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[[Image:psg_vc.png|thumb|The PSG-1 in [[Grand Theft Auto Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. ]]
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{{quote|"Assassination remains rife in Vice City. Who is [[Mr. Black]]?"<br>-[[Vice City Bureau of Investigation]] file description.}}
[[Image:psg_4.png|thumb|The PSG-1 in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. ]]
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[[File:PSG-1-GTAVC.png|thumb|300px|The PSG-1 in GTA Vice City.]]
The '''PSG-1''' is a semi-automatic sniper rifle based on the H&K G3 battle rifle. It is designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch of Germany. The PSG-1 has a telescopic sight and aiming is yet improved with red laser point sight. The rifle has a seven bullet magazine so it can fire seven times very fast without reloading.
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[[File:CombatSniper-GTAVC-prerelease.jpg|thumb|right|282px|[[Tommy Vercetti]] wielding a Combat Sniper in a pre-release screenshot of [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].]]
The similarly based HK MSG90 rifle was first featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], however, it is not available in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. It is known as the PSG-1 only in the original PS2 version of Vice City, '''.308 Sniper''' in all other versions of Vice City and '''Laser Sighted Sniper Rifle''' in Liberty City Stories. In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the MSG90 is replaced by a [[Dragunov]] (SVD-1) to fit the games time period, [[1984]].
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The '''PSG-1''' is a semi-automatic sniper rifle based on the H&K G3 battle rifle. It is designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch of Germany. In the GTA games, the PSG-1 is equipped with both a telescopic sight and a red laser point sight. The rifle has a seven bullet magazine, allowing for (brief) rapid firing, in contrast to the bolt-action mechanism of the regular [[Sniper Rifle]].
  
The real PSG-1 (not the MSG90) in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] is referenced in-game as the '''Combat Sniper.'''  It has a ten-round magazine and is capable of stunning feats of accuracy.  During first-person aiming, if the player is standing, there is a noticeable movement of the scope due to [[Niko Bellic]]'s breathing.  This can be compensated by crouching.  Also, the reticule used is not a standard mil-dot, but the graduated sight found on the Russian [http://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn18-e.htm SVD Dragunov]'s PSO-1 scope.
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The HK SR9T rifle, a military variant of the PSG-1, was first featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], and is also seen in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. The rifle is labeled as the "PSG-1" only in the original PS2 version of Vice City; all other versions label it '''.308 Sniper''', and it is labeled '''Laser Sighted Sniper Rifle''' in GTA Liberty City Stories.  In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the MSG90 is replaced by a [[Dragunov]] (SVD-1) to fit the game's setting of [[1984]].
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The PSG-1 (not an MSG90) in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] is referenced in-game as the '''Combat Sniper'''. It has a ten-round magazine, and excellent range.  The reticule used is not a standard [[wp:Telescopic_sight#Mil-dot_reticules|mil-dot]], but the graduated sight found on the Russian [[wp:Dragunov sniper rifle|SVD Dragunov]]'s PSO-1 scope.  During first-person aiming, if the player is standing, there is a noticeable movement of the scope due to [[Niko Bellic]]'s breathing.  This can be minimized by crouching.  The Combat Sniper rifle delivers a one-headshot kill in single player and multiplayer, unless the target is armored.  It will also kill with about 3 shots to the body.  It can easily take down drivers, motorcyclists and, with patience, helicopter pilots.
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In every Grand Theft Auto game in which this rifle has been featured in, the player can only fire the rifle in first-person mode. However, in the GTA IV Era, if the player is in cover, the player can fire it in third person mode using the crosshair provided. The rifle can also be blindfired. This is a very useful feature, as it can kill targets at a very far distance while staying safe behind cover and maintaining a clear view of the player's surrounds, therefore spotting potential targets to hide from or eliminate first.  
  
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
==='''GTA Vice City'''===
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;GTA Vice City
*[[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]] - Available to buy at [[Ammu-Nation]] after completion of Shakedown ($6,000).
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*[[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]] - Available to buy at [[Ammu-Nation]] after completion of [[Shakedown (GTA VC)|Shakedown]] ($6,000).
 
