The pistol is one of the early-game weapons unlocked in Sons of the Forest.
To get it, players need to follow the story and specifically the purple marker icon that’s located in the sea. It can be found in a small buoy/lifeboat that’s in the middle of nowhere.
In this guide, I will explain how to get the pistol in Sons of the Forest, as well as how to get pistol ammo and attachments.
If you’re just starting in the game, don’t forget to check out our guide on the best base locations available.
Pistol Location in Sons of the Forest
When starting the game, players can open their map and see three purple markers, which are related to the main story.
One of them will be in the ocean, just near the beach, on the south side of the island.
This marker will have a small lifeboat with loot on top. Within that loot, players will be able to find the pistol.
Keep in mind that there are sharks around the lifeboat, so move carefully and always keep an eye out.
Loot all the other materials on the ground and you’re ready to head back.
How to Get Pistol Ammo in Sons of the Forest
Unfortunately, there is no way to craft pistol ammo in Sons of the Forest. Instead, the only option is to find it while looting.
Specifically, bullets can be found on the ground or in containers while exploring the world. The best location to look is within caves.
Alternatively, players can also give the pistol to Virginia, since she won’t need ammo to fire it.
All Pistol Attachments
Other than ammo, players can upgrade their pistols by adding certain attachments. There are four attachments available in Sons of the Forest and all of them can be looted from specific locations. Here are all the attachments:
1. Pistol Rail
The pistol rail can be found at the same beach as the pistol. Just across the lifeboat, players can find a small camp with a corpse, many containers, and a music radio.
The rail is needed to equip any of the other attachments. While it doesn’t offer anything on its own, it is the most important attachment as without it, you can’t add anything else.
2. Pistol Flashlight
The pistol flashlight is in the same cave as the shovel. To explore this cave, players will also need to find both the rebreather and the rope gun.
After resurfacing from the underwater tunnel, clear the mutants in the next two chambers and find the flashlight on a corpse.
3. Pistol Laser
For the pistol laser, players will need to find the shovel first. Travel to the location shown below and use the shovel to dig.
Inside the bunker, loot everything you can, including the pistol laser and the keycard.
4. Pistol Suppressor
For the pistol suppressor, travel to the shown location and bring the shovel along, as you’ll need to dig down.
Find the bunker below and you’ll find the pistol suppressor on a desk.
To summarize, that’s everything you need to know on how to get the pistol in Sons of the Forest, as well as ammo and attachments for it.
In short, make sure to explore any caves you can find around and get the shovel early to also loot dig sites.
Are you using the pistol, or do you prefer primal weapons overall? Have you considered giving the pistol to Virginia? Let us know in the comments below.
Also, if these are only your first days on the island, consider checking out our guide on how to get food to help you survive.