The Pistol is the default secondary weapon for the Scout and Engineer. It is a typical pistol sidearm that fires bullets from a cartridge magazine. This weapon does 15 damage usually, but at point blank range will do 22. This weapon fires every 0.17 seconds, resulting in 6 bullets fired a second. This weapon is good for harassing enemies due to its fast rate of fire, clip of 12, and moderate damage per second. When crit boosted, it will do 45 damage making it very deadly, able to deal 270 damage per second if all bullets hit the target(s). This weapon takes 1.25 seconds to reload for the Scout, and 1.36 for the Engineer. The Scout has a total of 48 ammo and the Engineer has 212 ammo. This weapon is fairly accurate, so it excels at destroying enemy stickbombs that will usually take 2-4 shots of your Scattergun or Shotgun if you are Engineer or a Scout. Unless out of Scattergun ammo or in a special situation, the Scattergun is a better short-range choice. This weapon can destroy level 3 buildings using about half of your max ammo.