The Semi-automatic Pistol, along with the High Power Pistol, is one of the only semi-automatic pistols in the game. This gun is also the choice weapon of Dutch Van Der Linde. It is a powerful pistol trading in accuracy for speed on its rate of fire and reload speed.
This weapon can be purchased at the EscaleraGunsmith at a base price of $300, or $150 if the player's Honor is high enough.
Alternatively, the player can unlock this weapon for free after completing the Fort Mercerhideout. It will be found in the treasure room on the wood table left of the entry door, and one of the gang leaders will drop one.
The player obtains the semi-automatic pistol by completing the mission, "Missing Souls".
The Semi-automatic Pistol is unlocked into the player's regular inventory upon reaching rank 24.
The "Semi Auto Pistolero" weapon challenges are unlocked at the same level. Completion of these challenges turns the weapon golden for the player.
It can also be obtained by killing another player who has the weapon equipped.
Sometimes the weapon can also be found by killing Blackwater police, some of whom carry it. However, most carry a High Power Pistol.
Tips and Tricks
The Semi-automatic Pistol holds seven rounds in its magazine. Though seven rounds is little improvement over the six rounds of the Cattleman Revolver, the Semi-automatic Pistol has a higher reload rate and a seemingly higher level of damage.
In Multiplayer, this Pistol can defeat repeaters and other guns at close range and so it's possible to use this as an advantage. Due to this gun's relatively high damage, high rate of fire (depending on how fast the player can tap the fire trigger) and reload speed it can easily defeat enemies at close range (except when enemies have shotguns, then the user will need to keep their distance). Also with the pistol's recoil, it is easy to aim for the upper chest and let the recoil raise the reticle to make for a headshot.