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[[File:ACS The Mars.jpg|250px|thumb|[[The Mars]] semi-automatic pistol]]
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[[File:ACS_The_Mars.png|250px|thumb|[[The Mars]] semi-automatic pistol]]
A '''pistol''' is a [[firearms|firearm]] designed to be portable enough to be operated in one hand. Sometimes, but not always, distinguished from a '''revolver''' by having a {{wiki|chamber (firearms)|chamber}} integrated into the {{wiki|gun barrel|barrel}}, pistols have developed over the centuries from single shot weapons to semi-automatic guns and are widely employed as {{wiki|side arm}}s by soldiers, [[Templars]], [[Assassins]], and [[police]] alike.
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A '''pistol''' is a [[firearm]] designed to be portable enough to be operated with one hand. Sometimes, but not always, distinguished from a '''revolver''' by having a {{wiki|chamber (firearms)|chamber}} integrated into the {{wiki|gun barrel|barrel}}, pistols have developed over the centuries from single shot weapons to semi-automatic guns and are widely employed as {{wiki|side arm}}s by [[soldier]]s, [[Templars]], [[Assassins]], and [[police]] alike.
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
[[File:AC3 Flintlock Pistol.png||thumb|250px|A [[Flintlock Pistol|flintlock pistol]] of the [[American Revolution]]ary era]]
 
[[File:AC3 Flintlock Pistol.png||thumb|250px|A [[Flintlock Pistol|flintlock pistol]] of the [[American Revolution]]ary era]]
Pistols, being firearms small enough to be wielded and fired in one hand, are ranged weapons that launch projectiles via the ignition of gunpowder. Advancement of pistol technology paralleled that of their longer variants, the [[musket]] and [[rifle]], with the pistols throughout the 18th century, from the [[War of Spanish Succession]] to the [[French Revolution]], utilizing a {{wiki|flinklock}} ignition mechanism and lead shots as ammunition.<ref name="AC4">''[[Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag]]''</ref><ref name="ACRG">''[[Assassin's Creed: Rogue]]''</ref><ref name="AC3">''[[Assassin's Creed III]]''</ref><ref name="AC3L">''[[Assassin's Creed III: Liberation]]''</ref><ref name="ACU">''[[Assassin's Creed: Unity]]''</ref> Because the flintlock design did not permit the chambering of more than one round, [[piracy|pirates]] of the early 18th century resorted to carrying as many as four pistols on their body at any given time.<ref name="AC4" /> A solution offered by gunsmiths later in the century involved incorporating multiple barrels into one pistol, as seen with the [[Double-Barrel Pistol]], the [[Pepperbox Pistol]], and the [[Duckfoot Pistol]], a handheld {{wiki|volley gun}}.<ref name="AC3" /><ref name="AC3L" /><ref name="ACU" />
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Pistols, being firearms small enough to be wielded and fired with one hand, are ranged weapons that launch projectiles via the ignition of [[gunpowder]]. Advancement of pistol technology paralleled that of their longer variants, the [[musket]] and [[rifle]], with the pistols throughout the 18th century, from the [[War of Spanish Succession]] to the [[French Revolution]], utilizing a {{wiki|flinklock}} ignition mechanism and [[lead]] shots as ammunition.<ref name="AC4">''[[Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag]]''</ref><ref name="ACRG">''[[Assassin's Creed: Rogue]]''</ref><ref name="AC3">''[[Assassin's Creed III]]''</ref><ref name="AC3L">''[[Assassin's Creed III: Liberation]]''</ref><ref name="ACU">''[[Assassin's Creed: Unity]]''</ref> Because the flintlock design did not permit the chambering of more than one round, [[piracy|pirates]] of the early 18th century resorted to carrying as many as four pistols on their body at any given time.<ref name="AC4" /> A solution offered by gunsmiths later in the century involved incorporating multiple barrels into one pistol, as seen with the [[Double-Barrel Pistol]], the [[Pepperbox Pistol]], and the [[Duckfoot Pistol]], a handheld {{wiki|volley gun}}.<ref name="AC3" /><ref name="AC3L" /><ref name="ACU" />
   
During this time, some manufacturers instead favored the more sophisticated {{wiki|wheellock}} mechanism that was initially used by the Assassins for their [[Hidden Gun]],<ref name="AC4" /><ref name="AC2">''[[Assassin's Creed II]]''</ref> but owing to the complexity and costs of this superior mechanism, standard pistols were of the flintlock design.<ref name="AC4" /><ref name="AC3" />
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During this time, some manufacturers instead favored the more sophisticated {{wiki|wheellock}} mechanism that was initially used by the Assassins for their [[Hidden Gun]],<ref name="AC4" /><ref name="AC2">''[[Assassin's Creed II]]''</ref> but owing to the complexity and cost of this superior mechanism, standard pistols were of the flintlock design.<ref name="AC4" /><ref name="AC3" />
   
