The Tariq is the standard sidearm of the Opfor in multiplayer. Although called the 'Tariq', the version in-game is not a Tariq, as the Tariq is actually an Iraqi clone of the Beretta M1951. The in-game version seems to be a very worn and dirty Yarygin PYa (aka the MP-443 Grach, also seen in Battlefield: Bad Company 2), a modern Russian pistol. It is the only handgun not to show up in singleplayer. This pistol is also seen in Medal of Honor: Warfighter, in Al-Kalifa's holster and used by Sad Al Din in a cutscene. It is not available for the player at any time in-game.
This weapon has low recoil, a high firecap, and high damage. Its iron sights aren't particularly well-defined, and can be hard to use in dark spaces. It also has a small magazine. It doesn't do enough damage to kill much more than one person per magazine, but it can serve well as a weapon of last resort.