Not to be confused with OTs-38.

The OTs-38 Stechkin, known as the OT-38 in-game, is a Pistol in that uses the 7.62mm Ammunition, commonly known as one of the worst weapons in game due to its low mag, low DPS, and low fire rate.

The OT-38 is often the first long-range weapon that the player will find. Although its low rate of fire makes it tricky to use in close quarters, its DMR-level accuracy means that it can outperform even ARs at longer ranges. Dual wielding the OT-38 gives it DPS on par with that of the UMP9 without sacrificing its great accuracy.




Swapping To


OT-38 Being Held

A fellow Survivr holding an OT-38.

  • When using a single OT-38, it is advised to keep your distance from opponents. This allows you to take advantage of the OT-38's accuracy to nullify the enemy's DPS advantage.
  • Dual OT-38s have much better DPS, allowing them to be used effectively at closer ranges. However, the long reload leaves the user vulnerable.


  • Since the OT-38 has extreme accuracy, moving around with high adrenaline prevents an OT user from hitting you, if you are hit, it isn't so bad since it does only 26 damage, but don't underestimate it as it can kill you in 4 quick, fast shots.

Pros and Cons


  • Can be dual wielded as it is a Pistol
  • High Damage
  • Decent reload time
  • Accurate


  • Slow fire rate
  • Low DPS
  • Not suitable for long range


The OT-38 is one of the most common Weapons in the game, along with the M9. It spawns almost everywhere, in Buildings, Crates, Shipping Containers and from other players.


The OT-38 is known to appear in most places loot can appear, as it is one of the most common guns in the game.

Damage for Armors

Body Shots

26 No Helmet Level 1 Helmet Level 2 Helmet Level 3 Helmet Leader Helmet
No Vest 26 24.05 22.88 21.71 20.54
Level 1 Vest 19.5 18.0375 17.16 16.2825 15.405
Level 2 Vest 16.12 14.911 14.1856 13.4602 12.7348
Level 3 Vest 14.3 13.2275 12.584 11.9405 11.297


52 No Helmet Level 1 Helmet Level 2 Helmet Level 3 Helmet Leader Helmet
No Vest 52 39 31.2 23.4 15.6
Level 1 Vest 52 39 31.2 23.4 15.6
Level 2 Vest 52 39 31.2 23.4 15.6
Level 3 Vest 52 39 31.2 23.4 15.6


  • Previously, the OT-38 would eject spent casings after each shot when fired in-game. This obviously doesn't happen in real life, as it is a revolver. This has since been corrected, and the OT-38 does not eject after each shot, but rather all 5 casings are ejected during reloads.
  • The Dual sprite for the OT-38 shows the two revolvers placed parallel to each other, unlike the M9, M93R or G18C (whose Dual sprites show the two guns in a crossed manner). The Dual DEagle's icon, the Dual Peacemaker's icon, and the Dual OTs-38's icon are arranged like the OT-38.
  • The real gun is called the OTs-38 'Stechkin' (after its creator, Igor Stechkin), and first entered service in 2002 for the Russian Army. It uses the 7.62×42mm cartridge.
  • Although it is a revolver like the Peacemaker, it is currently not able to be fanned.
  • It's regarded by many as the worst weapon to use 7.62mm ammo, as there are other weapons that uses the same ammo usually outperform the revolver. Because of how underpowered it's regarded as, it is commonly used in challenges, similarly to how the M9 is handled for both are seen as underpowered.