One of the most famous sidearms of the era, the US-made M1911 was a mainstay of infantry throughout World War II. Pistols are often overlooked in games such as Sniper Elite 5 but we found ourselves using them more and more as the game progressed, not just in unexpected melee kills but also to sneakily take out guards from close range with a suppressor on to keep the noise down.
M1911 Pros and Cons
The M1911 was a popular sidearm with good reason. Powerful with a decent rate of fire you can get off a mag full of shots before your enemy even knows you are hiding in the bushes.
- Powerful and versatile
- Difficult to control
With an audible range of just 33m, the M1911 is the second quietest weapon in the whole game. This can be improved further with the addition of a suppressor.
1x - All the pistols here are only coming with 1x zoom so it really isn’t a factor. The way you are using them, you probably want to be shooting from the hip rather than looking down the sight anyway.
Packing a seven cartridge magazine, the M1911 will get you out of a hole if you need some rapid fire quickly to take an enemy down in sudden close-combat
How to get the M1911 in Sniper Elite 5
Unlocked at the start of the game.