*[[Little Havana]] - On the roof of a building by the [[Kaufman Cabs]] billboard directly east of [[Café Robina]]. Use the set of stairs behind this building to access.
 
*[[Little Havana]] - On the roof of a building by the [[Kaufman Cabs]] billboard directly east of [[Café Robina]]. Use the set of stairs behind this building to access.
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*Availble at the [[Vercetti Estate]], [[Hyman Condo]] and [[Ocean View Hotel]] after collecting 50 hidden packages.
  
==='''GTA Liberty City Stories'''===
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;GTA Liberty City Stories
*[[Fort Staunton]], [[Staunton Island]] - On the balcony of a restaurant (It is best gotten if you complete the mission [[Bringing the House Down]], since if the restaurant is still not destroyed, it is almost impossible to get the PSG-1, as the balcony is high.)
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*[[Fort Staunton]], [[Staunton Island]] - On the balcony of a restaurantIt is easiest to acquire this weapon after the mission "[[Bringing the House Down]]" — due to the height of the balcony, it is very difficult to acquire this gun while the restaurant is still intact.
 
 
==='''Grand Theft Auto IV'''===
 
  
The Combat Sniper can be purchased from the back-alley gun shops for $8,500 and each additional magazine will cost $500. It is also available from [[Little Jacob]] for $5,000 with each additional magazine costing $500.
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;GTA IV
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The Combat Sniper can be purchased from the back-alley gun shops for $8,500 and each additional magazine will cost $500. It is also available from [[Little Jacob]], [[Terry Thorpe]] in The Lost and Damned, and [[Armando Torres]] in The Ballad of Gay Tony for $5,000, with each additional magazine costing $500. It can also be acquired from certain [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] officers attempting to snipe the player from rooftops in [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]] and [[The Exchange]].
  
 
'''[[Algonquin]]'''
 
'''[[Algonquin]]'''
*[[Hatton Gardens]] - Can be found atop the roof of the [[Civilization Committee]] building on Albany Ave, resting on the peak of the black dome.  This roof also contains a [[Unique Stunt Jumps|unique stunt jump]]. Players are advised to acquire this rifle only as a last resort since any entry onto the CC premises triggers a four-star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]].
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*[[Hatton Gardens]] - Can be found atop the roof of the [[Civilization Committee]] building on Albany Ave, resting on the peak of the black dome.  This roof also contains a [[Unique Stunt Jumps|unique stunt jump]]. Players are advised to acquire this rifle only as a last resort, since any entry onto the CC premises triggers a four-star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]].
 
'''[[Alderney]]'''
 
'''[[Alderney]]'''
*[[Acter]] - Can be found on the roof of an apartment complex off Aspdin Drive.  A [[Helicopter|helicopter]] is required, as there is no roof access from the ground.
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*[[Acter]] - Can be found on the roof of an apartment complex off Aspdin Drive.  A [[Maverick|helicopter]] is required, as there is no roof access from the ground.
 
*[[Acter Industrial Park]] - Can be found atop another crude oil refining tower on Trinity Rd on the southwestern end of the [[Acter Industrial Park]].
 
*[[Acter Industrial Park]] - Can be found atop another crude oil refining tower on Trinity Rd on the southwestern end of the [[Acter Industrial Park]].
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==Gallery==
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===Scope===
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<center>
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<gallery>
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File:CombatSniper-GTAVC-prerelease-scope.jpg|The Combat Sniper's scope in action in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
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File:BloodBrothers-GTAIV6.jpg|The Combat Sniper's scope in action in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
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</gallery>
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</center>
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===In-game model===
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<center>
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<gallery>
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File:PSG-1-GTAVC.png|GTA Vice City.
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File:PSG-1-GTALCS-ingame.jpg|[[Toni Cipriani]] holding the Combat Sniper rifle in GTA Liberty City Stories.
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File:CombatSniper-GTAIV.png|GTA IV.
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</gallery>
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</center>
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===HUD icons===
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<center>
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<gallery>
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File:PSG-1-GTAVC-icon.png|GTA Vice City.
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File:CombatSniper-GTAIV-icon.png|GTA IV.
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</gallery>
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</center>
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===Real life models===
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<center>
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<gallery>
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File:Heckler & Koch SR9T.jpg|The Heckler & Koch SR9(T) seen in GTA Vice City and GTA LCS.
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File:H&K PSG-1.jpg|An actual H&K PSG-1 seen in the GTA IV era.
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</gallery>
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</center>
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[[Category:Weapons in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Weapons in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Weapons in GTA IV]]
 