 
[[File:Octavian de Valois pistol.png|left|thumb|250px|The gun of [[Octavian de Valois]]]]
 
[[File:Octavian de Valois pistol.png|left|thumb|250px|The gun of [[Octavian de Valois]]]]
 
By the latter half of the 19th century, innovations in firearm technology led to the emergence of {{wiki|semi-automatic pistol}}s that fire multiple rounds without needing to be reloaded and which automatically load new rounds upon firing.<ref name="AC3" /><ref name="ACS">''[[Assassin's Creed: Syndicate]]''</ref> While many modern pistols carry multiple {{wiki|cartridge (firearms)|cartridges}} in a single chamber,<ref name="AC3" /> there are also revolvers which utilize a revolving cylinder with multiple chambers.<ref name="ACS" />
 
By the latter half of the 19th century, innovations in firearm technology led to the emergence of {{wiki|semi-automatic pistol}}s that fire multiple rounds without needing to be reloaded and which automatically load new rounds upon firing.<ref name="AC3" /><ref name="ACS">''[[Assassin's Creed: Syndicate]]''</ref> While many modern pistols carry multiple {{wiki|cartridge (firearms)|cartridges}} in a single chamber,<ref name="AC3" /> there are also revolvers which utilize a revolving cylinder with multiple chambers.<ref name="ACS" />
   
Like all firearms, pistols emit a loud, explosive sound upon firing and are therefore not ideal for stealth operations without a {{wiki|suppressor}} that reduces the noise.<ref name="AC3" /> Because of this, the [[Parisian Brotherhood of Assassins]] developed the [[Phantom Blade]], a wrist-mounted miniature [[crossbow]], while the vast majority of Assassins continue to rely on traditional [[throwing knives]] as ranged weapons even to the present day.<ref name="ACS" /><ref name="Homecoming">''[[Assassin's Creed Volume 3: Homecoming]]''</ref>
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Like all firearms, pistols emit a loud, explosive sound upon firing and are therefore not ideal for stealth operations without a {{wiki|suppressor}} that reduces the noise.<ref name="AC3" /> Because of this, the [[Parisian Brotherhood of Assassins]] developed the [[Phantom Blade]], a wrist-mounted miniature [[crossbow]], while the vast majority of Assassins continue to rely on traditional [[Throwing knife|throwing knives]] as ranged weapons even to the present day.<ref name="ACS" /><ref name="Homecoming">''[[Assassin's Creed Volume 3: Homecoming]]''</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
[[File:Jupiter firing blaster pistol.png|left|thumb|250px|[[Jupiter]] using a pistol that fires plasma]]
 
[[File:Jupiter firing blaster pistol.png|left|thumb|250px|[[Jupiter]] using a pistol that fires plasma]]
Before the [[Toba catastrophe|destruction]] of their civilization, the [[Isu]] used pistols that fired plasma bolts. With these, they experimented with energy shield technology in the form of [[Rings of Eden]].<ref name="AC3" />
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Before the [[Great Catastrophe|destruction]] of their civilization, the [[Isu]] used pistols that fired [[plasma]] bolts. With these, they experimented with energy shield technology in the form of [[Rings of Eden]].<ref name="AC3" />
   
For human civilization, firearms small enough to be equipped in one hand were first utilized by the Assassin Brotherhood in the form of the Hidden Gun, an invention of the [[Mentor]] [[Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad]] who himself divined it from his Apple of Eden.<ref name="TSC">''[[Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade]]''</ref><ref name="ACR">''[[Assassin's Creed: Revelations]]''</ref> Unlike true pistols, the miniature Hidden Gun was crafted as a ranged parallel to the Assassins' iconic [[Hidden Blade]] used for assassinations and thus were concealed in their wrist bracers.<ref name="AC2" /><ref name="TSC" /><ref name="ACR" />
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For [[human]] civilization, firearms small enough to be equipped in one hand were first utilized by the Assassin Brotherhood in the form of the Hidden Gun, an invention of the [[Mentor]] [[Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad]] who himself divined it from his [[Apple of Eden 2|Apple of Eden]].<ref name="TSC">''[[Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade]]''</ref><ref name="ACR">''[[Assassin's Creed: Revelations]]''</ref> Unlike true pistols, the miniature Hidden Gun was crafted as a ranged parallel to the Assassins' iconic [[Hidden Blade]] used for assassinations and thus were concealed in their wrist bracers.<ref name="AC2" /><ref name="TSC" /><ref name="ACR" />
The wheellock mechanism of the Assassins' Hidden Gun would not become public knowledge until at least the time of the [[Renaissance]] in [[Italy]].<ref name="AC2" /> While the Italian inventor [[Leonardo da Vinci]] rediscovered the Hidden Gun for his friend, the Assassin [[Ezio Auditore da Firenze]],<ref name="AC2" /> an ornate wheellock pistol served as the personal weapon of the Templar [[Octavian de Valois]].<ref name="ACB">''[[Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]''</ref> [[Papal Guard]]s in service to the [[House of Borgia]] during [[Rodrigo Borgia]]'s tenure as [[Papacy|Pope]] wielded similar side arms,<ref name="ACB" /> as did the [[Janissaries]] of the [[Ottoman Empire]] in the same period.<ref name="ACR" />
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The wheellock mechanism of the Assassins' Hidden Gun did not become public knowledge until at least the time of the [[Renaissance]] in [[Italy]].<ref name="AC2" /> While the Italian inventor [[Leonardo da Vinci]] rediscovered the Hidden Gun for his friend, the Assassin [[Ezio Auditore da Firenze]],<ref name="AC2" /> an ornate wheellock pistol served as the personal weapon of the Templar [[Octavian de Valois]].<ref name="ACB">''[[Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]''</ref> [[Papal Guard]]s in service to the [[House of Borgia]] during [[Rodrigo Borgia]]'s tenure as [[Papacy|Pope]] wielded similar side arms,<ref name="ACB" /> as did the [[Janissary|Janissaries]] of the [[Ottoman Empire]] in the same period.<ref name="ACR" />
   
