So what does everyone think of the pistol? I'm not sure whether it's truly better than, or even equal to, the LMG.
You do 20 damage per shot and shoot 5 rounds per second. With the LMG you do 10 damage per shot and shoot 10 rounds per second. Both work out to 100 damage per second. Ok but here's the thing, there is 200 damage potential in the pistol mag, 500 damage potential in the LMG mag. Also, a higher rate of fire means that it's easier to spray an area, if spraying is what ya want to do(but maybe only n00bs spray, under ALL circumstances).
The pistol has the advantage of being extremely accurate though. But does the pistol accuracy really make a difference?
Main issue though, is that you can only feasibly bag one skulk before reload(with an un-upgraded pistol). The idea is that 5 shots kills one, 5 shots kills another, but it's very likely you will miss 1+ shots! Having to switch to an LMG or reload is a no-no. With the LMG you use 20 shots to kill, and you got 30 shots to miss with.
Maybe the idea is to train yourself to become a sharpshooter...