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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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