|First Found||Boston Quarantine Zone (Joel and Tess' hideout)|
The 9mm Pistol is a compact handgun. While it is weaker than the revolver, it has less recoil which allows for faster, more accurate follow up shots. There are two 9mm semi-automatic pistols in the game. One is a Colt Defender, which is the first firearm available in the game, the second is a Beretta Model 70, which is used by Ellie and Marlene.
The 9mm Pistol is one of the most common firearms in the campaign. It's the first weapon acquired by Joel in the game, in the Boston Quarantine Zone, taken from Joel and Tess' hideout in their preparations to find Robert. Joel later gives a Beretta Model 71 Jaguar to Ellie in Pittsburgh, stating that it is "for emergencies only", but she uses it to great effect to provide cover for Joel whenever they encounter enemies. Ellie can also use it when the player controls her in Lakeside Resort and in the mall segments of Left Behind.
Many of the enemies faced by Joel and Ellie wield 9mm Pistols. While less dangerous than those with rifles and shotguns, they are more dangerous than those with melee weapons, so caution should still be taken.
The 9mm's roles are silence, accuracy, and suppression. The 9mm is a very versatile weapon, capable of being effective at close to medium ranges. The Revolver is capable of doing the same, but it cannot be fitted with a silencer. Therefore, the 9mm is the alternative choice for having an effective weapon for most ranges. The silenced 9mm only requires one loadout point to equip, making it the cheapest silenced weapon in the game in terms of loadout points.
The 9mm is weaker than the Revolver: it deals 20 damage per shot, and thus requires five body shots to down an opponent, compared to the revolver's three shot down potential. The 9mm deals 60 damage with headshots, meaning that one headshot and two body shots or two headshots can also down an opponent. The lower damage of the 9mm, its semi-automatic nature, and its mild but still noticeable recoil make it a poorer choice for longer range combat when compared to the more reliably damaging revolver.
The 9mm makes up for its lower damage with a higher rate of fire. The 9mm has a magazine capacity of seven shots and a starting ammo capacity of a total of ten shots. This allows for more efficient use of ammo towards headshots. More shots also allow for more suppressing fire. Many players run away after taking any form of damage. Use this to your advantage to push back enemies and distract them. Every shot that hits the enemy will cause them to flinch, making them miss shots directed towards you or your teammates. The 9mm's fast rate of fire and reload speed allows you to support your team quicker than the Revolver.
Players with a good trigger finger can also use this weapon to their advantage against melee weapons. The 9mm's fire rate gives it a starting ability to interrupt melee weapons.
|Reload Speed||Allows you to reload the weapon faster.|
|Fire Rate||Allows you to fire the weapon faster.|
|Magazine Capacity||Lets the weapon hold more rounds before having to reload.|
- The 9mm pistol is used by almost every group in The Last of Us.
- Ellie and Marlene both use a different model Pistol based on the Beretta Model 70, which is actually chambered in .32 ACP.
- Another model, a Beretta 92FS Brigadier, is used by a soldier in a cutscene.
- Ellie is shown cocking a 9mm pistol in The Last of Us story trailer, but this scene was not shown in the final game.
- The Colt Defender is one of the handguns used as a model for one of the 9mm firearms in the game. In reality, however, it is actually chambered in .45 ACP, and 9mm Parabellum.