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This article is about the secondary weapon in PAYDAY 2. For the akimbo version, see Akimbo Parabellum.
Parabellum

Parabellum icon
High powered but low capacity

Parabellum FBI Files
High powered but low capacity

Gameplay
Unlock Level
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Firing Mode(s) Semi-automatic SemiIcon
Cost $557,000
Statistics
Magazine 8
Total Ammo 56
Rate of Fire 361
Damage 180
Accuracy 76
Stability 24
Concealment 29
Threat 9
Other
Internal name breech
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Mod stats

The Parabellum pistol is a secondary weapon available in PAYDAY 2.

The Parabellum is unlocked after completing the Knife Legislation side job.

OverviewEdit

The Parabellum is an incredibly powerful pistol, with damage on par with the Castigo .44, Peacemaker .45 and Matever .357. It is also highly accurate and possesses stellar Concealment.

After thorough comparison, the Parabellum is objectively a superior alternative to the revolver family of pistols, with similar accuracy and damage, much quicker reloads, and more shots per reload (which, unlike the revolvers, can be further increased with Gun Nut basic). The Bronco .44 can reach 1 point higher Concealment, however, at the cost of Accuracy and Stability.

It has its drawbacks, however, in the form of its complete inability to use gadgets and barrel extensions, meaning it is a poor stealth weapon despite its nigh-perfect Concealment. It also has exceedingly tiny iron sights, which can be a hassle to use against distant targets or in the dark. This can be remedied with an optic attachment, however.

SummaryEdit

Pros

  • Very powerful
  • Very accurate, can easily reach 100 with mods and skills
  • Excellent Concealment, up to 32
  • Fast reload

Cons

  • Mediocre stability
  • Limited mod options
  • Small magazine capacity
  • Nearly unusable iron sights
  • Cannot be silenced

Available modificationsEdit

Reinforced Barrel

WWII Weapon Pack
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Reinforced Barrel (Parabellum)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +8 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Short Barrel

WWII Weapon Pack
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Short Barrel (Parabellum)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -8 Stability -
Concealment +2 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Concealment

Base game
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ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Stability

Base game
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ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Accuracy

Base game
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ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Team Boost

Base game
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TeamBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Engraved Grip

WWII Weapon Pack
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Engraved Grip (Parabellum)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Pistol Red Dot Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Pistol Red Dot Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
25 Purple Snake Purple Snake Packages

SkinsEdit

  • "Little Georg" is a reference to Georg Luger, the designer of the Luger pistol that the Parabellum was modeled after.

TriviaEdit

  • The Parabellum is based on the Luger P08 pistol, with its in-game name being derived from either the P08's alternate name (Pistole Parabellum), the name of the ammo type it fires (9x19mm Parabellum), or the Latin quote after which the 9x19mm cartridge was named ("Si vis pacem, para bellum" lit. "If you seek peace, prepare for war"). Incidentally, the Latin quote was also used as the motto of DWM, the manufacturer of the Luger in real life.
    • This also means the Parabellum is one of the few weapons in game to use a real life designation.
    • It appears as 'Luger' on the WW2 Safe announcement site.
  • The Parabellum's damage is unrealistically high for a 9x19mm pistol, as it is on par with a .44 Magnum revolver, which is far more powerful in real life.
  • The Parabellum is the first pistol to be used entirely one handed and the second to be used with a technique other than the Weaver Stance, the first being the Peacemaker .45.
  • The Parabellum is the only non-revolver pistol that cannot be silenced, nor can it have any barrel extension attached in general.
  • The Parabellum, along with the MP40 and Galant, are the joint second weapons to require a side job to be completed before they are usable, the first being the Arbiter.

GalleryEdit

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