Mass Effect

Mass Effect Achievements

Pistol Expert

Register 150 Pistol Kills   

The pistol is available to all classes and is the easiest one to get if you start working on it right away. No matter your class, put in enough points into the Pistol tree so that you can get the Marksman skill, as it is immensely helpful for this achievement. When you get the skill, use it as often as you can, as it makes using the pistol very effective. Even if you don't play as a Soldier or a class that doesn't have any training for that particular weapon, it is still very possible to get the achievement. Focus on getting as many accuracy improving attachments for the guns you aren't trained in, and stabilizers for Sniper Rifles. It's not as good as playing as a class trained for the weapon, but it's better than nothing. Also, kills made by teammates do not count towards this achievement.

Note: Sentinels don't have pistol training. They get pistol bonuses from their class skill.

All weapon kills carry over between playthroughs and careers. Even if you don’t get all 150 kills in one playthrough, any kills you have made will carry over into every other one you may have.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by OxfordComma
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 09:19:53 AM

Quick and easy

Comment #2 by MangaPowerX
Saturday, November 06, 2010 @ 08:25:06 AM

I have found that the kills done in Pinnacle Station counts towards this and the other weapons achievements. And what's better, it's accumulative. This can be done easily in one playthrough.

Comment #3 by Tidus755
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 12:47:36 AM

Is there a way to find out how many kills we've done with each weapon?

Comment #4 by tF HlyHndGrnade
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 03:39:22 PM

@ #2 thanks for that, i know this is a bit late, but thx for the info.

Comment #5 by l SoiL l
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 07:13:25 AM

I've just completed my first playthrough but didn't get the sniper and pistol cheevo yet, so I was wondering, do you need to get these 150 kills in 1 playthrough?
Or can you continue with the amount of kill you already had in a second playthrough?

Comment #6 by l SoiL l
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 01:29:12 PM

Just to add to my latest comment, I've figured out that you don't necesarrily need to get these 150 kills in just 1 playthrough.
Just started my second playthrough today and just after a few kills with the pistol I got the achievement.

Comment #7 by TheVaughnster
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 10:12:21 PM

Pinnacle stations makes this easy.

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Game Info


US November 20, 2007
Europe November 23, 2007

ESRB: Mature
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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