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 secondary's as 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 premium weapons.
The Desert Eagle, Beretta 92FS, and TMP have gained much praise for Euro shop weapons. Among Red Ticket weapons, the AUTO 9, Colt SAA and Python 357 are greatly praised. The only secondary's which have gained bad reputations are the P226 and the Škorpion vz. 61, they are not recommended as sidearms due to their inability to kill effectively.
A list of weapons categorized as secondary weapons can be found on the Category:Secondary Weapon page.
Secondary Weapon Base Stat Comparison Data table
|Weapon||Damage||Range||Accuracy||Auto Fire Acc||Recoil Control||Auto Fire||Magazine Cap.||Mobility||DPS||Draw time (s)|
|MK23 SOCOM||43.5 (-3.5~3.5)||42.4||84.3||N/A||79.3||6.67||12||89.6||290.15||0.83|
|Skorpion vz 61||32.5 (-2.5~2.5)||43.6||65.7||59.7||75.7||9.57||10||93.9||311.03||1.06|
|Stechkin APS||29.5 (-2.5~2.5)||37.1||75.2||69.3||74.3||9.62||20||93.9||283.79||1.23|