For the silenced variant seen in Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion, see Silenced Pistol.

"A fairly basic semi-automatic weapon. Look for extra ammo clips."
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter manual[1]

The Pistol is a standard firearm that appears in numerous Turok games, first appearing in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. It is the first gun to be obtained by the player.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Pistol in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a dark green/black color blend and somewhat resembles a cross between a normal pistol and a revolver.

The Pistol in Turok 2: Seeds of Evil looks more high-tech and has a silver color. This Pistol can be upgraded to the Mag 60.

In Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion, the Pistol once more takes on a futuristic look and has a white-blue tint to it. Danielle Fireseed can upgrade her Pistol to the Mag 60. Joseph Fireseed can upgrade to the Silenced Pistol.

Turok: Evolution's incarnation of the Pistol has a worn, futuristic look that differs from its predecessors. It is much more bulky and has a similar color scheme to the Pistol in Dinosaur Hunter. The Pistol can be upgraded with a sniper feature, which adds a scope.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Pistol functions similarly in every incarnation, with only a few downgrades to its strength in certain games. In every game (excluding Turok: Rage Wars) the Pistol is the first firearm to be found by the player.

In Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, the gun fires at an average rate, making it easy to take out enemies at mid-range. This weapon can be used to take out Poachers, usually only taking about two shots to kill them. While it instantly kills Giant Beetles in one shot, it is also a stronger equivalent of the Knife to use against Leapers.

Other humans like the Ancient Warriors will take about three to four shots to kill, being stronger than the Poachers. The Pistol can be used as a way to conserve ammo for stronger weapons, as it can easily kill some enemies within two shots.

Although it can kill Pur-Lin, High Priests, and other bigger enemies, it's not recommended.

It also shares ammo with the Assault Rifle, a faster, somewhat stronger equivalent.

For the sequels, the pistol is very useful at taking out enemies from afar. A one-hit kill is guaranteed if the player aims for the enemies' heads.

Ammo Pickups[edit | edit source]

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter[edit | edit source]

  • Weapon (Pistol): Restocks 20 bullets.
  • Clip: Restocks 10 bullets.
  • Ammo Box: Restocks 50 bullets.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil[edit | edit source]

  • Weapon (Pistol): Restocks 20 bullets.
  • Clip: Restocks 10 bullets.
  • Ammo Box: Restocks 40 bullets.

Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion[edit | edit source]

  • Weapon (Pistol): Restocks 20 bullets.
  • Clip: Restocks 10 bullets.
  • Ammo Box: Restocks 20 bullets.

Turok: Evolution[edit | edit source]

  • Weapon (Pistol): Restocks 15 bullets.
  • Clip: Restocks 10 bullets.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, the Pistol pickup does not have a trigger. This was common in video games at the time, as consoles could not spare the processing power for extra polygon detail. This is also the case for the Pistol in Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion.

List of appearances[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. Dickson, Bill (March 4, 1997). "Weapons & Ammunition". Turok: Dinosaur Hunter manual. United States: Acclaim Entertainment. p. 12.
Weapons of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Standard Weaponry KnifeTek BowPistolShotgunAuto ShotgunAssault RiflePulse Rifle
Ordnance and Heavy Weaponry Alien WeaponParticle AcceleratorMinigunGrenade LauncherFusion CannonQuad Rocket Launcher
Miscellaneous Weaponry Chronoscepter
Cut Weaponry Tomahawk
Weapons of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Standard Weaponry BowCharge Dart RifleFlareMag 60PistolShotgunShredderTalonTek BowTranquilizer GunWar Blade
Energy Weapons Firestorm CannonPlasma Rifle
Ordnance and Heavy Weaponry FlamethrowerGrenade LauncherNukePFM LayerScorpion Launcher
Miscellaneous Weaponry Cerebral BoreHarpoon GunRazor WindRiding GunSunfire PodTorpedo Launcher
Weapons of Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
Danielle's Arsenal Cerebral BurstEnergy GrappleFirestorm CannonFireswarmMag 60RPGTek BowTomahawk
Joseph's Arsenal Cerebral PossessorBladeNapalm CannonNight Vision GogglesShredderSilenced PistolSniper RifleStorm Bow
Shared Weaponry BowCerebral BoreGrenade LauncherPistolPSGRazor WindShotgunVampire Gun
Cut Content Harpoon GunPlasma Rifle
Weapons and Items of Turok: Evolution
Standard Weaponry War ClubBowTek BowPistolShotgun
Ordnance and Heavy Weaponry GrenadeFlamethrowerFlechette GunSpider MineRocket LauncherPlasma CannonGravity DisruptorDark Matter Cube
Miscellaneous Weaponry .50 Cal CannonRocket PodMounted TurretAirstrike
Multiplayer Items CrossbowDeath HelmEmpathy Chest PlateJump BootsShield BeltCloaking BeltDamage IdolHealth IdolRegeneration IdolSpeed Idol
Miscellaneous Items MedkitOverdrive
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