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Battlefield 4 pistols


Battlefield 4 pistolsThe Battlefield 4 pistols are based on real world, modern firearms found in use across the world. Pistols in Battlefield 4 range from revolvers, to semi-automatic gun, to fully automatic ones as well. Some Battlefield 4 pistols are faction based, like the M9 for the US, and the MP443 for the Russian side, while most other guns are unlockable and can be used by both factions. All pistols in the game can be used by all classes.

Battlefield 4 pistols list

The pistols in Battlefield 4 are similar to the previous games, as BF4 is set in modern day. Battlefield 4 pistols range from small-arms 9mm to the heavy .44 Magnum. Pistols, like other weapons in the game, will have their own unlocks and attachments, such as silencers and flashlights.

Battlefield 4 pistols tips

Depending on the need and situation, there are a variety of Battlefield 4 pistols. The starter pistols such as the M9 and MP443 are great all-round guns, but a good step up is the M1911, which deals more damage and has better range. Since pistols aren’t used as main weapons, it’s best to equip a good all-round Battlefield 4 pistol that’s useful when you run out of ammo for your main weapon.

Keep in mind that all Battlefield 4 pistols (besides the .44 Magnum) have very limited range, so they’re only useful when your main weapon is out of ammo and in close quarters. Pistols can also be used as an alternative silenced weapon, in case you need stealth but your main weapon isn’t equipped with a silencer. it’s therefore a great idea to equip your sidearm with a silencer.

For even more range and damage, try the revolvers: the 44 Magnum and MP412 are very accurate and powerful. However, they are limited by only 6 bullets and very long reload times. In most cases, the best sidearms are the M1911 and the G17 (Glock 17), which offer great overall performance, accuracy, and range.

Battlefield 4 pistols unlocks

Battlefield 4 pistols unlocksLike other weapon groups, Battlefield 4 pistols have their own unlocks. Since pistols are different, the range of unlocks is limited to silencers, flashlights, and laser sights. In order to unlock these, players must earn kills with a particular pistol.

Some of the pistol specific unlocks include scopes, such as the Delta sight, which is exclusive to pistols. You can find a list of pistol unlocks on the attachments and accessories page.

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  1. John
    April 3rd, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I would hope to see the Desert Eagle in Battlefield 4. I love that gun so much and it would be nice to see it in the game.

    • Tenzing
      May 6th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Not gonna happen, BF never has this weapon in any of this game and I doubt they will have it now. If you want that weapon, then go back to CS or CoD

      • P47HFIND3R
        June 26th, 2013 at 8:40 am

        One thing they could do to make it more ‘fair’ is have it chambered in .357 Magnum. I see no issue with doing it that way.

        • AnimaWolf
          September 3rd, 2013 at 7:02 am

          I would rather have the Coonan 1911 in .357.

          Did they take the G18 out?

      • Daniel
        May 15th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

        Sucka, Deagle Is coming

      • Jake
        February 22nd, 2015 at 7:56 am

        They have this gun in BF4 check the list of pistols it’s in there

      • g3flon
        January 19th, 2016 at 7:41 pm

        Guess you were wrong

    • Trevin
      July 29th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      The Desert Eagle isn’t practical in most situations. It’s chambered in such an unnecessarily high caliber that in close quarters it provides over-penetration and at long range it isn’t accurate enough to be considered a practical weapon. Also, too many CoD fanboys.

      • Allstr1ker
        July 30th, 2013 at 7:49 am

        No, that maybe, but the G20 should be in game it also has a 6inch barrel extension for more range. The 10mm is one of the best rounds for a handgun. I personally own a G20 with the hunting barrel and a G29 Gen4 for person defense and have to say for performance (short range/distance) and combined stopping power it has it all. I am truly surprised their are not more 10mm hand guns used in more games.

        • Joshua Phillips
          February 19th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

          Gun manufacturers only make guns that they will make a profit on since there not a high demand for the 10mm your not going to see too many of them. Then since they don’t make a lot of them there not going to put them in a game. Specially war games where there just going to take guns they see in war and put them in the game.

        • bg
          March 19th, 2014 at 4:38 pm

          Yes they need to put a g20 10 mm

    • Alex
      August 5th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Well the Desert Eagle was actually a failed weapon. It was just an experiment that didn’t pass because of MASSIVE recoil. So the chances of seeing it in battlefield 4 is very unlikely.

