Best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons: The most powerful guns

Nov 07 2019 7 min read

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is a fantastic game that features many unique elements to it. If you always wanted to see what was life back in the wild west, this is the time to do it. This game offers a very impressive storyline full of exciting quests, sheriff-encounters, heists, and much more. 

We already mentioned that having the proper horse here is essential because you need to use the best form of transport. Well, the same thing applies to guns as well. If you don't have a proper weapon, you won't be able to hold your ground against the different enemies that you come across. Unfortunately, calling a gun "the best" is not really the most natural thing in the world when it comes down to Red Dead Redemption 2. There are many factors to take into consideration, such as the amounts of bullets, range, damage, and more. To make matters worse, there are a total of sixty weapons, and each one has something unique to offer.

To make a long story short, you need to pick a weapon that suits your playstyle. If you like standing from a distance and picking your enemies one by one, choosing some sort of a sniper rifle is the way to go. On the other hand, if you want to be in the action and experience a real cowboy feeling, go and grab the best pistol currently available.

Let's take a look at some of the weapons which we believe are the best right now. Keep it in mind that this list can change as time goes on because there are regularly new updates coming out.

Modding weapons and ammo - how to do it?

It is essential to know that every single weapon you get in Red Dead Redemption 2 can be potentially upgraded if you visit a gunsmith. Apart from modding it with different "useful" things such as parts and ammo, you can also change the looks of it. In order to do this, you need to go a gunsmith and then select the option called "Styles." This will allow you to change literally everything ranging from carvings, varnish, leather, and more. On the other hand, if you want to add some of the useful stuff, you need to select on the option called "Components." 

Apart from modding and doing cosmetic stuff, the gunsmith is a place where you can also buy different types of ammo. Speaking of ammo, there are many kinds of it, such as Regular, High Velocity (a.k.a it does more damage), and Express, which does pretty much the same. The ones we've just mentioned are only usable on a pistol. If you want to use a shotgun, there is a particular type of ammo called Slug that allows you to have better accuracy and range.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that allows people to be creative. That's why you can even create your very own ammo. However, in order to do so, you need to get the right ingredients and also unlock a unique blueprint that's pretty hard to get. For example, if you want to get the so-called Split Point ammo (it allows you to do more damage), you have to get a blueprint from Saint-Denis and get the following "ingredients" - flight feathers, TNT, and arrows. 

It's definitely a bit of a hassle to get all of this, but hey, it is worth it. After all, these are some of the best types of ammunition you can get right now.

Now, let's take a look at some of the best handguns in Red Dead Redemption 2.

The Semi-Automatic Pistol

This is one of the obvious choices here because this weapon can have up to 16 bullets at once. On top of that, it also has an impressive fire rate that's capable of killing even the fiercest enemy you face. What's even more surprising is the fact that you can carry another single hand weapon, allowing you to pair it up with another pistol.

Midnight's Pistol

This is a very small but dead gun that is capable of some serious damage. In order to get it, you have to finish a special side-quest called "Billy Midnight Gunslinger" that is available early on. However, keep it in mind that it is not going to be easy to get a hold of it. That said, if you do, you will be more than happy with what it has to offer.

Schofield Revolver

This is hands down one of the most beautiful weapons you can get in Red Dead Redemption 2 right now. What's even more impressive is that, apart from the looks, this weapon has some serious firepower, speed, and amazing accuracy. Similar to other guns on this list, you can also dual-wield it.

The best Rifles and Sniper Rifles in Red Dead Redemption 2

The Litchfield Rifle

Many people consider this gun to be one of the best all-around weapons in the game right now. It has immense firepower combined with a fast reloading speed and a spot-on accuracy. This is the best weapon to defend yourself in this world full of dangers. Just try to save up some cash so that you can buy it.

The Springfield Rifle

This is the best rifle that you can get during the first chapters in the game. Although it does not really have the best reloading speed, it makes it up by having one of the furthest range and power out of any rifles in the game. This means that you need to keep a distance if you want to be effective because otherwise, the slow reload speed will get you killed.

Oh, this is also a perfect weapon when it comes down to fighting the wildlife in this game. After all, no one wants to get killed by a big-old grizzly bear.

Carcano Rifle

This is the first sniper rifle on our list and it is for a reason. The Carcano Rifle is a deadly combination of speed, accuracy, and power alongside an optic which means that you will be nearly unstoppable, should you grab hold of one of them. You will be able to get this weapon as soon as you're ready with the Micah Bell mission very early on. In fact, this weapon is so good that there will literally be no need for you to swap it out until you reach at least Chapter six.

Rolling Block Rifle

Many people refer to this weapon as a hybrid because of its amazing capabilities. However, getting your hands on it is not really the most natural thing in the world. You will have a shot at obtaining it during chapter three via a mission called "Magicians for Sport." To make a long story short, there will be a couple of enemies for you to deal with. Once that's ready, make sure to loot every single one of them, and you will eventually get the hold of this fantastic weapon.

The strongest Shotguns in Red Dead Redemption 2

Repeating Shotgun

Let's be real. The shotgun is probably one of the coolest weapons ever made. Naturally, many players love it and this makes the guns one of the go-to options when it comes down to weapon choices in Red Dead Redemption 2. As you probably guessed, this weapon does not have the best accuracy in the game, but it makes it up by having one of the highest damage outputs. This makes it amazing when you have to inflict damage to multiple enemies at once.

Sawed-off Shotgun

The last weapon on our list is bizarre because when you first come across it, it might seem like your ordinary weapon. However, unlike the other shotguns out there, you can pair this up with another gun from this kind, and the combination is absolutely devastating. Think of it as Reaper's weapon in Overwatch - it has the power to bring down even the most active objects in the game. In other words, if you want the best short-range gun right now, this is your best bet. If you are interested in getting it, you need to go to the Manito Glade, which is located on the north side of Annenberg.

These were some of the best weapons that you can find in Red Dead Redemption 2 right now. Remember, always choose the gun that suits your needs. Don't force yourself to play with something just because it seems cool.


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