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Item ID 40
Group Ammo/Weapons
Category Firearms
Type Semi-automatic
Tool Type
Found in
Obtained through
Breaks into
Gear Slot
Used to place
Cooking Ingredient
Meltable Yes
Scrappable Yes
Dismantleable Yes
Crafting Skill Group Gun Smithing (Skill)
Action Skill Group Pistols (Skill)

Hit Points
Storage Slots
Smell on Belt
Smell strength on Belt
Smell in Bag
Smell strength in Bag
Cumulative Durability
Durability (Base Quality) 2000
Durability (Max Quality) 5000
Degradation Rate 10
Structural Integrity
Max Load
Appropriate Tool
Heat Map Strength 0.3
Heat Map Time 02′ 00″
Heat Map Frequency
Light Value
Inventory Slots
Max Stack

Attack Statistics
Entity Damage
Explosive Radius (Entity)
Entity Damage (Base Quality) 13
Entity Damage (Max Quality) 19
Block Damage
Explosive Radius (Block)
Block Damage (Base Quality) 7
Block Damage (Max Quality) 13
Critical Chance
Range (Base Quality) 22
Range (Max Quality) 50
Dismemberment Chance (Base)
Dismemberment Chance (Max)
Accuracy (Base)
Accuracy (Max)
Attack Speed 0.3
Reload Speed 2
Stamina Usage
Multiplier: Headshot 6
Multiplier: Cloth
Multiplier: Concrete
Multiplier: Earth
Multiplier: Glass
Multiplier: Metal
Multiplier: Stone
Multiplier: Wood
Buff Chance %
Buff Effect
Initial Experience
Subsequent Experience

Insulation °F, 0°C
Waterproof %
Concussive %
Puncture %
Explosive %
Radiation %
Fire %
Electrical %
Butcher Tool
Butcher Multiplier
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Harvesting Tool
Harvesting Multiplier
Harvesting Damage Multiplier
Hoe Tool
Hoe Multiplier
Hoe Damage Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Disassemble Multiplier
Disassemble Damage Multiplier

Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on Health
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Wellness
Effect on Gassiness
Other Effects

Ammo Type 9mmBullet.png9mm Bullet
Capacity 15 Cartridges
Used by


Unlocked through Pistol Book
Repaired using Repair Kit
Repair Speed
Used to craft
Used Gun Parts Pistol Barrel
Pistol Receiver
Pistol Parts
Pistol Grip

Upgrades Into
Used to upgrade
Used Parts
Ingredient Time

Unlocked through
Used to cook
Cookware Used
Ingredients Used

Provides Electrical Power
Requires Electrical Power

Unlocked Through
Used in
Ingredients Used

Scraps into
ScrapIron.pngScrap Iron 1:4
ScrapBrass.pngScrap Brass
ScrapLead.pngScrap Lead
ScrapTungsten.pngScrap Tungsten
Cloth.pngCloth Fragment

Used to forge
Weight (lbs) 2.1
Forge Weight (oz) 33
Material Iron
Burn Time

Crop produced
Seed used
Growth stages
Time to grow
Used to grow
Light Opacity

Obtained through
Creative Menu Yes
Crafting Yes
Looting Yes
Loot Container

Confirmed Alpha 15.1

Description[edit | edit source]

A Pistol is a short to medium range semi automatic side arm which can be found throughout the world in 7 Days to Die, such as Gun Safes, Infected Police Officers, and Toilets. It can also be crafted using the correct Gun Parts.

The Pistol requires 9mm Bullets and will hold 15 cartridges. It reloads automatically, if the correct Ammunition is available. It can also be reloaded manually at any time using the reload key (default key R).

Combat[edit | edit source]

The Pistol is very effective when used to shoot zombies in the head, which is easiest accomplished at short range. It takes one shot to the head to kill a normal Zombie and two shots to kill a bloated Zombie. It takes several shots to the body or limbs.

It is a very effective firearm for stealthily taking out single zombies, as it has a nominally short noise range of 15 meters. As long as no zombies are within that range, one could use it while looting more populated areas, though it is still risky.

Gun Parts[edit source]

Each part of the Pistol can supply a different attribute. It is unknown if the value supplied is based on the quality of the component or the overall quality of the Pistol. Pistol does not really have a durability, each of its component parts have a durability and when any of them fail then the whole Pistol fails.

The values will be adjusted by the players Action Skill Group level and other skills and perks.

Gun Parts component effect.
NONE Pistol Receiver Pistol Parts Pistol Barrel
Unknown.png Pistol triggerHousing.png PistolParts.png Pistol barrel.png
Dismemberment Chance Range Accuracy [1] Entity Damage Block Damage
? - ?? 22 - 50 ? - ?? 13 - 19 7 - 13
  1. Accuracy has changed in Alpha 16, it is unsure how this now affects the accuracy of the weapon

With some weapons the amount of damage take to the weapon itself can change with the quality of the weapon. It is also possible for the damage taken to go up, simulating that it is a finely tuned weapon that can be put out of action quicker. For a Pistol the following describes the minimum and maximum number of uses of the weapon, based on the quality, before it will need to be repaired.

Minimum Quality (1): 2000 / 10 = 200
Maximum Quality (600): 5000 / 10 = 500

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Unlocking[edit | edit source]

The following Recipe Book must be read in order to craft a Pistol:

PistolBook.png Pistol Book

Required Items[edit | edit source]

The following Gun Parts are required to craft a Pistol:

Pistol barrel.png 1* Pistol Barrel after learning from
PistolBook.png Pistol Book
Pistol triggerHousing.png 1* Pistol Receiver
PistolParts.png 1* Pistol Parts
PistolGrip.png 1* Pistol Grip
Optional:Flashlight02.png 1* Flashlight
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Assemble[edit | edit source]

A Pistol can be Assembled by clicking on any gun part and clicking Assemble. This will break the weapon down into its component state, and display the parts in the main crafting screen. The player can then remove the parts and place them into their bag or tool belt.

Players who have read the appropriate Recipe Book can also use this method to upgrade gun parts in the weapon to a higher quality. To do so, remove the desired gun part from the Assemble screen, and replace it with a similar gun part of higher quality. Note that this action must be done in a specific order. You can drag the NEW gun part onto the Assemble screen and "swap" it with the OLD one.

Repair[edit | edit source]

The condition of a Pistol deteriorates with each use until eventually it will stop working and will need to be repaired. This can be done using a Repair Kit. Each Repair Kit restores some Durability.

Other Uses[edit | edit source]

Forging[edit | edit source]

The player can place a Pistol into a Forge and it will be melted down into iron. Each Pistol will produce 2.1 lbs of iron.

Scrapping[edit | edit source]

A Pistol can be scrapped by clicking on it and selecting "scrap'.

Video[edit | edit source]

Pistol In Action

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The model used in the game closely resembles the Beretta M92.
  • Pistols may be occasionally be found in Toilets, oddly.