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Magnum 2100 Pistol
Weapon Data
First Found Level 1 - Hospital
Destructible No
Operation Semi-Automatic
Ammunition Hollow-Tip Rounds
Heavy Slug Rounds
Attack Type Projectile
Damage 60 per Hit (Hollow)
85 per Hit (Slug)
Armor Penetration 30 (Hollow)
25 (Slug)
Offense Value 4 (Hollow)
5 (Slug)
Range 20

The Magnum 2100 Pistol is a weapon found in System Shock.


Standard issue pistol for TriOptimum security officers, the magnum is a preferred offensive tool in confined spaces. Rounds are designed for high damage.

The Magnum is a major upgrade in firepower from its little brother the Minipistol. As a matter of fact it is an adequate weapon against most of the enemies in the game.


  • The Magnum can be found already in the SE part of the Hospital level in the hidden room accessible if the player manages to completely nullify security by destroying computer nodes and every single camera on the level.
  • Another early Magnum can be found near relay analyzer on the Maintenance level, in the crawlspace.

Until the destruction of the laser mission the ammunition for the Magnum is extremely scarce. However afterwards it becomes quite common. Use it similarly in the later stages of the game to shoot out cameras and put down lower-level threats when you want to conserve ammunition for your heavier weapons.

Ammunition Types

HollowTip Rounds Icon.png HollowRounds.png Hollow-Tip Rounds (12) - Fragment inside soft targets.
Heavy Slug Rounds Icon.png HeavyRounds.png Heavy Slug Rounds (12) - High-Density osmium slug.