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For the successor, see KAP 45.

The KAP-40 (or KARD, as called in the game files) is a fully-automatic handgun that appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It also makes a minor appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

"Fully automatic pistol. Incorporates recoil-mitigation technology."
— Description


The KAP-40 is used by the Mercs as a sidearm. KAP-40s are scarce throughout the campaign. The KAP-40 is unlocked for the player's use following the completion of "Fallen Angel", and equipped with a Suppressor is the recommended secondary weapon in the mission "Karma". One with a Reflex Sight is used to dispose of the Mercs on the dance floor of Club Solar during a slow-motion sequence later in the mission. The player can complete a challenge for this mission by obtaining five headshots during this sequence.

In "Cordis Die", Section has a KAP-40 but loses it during the crash; it is picked up by Johnson, who dies afterwards. It is also used by LAPD officers, whose KAP-40s seem to be restricted to semi-automatic use.

At the end of "Judgement Day", Section will take a KAP-40 from the corpse of a Merc and use it to kill two other Mercs who are protecting Raul Menendez, one of which may be DeFalco if he has survived up to that point. 

The KAP-40 is also used in the Strike Force missions by the SDC as a sidearm, and by the SEALs as a default sidearm. One is given to the player in "Dispatch" to kill Tian Zhao.


In multiplayer, the KAP-40 has a high rate of fire with manageable recoil at close quarters engagements. At longer ranges, the recoil is harder to control. It fires at the speed of the MP7, but has the close range damage of the MSMC. This makes the KAP-40 extremely dangerous at shorter ranges. However, the KAP-40's small 15-round magazine also means that the player will need to reload often. With the Extended Clip attachment, the magazine size is increased to 20 rounds. Also, with Dual Wield, the weapon can be devastating, but the hipfire accuracy is rather inaccurate, even though the damage is higher than most pistols at range. After a recent patch, the KAP-40 range has been toned down to make the weapon more of a close quarters weapon. The same occurred with the B23R. The KAP-40 can be a great backup for snipers and other long-range playstyles. Despite the weapon's high rate of fire and high damage, it is an uncommon weapon online due to the high level unlock.

The KAP-40 is the second weapon tier on Gun Game, where it is equipped with the Dual Wield attachment. It is the main weapon of One in the Chamber, where it is semi automatic, It is also featured in the Pre-Made-Class, Scout Recon, where it is equipped with Dual Wield. It can also appear in Sharpshooter, with any Attachment.



"The KAP, an automatic pistol with the recoil system of a rifle? The designer was indecisive and has created a sub-par weapon!"
Marlton Johnson, when obtaining the KAP-40 from the Mystery Box in Green Run.

The KAP-40 appears in Zombies, available from the Mystery Box for 950 points. It has a 12-round magazine and a high rate of fire with 96 rounds in reserve. Its usefulness drops after early rounds because of its low reserve ammo and small magazine. When Pack-a-Punched, it becomes the Karmic Atom Perforator 4000 and gains a 15-round magazine. It starts out with no attachment and can be Pack-a-Punched again for a Fast Mag. However, its usefulness is questionable, as the Karmic Atom Perforator retains its predecessor's low damage and low ammunition capacity. Even so, it can be used to provide more useful cover fire while downed. In the game mode Turned, it is the fifth weapon to be obtained if the player is a human.

KAP-40 vs Karmic Atom Perforator 4000Edit

KAP-40 Karmic Atom Perforator-4000
KAP-40 BOII Karmic Atom Perforator-4000 zombies
Damage 150-100 200-140
Fire mode Automatic Automatic
Rate of fire 937 RPM 937 RPM
Magazine size 12 15
Max ammo 96+12 180+15
Mobility High High
Extras More ammo, larger magazine
Possible Attachments Fast Mag


For attachment images, see KAP-40/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see KAP-40/Camouflage.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

A holstered KAP-40 can be see on the "Immortal" outfit for the female Player character in campaign mode. It is purely cosmetic and cannot be used by the player.

A holstered KAP-40 can also be found on Ultimis Nikolai's player model along his belt throughout Zombies Chronicles. This is also completely cosmetic and cannot be used by the player. The KAP-40 can be obtained using Console Commands, using the same stats as in Black Ops II, firing in full auto and using 12 and 20 round magazines in multiplayer and Zombies. but when the melee button is pressed, the player will use it to pistol whip an enemy.



  • The KAP-40's serial number is KS702832.
  • The KAP-40 is semi-automatic in a few occasions:
  • Like the HAMR, it has a QR code painted on its left side, which is clearly visible when wielding it, and slightly visible in the Create-a-Class menu.
  • The text ".45 ACP" is engraved on the side of the gun.
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