Dual pistols, also known as "dual pistol" and "twin pistols", is as implied, a pair of pistols held on each hand of the player character. The ability to wield two pistol exists only within the realms of Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, where their design still differs significantly.
In GTA 2, the "dual pistol" are in fact separate firearms from the single pistol (with their own separate ammunition), giving the player the ability to fire bullets in a "V" shape formation and twice as fast and efficiently as a single pistol, but with the drawback of faster depletion of ammunition.
The ability has since been refined after being absent between GTA 2 and GTA San Andreas. For GTA San Andreas, the player will wield two pistols, "guns akimbo" style, once they reach the Hitman skill level for the pistol, but will use the same ammunition as a single pistol. In GTA Chinatown Wars, the player has the option of using either a single pistol or "twin pistols", both set of weapons sharing the same ammunition, the latter effectively better in speed, damage, and magazine size. Also, in GTA Advance, the sprite for the Pistol shows Mike holding two pistols, one in each hand, although other characters will wield only one pistol.
- GTA 2
(To show your coordinates you have to enter a cheat code, use at your own risk)
- Dropped by Zaibatsu with 3 or 4 negative respect bars
- Go to the Russian Cross and use the ramp to get to the top (The cross) (188,5 77,5 6)
- East of the hut located northeast of the Vedic Temple (Hut on the hill) (251,5 200,5 5)
- Find the zone with lots of pillars west of Bayano Station. Enter the zone using the west alley and go up the nearest ramp. Jump over the pillars from there. (Chemicals) (43,5 161,5 4)
Icon for the "dual pistol" in GTA 2.
Icon for the "twin pistols" in GTA Chinatown Wars.