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Pistols
The Pistols (also Twin Pistols or Dual Pistols) are Lara's standard weapons and reliable companions in many Tomb Raider games.

She carries them in all the games from Tomb Raider I to Tomb Raider V - Chronicles, with the exception of the Ireland Section and VCI Section in Chronicles, the first two levels of The Last Revelation and the few occasions when they've been taken away from her. After they've been dearly missed in The Angel of Darkness, they made their return in Tomb Raider Legend and since then have always been in the games.

Lara has unlimited ammo for these and will always carry two of them. They are not very effective, but most of the mortal opponents, except the skeletons and the mummies in The Last Revelation, can be killed with them. If you run and jump around a lot and circle your opponents they will suffice most of the time, even against a bigger opponent like the demigods or the T-Rex.

Because Lara is ambidextrous, she carries a pair of pistols, one for each hand. These were designed to be used as a pair--the left pistol actually ejects spent casings on the left side. In TR1-5, they are the weakest weapon in the game, requiring 20-30 rounds to kill an unprotected human enemy. It is not revealed what the caliber and model they are, but considering the weak firepower, most likely .22 short or .25 ACP. As with most weapons in the earlier games, reloading is not done in real-time.

Contents

Ammunition

Main article: Pistol Ammo

The ammunition for the regular pistols is always unlimited.

Games/Films Featured

Tomb Raider

Lara carries the pistols from the start. She loses them in Natla's Mines but is able to reclaim them. "First" Found: Natla's Mines

Unfinished Business

Lara carries the pistols from the start.

Tomb Raider II

Lara carries the pistols from the start. They are taken from her on the way to the Offshore Rig, but she can reclaim them from the Seaplane of Marco Bartoli. "First" Found: Offshore Rig

The Golden Mask

Lara carries the pistols from the start, beginning with The Cold War.

Tomb Raider III

In the Lara's Home level, Lara does not carry the pistols at first. She can find them outside. In the regular game she carries her pistols all the time and loses them in Nevada, to reclaim them shortly after. First Found: Lara's Home, High Security Compound

The Lost Artifact

Lara carries the pistols with her the whole time.

The Last Revelation

Lara carries the pistols from the start.

Tomb Raider Chronicles

Lara carries the Pistols in Rome and Russia. In Ireland she is weaponless and in New York she uses a multi-purpose rifle.

In the Russia Section, Lara's Pistols are taken away from her, and she must retrieve them by killing the Submarine Chef in the level The Submarine.

Tomb Raider Legend

Lara carries the Dual Pistols the whole time within the adventure. In the Croft Manor level she can collect them from a secret location. The new twin pistols used in Tomb Raider Legend appear to be modelled after the HK USP Match, brought in line with the weapons carried by Angelina Jolie in the Tomb Raider Movie.


"Dual RGP Mach 5 pistols, counterbalanced to reduce recoil. This set includes custom high capacity magazines."
In-game information[1]

From The Official Site

Lara's signature companions. Ever reliable, ever lethal. Just like Lara. The twin pistols are counterbalanced to reduce recoil, and include custom capacity magazines.

In Game

The pistol has a total clip size of 30 rounds, which is upgradable to 40 rounds. Lara can also carry infinite amount of ammo for the weapons. Their range, clip size and damage is upgradable by collecting both bronze rewards and silver rewards.

As opposed to older games, the pistol must reload due to the magazine system in Legend. Weak and short-ranged, it is devastating in close range combat due the the fact that Lara can combine her moves with her pistol to achieve maximum efficiency.

Pistol Upgrades

There are three Pistol Upgrades, which can be unlocked by collecting bronze rewards and silver rewards. The PDA shows the progress on gaining the upgrades.

  • Increased Magazine Size
"Lara's pistols hold more ammunition in each magazine."
  • Increased Accuracy
"Lara's pistols can now shoot further."
  • Increased Damage
"Lara's pistols do more damage."

Tomb Raider Anniversary

Lara carries the Dual Pistols the whole time within the adventure. In the levels Croft Manor and Lost Island - Natla's Mines she has to retrieve them first.


"Lara's trademark weapons. Dual pistols with unlimited ammo. A good all around weapon."
Dual Pistols description in the Instruction Booklet[2]

Tomb Raider Underworld

In Tomb Raider Underworld, the Pistols are able to fire underwater, helping to take down any enemies Lara may encounter.


"The RGB Match 5 pistol combines features tailored towards both military personnel and competitive sharpshooters. The inclusion of adjustable target sights, an active recoil reduction system, and extended capacity magazines makes for a truly sophiticated weapon."
In-game information[3]

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Main article: Handgun (GoL)

In Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light the Pistols are named as Handgun. Their attributes are the following:

"Weapon Power 2

Rate of Fire 2

Ammo Consumption 0"
In-game information[4]

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

In Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Lara again sports her dual pistols .

Films

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See Also

Type of Pistols Lara uses from the original Tomb Raider to Tomb Raider Chronicles and also in Tomb Raider Anniversary
Type of Pistols Lara uses in the movies and in Tomb Raider Legend and Tomb Raider Underworld

References

  1. Description in the in-game PDA in Tomb Raider Legend
  2. Tomb Raider Anniversary Collector's Edition booklet, PC version, page 19
  3. Description in the in-game PDA in Tomb Raider Underworld
  4. In-game inventory


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