"Step away from the sidearm, Private! - Capt. Lockwood"
A low-recoil close combat pistol suitable for most security encounters.
The standard side arm of the Apollo Security Team. This weapon is always provided at the start of a campaign. One can always be found at the Easy Company start. In Alpha Company two pistols will drop at the Military Base. The Pistol comes in a very small crate, much smaller than a standard weapon crate. The pistol packs a powerful punch for such a small and light weapon. It will one hit kill most common zombies on Recruit difficulty, on higher difficulties its low range and slow fire rate, combined with almost non existent splash damage, make the Flamethrower MK-3 a much better choice for hordes of zombies and Light Enemies. It is very efficient in terms of ammo consumption, and is an ideal weapon for periods of inactivity where a player encounters few enemies.
The weapon has gained some notoriety, particularly among Operations Commandos. The pistol's high single target damage and quick reload make it an excellent anti-Boss weapon. Compared to the Flamethrower MK-3, its additional range makes the pistol a much safer, but slightly less effective, choice against Bosses like Erebos.