Originally Posted by lurkingknight
it's not absolutely necessary to have pistols, especially in outdoor play, but I consider it one of those better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it sort of deals.
I was caught twice in my first 4 games where either my aeg went down and left me without a gun 6 hours into a 24 hour milsim, and again when I was trying to reload an empty mag when a guy charged on my position in cover and full autoed me from 15 ft away. Had I a pistol I could have either been ready for him to come at my cover or kept him from advancing in the first place.
There's a ton of other gear to get long before you get a pistol though, so plan accordingly.
Made me chuckle when I read that you had no gun 6 hrs in. Yea, I guess. I think I'll just go buy everything else first and then when I have more money, I'll buy a pistol. I'm only going to have 2 Hi-Caps (470 rds), is that enough?