9mm Pistol (Half-Life)

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{{Weapon Infobox
|image=FileHl pistol w.png|250px
|name=9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol
|affiliation=*Black Mesa
*Hazardous Environment Combat Unit|HECU
*Black Ops
|manufacturer=
|model= 9mm Pistol
|type=WikipediaHandgun|Handgun
|damage=8
|magazine=17
|maxammo=250
|fire=*Slower
*Faster
|ammotype=Wikipedia9×19mm Parabellum|9×19mm Parabellum
|usedby=*Gordon Freeman
*Adrian Shephard
*Barney Calhoun
*Gina Cross
*Colette Green
*Black Mesa security guards
*HECU Medics
*Female Black Ops
|counterpart=CategoryHandguns|Other handguns
|counterwep=
|entity=*weapon_9mmhandgun
*weapon_glock
|designer=*Steve Theodore{{IA|20070513091613/http//216.39.145.248/resume.html|Steve Theodore's personal website}}
*Stephen Bahl (HD version)http//www.valvetime.net/threads/marc-laidlaw-vault.114535/page-5 Stephen Bahl as quoted on ''Marc Laidlaw Vault'' on the ValveTime.net forums
}}

The '''9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol''',''Half-Life Prima Guide'' commonly referred to simply as the '''9mm Pistol''', is a weapon featured in ''Half-Life'' and Expansions|its expansions.

==Overview==
The Pistol is among one of the first weapons received, acquired in the early stages of the games. It has both primary and secondary firing options. Its primary attack fires accurate shots at a slow rate, while the secondary attack fires quick but less accurate bullets. The latter is recommended to be used only at close range. It shares ammo with the Submachine Gun, which makes it very easy to find ammunition for it throughout the game. It is one of the few weapons that is able to fire underwater. As it is very accurate at long range, the Pistol is ideal for picking off enemies from a distance where they have a hard time counterattacking. The weapon is suited to taking out weaker enemies such as Classic Zombie|Zombies, Classic Headcrab|Headcrabs, and Houndeyes.

==Appearances==
*In ''Half-Life'', the Pistol can first be found in the chapter ''Unforeseen Consequences''; it can be obtained by killing the first seen security guard or dropped by a dying guard before the player exits the Sector C|Anomalous Materials laboratory. In ''Residue Processing'', it can be retrieved from a security guard being eaten by a Barnacle.

*In ''Half-Life Opposing Force|Opposing Force'', the player finds the 9mm Pistol in the chapter ''Half-Life Opposing Force storyline 3 "We Are Pulling Out"|We Are Pulling Out'', after a Black Mesa Transit System|tram ride.

*In ''Half-Life Blue Shift| Blue Shift'', the player acquires the 9mm Pistol at the shooting range in the chapter ''Half-Life Blue Shift storyline 2 Insecurity|Insecurity''.

*In ''Half-Life Decay|Decay'', the players acquire the 9mm Pistol in ''Dual Access'', after the incident.

==Behind the scenes==
The Pistol appears to be based on the real-world WikipediaGlock 17|Glock 17; with the ''Half-Life High Definition Pack|High Definition Pack'', it is based on the WikipediaBeretta M9|Beretta M9. It was originally to have an attachable suppressor. Scrapped in the final version, the attachment and detachment animations are still in the model file. It is unknown where it would be obtained. As the suppressed Pistol is used by female Black Ops assassins as their primary weapon, it is likely it was to be acquired through killing one. One of the early ''Half-Life'' demonstrations shows that the Pistol used the suppressed firing by default, had the slide to be pulled again after reloading, and had a 12 magazine capacity instead of 18.{{YouTube|url=a0vPeVWdLcw|text=Half-Life - E3 1998 - Offices}}

The Pistol had 18 magazine capacity in the initial release (version 1.0.0.5) of ''Half-Life''. It was changed to 17 in the patch 1.0.0.8, which was released on December 22, 1998. ''Half-Life'' expansions and ports also have the same magazine capacity.

There is no secondary attack in ''Half-Life Day One|Day One''.

==In other media==
The http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tranquilizer_Gun_(Classic) Tranquilizer Gun featured in ''http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Team_Fortress_Classic Team Fortress Classic'' uses the Pistol model, with the unused suppressor attached to it. Similarly, ''Team Fortress Classic''{{'}}s Sentry Guns use the unsuppressed Pistol firing sounds.

==Gallery==
===Pre-release===

FileHL early pistol.JPG|Viewmodel.
FileGLOCK Side1.png|Texture.
FileGlockEarlyTexture.png|Ditto, for the version used by Black Mesa Security Force|security guards.
FileGlock view alpha.jpg|Viewmodel in Half-Life Alpha|Alpha.
FileOffices video04.png
FileBm8.png|Magazine model.


===Retail===

FileGlock17 hud.png|HUD icon.
FileBeretta hud.png|High Definition version.
FileHl pistol w.png|Worldmodel.
FileHl pistol silencer w.png|Version with a silencer, used by the Black Ops.
FileHl pistol w hd.png|High Definition version.
FileHl pistol.png|''Half-Life'' viewmodel.
FileHl pistol silencer.png|Unused version with a silencer.
FileHl pistol hd.png|High Definition version.
FileHlof pistol.png|''Opposing Force'' viewmodel.
FileHlof pistol hd.png|High Definition version.
FileHlbs pistol.png|''Blue Shift'' version.
FileHlbs pistol hd.png|High Definition version.
FileMag 1.png|Magazine model.
FileHl bullet.jpg|Shell model.
FileBeretta m4 deagle bullet case.jpg|High Definition version.
FileHlof bullet.jpg|''Opposing Force'' version.
FileHl assassin.png|The female Black Op and her suppressed Pistol.
FileC1a1 zombie.jpg
FileShooting range gun.jpg|Barney Calhoun is given his gun in the shooting range.
FileAre you crazy.jpg|Security guard practicing in the shooting range.


==List of appearances==
===Main games===
*''Half-Life''
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay''
===Other===
*''Half-Life Day One'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life Uplink'' {{Nc}}

==References==
{{Imagecat|9mm Pistol (Half-Life) images}}
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