[[File:AC3 Daniel Skyscrapper.png|thumb|250px|[[Daniel Cross]] wielding a [[Mark 23 pistol]]]]
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[[File:AC3 Daniel Skyscrapper.png|thumb|250px|[[Daniel Cross]] wielding a [[Heckler & Koch Mark 23|Mark 23 pistol]]]]
By the beginning of the 18th century, single-shot flintlock pistols had become widespread throughout [[Europe]] and the European colonies in the [[Americas]].<ref name="AC4" /> Aside from serving as common weapons for [[officers]], they were commonly sold in shops throughout [[North America]].<ref name="AC4" /><ref name="AC3" /> In the [[West Indies]] during the [[Golden Age of Piracy]], they were particularly popular among pirates. Skilled pirates such as [[Edward Kenway]] could operate four pistols in rapid succession in the heat of battle.<ref name="AC4" /> By the time of the [[Seven Years' War]], pistols were standard for Assassins and Templars alike,<ref name="ACRG" /> a trend that would continue into the 19th century and onward as [[swords]] and other melee weapons became increasingly obsolete.<ref name="ACS" />
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By the beginning of the 18th century, single-shot flintlock pistols had become widespread throughout [[Europe]] and the European colonies in the [[Americas]].<ref name="AC4" /> Aside from serving as common weapons for [[officer]]s, they were commonly sold in [[General store|shops]] throughout [[North America]].<ref name="AC4" /><ref name="AC3" /> In the [[Caribbean|West Indies]] during the [[Golden Age of Piracy]], they were particularly popular among pirates. Skilled pirates such as [[Edward Kenway]] could operate four pistols in rapid succession in the heat of battle.<ref name="AC4" /> By the time of the [[Seven Years' War]], pistols were standard for Assassins and Templars alike,<ref name="ACRG" /> a trend that continued into the 19th century and onward as [[sword]]s and other melee weapons became increasingly obsolete.<ref name="ACS" />
   
In the 21st century, pistols remain a universal side arm for combat personnel across the world ranging from the police, national militaries, [[mercenaries]], criminals, and Assassin and Templar agents.<ref name="AC3" /><ref name="ACS" /><ref name="Homecoming" /><ref name="ACI">''[[Assassin's Creed: Initiates]]''</ref><ref name="Setting Sun">''[[Assassin's Creed Volume 2: Setting Sun]]''</ref>
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In the 21st century, pistols remain a universal side arm for combat personnel across the world ranging from the police, national militaries, [[Mercenary|mercenaries]], criminals, and Assassin and Templar agents.<ref name="AC3" /><ref name="ACS" /><ref name="Homecoming" /><ref name="ACI">''[[Assassin's Creed: Initiates]]''</ref><ref name="Setting Sun">''[[Assassin's Creed Volume 2: Setting Sun]]''</ref>
   
 
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|Complete all naval contracts
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|Complete all [[Edward Kenway's fleet|naval contracts]]
 
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![[Captain's Wheellock Pistols]]
 
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|Defeat all [[forts]] and<br />[[Gangs|gang]] [[Gang headquarters|HQs]]
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|Defeat all [[fort]]s and<br />[[gang]] [[Gang headquarters|HQs]]
 
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![[English Percussion Flintlock Pistols]]
 
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|Collect all Abstergo Entertainment tablets
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|Collect all [[Abstergo Entertainment tablet]]s
 
