Red Dead 2 Weapons Guide: All The Best Guns We've Found So Far
By Matt Espineli on
You've got access to a great arsenal of weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2. There are all sorts of six-shooters, rifles, and shotguns to outfit yourself with that are appropriate to the game's western-theme. What's even cooler is how each gun in the game is accurate to the technology of the time, meaning you'll actually find a few semi-automatic weapons here and there.
As you'd expect, you can purchase guns at weapon shops located in any of the game's towns. You can only carry a few on your person at first--one side-arm and two primary weapons. Eventually you'll grab an extra holster that allows you to carry an additional side-arm. Otherwise, any additional weapons you purchase will be stashed away in your horse's saddlebag.
With so many weapons to discover in Red Dead Redemption 2, we've gathered together the best ones we've found so far. Included in the screenshots ahead are close-ups of each weapon, as well as some details on their statistics, which are broken down into Damage, Range, Fire Rate, Reload, Accuracy, and Condition. You'll notice in each screenshot that some meters are not fully filled in; this indicates a weapon's max potential when outfitted with additional gun parts. Be mindful that these meters can decrease over time with repeated use, so be sure to clean each of your weapons with gun oil to keep it in tiptop shape. You can find out more in our in-depth guide highlighting how gun customization works.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One. For our full thoughts on how Rockstar's latest open-world adventure turned out, read our RDR 2 review. Though, if you've never played the original Red Dead Redemption and are curious if you're going to be able to jump into this sequel with no problems, be sure to read our feature answering that question. On the guide front, check out our feature offering some handy beginner's tips you should know. In addition, check out our money guide, as well as as our feature with all the outfits we've found so far.
Which weapons do you love using the most? And which are you striving to get your hands on? Let us know in the comments below.