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The Bizon SMG is low-damage, but offers a uniquely designed high-capacity drum magazine that reloads quickly.
―Official description

The PP-Bizon is a submachine gun featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive & Counter-Strike 2.


The PP-19 Bizon (Пистолет-Пулемёт 19 "Бизон" — Submachine Gun 19 "Bison") is a Russian-made submachine gun manufactured by Izhmash in production since 1996. Based on its design, the Bizon in-game fires a 64-round tubular magazine of 9x18mm Makarov pistol cartridge, which is the cartridge the Bizon is most commonly seen using. It is available for both factions. The player can carry 120 reserve rounds for this weapon.

With its 64-round helical magazine, the Bizon has the largest magazine and reserve capacity out of all SMGs and among most weapons, only beaten by Light Machine Guns. It is lightweight and cheap, has a high fire rate and low recoil, and reloads quickly. The main problem with the Bizon is its low armour penetration, poor damage, range, and overall inferiority to the P90 and rifles, making it generally unviable for later competitive rounds.

The Bizon most often comes into play in anti-eco rounds, where it can shred through multiple opponents with the ability to kill in one headshot and a high rate of fire. Even then, its damage dropoff (20% reduction every 500 hammer units) limits its one-hit headshot kill range significantly.


Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 108 65
Chest & Arm 27 16
Stomach 33 20
Leg 20 20
Red signifies a fatal hit.
Movement speed in hammer units per second
Running 240
Walking 125
Crouch walking 82


  • It is generally not recommended to purchase the PP-Bizon due to its low damage. Weapons like the UMP-45 are usually better eco-round submachine gun options.
    • For anti-eco rounds, cheaper submachine guns such as the MAC-10 or the MP9 are more suitable.
  • Take advantage of its fast walkspeed, high moving accuracy, low recoil and high magazine capacity and spray bullets to close the gap. But due to its weak damage, prefire if you can predict where the enemies are coming from.
  • Always go for headshots. Enemies require at least four shots to kill when firing at the chest when unarmored, and seven when armored, which is further impacted by damage dropoff.
    • While more damage is dealt to the lower torso and legs against armor, attempting to actually kill enemies with legshots is still impractical due to their small size.
  • The only real situation where the PP-Bizon can be effective for is on CT-Side where T-Side gets a bomb plant on the pistol round, then full-saved on round 2 to buy armor and AK's for round 3. Though not always guaranteed to work (As you'd better pray you don't get instantly shot in the head), pulling of an anti-eco spraydown with the PP-Bizon can put your team at a massive economic advantage.
  • Forget about using this weapon at range. The PP Bizon's already poor damage becomes negligible. You're better off retreating and ambushing enemies in closer quarters.

Update History

April 10, 2020
  • Increased armor penetration.
October 2, 2014
  • All SMGs now have ~20% more armor penetration.
October 1, 2012
  • Increased Bizon kill award from default to 200%.


Weapon Specialist
PP-Bizon Expert csgo PP-Bizon Expert
Kill 250 enemies with the PP-Bizon.


  • The name PP-Bizon is not commonly used in real life. It is a mix of two parts of the weapon’s real-life names, PP-19 and Bizon.
    • In the Russian version of the game however, it is properly called the ПП-19 Бизон (PP-19 Bison).[2]
  • The Bizon was originally planned to be exclusive to the Terrorists, similar to the MP7 for the Counter-Terrorists.
  • Though it uses the real-life magazine capacity of the 9x18mm Makarov version of the Bizon (64 rounds), the in-game weapon is coded to use the 9x19mm Parabellum round. This is likely done to avoid having to program a unique ammunition type for it.
    • In real life, the PP-19 Bizon-2-01 variant can use 9x19mm Parabellum rounds, but only holds 53 rounds per magazine.
    • The KBP-designed PP90-M1, although utilizing a different firing system, also uses 9x19mm rounds in a similar helical magazine that can hold 64 rounds.
    • It is also possible the weapon is a Bizon 2-02, which is chambered in .380 ACP a.k.a. 9mm Short, which is hinted at due to the 64 round magazine and very low damage and penetration.
  • Despite what the description claims, the magazine the Bizon uses is technically not a drum magazine and is instead a helical magazine. This makes the Bizon the only weapon in the Counter-Strike series to use a helical magazine.
    • So far, there is no weapon in the Counter-Strike series (excluding spin-offs) that is fed with a drum magazine.
  • Some players refer to this weapon as the "Pea Shooter", referring to poor damage and the prevalence of the letter "P" in its name.
    • Another popular nickname that became a long-standing running joke is the "Pepe Bizon". Such as seeing how much damage in a large number of shots the user did to someone after they died.
  • The draw and bolt pull animations of the PP-Bizon are similar to those of the AK-47.
  • The achievement "PP-Bizon Expert" is the least gained weapon achievement out of all weapons in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and excluding equipment (as of January 2021).


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