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|Level 2 Blacksmith<br />Flints + Iron Ore + Special Iron Ingot
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|Level 2 Blacksmith - Level 2 Woodworker<br />Flints + Oak Lumber + Special Iron Ingot
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|Level 2 Blacksmith - Level 2 [[Wood]]worker<br />Flints + [[Oak]] Lumber + Special Iron Ingot
 
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![[Royal Pistol]]
 
![[Royal Pistol]]
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|Level 3 Blacksmith<br />Flints + Silver Ore + Special Iron Ingot
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|Level 3 Blacksmith<br />Flints + [[Silver|Silver Ore]] + Special Iron Ingot
 
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![[Naval Duckfoot]]
 
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|2
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
|Level 3 Blacksmith<br />Flints + Lead Ore + Special Iron Ingot
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|Level 3 Blacksmith<br />Flints + [[Lead|Lead Ore]] + Special Iron Ingot
 
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![[Italian Flintlock]]
 
![[Italian Flintlock]]
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|N/A
 
|N/A
|Level 3 Blacksmith and Woodworker<br />Flints + Maple Lumber + Special Iron Ingot
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|Level 3 Blacksmith and Woodworker<br />Flints + [[Maple]] Lumber + Special Iron Ingot
 
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![[Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock]]
 
![[Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock]]
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|Level 4 Blacksmith<br />Flints + Gold Ore + Special Iron Ingot
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|Level 4 Blacksmith<br />Flints + [[Gold|Gold Ore]] + Special Iron Ingot
 
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![[Pitcairn-Putnam Pistols]]
 
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|1,000[[Livre|₣]]
 
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|Additional Damage: +25%
 
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|Complete Sequence 3
 
|Complete Sequence 3
 
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|8/10
 
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|Reach Loyalty Level 1 with Frederick Abberline
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|Reach Loyalty Level 1 with [[Frederick Abberline]]
 
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![[Single Action Army]]
 
![[Single Action Army]]
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|3/5
 
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|4
|Complete Sequence 6, A Case of Identity
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|Complete Sequence 6, [[A Case of Identity]]
 
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![[Bullseye Revolver]]
 
![[Bullseye Revolver]]
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|8/10
 
|6
 
|6
|Redeem with promo code
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|Purchase the ''[[Streets of London Pack]]''
 
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![[Stealth Revolver]]
 
![[Stealth Revolver]]
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|8/10
 
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|<span>Redeem with promo code</span>
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|Purchase the ''Streets of London Pack''
 
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![[.38 Double Action]]
 
![[.38 Double Action]]
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|8/9
 
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|Complete Sequence 7, Unbreaking the Bank
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|Complete Sequence 7, [[Unbreaking the Bank]]
 
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![[M1877 "Thunderer"]]
 
![[M1877 "Thunderer"]]
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|9/10
 
|6
 
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|Conquer the borough of City of London
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|Conquer the borough of [[City of London]]
 
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![[Model 3 Revolver]]
 
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|Reach Loyalty Level 5 with Ned Wynert for the Crafting Plan, £1000, 150 Metal, and 100 Chemical
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|Reach Loyalty Level 5 with [[Ned Wynert]] for the [[Crafting (Assassin's Creed: Syndicate)|Crafting]] Plan, £1000, 150 [[Metal]], and 100 [[Chemical]]
 
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![[The Rend Asunder]]
 
![[The Rend Asunder]]
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|Acquired after downloading the ''[[Steampunk Pack]]''.
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|Purchase the ''[[Steampunk Pack]]''.
 
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![[Model 3 Revolver]]
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![[Self-Loading Pistol Model 1868]]
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!Self-Loading Pistol Model 1868
 
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==Trivia==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
;Terminology
 
;Terminology
*In real-life, the terms ''pistol'' and ''revolver'', depending on the dictionary, are not always considered interchangeable and are instead sometimes regarded as distinct sub-types of the {{wiki|handgun}}.<ref name="Merriam-Webster Revolver">[https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revolver Revolver]. {{wiki|Merriam-Webster|Merriam-Webster Dictionary}}. Accessed 22 September 2017.</ref><ref name="Merriam-Webster Pistol">[https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistol Pistol]. {{wiki|Merriam-Webster|Merriam-Webster Dictionary}}. Accessed 22 September 2017.</ref><ref name="Dictionary.com Revolver">[http://www.dictionary.com/browse/revolver?s=t Revolver]. {{wiki|Dictionary.com}}. Accessed 23 September 2017.</ref><ref name="Dictionary.com Pistol">[http://www.dictionary.com/browse/pistol Pistol]. {{wiki|Dictionary.com}}. Accessed 23 September 2017.</ref> In ''[[Assassin's Creed: Syndicate]]'', the distinction is not made.
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In real-life, the terms ''pistol'' and ''revolver'', depending on the dictionary, are not always considered interchangeable and are instead sometimes regarded as distinct sub-types of the {{wiki|handgun}}.<ref>[https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revolver ''Merriam-Webster'' "Revolver"]<br> [https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistol ''Merriam-Webster'' "Pistol"]<br> [http://www.dictionary.com/browse/revolver?s=t ''Dictionary.com'' "Revolver"]<br> [http://www.dictionary.com/browse/pistol ''Dictionary.com'' "Pistol"]</ref> In ''[[Assassin's Creed: Syndicate]]'', the distinction is not made.
 