      • whtfthr
        September 20th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

        Failed? You guys have clearly never owned one there aren’t many guns around as fun as the de accuracy at 100 yards is enough to kill someone and recoil isnt a factor unless you have the hands of a 12 year old girl and with the right loads it completely ignores body armor and if carrying it fatigues you then consider testosterone shots my friend

        • bg
          March 19th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

          If people really shot the gun ‘not in a game’ they would know its a 2.5 kg gun and from that it really doesnt kick much and so what it only holds 7 rounds a colt 1911 only holds 7 rounds

          • Mattyboi
            November 7th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

            Actually it dosent just hold seven rounds u can buy extended mags and if u cant buy them and u still want them bad its called make them urself dickhead u see u can pretty much do anything u want when u have the money

      • Epichambonewin
        May 6th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

        Failed? If I remember correctly the desert eagle in .357 magnum is used by GROM, which is basically Poland’s version of the navy seals.

    • hjunh
      August 10th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      yes right that gun is my favorite ever

    • 2000_328Ci
      September 3rd, 2013 at 7:01 am

      There is never going to be a Desert Eagle in the game because it’s never been adopted by a single military or law enforcement agency. The fact is, it goes against everything that makes a handgun useful over, say, a shotgun or a submachinegun: it’s extremely heavy, it fires large caliber rounds with a very low capacity magazine, it is incredibly difficult to control, it cannot be worn easily at all, it is fatiguing to shoot, and I could go on…

      • Tom leclaire
        September 19th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

        Well, I totally agree, but fatigue can also be caused from a 44 magnum too. It takes quite a lot to get used to that much recoil.

        • bg
          March 19th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

          Have you ever shot a 44 mag , they really dont cause fatigue i go out to my range and shoot a box of 100 44 mag rounds no effect and even my 7 yr bother shoots it no problems and by the way im 14 im pretty shore a marine would barely care about the recoil

      • ELEANOR6589
        October 28th, 2013 at 8:38 am

        Remember the military chooses its weapons based off of the lowest bidder.

      • John
        November 11th, 2013 at 5:15 am

        It was used by the Israeli military… And the American military… Do you create your own facts?

      • Epichambonewin
        May 6th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        The desert eagle is actually used by GROM the last time I checked.

  2. Rhett Blackshear
    April 18th, 2013 at 1:07 am

    M57, ppsh, M14, m4 aac blackout, p226

    • MetroWolf
      July 21st, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      They already have the modern equivalent of the M14, the M39.

      • Sharpshooter
        July 27th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

        Not really the M39 is the the marine designation for the Mk. 21 which is a modern version of the M21 the modern version of the M14 would be well the Mk.14

    • Servine
      May 15th, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      Not all of those are modern enough to put in the game.I know your pain all of the old WWII games are filled with hackers and those are your favorite guns from them.

  3. Rhett Blackshear
    April 18th, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Or TT-33 TOKAREV

  4. Jimbo James
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    We definitely need more pistols. I would like to see a modern game with a mk23 socom! as well as the oldy a FN Hipower, and a new Fn five seven.

    Some sigs would be nice too :p

    • Jestershredzz
      July 26th, 2013 at 3:53 pm


  5. catsareforlife
    June 12th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Bring back 44. I love it so much

  6. catsareforlife
    June 12th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Oh and a 44 with silencer and laser sight, just like the devs!

    • D0n7 H8 M3
      June 16th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      no that just cant be because then there is no point in killing the devs then

  7. Curtis
    June 22nd, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Lets hope they take out the useless G17 which nobody used

    • BawSaq
      July 14th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      I use the G17C Suppressed:( I don’t use the auto pistols though

    • Jestershredzz
      July 26th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      not useless there is limited person who know how to use it

    • Ian
      December 25th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      I exclusively carried the G17, it’s only as useful as its user.

  8. HayHay
    June 23rd, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    They should add the p99

    • mrmanjob372
      November 1st, 2013 at 5:41 pm


  9. Nmint Dribble tits
    June 24th, 2013 at 2:53 am

    I know nothing about guns, but I would like to see a few more revolvers. I like stuff that’s dark and sleek. Not quite so futuristic, the way it is now. Desert Eagle sounds cool and if there is a pistol or revolver called the Hawk. The Hawk is just a wild guess. I would love to take out a developer and have a mystery gun permanently unlocked.

  10. Skinny
    July 9th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I never had a problem with the G-17. A little under powered but i used it quite often. Then again i played hardcore. Mostly used the Tac 45 and G-17. Didn’t care for for the G-18 though. That thing was all over the place.

