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Improved Pistol II is a Foundry project in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]

We've started testing an experimental cryogenic treatment for the barrels of our existing sidearm designs. This process will greatly reduce heat distortions caused by repeated firing, which should increase the aim of all soldiers using a pistol.

Project Requirements[]

Prerequisites:  Beam Weapons (Research)
Time to Complete:  7 days
Engineers:  10

Project Cost:

Research Credits and Bonuses:

 Name  Type  Reward  Adjusted Requirement
 All Technology  Research Credit  -50% Time  3.5 days
 Weapons Technology  Research Credit  -25% Time  5.25 days
 Future Combat  Continent Bonus (Asia)  -50% Credits  §75


  • Increases pistol Aim by 10%. Upgrade applies to all pistols.
  • This upgrade is bugged. The bonus is overridden by the soldier's primary weapon. It only works properly for Covert Operatives.
    • Formerly glitched in vanilla EU, this has been fixed in Enemy Within-- in which case, you may want to get this by the time EXALT shows up, so your pistol-wielding Operative can benefit from it.


  • Improved Pistol II schematic shows an optical sight added to the pistol; but there is no visible scope mounted to any of the pistols.