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    Weapons FAQ by McD_the_Bear

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    Written by Adam McDiarmid (McD_the_Bear)
    Version : 1.00
    Completed : 4 of January, 2007
    Contact Info : adammcdiarmid711(at)msn.com
    
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    A. CONTENTS
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    This FAQ is is to be used with the Playstation2 game "Metal Gear Solid 3: 
    Snake Eater". All the information here is from the English version of the game.
    This Faq contains the locations, stats and description for all the weapons used
    in MGS3
    
    A. Contents
    B. Weapons
    C. Final Notes
    
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    B. MGS3 WEAPONS
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    A L - Alternate Location
    
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    1.Survival Knife
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    Description: 
    Use essentially in the same way as bare-hands.  Use the CIRCLE button to
    engage in CQC with the knife.  More information can be found in the CQC guide.
    If you wish to slash at the enemy up front just tap away at the SQUARE button.
    A single tap will get you one slash and more taps will do more slashes
    resulting in a  combo.
    
    Location:
    In Snake's backpack at the start of the mission.
    
    Weight: 0.5 kg
     
    Reload speed: N/A
    
    Ammo capacity: N/A
    
    Close Quarters Combat: 
    This weapon is all about CQC. It can be equiped with some guns as an extra so 
    you can switch from a gun fight to a CQC battle easy.
    
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    2. EZ Gun (CQC Combatible)......C wot I did thar.....
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    Description:
    A suppressed tranquilizer gun developed especially for FOX. The suppression 
    function is built into the gun itself. Also equipped with an internal laser
    sight. When equipped, causes stamina to recover faster and keeps the camo
    index high. Also eliminates footstep noise.
    
    Location: 
    In Snake's backpack during a very easy game. Can be unlocked during any other
    difficulty by completing the game after capturing at least one of every food.
    
    Weight: 0.5kg
    One of the lightest guns in the game. Keeping this weapon on Snake at all times 
    will barely affect his stamina.
    
    Reload speed: N/A
    
    Ammo capacity: Infinite rounds on all difficulties
    
    Close Quarters Combat:
    While this weapon is equipped you can still grab enemies and knock them out,
    slit their throat, interrogate them, all the stuff you can normally do when a
    weapon isn't equipped. Also while holding an enemy, lightly press and hold the
    Square button to use him as a human shield while firing at other enemies; press
    and hold L1 to aim in first person and hard press Square to fire.
    
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    3. MK22 (CQC Compatible)
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    Description: 
    A modified special version of the Mk22. A suppressor equipped tranquilizer
    gun being developed by the Navy. Because it uses a slide lock mechanism for
    added suppression capability, it can only be fired once before reloading. Open
    the window and press the Circle button to attach/detach a suppressor.
    
    Location: Rassvet:
    EVA will give Snake this weapon when you meet her there.
    
    Weight: 0.8kg 
    One of the lightest guns in the game. Keeping this weapon on Snake at all times 
    will barely affect his stamina.
    
    Reload speed: Approximately 1 second
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 81 rounds
    Normal: 41 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 25 rounds
    
    Close Quarters Combat:
    While this weapon is equipped you can still grab enemies and knock them out,
    slit their throat, interrogate them, all the stuff you can normally do when a
    weapon isn't equipped. Also while holding an enemy, lightly press and hold the
    Square button to use him as a human shield while firing at other enemies; press
    and hold L1 to aim in first person and hard press Square to fire.
    
    
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    4. M1911A1 (CQC Compatible)
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    Description: 
    A .45 gauge automatic pistol that boasts high reliability and massive stopping
    power. Magazine size is 7 rounds. Open the window and press the Circle button
    to attach/detach a suppressor.
    
    Location: Rassvet:
    EVA will give Snake this weapon when you meet her there.
    
    Weight: 1.0kg
    One of the lightest guns in the game. Keeping this weapon on Snake at all 
    times will barely affect his stamina.
    
    Reload speed: Approximately 1 second
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 71 rounds
    Normal: 36 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 22 rounds
    
    Close Quarters Combat:
    While this weapon is equipped you can still grab enemies and knock them out,
    slit their throat, interrogate them, all the stuff you can normally do when a
    weapon isn't equipped. Also while holding an enemy, lightly press and hold the
    Square button to use him as a human shield while firing at other enemies; press
    and hold L1 to aim in first person and hard press Square to fire.
    
