Stealth pistol vs pistol is balanced because the stealth pistol is better in every way except damage.Shadowdancerxxl wrote: - The stealth pistol is already sort of an SMG in GMDX. Only thing I would change about it is that I'd give it 9mm ammo instead of 10mm, because currently it doesn't seem like a good idea to choose stealth pistol over the regular pistol.
Stealth pistol pros over normal pistol:
Damage per second is higher. damage*fire rate/60. How fast the weapon can put down bad guys, basically. A fully modded stealth pistol will put down a Karkian faster than a fully modded pistol would, for example.
Recoil is lower (of course, recoil is far more relevant in GMDX).
Comes with silencer by default. Pistol costs a silencer mod, which are rare (three in the game, one of which costs a lot of money). If you take the stealth pistol you can then put that silencer mod on another weapon instead or not buy the expensive third silencer mod and have that money to spend elsewhere.
Base accuracy is 5% higher (if I recall).
Max range and accurate range is higher.
Base clip size is much larger, and scales more with clip mods. (pistol +1 per clip mod, stealth pistol +2).