  11. Jestershredzz
    July 26th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    they must add socom mk23 or fn p45 and five seven

  12. kisssdbs
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Gun Wish List:Desert Eagle ,USP ,P2000,Glock 20

  13. Bobo
    August 5th, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Seriously, where are the SIGs? They’ve got the SG553, so why no SIG pistols?

    • JordanDT
      June 22nd, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      The P226 WAS MADE by Sig Sauer. I repeate: it was MADE by Sig Sauer. There, u guys got a sig pistol already!

  14. Mr.Fragmentation
    August 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    The more common pistols such as the m1911. M9 etc. should be available from the start , but at the higher levels close to the cap, there should be more “luxury pistols” or “rare ones” that are more powerful and give your eyes erections . Like a nice chrome .44 magnum with a nice engraved design around it, or a gold m1911 or a mp412 with the Russian sickle and hammer and a nice platinum casing.

  15. AfghakiPSN
    August 8th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    “Modern” Pistol wish list:
    FN Five seveN ( actual spelling )
    Walther P99
    Jericho 941
    H&K USP-45
    Glock 23 ( .40 S&W )
    Kel-Tec PMR-30 ( .22 WMR , 30 round Mag! )
    SigSauer P range..

    • S3k5hun1
      August 20th, 2013 at 12:07 am

      Why in God’s name would they put a .22 in Battlefield? It can’t even penetrate a SAPI Plate. A USP would be pointless, as none of the militaries in the game use it. A better choice would be the HK45T. The USAF and reportedly DevGru use the Glock 19, so there’s nothing wrong with that. SEALs are obviously known to use the P226 Navy so that would be a good addition.

      • 2000_328Ci
        September 3rd, 2013 at 7:08 am

        You do realize that the 5.56×45 NATO is a .22, right? I mean, the “hunting” version is .223 Remington, and that extra 3/1000 of an inch is simply the difference in how a weapon’s caliber is measured in metric vs imperial (measuring from lands vs from grooves).

        I am in the firearms industry, fully licensed Class III dealer and Advanced Weapons Instructor (I mostly teach CAR System; after I learned it, I knew that I couldn’t go back to any other shooting “style”, and now I teach it), and so on.

        The second you think you’re “safe” because someone is coming at you with “just a .22” is the second you sign your death wish.
        For the average person, the chances of getting a single hit, much less a stop hit, in an actual FFYL scenario from the first magazine is extremely low; having more than double most high-cap handguns in a single mag is hugely advantageous, and with literally no recoil you can put a continuous stream of lead downrange and do so accurately.

        • Real Talk
          September 30th, 2013 at 9:33 am

          A .223 or a 5.56 NATO uses a spitzer style bullet though. Its inherently better at penetration than a .22 WMR. Also there are a lot of factors that go into the 5.56 NATO being far superior in warfare than .22 WMR, .22 LR and cartridges. While the size might be nearly identical as far as size goes you should know that the 5.56 NATO is insanely better in a war setting such as Battlefield.

        • Mattyboi
          November 7th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

          I reckon love the 22. 1911 style railgun\handgun

      • at
        November 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

        the USP is standard sidearm for the german armed forces.

  16. Kastelo
    August 10th, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Damn, same pistols exactly.
    and still no Desert Eagle..

    • Brandon
      August 22nd, 2013 at 6:14 am

      No military uses the Desert Eagle. Plus in CQB the desert eagle would be too powerful. It was a failed project.

      • Epichambonewin
        May 6th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        GROM uses the desert eagle

  17. Revile
    August 16th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I wish they’d add the

    Walther PPK

  18. Bubonik
    August 18th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Desert eagle all the way, the large recoil would make it a bit more fair in terms of balancing damage and spamability.

  19. BorisVear
    August 22nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I’d love to see the FiveseveN to.
    It shoots like a dime!

  20. Venom725
    August 23rd, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    i receive answer about firearms missing in BF , they told me they take only firearms be used by Army forces …….

    the Desert eagle are a handgun used in army , a couple squad steel have it in 357 mag or 44 mag … but because of the recoil of the pistol … the moving weight of the slide the 357 mag are the much used in that kind of squad . Tokarev tt33 are still in use in many Russian infantry with modern relooked …… i think BF have to had it to the firearms list . the BF4 are about same in firearms than BF3 .

