Pistols have a low range, low damage per second, but they are light and most of them have a good experience boost. One strategy with this weapon class is to start with a pistol, get 5 - 10 levels quickly, and then make a switch to something more powerful. High-level pistols (.50, Phobos, and Gemini), however, are not that weak and with the right perks can kill monsters quite effectively. One thing is certain, you don't need to worry about your move speed if you carry a pistol. This class has a special perk called Cowboy, that will help you get even more experience than before.
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