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L.A. Noire Weapons Guide

When you are chasing bad guys, you always need something to defend yourself. Sometimes weapons are your tools to bring about Justice as an LAPD Detective in L.A. Noire. Following classic weapons of 1940s era have been featured in the game.

L.A. Noire Weapons – Handguns

Browning Hi-Power
It’s a 9mm single action semi-automatic handgun. The “high power” title is associated to it’s 13 round magazine which is actually double than any contemporary design.

Colt M1911
It’s another single action semi-automatic handgun designed to use .45 ACP cartridge. The gun was widely used in WW1 and WW11 and then was replaced by M9.

FN Browning 1922
The weapon is designed to use either .32 or .380 ACP bullets. Each magazine carries 8 or 9 bullets. It’s a single action semi-automatic handgun.

Star Model P
This actually the side arm of detective Cole Phelps. It is similar to that of Colt M1911 and is a semi-automatic recoil operated pistol.

M1917 revolver
This double action handgun can be more damaging than any other handgun. Each cycle carries 6 rounds of .45 ACP or .45 auto rim caliber.

Nickel Plated Pistol
The gun is featured in the Sharpshooter Suit and Gun Combo pre order bonus and is a variant of a gun already included in the game (either a Colt M1911 or Star Model P).

.38 Detective Revolver
This small size double action shot barreled revolver is usually used as a concealed back up weapon. Each cycle carries 6 rounds of either .38 special or .32 new police caliber bullets.

L.A. Noire Weapons – Rifles

Browning Automatic Rifle
This semi-automatic rifle used by US and many other countries in 19th century uses 30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge. Each magazine carries 20 rounds.

M1 Garand
It’s a traditional semi-automatic rifle issued to the initial infantries. Each magazine carries 6 rounds which can fired in successive manner like a sniper. The weapon uses .30-06 Springfield caliber bullets.

L.A. Noire Weapons – Sub-Machine Guns

Thompson M1
This SMG effective for crowded short range shooting is equipped with 20-30 round of .45 ACP caliber bullets.

Chicago Piano Gun
This gun is a pre-order bonus from HMV. The gun is almost similar to Thompson and carries 45 bullets in each magazine.

L.A. Noire Weapons – Shotguns

12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun
Shotguns are quite damaging in their short range of effectiveness. The weapon is a standard LAPD issue specially where deadly force has been authorized.

L.A. Noire Weapons – Melee

Being a detective, Fists are an important tool in hand to hand combat to take the bad guys to their knees. Then there is a switchblade that can be used as a knife during the close combat.Pipes can also be used to melee enemies in different situations.