The basic pistol is the first and weakest weapon you obtain,however,it does have infinite ammo,like all pistols,and is useful for clearing common infected on Wimpish,very easy and easy.


  • Survivors:Most survivors found in SomaHara island have this as a Sidearm,untill later on.
  • Plane Crash Site:Not really a location,but is still listed as the player starts off with this weapon.


The Basic Pistol uses the same Pistol model as Left 4 Dead 1.

Main Weapons
Tier 1 Submachine Gun / Pump Shotgun / Homemade Hunting Rifle / Grenade Launcher
Tier 2 Assault Rifle / Auto Shotgun / Hunting rifle / Flamethrower
Tier 3 Light Machine Gun / Heavy Attack Shotgun / Dragunov SVD / Missile Launcher
Tier 4 Portable Minigun / Quadruple Barrel Shotgun / 50.Cal Sniper Rifle / RPG Launcher
Secondary Weapons
Sidearms Basic Pistol / USP Pistol / .44 Magnum / Desert Eagle
Melee Weapons Baseball Bat / Fire-Axe / Katana / Chainsaw / Crowbar
Unlockable Weapons Laser Rifle / Laser Launcher / Rail Driver / Mega Barrel Shotgun / .500 Magnum / Lightsaber / Nuclear Catapult
Gag Weapons Rubber Hammer / Cork Gun / Toy Sword