Pistolero achievement in Gears of War


Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with a pistol

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How to unlock the Pistolero achievement

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    This achievement speaks for itself - simply kill one hundred enemies with the Snub Pistol in ranked matches.

    As each player is equipped with a Snub Pistol at the start of each round, this achievement can be completed on any map.

    A good way to get kills is to first down an enemy (with either the Lancer, Longshot, Boomshot ect.), and then take a couple of steps away from the downed enemy. Then pull out your pistol and take a couple of shots at them.

    Be careful not to be too close when performing a pistol kill, otherwise it will sometimes be registerred as an execution kill (which won't net you the achievement).

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    Bjornsang@Harris36 It took me a total of 236 headshots for my pistol achievement to unlock. This is a very solid and safe method, and it definitely works. 100% guaranteed.
    Posted by Bjornsang on 26 Aug 11 at 22:10
    Solario32Any pistol can be used to get this achievement. I did about 55 kills with each of the 2 pistols and got the achievement.
    Posted by Solario32 on 14 Sep 11 at 15:13
    GsO LightYou can also combine this with the headshot achievement when boosting, I was going for the 100 headshots using the pistol you start off with when I got this.
    Posted by GsO Light on 24 Jun 14 at 19:46
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  • braKitobraKito174,390
    16 Mar 2011 06 Apr 2011 06 Apr 2011
    28 0 7
    Credit to Benchem for coming up with this!

    If you are suicide boosting for the Seriously achievement you can save yourself a weapon boosting session with this method. Please look at the details of suicide boosting in the achievement guides for Seriously. This is not a forum on what method is best for boosting Seriously. If you prefer suicide boosting this method will help you.

    Make sure you are suicide boosting on the War Machine map.

    Before the session starts ask to be the person getting shot by the torque bow. Make sure to explain what you are doing to the person using the torque bow first. While the effort is minimal on their part, not being on the same page is going to cause chaos.

    Have your pistol selected. Stand a few paces apart from each other. Going to the same place every time makes this even easier. The person using the torque bow needs to aim at you and as soon as they start charging the torque bow shoot them IN THE HEAD until they die, about 5 shots should do the trick. When they die, the torque shot will release and hit you. They get their kill, you get a pistol/headshot kill.

    Again, make sure the person using the torque bow is aiming at you and holds down the trigger without releasing it. Then start shooting their head.

    The one caveat to this method is that you must finish before at least one of the grenade taggers. It should go without saying that you must both take the fastest path to the torque bow, no screwing around. Otherwise, the round will end before the person using the torque bow gets credit for their kill. Once you have it down, this shouldn't be a problem.

    Anyone who has boosted Seriously with the suicide method knows that occasionally the torque bow is fickle. I did this with someone I'd been boosting with awhile so when the occasional mistake happened no one was blowing up about losing a kill. If it takes you more than 100 tries, well, you're in Seriously for 10,000+ so what's the rush? This achievement will pop up in one 2 hour suicide session or less.

    Again, mistakes happen and this might take 1-3 rounds to perfect. Over the course of 10,000+ kills this will save you an hour or more and as any of the Seriously boosters know, every hour counts!
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    Rogue IronhideWorks like a charm! This is how I got my pistol and head-shots knocked out of the way. Saves time by jumping straight into Seriously instead of weapons boosting. Great guide!
    Posted by Rogue Ironhide on 26 Aug 11 at 23:53
    SinReturns03Confirmed: this does work, although my Pistol achievement unlocked after 300-350 kills (the headshot one popped waaaay before it). Regardless, pistol-head shots work and so this solution gets a positive vote from me!
    Posted by SinReturns03 on 28 Aug 11 at 04:46
    braKitoGood to know it still works, thanks for the update!
    Posted by braKito on 28 Aug 11 at 05:22
  • Capricious KiwiCapricious Kiwi197,848
    08 Apr 2012 10 Jul 2012
    13 1 0
    This isn't really a solution, more some advice for people trying to unlock the various kill related achievements as quickly as possible - at the end of every boosting session you should play a quick one round local match against a second controller before quitting to dashboard or turning off your xbox. I've done this and unlocked Seriously yesterday pretty much bang on 10000 kills. I've also unlocked all the weapon kill achievements after 100 kills.

    I think what's going on is that sometimes, for whatever reason, the progress you make in the last match of a session isn't added to the various achievement counters. I first noticed this when boosting the 'Win 20 matches on map X' achievements - if I won 20 matches in one session the achievement would pop, but if I spread them out across multiple sessions I'd have to play 21, 22, sometimes 23 matches depending on how many sessions it took.

    Of course, it's possible I've just been really, really lucky - there's no way I can prove this works. If people start trying this and it doesn't work out let me know and I'll take this solution down.
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