The Falcon 2 is the default weapon on most levels of Perfect Dark. It is a solid, powerful, workmanlike pistol which carries 8 bullets. It fires automatically at a reasonably slow rate, but has no known upper limit on firing rate if you hammer the Z button at lightspeed.
Generally you'll get a lot of good use out of this weapon. You will learn to love it, and wield it as devastatingly as a good-sized machine gun.
The pistol whip thing is completely useless.
The Falcon 2 is also the subject of three challenges in the Firing Range.
Perhaps the easiest WR in the Firing Range. All you need is a very fast finger or a fast autofire controller. Aim at the center of the target and let 'er rip. The WR tie with 2.45s was done with an autofire controller with a good functioning "Z" button.
|Perfect Dark Firing Range|
Pistols: Falcon 2 / silenced / scoped | Magsec 4 | DY357 Magnum / LX | Mauler | Phoenix