By default, the Chimano Compact deals very low damage-per-shot and has low accuracy for a sidearm. This is not helped by the fact that it can only hold 10 rounds per magazine that cannot be increased without Gun Nut. Such shortcomings would deem the Chimano Compact unsuitable for any active combat situation, though with the proper mods and skills many of its shortcomings can be dealt with to create a generally decent weapon, though more solid backups might still be preferred over it.
Concealment is the Chimano Compact's main forte, at 30 by default, though this can be hampered somewhat through the introduction of mods. It also has one of the best total ammo reserves of any pistol. However the concealment isn't much of a factor with other pistols, namely the Bernetti 9.
Perhaps the closest to a competitor of the Chimano Compact is the Gruber Kurz, which has more ammo per 1 mag (14 vs 10), more accuracy (16 vs 12), does not have a huge price tag over its head and is available from reputation level 0. However, the Chimano Compact has more mods to use, is available without the ownership of a DLC and can be dual-wielded.
The Fugitive's pistol skills will greatly improve the performance of the weapon, especially Equilibrium to help with the weapon's lacking accuracy and One Handed Talent to increase the weapon's stopping power.
Avoid using the weapon in unmodified form, as it has very poor base stats.
If looking for a loud secondary, the attachments that increase stability, such as the Platypus Grip, Striking Mag and Striking Body Kit are a must as the weapon has very poor base stability. Stability can be raised as high as 80 with only a minor penalty to concealment and some improvement to damage, however this means at best maintaining the poor accuracy of the base weapon stats.
On the Mongol's slide is "Fortis fortuna adiuvat", meaning "Fortune favors the bold" in Latin. This phrase is the motto of the 3rd Marine Regiment of the United States Marine Corps, which John Wick has a tattoo of on his back.
The Chimano Compact's magazine only stores 10 rounds in-game, despite the magazine also has a visible extension that, in reality, could house up to two extra bullets.
There is a smiley face scrawled onto the back of the magazine, though this may be hard to notice during gameplay.
The Micro Laser will not add a concealment penalty despite the added rail extending far past the end of the weapon's barrel.
Alongside John Wick, the Chimano Compact is part of a promotional crossover between Overkill's PAYDAY 2 and Lionsgate Studio's film John Wick. In the movie, the Glock 26 was carried by Wick as a backup pistol to the H&K P30L and thus is barely used at all.
He only actually fired the gun a total of 11 times in the film. Three shots resulted in misses, and the other 8 contributed to three kills.
The Chimano Compact shares its sounds with the Chimano 88.