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Handguns is a combat skill in Wasteland 2.


Handguns are fast and deadly at close range. Take this training if you like being in the thick of the action. Handguns are useful as a primary weapon and also a prime choice as a secondary weapon, because handguns and handgun ammo are quite common.

  • High Critical Chance
  • Low AP cost to attack
  • Ammo is cheap and plentiful
  • No short range penalties
  • Can use Precision Strikes
  • Low Armor Penetration
  • Low damage
  • Short range
Skill modifiers
Skill level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Base Accuracy 25% 30% 35% 41% 47% 53% 60% 67% 75% 85%
Critical Chance 6% 12% 18% 24% 30% 36% 42% 48% 54% 60%
Perks Zeroed Bandit Gunslinger Desperado
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