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    5. M37 
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    Description:
    An American-made shotgun. The stock and barrel have been sawed off to reduce
    the weight. Carries four 12-gauge shells.
    
    Virtuous Mission location:
    Rassvet, south of the only stairs in the area, next to the crates.
    
    Operation Snake Eater location:
    Peschera Cave, follow the right path, it's in the area after the first tunnel. 
    
    Weight: 2.9kg
    Fairly heavy, to conserve stamina this should be left in Snake's backpack when 
    not being used. 
    
    Reload speed: Approximately 4 seconds
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 41 rounds
    Normal: 21 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 13 rounds
    
    Close range shots:
    This gun is ideal for close range shots. It will fire one round with each press
    of the square button and it must be cocked after each shot. This gun may not
    be accurate but it doesn't need to be; shooting any guard anywhere on their
    body will kill them in one shot and send them flying. It can also kill groups
    of enemies with one shot, providing they're close together.
    
    Distance shots: 
    The guns weak point, using it at great distances should be avoided. The gun
    will do very little damage; it will take at least three shots to kill an enemy,
    that is if you can hit him. 
    
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    6. SVD
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    Description: 
    A Soviet-made automatic sniper rifle known for it's high precision. Uses
    7.62mm x 54 rimmed cartridges. Magazine size is 10 rounds. Press L1 button to
    use the scope. Press the Triangle button to change the magnification ratio
    in the scope.
    
    Virtuous Mission location:
    Dremuchij North, when you come across a path to your right, follow it to it's
    end to find this gun on the ground.
    
    Operation Snake Eater location:
    Ponizovje West, in the small weapons building at the top of the screen.
    
    A L: If you missed it at the above location, you can find it later at
    Sokrovenno South, in the small weapons building.
    
    Weight: 4.6kg
    The heaviest gun in the game, to conserve stamina this should be left in 
    Snake's backpack when not being used.
    
    Reload speed: Approximately 3 seconds
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 101 rounds
    Normal: 51 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 31 rounds
    
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    7. XM16E1 
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    Description: 
    A state of the art assault rifle currently being field-tested by the U.S.
    Army. Uses small caliber, high muzzle velocity 5.56 x 45 ammunition. Magazine
    size is 20 rounds. Open the window and press the Circle button to 
    attach/detach a suppressor. Press the Triangle button to switch between semi-
    auto, full-auto, and 3-shot burst fire.Equip in first person view and press
    the L1 button to aim from the shoulder.
    
    Virtuous Mission location:
    Dolinovadno, cross the bridge, then follow the narrow path to your left which
    curves around and leads under the bridge.
    
    Operation Snake Eater location:
    Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior Inside Walls, the small weapons building North of
    where you enter from.
    
    Weight: 2.9kg
    Fairly heavy, to conserve stamina this should be left in Snake's backpack when 
    not being used. 
    
    Reload speed: Approximately 1 second
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 201 rounds
    Normal: 151 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 61 rounds 
    
    Shoulder aiming:
    This will line the gun's site directly in front of you, making aiming much
    easier. Also this will slightly magnify your view.
    
    Full-auto fire:
    The rifle will fire continuously while you hold down the Square button.
    Unfortunately the recoil for this gun causes it to shake a lot making it
    inaccurate. Since the magazine only holds 20 rounds, you can only fire for two
    uninterrupted seconds. This guns ammo capacity is also very small, you can only
    hold enough ammo for a few magazines. All in all, I don't think this gun is
    very useful in full-auto fire mode.
    
    Semi-auto fire: 
    In this mode the rifle will fire one shot with each press of the Square button.
    I find the gun most useful used in this mode. Since shoulder mounting slightly
    magnifies your view, it's fairly easy to go for head shots, and you won't have
    worry about your enemies distance providing you attach the suppressor. The gun
    will still have a large recoil, you simply have to adjust your aim after each
    shot.
    
    3-shot burst fire:
    In this mode the rifle will fire three shots with each press of the Square
    button. The first bullet will naturallygo wherever you were aiming, the other 2
    well, your guess is as good as mine thanks to the recoil.
    
