The “pistol round” is the very first round in every CS:GO game. Its name is derived from the fact that in the first round, you can’t buy anything else (in terms of weapons) except pistols, and you have two choices: use the default “free” pistol or buy a new one. In this article, we will cover what pistols are the best, based on their overall performance and stats.
This beauty can deal 249 head-shot damage on an unarmored player. Needless to say, that’s an instant kill. However, this pistol is definitely not suited for beginners, since it’s rather expensive. It costs $700 (you start with $800), and requires a certain level of skill. Your arm needs to be calm and your aim perfect, since you’ll have only 7 rounds to fire, before being forced to reload.
If you don’t feel confident enough to start out with the Desert Eagle, it’s better to spend money on a Molotov/Incendiary, or simply buy a body armor.
It’s safe to say that, when it comes to “popularity”, P250 takes the second place, right behind the Desert Eagle. This pistol is more suited for beginners who find Glock-18 to be too weak and inaccurate, although players still need to be careful while spraying bullets, since it has only 13 bullets in every clip.
With the cheap price of $300, P250 is a perfect choice not only for pistol rounds but also for the inevitable eco rounds. Combine its damage and accuracy with an explosive grenade or a flashbang, and you will create a decent advantage for yourself.
With a price of $500, Tec-9 is the golden middle between the two previously mentioned pistols. In the previous period, the Tec-9 went through a lot of adjustments, and now represents a pretty decent pistol for the opening rounds, especially on the T-side. Its rate of fire is extremely high, which often leaves inexperienced players with an empty clip in the middle of a bomb site, standing there and waiting to be executed by the counter-terrorists.
When we take into consideration its rate of fire, it is safe to suggest that this is not a pistol for everyone. You need to know how to use it in the best manner. Players who cannot resist spamming the left mouse button, should opt out for the P250 instead.
It was a tough decision, but the USP-s made it to the list. Why?
First of all, it is a default weapon for the counter-terrorists, which automatically means that it will save you some money in the pistol round. Apart from that, the equipped silencer will help you stay off of the enemy’s radar, and improve your accuracy simultaneously. You can always remove the silencer, but this is not recommended since you lose all the benefits of it, and gain absolutely nothing.
Due to its ammo capacity, the USP-S is a pistol that you should also use patiently, without ammo wasting.
So, why use it? Not only will you save money right from the start, but you will also instantly kill any opponent with a headshot, since in the first round, they are unable to buy the full armor kit (body+head). In the following rounds, however, you should buy guns that can penetrate armor, if you cannot afford a gun.
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