;Gameplay
 
;Gameplay
*In ''[[Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]'' and ''[[Assassin's Creed: Revelations]]'', pistols are only carried by the Papal Guards and the Janissaries respectively, both being elite units. These guards periodically take aim at the player before firing, and their shots can only be evaded by strafing continuously. The player's equivalent weapon is a Hidden Gun.
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In ''[[Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]'' and ''[[Assassin's Creed: Revelations]]'', pistols are only carried by the Papal Guards and the Janissaries respectively, both being elite units. These guards periodically take aim at the player before firing, and their shots can only be evaded by strafing continuously. The player's equivalent weapon is a Hidden Gun.
*The Pistol features as a ranged ability in the [[multiplayer]]s of ''[[Assassin's Creed III]]'' and ''[[Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag]]''. It is functionally identical to that of the Hidden Gun in previous game, only that it has been thematically changed to match the setting.
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*Pistols feature as a class of weapons the player can equip for the first time in ''Assassin's Creed III''. The weapon can be either free-aimed or fired using the Quick Shot function that allows the player to instantly shoot a target without manual aiming. The latter ability allows the player, as [[Desmond Miles]], to instantly mow down all [[Abstergo]] [[guards]] in his path after acquiring the Mark 23 semi-automatic pistol from killing the Templar Daniel Cross. The free-aim and Quick Shot mechanics are carried over in all subsequent main installments until ''[[Assassin's Creed: Origins]]''.
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The Pistol features as a ranged ability in the [[multiplayer]]s of ''[[Assassin's Creed III]]'' and ''[[Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag]]''. It is functionally identical to that of the Hidden Gun in previous game, only that it has been thematically changed to match the setting.
*While ''Assassin's Creed III'', ''[[Assassin's Creed III: Liberation]]'', ''[[Assassin's Creed: Rogue]]'', and ''[[Assassin's Creed Unity]]'' gives the player the option of increasing their rate-of-fire with pistols that are built with multiple barrels, these guns are not present in ''Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag'', where, in the tradition of pirates, the player instead can carry up to four pistols. To do so, the player must [[Crafting (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag)|craft]] a pistol holster for each additional pistol, with the second holster being made from [[ocelot]] pelts, the third from [[humpback whale]] skins, and the fourth from [[crocodile]] leather.
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*In ''Assassin's Creed III'', ''Assassin's Creed III: Liberation'', ''Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag'', and ''Assassin's Creed: Rogue'', pistol shots are evaded by using other enemies as human shields. The player is prompt ahead of time to do this while the enemy shooter is taking aim. Since this mechanic was removed in later games, players are forced to roll to dodge bullets in ''Assassin's Creed: Unity''. However, rolling can only be performed in combat, and so a player being fired at while fleeing can only hope to avoid being shot by breaking the shooter's line of fire. Because damage registration depends on actual contact with the projectile, [[civilians]] may be killed if the player runs through a crowd and uses them as cover.
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Pistols feature as a class of weapons the player can equip for the first time in ''Assassin's Creed III''. The weapon can be either free-aimed or fired using the Quick Shot function that allows the player to instantly shoot a target without manual aiming. The latter ability allows the player, as [[Desmond Miles]], to instantly mow down all [[Abstergo Industries|Abstergo]] guards in his path after acquiring the Mark 23 semi-automatic pistol from killing the Templar Daniel Cross. The free-aim and Quick Shot mechanics are carried over in all subsequent main installments until ''[[Assassin's Creed: Origins]]''.
*In ''[[Assassin's Creed: Syndicate]]'', ''[[Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India]]'', and ''[[Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia]]'', the player can simply dodge bullets at the click of a button upon being fired upon.
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While ''Assassin's Creed III'', ''[[Assassin's Creed III: Liberation]]'', ''[[Assassin's Creed: Rogue]]'', and ''[[Assassin's Creed Unity]]'' gives the player the option of increasing their rate-of-fire with pistols that are built with multiple barrels, these guns are not present in ''Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag'', where, in the tradition of pirates, the player instead can carry up to four pistols. To do so, the player must [[Crafting (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag)|craft]] a pistol holster for each additional pistol, with the second holster being made from [[ocelot]] pelts, the third from [[humpback whale]] skins, and the fourth from [[crocodile]] [[leather]].
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In ''Assassin's Creed III'', ''Assassin's Creed III: Liberation'', ''Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag'', and ''Assassin's Creed: Rogue'', pistol shots are evaded by using other enemies as human shields. The player is prompted ahead of time to do this while the enemy shooter is taking aim. Since this mechanic was removed in later games, players are forced to roll to dodge bullets in ''Assassin's Creed: Unity''. However, rolling can only be performed in combat, and so a player being fired at while fleeing can only hope to avoid being shot by breaking the shooter's line of fire. Because damage registration depends on actual contact with the projectile, civilians may be killed if the player runs through a crowd and uses them as cover.
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In ''[[Assassin's Creed: Syndicate]]'', ''[[Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India]]'', and ''[[Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia]]'', the player can simply dodge bullets at the click of a button upon being fired upon.
   
