These weapons work best for either weakening an opponent or picking off a weakened opponent. The nature of this weapon means it works very well against snipers, and since all classes can use it, works nicely for gunners, who are normally vulnerable to snipers, what with being slow and having no real long range weapons. Commandos commonly use it as well, paired with another long range pistol to provide fast, accurate, and constant damage. It can also be used very well against infantry at close and medium ranges. Use it to begin your ambush at an advantage, by opening up with a shot to the head with the pirate pistol, doing about 60 damage. Then finish off the victim with your primary weapon. This gun only reaches its full potential when the user is patient and aims carefully.