A modified model of a pistol from the first half of the 20th century, which is as reliable, powerful and accurate as the original. Pistols of this series deserve their reputation as one of the best handguns of the 20th century and are in great demand in the Zone.
- Call of Pripyat in-game description

The HPSS-1m is a 9x19mm caliber pistol that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. It was also cut from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


Shadow of ChernobylEdit

The weapon was cut from the final version of Shadow of Chernobyl. However, functional files - i.e. animations, model, stats - still exist within the game files, meaning one can spawn a functional HPSS-1m by numerous ways, such as making it available from traders, or spawning it in NPCs loadouts. It has a strangely high damage output, easily outclassing many weapons of the game, albeit possessing a low penetration capacity due to its caliber.

Clear SkyEdit


It deals the same amount of damage as all other 9x19mm pistols, however it shoots slower and has a smaller magazine capacity. The 13 round capacity is better than the 9x18mm pistols, but it is beat out by guns like the Martha and the Walker P9m. This makes the gun a generally average all-around pistol. It's nothing special, but is a noticeable upgrade from some of the first pistols the player encounters.

Notable deploymentsEdit

This weapon is carried mostly by experienced Loners, Bandits, and Renegades.


It can be acquired in the Cordon near the entrances to the Garbage, and more can be found in the Garbage.


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.

SCS Pistol Upg 1
Bolt mechanism modification (240 RU)
+25% rate of fire
SCS Pistol Upg 2
Bolt mechanism modification (240 RU)
-20% recoil
SCS Pistol Upg 9
Barrel modification (360 RU)
-50% recoil
SCS Pistol Upg 3
Barrel modification (240 RU)
-20% weight, +10% accuracy
SCS Pistol Upg 10
Solid barrel (360 RU)
+30% flatness
SCS Pistol Upg 4
Barrel replacement (240 RU)
+20% flatness, +10% hit power
SCS Pistol Upg 5
Soft trigger (240 RU)
+20% accuracy
SCS Pistol Upg 6
Anatomical grip (240 RU)
+20% accuracy
SCS Pistol Upg 7
9x18 mm caliber (240 RU)
Rechambered for 9x18mm
SCS Pistol Upg 8
Extended magazine (240 RU)
+4 magazine capacity

Call of Pripyat Edit


The HPSS-1M, as seen in the game.

Characteristics Edit

It is a good all-rounder, but other pistols are better at filling niche fields, such as the Black Kite for damage, the UDP Compact for rate of fire and damage, or the PMm for weight. The only thing where the HPSS-1M is best is its magazine capacity - after upgrade it's 17 bullets, which is the biggest from all pistols.

Not much has changed from its other appearances as far as specs go, but a noted concern is that since it shares ammo with the Viper 5 - if one carries both in their inventory they may find themselves abruptly out of ammo, a concern considering 9x19mm relative rarity. On the other hand, carrying the same type of ammunition for both weapons simplifies ammunition requirements and allows the player to carry more 9x19 mm ammunition when it may otherwise be taken up by another ammunition type.

Notable deployments Edit

  • Carried by experienced Loners.
  • Carried by Tremor. Can be looted from his inventory if the player kills him, or he will drop it upon shooting himself.

Background information Edit

Development Edit

  • It's one of the oldest weapons in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and the first pistol in the series, as it appears in Build 1098; the first build available. It subsequently appeared in Build 1114.
  • A variant of the weapon, the HPCS-1, was cut from the final version of Clear Sky.


Call of PripyatEdit

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