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"A low-accuracy semi-automatic, the Tec-9 offers excellent penetration damage and a high magazine capacity, though its recoil can be unforgiving."
―Official description



Sweden Sweden
Usa flag U.S.A.


9mm caliber

Magazine capacity

32 / 120

Firing mode(s)


Rate of fire

500 RPM

Weight (loaded)

1.2 kilograms

Muzzle velocity

1,181 feet/second

Used by


Reload time

2.5 seconds



Movement speed (units per second)


The Tec-9 is a semi-automatic Terrorist pistol featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.


The Tec-9 was designed by George Kellegren and manufactured by Intratec, originating from Sweden and the U.S. Its production lasted from 1985 to 1994 in which it was originally banned in the U.S. by the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. Its open-bolt predecessor the Interdynamic KG-9 was famously known as being easily converted to fully automatic fire, which led to the development of the closed-bolt and semi-automatic only KG-99 and its various offspring including the TEC-9.

In-game, the Tec-9 holds 32 rounds of 9mm pistol cartridge. It starts with 120 rounds in reserve and 32 in the initial magazine. It costs $500 and kill award is default.


Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 149 104
Chest & Arm 37 26
Stomach 46 32
Leg 27 27
Red signifies a fatal hit.


  • Highest magazine capacity of all pistols (slightly more than the Dual Berettas)
  • Acceptable damage
  • Cheap (PC:$500) (Console:$400)
  • Surprisingly, it can kill enemy players with a single headshot, even if the enemy is equipped with a helmet as long as it's close range.
  • Compared to the Desert Eagle, the Tec-9 has a much higher magazine capacity, is cheaper, and can still kill helmet equipped enemies with a single headshot.
  • Has a relatively high armor piercing value, which means it suffers less armor-based damage reduction when compared to most other weapons, which is what allows it to one-shot kill enemies wearing helmets with a headshot.
  • Lightweight
  • The Tec-9 has a good rate of fire.


  • Recoil can get too high if the user continuously fires this weapon.
  • High spread (unsuitable to wield against enemies at long distances)
  • Lowest first shot accuracy pistol in the game
  • The Tec-9 is Terrorist exclusive.



  • It is recommended to spray bullets on targets within close proximity. Aim at the chest to increase the possibility of scoring a headshot.
  • If enemies are located at longer ranges, try to burst-fire the Tec-9 or switch to more suitable firearms.
  • Aiming at the head is normally the best strategy, unless there are too many opponents. If this happens, try to inflict as much damage as possible and retreat. Then, find another angle to strike back.
  • It is rather best to not engage groups of enemies without a teammate providing cover fire as the Tec-9's poor accuracy won't do much to save the player.
  • Although the Tec-9 has a high rate of fire, avoid spraying bullets for long periods of time. This will make the pistol very inaccurate and have high spread as a consequence.


  • Avoid close-ranged combat with all users whenever possible.
  • More accurate and powerful weapons are recommended to engage users.
  • Watch out for users if you have to reload. The Tec-9 has a large magazine and can be reloaded quickly, giving them an advantage if you are equipped with weapons that have a low rate of fire. small magazine capacity, and lengthy reload time.
  • Rushing at enemies armed with this weapon is ill-advised, unless they are not aware of you.



Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

Weapon SpecialistEdit

Tec-9 Expert csgo Tec-9 Expert
Kill 100 enemies with the Tec-9.


  • The Tec-9 was originally the default pistol for the Terrorists. However, due to its high ammo capacity and power, it was replaced by the Glock.
  • This is one of few weapons that uses the 9mm bullet in which it can kill fully armored players with a single headshot. Other begin the CZ75 Auto.
  • Unlike depictions of some movies and video games, the Tec-9 cannot fire full auto without modification. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the Tec-9 fires semi-auto, just like the original civillian version of the Intratec Tec-9.

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