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Gruber Kurz

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THIS IS AN ARMORED TRANSPORT ITEM!
Concealable and high ammo count, moderate damage.

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THIS IS AN ARMORED TRANSPORT ITEM!
Concealable and high ammo count, moderate damage.

Gameplay
Unlock Level N/A (always available)
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Firing Mode(s) Semi-automatic SemiIcon
Cost $43,000
Statistics
Magazine 14
Total Ammo 154
Rate of Fire 667
Damage 40
Accuracy 44
Stability 60
Concealment 30
Threat 4
Other
Internal name ppk
Achievement(s) License to Kill
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Mod stats
Description
The undisputed champion for any spook, ghost or agent who wants to remain unseen while still looking stylish.
Mods include a long slide and excellent grip-mounted laser, freeing up the underbarrel slot for the tac light. Or why not ANOTHER laser?

The Gruber Kurz pistol is a secondary weapon in PAYDAY 2. It was added with the release of the Armored Transport DLC, along with the Commando 553 and the Swedish K, and requires the DLC in order to acquire it.

OverviewEdit

The Gruber Kurz is a low-damage pistol comparable to the Bernetti 9. The main difference is that it has fewer mods available, in particular lacking an extended magazine. However, it can be configured (with the Long Slide) to deal slightly more damage. It is also available at the beginning of the game, unlike the Bernetti which is unlocked at level 6.

The Gruber Kurz's advantages include excellent concealment, a large ammo supply, good fire rate, little muzzle flash and low recoil. The low price and availability from the start make it an excellent alternative to the Chimano 88 and, since it competes well with the Bernetti 9, you may save further money if you would later have purchased that pistol.

The Gruber Kurz is tied with the Chimano 88 and Bernetti 9 for maximum base concealment in the game. This gun, being cheaper than either, makes an excellent low-cost option as a high-concealment weapon for stealth heists. The Size Doesn't Matter Suppressor can be mounted to silence the weapon without reducing concealment.

The major weakness of this pistol in heists that go loud is the lack of a large magazine. Due to this and the low base damage, the Gruber Kurz does less damage from a full magazine than even the Chimano 88, limiting the number of enemies you can kill before having to reload. Headshots are essential with this weapon except when dealing with the very weakest enemies.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Highly concealable
  • Low recoil
  • Good reserve ammo
  • Available from the start and relatively cheap
  • Short reload time

Cons:

  • Very low damage without Gunslinger Aced
  • Limited magazine capacity
  • Mediocre accuracy as of Crimefest 2015

TipsEdit

  • Even with a suppressor the Gruber Kurz maintains high concealment, making it an ideal weapon for stealth runs.
  • Its elevated total ammunition count makes it very useful for lengthy Control Freak runs.
  • Availability at reputation level 0 makes the Gruber Kurz a good choice for players preparing to go Infamous, either as a secondary for low level heists or a highly concealable suppressed pistol for stealth heists.
  • Since the Laser Grip no longer toggles at the same time as a Gadget, choosing between it and the Micro Laser is entirely a matter of preference, as both mods provides a laser sight without impacting Concealment. The boost conferred by the former is largely redundant on consoles, but should be considered on PC as of Update 79 due to the Gruber's nerfed-down-to mediocre accuracy.
    • That being said, however, the Micro Laser costs more than the Laser Grip. Statistic wise, this means the Laser Grip is the better option (as it provides +8 Accuracy and is the only Grip modification.)

Available modificationsEdit

Size Doesn't Matter Suppressor Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Size Doesn't Matter
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -5 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat -4


Standard Issue Suppressor Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Standard Issue Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -3 Accuracy Stability
Concealment -2 Threat -4


Monolith Suppressor Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Monolith
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -2 Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -3 Threat -4


Asepsis Suppressor Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Asepsis Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -4 Stability -1
Concealment -2 Threat -4


Roctec Silencer Cost: $28,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Roctec Silencer
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -4 Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat -4


Champion's Silencer Cost: $44,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Champion's Silencer
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -2 Accuracy +2 Stability -3
Concealment -2 Threat -4


Budget Suppressor Free | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (5) & Side Job
Budget Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -4 Accuracy -2 Stability
Concealment -3 Threat -4


Jungle Ninja Suppressor Cost: $36,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Jungle Ninja Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +2 Stability +1
Concealment -5 Threat -4


IPSC Compensator Cost: $28,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
IPSC Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +2 Stability -1
Concealment -1 Threat


Facepunch Compensator Cost: $53,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Facepunch Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy -2 Stability +1
Concealment -1 Threat


Flash Hider Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Flash Hider
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy -2 Stability +2
Concealment Threat


Concealment Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment +1 Threat


Stability Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment Threat


Accuracy Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability
Concealment Threat


Team Boost Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
TeamBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat

Special Effect: +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Tactical Pistol Light Cost: $69,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Tactical Pistol Light
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Pocket Laser Cost: $178,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Pocket Laser
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Micro Laser Cost: $178,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Micro Laser
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


Combined Module Cost: $178,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Combined Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability  
Concealment -2 Threat


Polymer Flashlight Cost: $60,200 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Polymer Flashlight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability  
Concealment -1 Threat


Laser Grip Cost: $10,800 | Armored Transport (DLC) - Card Drop & Side Job
Laser Grip
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +8 Stability
Concealment Threat


Pistol Red Dot Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Purple Snake Packages
Pistol Red Dot Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +2 Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Long Slide Cost: $25,200 | Armored Transport (DLC) - Card Drop & Side Job
Long Slide
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy +8 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat


SkinsEdit

AchievementsEdit

License to Kill License to Kill
Kill 378 enemies using the "Gruber Kurz" handgun.

TriviaEdit

  • The Gruber Kurz is based on the Walther PPK/S, in reference to the sidearm of choice for James Bond. Adding the Long Slide turns it into a regular PP.
    • Contrary to popular belief, the K in PPK stands for "Kriminalmodell" ("Detective Model") rather than "Kurz" ("Short"). "Kurz" here, however, likely describes the pistol's compactness rather than being a reference to its real name.
    • The Gruber Kurz's magazine capacity is strangely large in-game, doubling that of the real weapon. A real PPK magazine could only hold either 6 (.380 ACP) or 7 (.32 ACP) rounds depending on the caliber of choice.
  • The License to Kill achievement is also reference to the James Bond series, where the titular MI6 Agent has received a "licence to kill" (also the name of one of the movies in the series). Its icon is a reference to James Bond movie intros.
    • The number of kills required to get the achievement, 378, reflects the number of people killed by James Bond up until the end of Skyfall.
  • The name "Gruber" is likely inspired by the character Hans Gruber from the 1988 movie Die Hard. There is also a scene in the film in which a henchman named Karl kills a security guard with a Walther PPK with a silencer identical to the Size Doesn't Matter.
    • According to the original script, Hans was indeed supposed to use a PPK as his primary firearm, before being changed to the Heckler & Koch P7M13.
  • On its introduction, the Gruber was able to simultaneously display both lasers (the Laser Grip and another laser gadget), thus increasing one's aiming ability. Since Update #44, the lasers toggle between each other, thus proving useless. This has not been patched on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions.
  • As stated above, the Gruber is available at reputation level 0. It is one of 4 pistols available at reputation level 0, and one of 6 secondaries available.

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