In the next update 1.07 ‘Care Package’ we are releasing three new pistols, one for each faction. These pistols are noted for their small size making them useful for, and available to, all soldiers as backup weapons!
As a US soldier you will get access to the M1903 Pocket Hammerless pistol.

How do I get one?

The 1903 unlocks at the Tactical Ribbon first grade for infantry, recon, tankers and paratroopers, and with the Ground Support ribbon, grade 6, for pilots.
A lot of your soldiers will have room for this weapon in their loadout as it only takes 1 equipment point.

Why should I get one?

Generally the small pocket type pistols use weaker and smaller calibre bullets than the larger pistols, but they still give adequate damage on close and very close range, making them work really well as a backup weapon or as an alternative to carrying a combat knife or bayonet.
The pistol does 1-hit kills with headshots and is rather quick to bring back on target for follow-up shots. Reload times are similar to other pistols, so in the big picture they cost the same equipment points as a knife, but have much greater range than knives. Knives are silent but more difficult to do followup attacks with, should your first one not have the desired effect.

What about the other factions?

All three factions will get a new pistol – The M1903 Pocket Hammerless for the players fighting for the United States, the M1934 pistol for the Germans, and the Korovin TK for the Soviet soldiers! 

Historical background

The M1903 Pocket Hammerless is a design by the (very) famous weapons designer John Moses Browning and is his third design for self-loading pistols in various sizes (full size, pocket & vest pocket). The hammerless design makes it easier to pull from a pocket without the hammer snagging the pocket. Despite the name it does have a hammer, but an internal one. The pistol is much smaller than the 1911 and was usually issued to officers, often with their names engraved. The magazine is single stack and holds 8 round, magazine release is located at the bottom of the grip.