Like most firearms, the American 9mm Pistol was initially a rare find, however its common availability midway into the game allows it to be collected and sold in large quantities to shops.
Comparing to the German 9mm Pistol, it has a lower firepower, but higher rate of fire, and with a 15-round capacity. Unlike the counter-part, the American 9mm Pistol makes a quieter sound than the German 9mm Pistol, making it useful for planned escapes and during combat, or even as a backup weapon.
There are two variants of the American 9mm Pistol included in the Enhanced Edition and in The Following.
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- The American 9mm Pistol appears to mainly resemble a Beretta 84F "Cheetah" with design elements of a Bersa Thunder 9.
- During development and as shown in the Dying Light Official Game Guide, the American 9mm Pistol had a different appearance and resembled a Desert Eagle with a head rail on the barrel. This can be seen during the E3 2014 Showfloor gameplay, and also in the Gamescon 2014 trailer for a second when the player vaults over a biter while holding the weapon.
- Along with the Golden German Pistol, the Golden American Pistol has a bug where the world-model appears to be the default variant instead of the golden variant seen in first person. Due to this, there isn't a world model for the Golden American Pistol.