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The subject of this article appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. The subject of this article appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. The subject of this article appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat.

The Fora-12, also known as Fort-12Mk2, is a 9x18mm semi-automatic pistol appearing in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat.


Shadow of Chernobyl[]

A police pistol of Ukrainian production, replaced the PMm. In comparison with the other pistols, it has improved accuracy, ergonomics and a larger magazine, but is less reliable.

Shadow of Chernobyl in-game description

The weapon appears as the Fort-12Mk2. The Fort-12Mk2 is slightly less reliable and has lower handling than the PMm, but is considered significantly better in the areas of ammunition capacity and accuracy. It can be equipped with a silencer.


It is sold by Sidorovich at a low and affordable price after the player gets the flash drive from Nimble. Wolf will award a free Fort-12Mk2 along with some spare ammo and grenades if the player single-handedly clears the vehicle yard of Bandits.

It can be obtained from the following stashes:


  • Fort-15 - A Fort-12Mk2 with increased mag capacity and reliability.

Clear Sky[]

The weapon returns in Clear Sky as the Fora-12. It still performs better than the PMm but has lower handling. The Fora-12 is primarily used by experienced Loners, Bandits, some Duty members, and of course, the Military. One can also find a few experienced Loners who have this pistol with a few modifications. This weapon can be upgraded at Yar's hangar to accept 9 x 19 ammo. With the capacity upgrade as well it makes for economical stopping power throughout the levels.


It can be bought from a variety of traders and uses the same upgrades used by most 9x18 caliber weapons. A free slightly upgraded Fort-12 is available to the player after accepting the job to kill the Military rescue squad attempting to rescue Major Khaletskiy.

It can be obtained from the following stashes:


The pistol shares the same upgrades as all pistols.

Upgrades marked in green are accuracy upgrades, while those marked in red are rate of fire upgrades. They are mutually exclusive.

Hover over icon to see upgrade description.

A technological modification of the bolt mechanism allows for a higher rate of fire
Bolt mechanism modification (150 RU)
+25% rate of fire
Careful adjustment of the bolt mechanism increases the weapon's precision
Bolt mechanism modification (150 RU)
-20% recoil
Installing a muzzle brake allows recoil to be reduced significantly
Barrel modification (225 RU)
-50% recoil
Replaces the standard barrel with a lightweight version
Barrel modification (150 RU)
-20% weight, +10% accuracy
An upgrade for weapons with integrated silencers. Replaces the combined barrel and silencer with a solid barrel
Solid barrel (225 RU)
+30% flatness
This durable steel barrel resists deformation and allows for better bullet acceleration
Barrel replacement (150 RU)
+20% flatness, +10% hit power
A smooth trigger pull allows firing accuracy to be increased
Soft trigger (150 RU)
+20% accuracy
Tailor-made ergonomic grip designed specifically for you
Anatomical grip (150 RU)
+20% accuracy
The barrel is replaced and gun parts are adjusted to the new caliber. This replacement can only be performed once
9x19 mm caliber (150 RU)
Rechambered for 9x19mm
Increasing magazine capacity using improvised means
Extended magazine (150 RU)
+4 magazine capacity

Call of Pripyat[]

A Ukranian-made pistol predominantly used by law enforcement organizations. Provides higher accuracy, better ergonomics and has a larger magazine than the PMm. These pistols make it into the Zone in large numbers thanks to the sale of defective weapons, which suffer from technical miscalculations in early design models. Despite this, the pistol is in demand among stalkers thanks to its good combat characteristics.

Call of Pripyat in-game description
Upgrade view

This pistol has become somewhat rare, since stalkers at the center of the Zone need better weaponry. It is sometimes possessed by rookie Loners and Bandits, as well as some Zombified Stalkers. The fastest way to find this pistol is to either take the steel box from the Unreachable Zaporozhetz and ask Cardan to open it or investigate Stingray 2 crash site and loot the pistol from one of the deceased soldiers around the wreck.

It may not look good, but actually is one of the better (if not the best) post-USSR pistols available to player, since it has a spacious magazine (16 rounds after upgrade), is accurate, reliable enough (it doesn't jam as frequently as in Clear Sky) and has the ability to change caliber to the more powerful 9x19 mm. When loaded with 9x19mm PB1 rounds, it can quite easy kill weaker mutants (such as blind dogs or fleshes) or unaware zombies, making it an useful weapon for minor threats.


Shadow of Chernobyl[]

Call of Pripyat[]


  • The letters "Форт-12Р" written on the side of the weapon indicate it is a Fort-12R model, a non lethal variant with the ability to fire ammunition with rubber bullets.