« Starter pistol is a revolver commonly used to start competitive races. Only the sound of the shot is used as the starting signal. This pistol uses flares, and a cloud of smoke can be seen when the gun goes off.
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Starter Pistol 10 mm
Faction Civilians
Type Signal Gun
Caliber 10 mm
Variants None

The Starter Pistol is a 10 mm handgun used by Altian racing marshals in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Karts DLC.

Overview Edit

The Starter Pistol is a double-action revolver chambered to fire 10 mm signal flare slugs.

It loads from 6 round cylinders and has both a fire rate and muzzle velocity of 240 rounds per minute/240 m/s. The Starter Pistol does not support being fitted with any accessories or muzzle attachments.

Designed solely as a non-combat weapon, the Starter Pistol can launch either red or green (harmless) short-range signal flares into the air to mark the start of racing matches. Or alternately, it can also serve as a way of marking locations for friendly forces to see as an improvised flare gun in emergencies.

Trivia Edit

  • The Starter Pistol appears to be based on the real-world "Judge" revolver manufactured by Taurus International Manufacturing Incorporated (also known as Taurus USA).
    • Unlike its in-game counterpart however, the real Judge is chambered to fire a variety of (lethal) revolver and shotshell rounds ranging from to .45 Colt to .410 bore rounds.
  • Along with the Zubr, it is currently one of the only two revolvers that are available in ArmA 3.

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