    • Venom725
      August 23rd, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Sorry for my bad English , i’m french canadian and try to learn faster that i can ,, i can see some mistake in my last comment sorry for that

      • Epichambonewin
        May 6th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        Your correct. GROM, which is Poland’s special forces actually uses it in .357

  21. Nikolai Kruchev
    September 1st, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Just to let all of you Desert Eagle fans, that isn’t meant to be a weapon. It was meant to be a door breaching piece of equipment. Instead of soldiers or SWAT (And other special police forces) officers lugging around a breaching shotgun, the Desert Eagle was made to shoot the locks and doorknobs off of doors. It wasn’t designed to kill a man, but yeah it can. So can a breaching charge and such.. So that’s why I say, screw the Desert Eagle.

    Now uhm… Who wants the tracer gun back from BFBC2? Haha

    • Joe
      May 5th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      The door breaching part is just pure nonsense. Stop making stuff up.

    • Epichambonewin
      May 6th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      The desert eagle is used by GROM.

  22. J. Wiese
    September 6th, 2013 at 8:24 pm


  23. BrothaJeff
    September 12th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I’m glad they are putting in the Sig Sauer P226. Navy seals use that gun and JTF2.

  24. DRdoom2006
    September 16th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I really wish they had an HK pistol, like the HK45, USP 45, or something along those lines. I know HK won’t give them rights to use the names, but a USP 45 would still be nice….

    • Epichambonewin
      May 6th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      The usp is made by hk

  25. Wolfgang
    September 28th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    s&w 500 Magnam. Make it a one shot kill, but give it the worst recoil in the game, where it causes minor suppression on the shooter if fired fast.

    • Epichambonewin
      May 12th, 2014 at 7:32 am

      The sw 500 would be too op that way, they did a similar thing with the 44 magnum in bf3, but even with its recoil it was still one of the most used weapons in game due to its range and power.

  26. kamakazi737
    October 4th, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Umarex needs to loosen up and give people some freedom. Seriously, I’d love to see a usp or the mk.23.

  27. wolf
    October 6th, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I would love to see the scattergun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in battlefield 4 and I would love to see the deagle 50

  28. Siel
    October 28th, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Why no 90-two version instead of M9? If they include the future aircraft, why not newer version of guns?

  29. damashi
    November 4th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I was very happy to see the cz-75 (almost peed my pants)! The one in the game is actually the SP-01 Tactical variant chambered in .40 s&w … you can’t beat a cz (irl)! most widely issued military and police duty handgun in the world …

    i carry a P-07 myself 🙂

    and yea, dessert eagle sux 😛

  30. Rook
    November 11th, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Desert Eagle seems popular but i’d really want the Walther ppk, p99 and the H&K usp. btw why would the deagle be excluded because no military officially never used it? You guys realize there is an explosive crossbow in the previous game right?

    • Azeyzel
      January 4th, 2014 at 6:00 am

      Good point and I’d love to see the P99 and USP as well. German engineering is never a bad choice.

    • Epichambonewin
      May 6th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      GROM uses the desert eagle, and some special forces use modern crossbows because they are very silent.

  31. Subzero mk 1992
    November 15th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Desert eagle .50ae !!!

  32. Ed
    December 26th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I don’t think they should add a Deagle. I mean, this gun kicks like a mile so it would be impossible to hit anything on the second shot.

    • Epichambonewin
      May 6th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      I think the weight would negate some of the kick.

  33. Azeyzel
    January 4th, 2014 at 5:53 am

    I’m not a big fan of the Deagle suggestion either, however I love revolvers and -in any- there are two ones in particular that I’d love to see added to the game:

    The Chiappa Rhino 50DS/60DS (5″ or 6″ barrel), probably .357 or .40: The main advantage of this gun should be the moderatly high fire rate and the low recoil. The rounds are getting fired from the lowermost chamber of the cylinder wich changes the way the recoil is delivered to your arm -> your aim is more consistent and you can fire faster. Other than that the iron sights are supposed to be pretty good and the gun looks absolutely badass.

    The Mateba 6 Unica, wich is a semi automatic revolver. It’s using the recoil to slide back and rotate the cylinder. This allows for single- and double-action firing. Other than that it’s firing from the lower chamber as well which is affecting the recoil. The gun comes with barrels up to 8″ long and can use .357 and .44 ammunition (which’d make it a bit op overall, I admit). A beast of a handgun.

  34. Dude
    June 7th, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Everyone shut the hell up about not having the desert eagle in the game the 44 Magnum would probably be better anyway

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  35. sean m
    July 25th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I would like to see the s&w 500 in bf4

    that my friends would be great

  36. Reginald nichols
    October 19th, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I wish we could get the click 17c back I love that gun

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