[[Category:Weapons in GTA IV]]
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[[Category:Weapons in The Lost and Damned]]
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[[Category:Weapons in The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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[[Category:Sniper Rifles]]

Latest revision as of 05:14, 21 December 2012

"Assassination remains rife in Vice City. Who is Mr. Black?"
-Vice City Bureau of Investigation file description.


The PSG-1 in GTA Vice City.
Tommy Vercetti wielding a Combat Sniper in a pre-release screenshot of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

The PSG-1 is a semi-automatic sniper rifle based on the H&K G3 battle rifle. It is designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch of Germany. In the GTA games, the PSG-1 is equipped with both a telescopic sight and a red laser point sight. The rifle has a seven bullet magazine, allowing for (brief) rapid firing, in contrast to the bolt-action mechanism of the regular Sniper Rifle.

The HK SR9T rifle, a military variant of the PSG-1, was first featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and is also seen in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. The rifle is labeled as the "PSG-1" only in the original PS2 version of Vice City; all other versions label it .308 Sniper, and it is labeled Laser Sighted Sniper Rifle in GTA Liberty City Stories. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the MSG90 is replaced by a Dragunov (SVD-1) to fit the game's setting of 1984.

The PSG-1 (not an MSG90) in Grand Theft Auto IV is referenced in-game as the Combat Sniper. It has a ten-round magazine, and excellent range. The reticule used is not a standard mil-dot, but the graduated sight found on the Russian SVD Dragunov's PSO-1 scope. During first-person aiming, if the player is standing, there is a noticeable movement of the scope due to Niko Bellic's breathing. This can be minimized by crouching. The Combat Sniper rifle delivers a one-headshot kill in single player and multiplayer, unless the target is armored. It will also kill with about 3 shots to the body. It can easily take down drivers, motorcyclists and, with patience, helicopter pilots.

In every Grand Theft Auto game in which this rifle has been featured in, the player can only fire the rifle in first-person mode. However, in the GTA IV Era, if the player is in cover, the player can fire it in third person mode using the crosshair provided. The rifle can also be blindfired. This is a very useful feature, as it can kill targets at a very far distance while staying safe behind cover and maintaining a clear view of the player's surrounds, therefore spotting potential targets to hide from or eliminate first.

Locations

GTA Vice City
GTA Liberty City Stories
  • Fort Staunton, Staunton Island - On the balcony of a restaurant. It is easiest to acquire this weapon after the mission "Bringing the House Down" — due to the height of the balcony, it is very difficult to acquire this gun while the restaurant is still intact.
GTA IV

The Combat Sniper can be purchased from the back-alley gun shops for $8,500 and each additional magazine will cost $500. It is also available from Little Jacob, Terry Thorpe in The Lost and Damned, and Armando Torres in The Ballad of Gay Tony for $5,000, with each additional magazine costing $500. It can also be acquired from certain LCPD officers attempting to snipe the player from rooftops in Chinatown and The Exchange.

Algonquin

Alderney

  • Acter - Can be found on the roof of an apartment complex off Aspdin Drive. A helicopter is required, as there is no roof access from the ground.
  • Acter Industrial Park - Can be found atop another crude oil refining tower on Trinity Rd on the southwestern end of the Acter Industrial Park.

Gallery

Scope

In-game model

HUD icons

Real life models