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    8. AK-47
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    Description: 
    A soviet made assault rifle, reliable durable and highly precise. Uses
    7.62 x 39 ammunition. Magazine size is 30 rounds. Equip in first person view
    and press the L1 button to aim from the shoulder; press the Triangle button to
    switch between semi-auto and full-auto fire.
    
    Location: 
    Rassvet, there is only one set of stairs in the area, the AK-47 is on the
    platform at the top.
    
    A L: 
    If missed at the first location, it can be found later at Bolshaya Past Base,
    inside the small weapons building at the top right of the area.
    
    Weight: 3.5kg 
    Pretty heavy, to conserve stamina this should be left in Snake's backpack when 
    not being used. 
    
    Reload speed: 
    Approximately 2 seconds
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 301 rounds
    Normal: 151 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 91 rounds
    
    Shoulder aiming: 
    This will line the gun's site directly in front of you, making aiming much
    easier. Also this will slightly magnify your view. 
    
    Full-auto fire: 
    The rifle will fire continuously while you hold down the Square button.
    Unfortunately the recoil for this gun causes it to shake a lot making it
    inaccurate. Since the magazine only holds 30 rounds, you can only fire for
    three uninterrupted seconds. This guns ammo capacity is also very small, you
    can only hold enough ammo for a few magazines. All in all, I don't think this
    gun is very useful in full-auto fire mode.
    
    Semi-auto fire: 
    In this mode the rifle will fire one shot with each press of the Square button.
    I find the gun most useful used in this mode. Since shoulder mounting slightly
    magnifies your view, it's fairly easy to go for head shots from a distance. The
    gun will still have a large recoil, you simply have to adjust your aim after
    each shot.
    
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    9. Cigar Gas-Spray (CQC Compatible)
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    Description: 
    A sleeping gas pistol shaped like a cigarette. The gas it sprays puts enemies
    to sleep.
    
    Location:
    Graniny Gorki Lab B1 West, in the small room near the stairs you enter from.
    
    Weight: 0.3kg
    The lightest in the game. Keeping this weapon on Snake at all times will barely
    affect his stamina.
    
    Reload speed: 
    N/A
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 50 sprays
    Normal: 25 sprays
    
    Close Quarters Combat: 
    While this weapon is equipped and you're not in disguise, you can still grab
    enemies and knock them out, slit their throat, interrogate them, all the stuff
    you can normally do when a weapon isn't equipped. 
    
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    10. M63 
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    Description: 
    An American-made system weapon, belt-fed light machine gun version. Uses 5.56mm
    x 45 ammunition. Magazine size is 100 rounds.
    
    Location: 
    Svyatogornyj East, inside the top-left room of the cabin. You have to climb
    over the crates to reach it.
    
    A L: 
    If you missed it at the above location, you can find it later in Groznyj Grad
    North West, inside the small weapons building.
    
    Weight: 4.5kg 
    The second heaviest gun in the game, to conserve stamina leave this in the
    backpack when not being used.
    
    Reload speed: 
    Approximately 5 seconds
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 1001 rounds
    Normal: 501 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 301 rounds
    
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    11. Mosin Nagant 
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    Description: 
    The Mosin Nagant. A tranquilizer Sniper Rifle, and The End's weapon of choice.
    Adapted by The End from the M1891/30. a bolt action Sniper Rifle used by the
    Soviet Military during World War II. Uses 7.62 x 54R tranquilizer rounds.
    
    Info you need to know:
    Press L1 button to use the scope. Press the Triangle button to change the
    magnification ratio in the scope.
    
    Location: 
    Sokrovenno, The End will drop this if you defeat him by draining his stamina.
    
    Weight: 4.4kg
    One of the heaviest guns in the game, to conserve stamina this should be left 
    in Snake's backpack when not being used.
    
    Reload speed: 
    Approximately 3 seconds
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 51 rounds
    Normal: 26 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 16 rounds
    
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    12. Scorpion 
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    Description: 
    A Czechoslovakian-made submachine gun. Equipped with a laser pointer. Uses
    32ACP ammunition. Magazine size is 30 rounds. Equipped with a laser pointer.
    Open the window and press the Triangle button to switch between semi-auto and
    full-auto fire.
    
