|Sidearms Bring on the Pistols! From Splatmasters to modern day semi-auto pistols.|
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|04-17-2011, 08:14 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
What pistol makes the best sidearm?
There's more to this question than you think. An objectively "good" sidearm should compliment your main gun completely.
It should meet four requirements:
1. Lightweight. It cannot be too heavy, as to weigh the user down.
2. Portable. Not too big, something that wouldn't bother you when it's holstered.
3. Reliable. It is going to be pulled out at the absolute most desperate moments, and it damn well better work.
4. Firepower. Whether or not it's a pump, it should hold a decent amount of paintballs. 8-10-12 is good. The two-shot Goblin Deuce, not so much.
I ask this not only because I'm trying to figure out a good sidearm, but I'm also interested in your opinions. I was thinking about (no joke) a Splatmaster. Even though they're old and low-tech, they seem to be light and fairly small. I'd also like a good PGP, but I fear it would be too heavy, and I'd end up using it as a primary.
Remember, this thread is about the best sidearms, not primaries. Any pistol can be a great primary, but few are truly up to snuff as dedicated sidearms.
|04-17-2011, 10:36 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Official LL5 Dolphin-Dive
I'll abstain from adding my opinion on this one solely because, except in very special cases (such as tournaments like the TTPL where a gun hit only kills the gun), I just don't believe in sidearms as anything more than extra weight. Pistols belong as primary weapons, IMO
|04-17-2011, 11:03 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Not in the face!
Join Date: Mar 2011
It's affordable, light weight, easy to load, reliable, and you don't have to worry about those silly CO2 cartridges.
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|04-17-2011, 11:25 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
|04-17-2011, 11:27 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PEI, Canada
I strongly suggest you find one you can handle and play a game with before buying. I know some people have major issues with its point of balance, so they have a horrible natural point of aim.
|04-17-2011, 11:28 AM||#7 (permalink)|
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Splatmaster, cheap affordable and is a great piece of PB history.
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|04-17-2011, 11:57 AM||#9 (permalink)|
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|04-17-2011, 01:43 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Dr Gonzho's close, although I've had the tubing snap, so I go for real old school:
Although true to my nature, I couldn't resist souping it up by using synthetic snowshoe webbing, No stretch!
Yes, I have eliminated a bunch of people with it, though I can't use it at regular fields.
I use 2 pistols all the time, so either can be my sidearm at any given moment.
For someone wearing a pistol AS a sidearm, there's a wealth of great choices, the splatty among them!
We play Pistol and we encourage the Few despite the discouragement of the Many.
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