 
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==Appearances==

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ACS The Mars

The Mars semi-automatic pistol

A pistol is a firearm designed to be portable enough to be operated with one hand. Sometimes, but not always, distinguished from a revolver by having a chamber integrated into the barrel, pistols have developed over the centuries from single shot weapons to semi-automatic guns and are widely employed as side arms by soldiers, Templars, Assassins, and police alike.

DescriptionEdit

AC3 Flintlock Pistol

A flintlock pistol of the American Revolutionary era

Pistols, being firearms small enough to be wielded and fired with one hand, are ranged weapons that launch projectiles via the ignition of gunpowder. Advancement of pistol technology paralleled that of their longer variants, the musket and rifle, with the pistols throughout the 18th century, from the War of Spanish Succession to the French Revolution, utilizing a flinklock ignition mechanism and lead shots as ammunition.[1][2][3][4][5] Because the flintlock design did not permit the chambering of more than one round, pirates of the early 18th century resorted to carrying as many as four pistols on their body at any given time.[1] A solution offered by gunsmiths later in the century involved incorporating multiple barrels into one pistol, as seen with the Double-Barrel Pistol, the Pepperbox Pistol, and the Duckfoot Pistol, a handheld volley gun.[3][4][5]

During this time, some manufacturers instead favored the more sophisticated wheellock mechanism that was initially used by the Assassins for their Hidden Gun,[1][6] but owing to the complexity and cost of this superior mechanism, standard pistols were of the flintlock design.[1][3]

Octavian de Valois pistol

The gun of Octavian de Valois

By the latter half of the 19th century, innovations in firearm technology led to the emergence of semi-automatic pistols that fire multiple rounds without needing to be reloaded and which automatically load new rounds upon firing.[3][7] While many modern pistols carry multiple cartridges in a single chamber,[3] there are also revolvers which utilize a revolving cylinder with multiple chambers.[7]

Like all firearms, pistols emit a loud, explosive sound upon firing and are therefore not ideal for stealth operations without a suppressor that reduces the noise.[3] Because of this, the Parisian Brotherhood of Assassins developed the Phantom Blade, a wrist-mounted miniature crossbow, while the vast majority of Assassins continue to rely on traditional throwing knives as ranged weapons even to the present day.[7][8]

HistoryEdit

Jupiter firing blaster pistol

Jupiter using a pistol that fires plasma

Before the destruction of their civilization, the Isu used pistols that fired plasma bolts. With these, they experimented with energy shield technology in the form of Rings of Eden.[3]

For human civilization, firearms small enough to be equipped in one hand were first utilized by the Assassin Brotherhood in the form of the Hidden Gun, an invention of the Mentor Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad who himself divined it from his Apple of Eden.[9][10] Unlike true pistols, the miniature Hidden Gun was crafted as a ranged parallel to the Assassins' iconic Hidden Blade used for assassinations and thus were concealed in their wrist bracers.[6][9][10] The wheellock mechanism of the Assassins' Hidden Gun did not become public knowledge until at least the time of the Renaissance in Italy.[6] While the Italian inventor Leonardo da Vinci rediscovered the Hidden Gun for his friend, the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze,[6] an ornate wheellock pistol served as the personal weapon of the Templar Octavian de Valois.[11] Papal Guards in service to the House of Borgia during Rodrigo Borgia's tenure as Pope wielded similar side arms,[11] as did the Janissaries of the Ottoman Empire in the same period.[10]

AC3 Daniel Skyscrapper

Daniel Cross wielding a Mark 23 pistol

By the beginning of the 18th century, single-shot flintlock pistols had become widespread throughout Europe and the European colonies in the Americas.[1] Aside from serving as common weapons for officers, they were commonly sold in shops throughout North America.[1][3] In the West Indies during the Golden Age of Piracy, they were particularly popular among pirates. Skilled pirates such as Edward Kenway could operate four pistols in rapid succession in the heat of battle.[1] By the time of the Seven Years' War, pistols were standard for Assassins and Templars alike,[2] a trend that continued into the 19th century and onward as swords and other melee weapons became increasingly obsolete.[7]

In the 21st century, pistols remain a universal side arm for combat personnel across the world ranging from the police, national militaries, mercenaries, criminals, and Assassin and Templar agents.[3][7][8][12][13]

