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Ytharia Vulane, human gunslinger and ranger as well as the Ironmaster of Alkenstar, wields two revolvers.

A pistol is a small, simple, single-shot firearm. Its small size makes it easy to conceal and wield with a single hand.[1]


The simple and compact natures of a pistol make it easy to integrate it into other objects, such as the buckler gun, dagger pistol, and sword cane pistol.[2][3]

The coat pistol is an even smaller and weaker variant designed for concealment,[2] and the double-barreled pistol allows it to be fired twice (or to fire two bullets at once).[4]

The dragon pistol fires pellets like a blunderbuss rather than a bullet.[4]

The rifle is the larger cousin of this gun.[1] The pepperbox has a six rotating barrels for more rapid firing,[4] while the revolver is a more advanced cartridge-firing pistol with a similar size and automatically rotating chamber that can fire several successive shots.[3]

On Golarion

The basic pistol is one of the cheapest and most common firearms on Golarion, with a price of 1,000 to 1,400 gp.[1] They are the most common firearm in the Inner Sea region, though still rare enough to be a curiosity.[5]

Pistols are relatively common in Alkenstar[6] and are wielded by its shieldmarshals.[7]

The Hurricane King of the Shackles, Kerdak Bonefist, wields a magic pistol that he claims has slain at least 100 foes.[8]