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Accurate and controllable, the German-made P2000 is a serviceable first-round pistol that works best against unarmored opponents.
―Official description

The P2000 is one of the Counter-Terrorist starting pistol choices in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive & Counter-Strike 2. Along with the USP-S, it replaced the K&M .45 Tactical spawn pistol featured in earlier games.


The P2000 It was developed by Germany-based Heckler and Koch, designed for law enforcement and paramilitary services, and it is chambered in calibers like 9mm, .357 SIG, and .40S&W. The P2000 in-game is modeled after the 9mm standard model.

Like the K&M .45 Tactical or USP from previous games, the P2000 is designed to be the Counter-Terrorists' starting handgun. However, unlike the .45 Tactical, it does not feature a silencer and Terrorists cannot purchase the P2000—they can only obtain one from dead CTs. The USP-S is an alternative option for the same buy menu slot.

If equipped, a CT player will receive a P2000 at the start of a round if it is the first round in a half, they died in the last round, or if they ended the last round without a sidearm. If players wish, they may also purchase one from the buy menu for $200.

Compared to the Glock-18, the Terrorists' spawn pistol, the P2000 deals higher damage and is more accurate, but has a lower ammo capacity, higher recoil, and slower rate of fire, giving it a more long-range tapshooting playstyle instead of the Glock's rushing playstyle.

Compared to the USP-S, the P2000 has more ammo and less recoil but is less accurate, making the USP-S even more of an accuracy-focused pistol. In general, the P2000 serves as a serviceable pistol-round weapon and a sidearm, but isn't ideal for eco rounds due to its low damage against armored opponents.


Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 140 70
Chest & Arm 34 17
Abdomen & pelvis 43 22
Leg 26 26
Red signifies a fatal hit.


  • It is surprisingly accurate while moving, which helps when shuffling from positions.
  • Compared to the USP, the P2000 can last much longer in a protracted fight from having larger reserves. This can be a difference maker compared to it where with using the USP, you may end up being forced to rely on your Knife after expending your shallow ammo pool in the pistol round.
  • Provided that you're good at landing headshots, the P2000 isn't that bad of a choice on the first buy round if you lost the pistol round. For it has a fast spread recovery and always kills in two headshots against helmets regardless of range. But you are essentially forced to go for headshots, as it deals pitiful damage everywhere else on the body.

Update History

August 18, 2016
  • Increased fidelity and reduced distortion for fire sounds of the Glock-18, P2000, USP-S and Desert Eagle.
  • Unique distant, reload and draw sounds for Glock-18, P2000, USP-S and Desert Eagle.
December 15, 2015
December 8, 2015
July 23, 2015
  • Fixed P2000 viewmodel hammer pop when reloading.


Weapon Specialist
P2000 Tactical Expert csgo P2000/USP Tactical Expert
Kill 100 enemies with the P2000 or USP.


  • Despite being modeled after the 9x19mm version of the P2000 (9x19mm even shown on the side of the ingame model), it is coded in-game (in items_game) to use the same .357 SIG ammunition as the P250. Also, the 13-round magazines used in game are only available in 9x19mm. Which would be the actual cartridge it is chambered in.
  • The P2000 shares the same draw and reload animations as the P250, Glock-18, and Five-SeveN.
  • The logo on the grip shows HK / P2000 in real life, while the in-game model shows P / 2000 instead. This is most likely done to avoid legal issues.

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