...and you are face to face with a skulk
Alright, it happens to me very often. I'm sure it happens to most people very often too. So, I'm gonna try and give out a few tips for new marines out there who aren't sure what the hell to do when they are out of LMG ammo and a skulk is about to tear them apart . Well, first off, if you are faced with one skulk, one LMG clip should be more than enough to take down that bugger. But of course, there are always those skulks who like to jump in circles randomly while biting hoping to score a hit. Now, you find yourself out of LMG ammo. Well, your best bet is to whip out the pistol. Now here's the part that you are going to want to remember. I find it best that if you take your time and line up your shots. If done corectly, the skulk is gonna go down. If you spend your whole LMG clip, and fire all 10 pistol rounds in less than 2 seconds, and the skulk is still biting at your ankles, your in trouble. The key is to continue moving at all time. Don't let the skulk get to close to you. Circle strafe and line up your shots. Assuming you scored a few hits with your LMG, the skulk will drop after 3-4 pistol shots. This tactic works well against 2 or more skulks as well, but you had better be upgraded though.
Always keep in mind that your pistol has an incredible stopping power for lower level aliens, and if you can use it well, you'll be set.