Raze 2 Hand Guns and Pistols Game

A Quick Guide to Handguns and Pistols: Raze 2

Handguns are your primary weapons when you first spawn on a map. More often than not, these guns are often swapped for more powerful weapons that spawn nearby and in many cases, you could play a whole game without ever needing to fire a single shot from your pistol. But these weak firing pistols have a very strategic usage in the game and if used properly with other guns, it can prove to be a very powerful tool in earning those much needed kills and credits.

The Guns

raze 2 weapons: m9 barret
  • M9 Barret (cost: FREE)
  • Power: 12.5%
  • Accuracy: 50%
  • Ammo: 37.5%
  • Range: 62.5%
  • Speed: 75%
  • Special: Crotchshot

This is the very first weapon you will hold in game. The M9 is a low damage gun that has a pretty decent rate of fire, a nicely balanced magazine clip and has enough accuracy to pull off those nick-of-time criticals on an unsuspecting target. Our tip, aim for the crotch, as this pistol allows for extra damage when gunning down your target's balls.

raze 2 weapons: plasma pistol
  • Plasma Pistol (cost: 850)
  • Power: 12.5%
  • Accuracy: 50%
  • Ammo: 37.5%
  • Range: 50%
  • Speed: 87.5%
  • Special: Homing

The perfect last shot pistol, the plasma fire small homing bullets that will chase after you ducking and jumping targets. If your enemy has managed to survive a critical headshot or a grenade explosion, simply fire off a couple of shots from this gun to finish them off.

raze 2 weapons: ripper
  • Ripper (cost: 850)
  • Power: 12.5%
  • Accuracy: 50%
  • Ammo: 37.5%
  • Range: 37.5%
  • Speed: 87.5%
  • Special: Multi-Shot

For those moments when enemy troops have managed to reach your spawn point, having a powerful pistol will certainly help. The ripper is good enough for a skilled player to go toe to toe with an enemy armed with an uzi or a gun of similar firepower. Thanks to its double bullet firing feature, critical headshots with this gun almost ensures a sure kill on unshielded enemies.

raze 2 weapons: gold mauser
  • Golden Mauser (cost: 600)
  • Power: 12.5%
  • Accuracy: 50%
  • Ammo: 25%
  • Range: 50%
  • Speed: 75%
  • Special: Credits+

The golden mauser is a highly recommended weapon -not for its performance, but for its extra credit killing bonus (this gun provides the "embarrassing" stat for kills). For every enemy you bring down with the mauser, you get bonus credits. This is particularly useful if you prefer the run and gun approach, as this pistol is as good as any weapon when taking down enemies on critical health levels.

Strategies

In order to use the pistol effectively, you need to be familiar with a few of its basic traits. First, pistols never run out of ammunition. So if your clip runs low, do not hesitate to reload when the coast is clear. Second, most guns, even non-pistol ones, have a damage rating of 1. This means that the only real advantage some other weapons have is having longer ranges, faster firing rates and larger magazine clips. When targeting an enemy with really low health, a pistol is more than sufficient for the job and will save you precious ammunition for your other guns.

Another great thing about the pistol is that it is set to hotkey 1 -making one of the most accessible guns in the game. In a combat scenario, being able to pull out a fully loaded M9 when your enemy is still reloading their weapon could mean the difference between life and death. Also, pistols tend to have pretty good range, so if your target has managed to leap out of your effective damage area, simply switch over to the pistol to get that last needed shot.

Mausers are strategic guns for farming -if your enemies tend to grab shield powerups a lot, then your rocket launcher will not be able to take them out in one hit. The best thing to do is to nail them with the explosive weapon then whittle down their HP using the mauser -not only does this save you ammo, but it also earns you bonus points as well.