"High-penetration, fully-automatic pistol. Holds 18 rounds in magazine with option to extend to 36 rounds."
Ammu-Nation and Social Club description.

The Vom Feuer AP Pistol (Armor-Piercing Pistol) is a weapon in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The AP Pistol appears to resemble the Colt SCAMP with elements from the OTs-33 Pernach. It also has similarities to the Glock pistol series, especially the Glock 18 in performance and having the ability of full-auto firing, as well as to 17C/24 in appearance due to the long barrel.

The AP Pistol is a striker-fired fully automatic machine pistol that acts much like the Automatic 9mm from The Lost and Damned. The gun is seen being used by Michael De Santa during Three's Company, as well as by Franklin Clinton in the official gameplay trailer.


Grand Theft Auto V

Unlike the Auto 9mm, the AP Pistol is much more accurate, and has a lighter recoil, which can be lightened even more with a suppressor attachment. It has an 18-round magazine with the option to extend to 36 rounds. Due to its high accuracy, high rate of fire, common ammo, high power, and having a large magazine size (with extended clip), it is arguably the best drive-by weapon in the game. It is all-round superior to the Micro SMG due to the higher rate of fire, much better accuracy in sustained fire, and slightly higher magazine capacity. However, the Micro SMG is the weapon equipped by default during drive-by's, needing several weapon changes to equip the AP Pistol, although this can be fixed in Grand Theft Auto Online by simply tossing all other drive-by weapons or storing them in the gun locker of an office, clubhouse, Mobile Operations Center, facility or Avenger.

According to the markings, the AP Pistol is chambered for 9x18 rounds.

GTA V Overview

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
12.5 (20)


0.1 120 / 394 18 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A 18-round standard magazine (Ammu-Nation)
Armor-Piercing (In-game name)
N/A 600 RPM
450-800 RPM [?]
Cannot be determined 18-round standard magazine
36-round standard magazine (Extended clip)
Upper slider N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


Grand Theft Auto V

Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock)
Rounds (16) $25 $85 (Rank 33)
Default clip (18 rounds) Default Default
Extended clip (36 rounds) $412 $9,400 (Rank 34)
Flashlight (provides illumination when aiming) $462 $1,975 (Rank 35)
Suppressor (silences but slightly reduces damage and range) $1,825 $12,200 (Rank 36)
Gilded Gun Metal Finish $39,500 $39,500
Black Default Default
Army $100 $5,000 (Kill 100 players)*
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $200F $5,250 (Kill 200 players)*
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $400F $5,500 (Kill 400 players)*
LSPD $600 $5,750 (Kill 600 players)*
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $800F $7,500 (Rank 50)
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $1,000F $10,000 (Rank 75)
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $1,500F $12,500 (Rank 100)
F Free for players that have the Special/Collector's edition of the game.

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  • The usage of "9x18" rounds would be a direct relation to the 9×18mm Makarov cartridge. Coincidentally, the OTs-33 Pernach also utilizes the same Makarov cartridge.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • During the rappelling part of Three's Company, Michael actually fires his AP Pistol in three-round bursts instead of fully-automatic mode, as noticed by the slight delay between every three shots. This is probably made for the sake of the "Accuracy" gold objective, so the player would not waste bullets by mistake.
  • The AP Pistol seems to be the weapon of choice for Steve Haines and Andreas Sanchez, as they both use it in the mission The Wrap Up.


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