"2 pistols and 2 clips make for 34 rounds of mayhem. The stopping power hasn't increased, but the delivery rate just doubled."
— Description in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

The 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, Grand Theft Auto: Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, where their design still differs significantly.


Grand Theft Auto 2

In Grand Theft Auto 2, the "Dual pistol" is in fact separate firearms from the single pistol (with their own separate ammunition), giving Claude Speed 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 Zaibatsu Corporation uses these guns when their respect meter drops below 3 or 4 in the Residential District. Apart from that it can be always found by all the Green Phones for all gangs in the Industrial District.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The ability was since been refined in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Carl Johnson will wield two pistols, akimbo style, once they reach the Hitman skill level for the pistol, but will use the same ammunition as a single pistol. Some enemies during missions, like the Russian Mafia, use the pistols in dual form too.

Grand Theft Auto: Advance

In Grand Theft Auto Advance, the sprite for the pistol shows Mike holding two pistols, one in each hand, although other characters will wield only one pistol. Also, Mike shoots 2x faster than other characters with pistols because of dual.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Huang Lee has the option of using either a single pistol or "Dual pistols", both set of weapons sharing the same ammunition, the latter effectively better in speed, damage, and magazine size. It is seen being used by various enemies during the course of the storyline, but it is fairly rare.

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Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The Dual Pistol does not have a set spawn location; reaching the Hitman skill level with the regular Pistol automatically gives the player a second pistol.
  • A list of Pistol locations can be found on the Pistol article.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars


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