Weapon statisticsEdit

Golden Age of PiracyEdit

Pistols
Name Damage Stun Range Cost Availability
Common Flintlock Pistols 1 1 3 N/A Sequence 1
Pirate Blunderbusses 3 3 1 800 R Sequence 2
Standard Wheellock Pistols 1 1 5 2,500 R Sequence 2
Spanish Officer Pistols 3 3 3 7,000 R Sequence 2
Cannon-Barrel Pistols 3 5 3 9,000 R Sequence 2
Golden Flintlock Pistols 5 5 3 N/A Complete all naval contracts
Captain's Wheellock Pistols 3 1 3 N/A Community challenge reward
Captain Drake's Flintlocks 3 1 3 N/A Sacrifice Island reward
Captain Morgan's Pistols 3 1 3 N/A Black Island reward

Seven Years' WarEdit

Name Damage Stun Range Cost Availability
Common Flintlock Pistols 1 1 3 N/A Sequence 1
Pirate Flintlock Pistols 3 3 1 £800 Sequence 1
Standard Wheellock Pistols 1 1 5 £5,000 Sequence 1
Belgian Engraved Pistols 1 3 5 £7,000 Sequence 1
Queen Anne's Pistols 3 3 3 £8,000 Sequence 1
Admiral's Lion Pistols 3 3 3 N/A Complete Barbados fleet mission
Indian Flintlock Pistols 3 3 5 N/A Complete Yanaon fleet mission
Scottish Flintlock Pistols 3 5 3 N/A Defeat all forts and
gang HQs
English Percussion Flintlock Pistols 5 3 5 N/A Collect all Abstergo Entertainment tablets
Edward's Pistols 3 3 3 N/A Unlocked through Uplay
Morden Pistols 3 3 3 N/A Purchase the Templar
Legacy Pack
German Wheellocks 3 1 5 N/A Purchase the Templar
Legacy Pack
Russian Flintlock Pistols 5 1 3 N/A Purchase the Templar
Legacy Pack

Colonial LouisianaEdit

Name Magazine Short range damage Long range damage Cost Persona
Queen Anne's Pistol 1 4 2 N/A Assassin
Dual Pistols 2 4 2 10,000 écu Assassin
Pocket Pistol 1 3 1 10,000 écu Lady, Slave
Double-Barreled Pistol 2 4 2 5,000 écu Assassin
Pepperbox Pistol 4 4 2 50,000 écu Assassin
Dueling Pistol 1 5 4 N/A Assassin

American RevolutionEdit

Name Rate of fire Short range Long range Cost Availability
Flintlock Pistol 2 3 1 N/A Sequence 2
Scottish Flintlock 2 2 3 N/A Sequence 6
Duckfoot Pistol 1 3 1 £5,999 Sequence 6
Double-Barrel Pistol 3 3 1 £8,250 Sequence 9
Pirate Flintlock 2 4 1 N/A Complete Sinking a Secret
French Coat Pistol 3 4 1 N/A Level 2 Blacksmith
Flints + Iron Ore + Special Iron Ingot
English Flintlock Pistol 2 4 1 N/A Level 2 Blacksmith - Level 2 Woodworker
Flints + Oak Lumber + Special Iron Ingot
Royal Pistol 3 3 3 N/A Level 3 Blacksmith
Flints + Silver Ore + Special Iron Ingot
Naval Duckfoot 1 4 2 N/A Level 3 Blacksmith
Flints + Lead Ore + Special Iron Ingot
Italian Flintlock 2 3 3 N/A Level 3 Blacksmith and Woodworker
Flints + Maple Lumber + Special Iron Ingot
Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock 2 4 2 N/A Level 4 Blacksmith
Flints + Gold Ore + Special Iron Ingot
Pitcairn-Putnam Pistols 2 4 3 N/A Sequence 8

French RevolutionEdit

Name Level Damage Parry Speed Range Clip Size Cost Modifiers Requirements
Pistol * 1 0 1 8 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Officer's Pistol * * 2 0 2 8 2 N/A Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Over Under Pistol * * 4 0 1 8 2 N/A Additional Damage: +25%
Parade Pistol * * 4 1 1 8 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Secrets of the Revolution Pack
Arno's Dueling Pistol * * 4 0 1 8 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Underground Armory Pack
French Cavalry Pistol * * 4 0 1 8 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Underground Armory Pack
Silver-Plated Pistol * * 4 0 1 8 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Underground Armory Pack
Pitcairn-Putnam's Pistol * * 4 1 1 8 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Revolutionary Armaments Pack
American Flintlock * * * 4 0 4 8 4 1,000 Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Pepper Shot * * * 3 0 4 8 6 1,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Fancy Pistol * * * * 4 0 1 8 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Murder Mystery – The Red Ghost of the Tuileries
Arno's Pistol * * * * 4 0 4 8 6 5,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Three-Shot Duck Foot * * * * * 6 0 1 8 3 25,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Gold-Plated Pistol * * * * * 8 0 8 8 9 125,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Five-Shot Duck Foot * * * * * 8 0 1 8 5 200,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Solid Long Gun * * * * * 8 0 2 8 1 142,600₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A