    Location: Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing, in the room below the bathroom.
    You need to be disguised a Major Raikov to enter the room.
    
    Weight: 1.3kg
    Pretty light, keeping this weapon on Snake at all times won't affect his 
    stamina much.
    
    Reload speed: 
    Approximately 2 seconds
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 201 rounds
    Normal: 101 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 51 rounds
    
    Full-auto fire: 
    The submachine gun will fire continuously while you hold down the Square
    button. Unfortunately the recoil for this gun causes it to shake a lot making
    it inaccurate. Since the magazine only holds 30 rounds, you can only fire for
    three uninterrupted seconds. This guns ammo capacity is also very small, you
    can only hold enough ammo for a few magazines. All in all, I don't think this
    gun is very useful in full-auto fire mode.
    
    Semi-auto fire: 
    In this mode the submachine gun will fire one shot with each press of the
    Square button. I find the gun most useful used in this mode. You can't aim
    precisely or shoulder mount this weapon, but the laser pointer more than makes
    up for it. The gun still has a large recoil, you simply have to adjust your aim
    after each shot.
    
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    13. Single Action Army 
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    Description: 
    A .45 caliber, six shot revolver. Equip in first person view and press the L1
    button to aim precisely. Can also use the right analog stick to do tricks.
    
    Location: 
    Groznyj Grad Torture Room, The Boss will give this gun to Snake after the
    torture.
    
    Unlocking for the next game: 
    Choose the gun on the right during your final duel with Ocelot to unlock the
    SAA at the beginning of your next game, on the same difficulty. 
    
    Weight: 1.0kg
    One of the lightest guns in the game. Keeping this weapon on Snake at all 
    times will barely affect his stamina.
    
    Reload speed:
    Approximately 4 seconds
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 60 rounds
    Normal: 30 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: 18 rounds
    
    Precise aiming:
    This will line the gun's site directly in front of you, making aiming much 
    easier.
    
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    14. RPG-7 
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    Description: 
    The RPG-7. A state-of-the-art Soviet portable anti-tank rocket launcher. The
    rocket-propelled grenade warheads are loaded with HEAT, a plastic explosive.
    Press L1 to use the scope.
    
    Location: 
    Krasnogorje Mountainside, inside the small weapons building near the area's
    exit leading to the mountaintop.
    
    Weight: 6.3kg
    The heaviest weapon in the game, to conserve stamina this should be left in 
    Snake's backpack when not being used.
    
    Reload speed: 
    Approximately 5 seconds (Seems like 5 hours when you need it)
    Handy tip: Click R2 twice quickly and it will reload the gun.
    
    Ammo capacities;
    Very Easy and Easy: 70 rounds
    Normal: 20 rounds
    Hard and Extreme: ? rounds
    
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    15. Patriot 
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    Description: 
    An assault pistol developed for The Boss. Uses 5,56mm x 45 ammunition. The
    feeder mechanism inside the drum magazine forms a "OO" shape.Equip in first
    person view and press the L1 button to aim precisely.
    
    Location: 
    Rokovoj Bereg, The Boss gives this to Snake after defeating her. You start with
    this weapon during your next game on the same difficulty.
    
    Weight: 1.5kg
    Pretty light, keeping this weapon on Snake at all times won't affect his 
    stamina much.
    
    Reload speed: 
    N/A
    
    Ammo capacity: 
    Infinite rounds on all difficulties
    
    Full-auto fire: 
    The guns only mode of fire, it will fire continuously while you hold down the
    Square button. Like every fully-automatic gun in the game, this gun's recoil
    causes it to shake a lot making it inaccurate. However unlike the others, you
    can drastically lessen the recoil by simply kneeling while you fire. Since this
    weapon has unlimited ammo, you will never have to change magazines, and
    therefore you can fire uninterrupted for an infinite amount of time.
    
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    C. FINAL NOTES
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    Copyright 2007 of Adam McDiarmid (McD_the_Bear)
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    I would like to thank Konami and Kojima for making and publishing this game. I
    would also like to thank Craig for helping me fill in some gaps.
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    are allowed to post this FAQ.
    
    If you'd like to contact me with comments, questions or criticism please email
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    I hope this FAQ has helped.