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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 Soviet soldier you will get access to the Korovin TK.

How do I get one?

The Korovin TK 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 Korovin TK for the Soviets, the M1934 pistol for the Germans, and the M1903 Pocket Hammerless for the players fighting for the United States! 

Historical background

The TK (Tula, Korovin – designed by Sergey Korovin made in Tula) pistol was one of the first effective Soviet-made semiautomatic pistols. Based on an earlier complicated and heavy pistol, Korovin developed the 6.35 mm (.25 ACP) Korovin TK from a request by the Dinamo sport organization. Most TK pistols were either issued as self-defence weapons for high-ranking officers of the Red Army or high-ranking officials of the Soviet government. TK pistol is blowback operated pistol. Trigger is of single action type, striker fired. Manual safety is located on the left side of the frame, above the trigger. The magazine is single stack, magazine release is located at the bottom of the grip.