
FileUSP ammo.jpg|Ammo box model, labeled "20 cartridge 9mm-M82 cartons LC-93E123-112", most likely a reference to a real-life M882 NATO military ammunition.
FileAmmocrate pistol.jpg|Ammo crate model.
FilePolice brutality.jpg|The first 9mm Pistol of the game that is usable by the player, held by the left Metrocop.
FileD1 trainstation 060005.jpg|Metrocops shooting at Gordon Freeman at the back of the City 17 Trainstation.

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==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life 2 {{1st}}''
*''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''


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