A reliable, accurate sidearm. Manufactured by Elanus Risk Control, the Predator is valued as a powerful, deadly, and relatively inexpensive weapon. While it is not generally deployed in the military, it's still very popular in the Terminus Systems.
Although most players ditch this gun as soon as they get a Carnifex or a Phalanx, the Predator can be a very effective gun, even on Silver. A solid fire rate, fast reload speed, and good stability can lead to a rapid succession of headshots.
Higher damage and lower kickback than most SMGs can also make it a better secondary weapon for snipers.
When paired with the Pistol Piercing Mod, the Predator becomes very effective at taking down Guardians at close range, with only 7 headshots required on Bronze. This is very useful for low level players who cannot carry a heavier weapon nor use their powers to damage them to defeat them easily.