|Magazine capacity||24 / 120|
|Rate of fire||500 RPM|
|Weight (loaded)||1.2 kilograms|
|Muzzle velocity||1181 ft/s|
|Reload time||2.5 seconds|
| Movement speed|
(units per second)
|Kill Award|| $300 (Competitive)|
|Recoil Control||17 / 26 (65%)|
|Accurate Range||19 m|
“An ideal pistol for the Terrorist on the move, the Tec-9 is lethal in close quarters and features a high magazine capacity.”
The Tec-9 is a Swedish-made semi-automatic pistol fed with 24 rounds of 9mm. The recoil is a bit wild when spraying bullets but usually accurate enough when burst firing (or tapping the primary attack key). It has excellent penetration power and damage, as well as a decent magazine capacity. The reload time is average, making it one of the most favorable pistols used during the pistol and eco rounds.
|Chest & Arm||33||29|
- Acceptable damage
- Instant kill to the head
- Cheap (PC:$500) (Console:$400)
- Good rate of fire
- Average reload time
- High penetration
- High magazine capacity (24)
- High reserve ammunition (120)
- High recoil
- Wide spread upon continuous fire
- Low accuracy
- It is recommended to spray bullets on targets within close proximity. Aim at the chest to increase the possibility of scoring headshots.
- If enemies are located at longer ranges, try to burst-fire the Tec-9 or switch to a more suitable firearm.
- 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.
- Alternatively, use a smoke grenade to make spraying bullets less risky. This is best performed in tight quarters.
- It is rather best not to 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 can unleash 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.
- The Tec-9 can be an acceptable sidearm for a player armed with a sniper rifle. It is effective if a sniper is caught in close quarters as the high magazine capacity and the good damage can deal with more than one opponent before reloading. In fact, it is more effective (and cheaper) than the Desert Eagle as the Tec-9 has a higher magazine size and better rate of fire. As such, the Tec-9 can be potentially more lethal than the Desert Eagle if a user excels at scoring headshots at a rapid pace.
- Occasionally, professional teams will buy a Tec-9 for a player that also buys armor, specially for pistol or eco rounds.
- Professional CS:GO teams such as Fnatic, TSM, Virtus.Pro, etc. will use a Tec-9 armour buy to quickly take the site. Smokes are usually thrown to force the Counter Terrorists to engage at closer ranges, making the Tec-9 more useful.
- Unless you're a highly skilled pistol user, avoid close-ranged combat with all users whenever possible.
- Once a Tec-9 user sprays bullets and you are not in close range, the user is less likely to score a lethal headshot. This will also give you more time to eliminate an enemy wielder.
- More accurate and powerful weapons are recommended to engage users.
- In pistol rounds, more accurate pistols will give you an edge at longer ranges. The Desert Eagle and the Five-SeveN are recommended. The CZ-75 is also reliable if you like to engage enemy wielders at close proximity.
- Watch out for enemies who are wielding the Tec-9 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. If you rush and they notice you, they will most likely spray bullets with the Tec-9 due to its high magazine capacity and fairly good rate of fire.
- Weapons with a high(er) rate of fire can counter Tec-9 users at close ranges.
- This is one of the two weapons that use 9mm Parabellum rounds and can kill fully armored players with a single headshot, the other one is CZ-75 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 civilian version of the Intratec Tec-9.
- When Operation Breakout was introduced, the Tec-9 was extremely accurate from long ranges but was later patched.
- Despite being a Terrorist exclusive weapon, the Tec-9 Sandstorm is wielded by a Counter-Terrorist on the Operation Phoenix announcement and title images.
- The HUD icon of Tec-9 has a shorter magazine.
- Before the March 31, 2015 update, the Tec-9 had a magazine size of 32 rounds, the largest magazine size of any sidearm, before being reduced to 24 to promote ammo conservation.
- Prior to the August 14, 2015 update, the Tec-9 was only able to have a total of three stickers applied.