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Check out the top 5 best weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) featured in this guide! Learn which are the best guns to use in different situations to have an advantage over your enemies!

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Top 5 Weapons In RDR2

1: Repeater

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Best Weapons - Repeater
All Repeater List & Stats

Versatile Weapon, Perfect in Most Ranges

The Repeaters are one of the most versatile weapon you have access to in RDR2. With a good balance of damage output, accuracy, and fire rate, this weapon will be more than capable of handling most combat regardless of its distance.

Large Clip Size

Thanks to its design, the Repeater can hold good amount of ammo in their chamber, and can be used to take down multiple targets with relative ease.

Featured Weapon: Carbine Repeater

CARBINE REPEATER- Weapon Stats & Characteristics

Versatile weapon with good balance of accuracy and reload speed. Perfect for mid-range combat.

CARBINE REPEATER - Stats & Customization

2: Shotguns

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Best Weapons - Shotgun
All Shotgun List & Stats

Devastating in Close Range Combat

No other weapon comes close second in terms of effectiveness in close quarter combat. Shotguns are devastating when used indoors or in confined areas such as woods.

Cone of Fire Makes it Easy to Hit Target

Due to the nature of this weapon, Shotguns are great for hitting fast moving enemies or small openings.

Featured Weapon: Semi-Auto Shotgun

SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN- Weapon Stats & Characteristics

Rapid firing shotgun, capable of clearing a room of enemies. Also great for hunting enemies in woods or other confined area.

SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN - Stats & Customization

3: Rifles

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Best Weapons - Rifles
All Rifle List & Stats

Exceptional Accuracy and Damage

Rifles are amongst the hardest kicking weapons in this game. A single shot or two is more than enough to take down an enemy from afar.

Equip Scopes For Enhanced Sniping

Rifles can be equipped with a Scope attachment, making it even more powerful in long range combat. However, having a scope might restrict your field of view when trying to use them in closer range.

Featured Weapon: Rolling Block Rifle

ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE- Weapon Stats & Characteristics

Powerful rifle with emphasis on accuracy and raw damage. Especially deadly in range when equipped with long range scopes.

ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE - Stats & Customization

4: Revolvers

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Best Weapons - Revolvers
All Revolver List & Stats

Great In Close to Mid Range Battles

As an iconic Wild West firearm, Revolvers are a great sidearm to have in close to mid range battles due to their high hip fire rate, decent damage, and ammo economy.

Dual Wield for Double the Bang

Two sidearms like Revolvers can be wielded simultaneously upon unlocking a second holster for your gun. You can mix and match two guns for even wider variety of combat.

Featured Weapon: Cattleman Revolver

CATTLEMAN REVOLVER- Weapon Stats & Characteristics

Outlaw's first Revolver, excelling in high fire rate and reload speed. Lack of firepower can be compensated by dual wielding.

CATTLEMAN REVOLVER - Stats & Customization

5: Pistols

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Best Weapons - Pistol
All Pistol List & Stats

Rapid Firing, Hard Kicking Sidearm

Pistols available in this game are one of the most advanced firearms available at this time. Each shot packs a mean punch and also can be fired rapidly, making it an ideal weapon for horseback combats.

Dual Wield Compatible

Pistols can also be dual wielded like Revolver counterparts for maximum firepower. However, Pistol ammos are rarer and more expensive and should be used sparingly.

Featured Weapon: Semi-automatic Pistol

SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL- Weapon Stats & Characteristics

Pistol with exceptionally high rate of fire and damage. Especially effective in close to mid range combat

SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL - Stats & Customization

Weapon Ranking Is Based On:

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Best Weapons - Criteria

The weapon types above have been ranked based on the following criteria:

Effectiveness

A great weapon must be able to perform effectively, at a number of different ranges. This allows for it to be used in different situations in Red Dead Redemption 2. The more versatile a weapon is, the better!

Overall Damage

A great weapon must also be able to pack a punch when used in its most effective range. It must be able to deal high amounts of damage to take down the target as fast as possible.

Weapon Handling

Great weapons should be able to handle very well in combat. Meaning that it has a decent rate of fire and reload time to cover you during heated shootouts!

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