Top 10 Historical Inaccuracies: Assassin's Creed

02. Firearms (AC1 thru AC3)

It may not appear at first to be that big a deal, but it is. In simple terms, the firearms of the era and in particular the pistols, were about as accurate as a modern nub-nosed revolver. Which is to say not accurate at all.

The general rule with the snub-nose is that it is at its most effective and accurate level when you push it against the body of the person you want to shoot and pull the trigger.

Let us put this a different way: ask a cop who carries a snub-nose revolver and you are likely to hear the following: this revolver is only accurate at a range that is equal to how far away a target is for you to hit them by throwing the revolver. Any further than that, you are not going to hit them.

So we are talking a cone of accuracy that is measured in less then twenty feet. And that is for a modern firearm with a rifled barrel. The firearms in the AC series are not rifled, and are even less accurate. The chance of hitting a target in the face while stabbing another target with your hidden blade, and at the same time being in motion? Damn!