Victorian LondonEdit

1868Edit

 
Name Level Damage Speed Quickshot Accuracy Clip Size Availability
Derringer Pistol 3 2 1 4/6 2 Complete Sequence 3
Pocket Pistol 3 2 2 5/7 4 Purchase for £3000
Model 1 Revolver 3 3 4 6/8 5 Complete Sequence 4
(54 Bore) 1856 Revolver 4 3 3 8/10 6 Reach Loyalty Level 1 with Frederick Abberline
Single Action Army 4 4 4 7/9 6 Purchase for £4000
Lancaster 4-Barrels 4 7 2 3/5 4 Complete Sequence 6, A Case of Identity
Bullseye Revolver 4 4/6 4/6 8/10 6 Unlock with Uplay
Demonic Revolver 4 4/6 4/6 8/10 6 Purchase the Streets of London Pack
Stealth Revolver 4 4/6 4/6 8/10 6 Purchase the Streets of London Pack
.38 Double Action 5 5 6 7/9 6 Reach Loyalty Level 3 with Frederick Abberline
M1877 "Lightning" 6 5 6 8/9 6 Complete Sequence 7, Unbreaking the Bank
M1877 "Thunderer" 7 6 8 9/10 6 Conquer the borough of City of London
Model 3 Revolver 7 8 7 8/9 6 Reach Loyalty Level 4 with Frederick Abberline
Self-Loading Pistol Model 1868 9 9 9 8/10 8 Reach Loyalty Level 5 with Frederick Abberline
The Mars 10 10 10 9 12 Reach Loyalty Level 5 with Ned Wynert for the Crafting Plan, £1000, 150 Metal, and 100 Chemical
The Rend Asunder 7 6 8 9 6 Purchase the Steampunk Pack.

1888Edit

 
Name Level Damage Speed Quickshot Accuracy Clip Size Availability
Model 3 Revolver 7 8 7 8 6 Buy for £6,000
Self-Loading Pistol Model 1868 9 9 9 9 8 Buy for £6,000
The Mars 10 9 10 10 7 Buy for £6,000
Fire Spitter 8 7 10 9 7 Buy for £9,000
Templar Shoot-Out 9 9 10 10 10 Complete Prisoners
Insidious Pistol 10 10 8 10 8 Reach Loyalty Level 3 with Frederick Abberline

Behind the scenesEdit

Terminology

In real-life, the terms pistol and revolver, depending on the dictionary, are not always considered interchangeable and are instead sometimes regarded as distinct sub-types of the handgun.[14] In Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, the distinction is not made.

Gameplay

In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations, pistols are only carried by the Papal Guards and the Janissaries respectively, both being elite units. These guards periodically take aim at the player before firing, and their shots can only be evaded by strafing continuously. The player's equivalent weapon is a Hidden Gun.

The Pistol features as a ranged ability in the multiplayers of Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. It is functionally identical to that of the Hidden Gun in previous game, only that it has been thematically changed to match the setting.

Pistols feature as a class of weapons the player can equip for the first time in Assassin's Creed III. The weapon can be either free-aimed or fired using the Quick Shot function that allows the player to instantly shoot a target without manual aiming. The latter ability allows the player, as Desmond Miles, to instantly mow down all Abstergo guards in his path after acquiring the Mark 23 semi-automatic pistol from killing the Templar Daniel Cross. The free-aim and Quick Shot mechanics are carried over in all subsequent main installments until Assassin's Creed: Origins.

While Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Assassin's Creed: Rogue, and Assassin's Creed Unity gives the player the option of increasing their rate-of-fire with pistols that are built with multiple barrels, these guns are not present in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, where, in the tradition of pirates, the player instead can carry up to four pistols. To do so, the player must craft a pistol holster for each additional pistol, with the second holster being made from ocelot pelts, the third from humpback whale skins, and the fourth from crocodile leather.

In Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Assassin's Creed: Rogue, pistol shots are evaded by using other enemies as human shields. The player is prompted ahead of time to do this while the enemy shooter is taking aim. Since this mechanic was removed in later games, players are forced to roll to dodge bullets in Assassin's Creed: Unity. However, rolling can only be performed in combat, and so a player being fired at while fleeing can only hope to avoid being shot by breaking the shooter's line of fire. Because damage registration depends on actual contact with the projectile, civilians may be killed if the player runs through a crowd and uses them as cover.

In Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India, and Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia, the player can simply dodge bullets at the click of a button upon being fired upon.

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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