Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapons

Welcome to our Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Weapons Tier List for PS4, XBOX1 and PC. You can view the Best Guns in Red Dead 2 organized by weapon type Rifle, Shotgun, and Pistols with stat details.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapons

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Weapons

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Weapons Tier List is based on accumulated weapons stats for each gun type. This tier list will apply across all platforms this game is available on PC, XBOX1 and PS4.

  • S Carcano RifleBolt Action RifleCarbine RepeaterRolling Block RifleLitchfield RepeaterLancaster RepeaterRare Rolling Block RifleSpringfield Rifle
  • A Semi-Auto ShotgunPump Action ShotgunRepeating ShotgunDouble-Barrel ShotgunSawed-Off ShotgunDynamiteRare ShotgunFire BottleVolatile DynamiteVolatile Fire Bottle
  • B Volcanic PistolCattleman RevolverDouble-Action RevolverSchofield RevolverAlgernon's RevolverCalloway's RevolverFlaco's RevolverGranger's RevolverJohn's Cattleman RevolverMauser PistolMicah's RevolverMidnight's PistolOtis Miller's RevolverSemi-Automatic PistolVarmint Rifle
  • C Stone HatchetBowTomahawkAncient TomahawkHoming TomahawkImproved Throwing KnifeImproved TomahawkPoison Throwing KnifeThrowing Knife
  • D Broken Pirate SwordMacheteCleaverDouble Bit HatchetHatchetHewing HatchetHunter HatchetRusted Double Bit HatchetRusted Double Bit HatchetViking Hatchet
  • E Hunting KnifeAntler KnifeCivil War KnifeJawbone KnifeJohn's KnifeOrnate DaggerWide-Blade Knife
  • F Unarmed

At RankedBoost we rank FPS Weapons using a Tier List. You can find the Best Weapons in the S Tier, the further down you go the weaker they become ending with F Tier. Any upcoming DLC Weapons will be included and placed once they are available in the game. This list will apply across all platforms PS4, XBOX1, and PC.

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  • Damage (Dmg) – The amount of damage each shot will deal.
  • Range (Rng) – Affect the Maximum Lock-On Range and the Maximum Firing Range.
  • Fire Rate (Fr) – How many Bullets you can shot Per Second.
  • Accuracy (Acc) – Determines how accurate your shots will be when your aim.
  • Reload (Rel) – How long it takes to reload 1 bullet.
  • Condition – The condition of the weapon will affect its Stats.
You can Click/Tap the Weapon Names in the table to view their Stats, Ammo, Where to find and more.

All Rifles and Repeaters
Most players go to weapon type in games, and as close as you will get to an assault rifle in red dead 2.

Bolt Action Rifle3.$180
Carbine Repeater2.$90
Lancaster Repeater2.$135
Litchfield Repeater2.$145
Springfield Rifle3.$120
Varmint Rifle1.$72

Repeater Rifles

All Sniper Rifles
The Best Long Range Weapon in red dead 2 and fun weapon to use for hunting animals.

Carcano Rifle3.$190
Rare Rolling Block Rifle3.
Rolling Block Rifle3.$187

Sniper Rifles

All Shotguns
Considered by most players the Best Weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2 for close range run and gun playstyle.

Double-Barrel Shotgun2.$95
Pump Action Shotgun2.$148
Rare Shotgun2.$95
Repeating Shotgun2.$185
Sawed-Off Shotgun2.$85
Semi-Auto Shotgun2.$225


All Pistols
Among the weakest Red Dead Redemption 2 weapon class out of all the other Gun Types, but beggars can’t be chooser.

Algernon’s Revolver1.
Calloway’s Revolver1.
Cattleman Revolver1.$50
Double Action Revolver1.$65
Flaco’s Revolver1.
Granger’s Revolver1.
High Roller Double-Action Revolver1.
John’s Cattleman RevolverUnlock
Mauser Pistol1.$250
Micah’s Revolver1.
Midnights Pistol1.
Otis Millers Revolver1.
Schofield Revolver1.$84
Semi-Automatic Pistol1.$210
Volcanic Pistol2.


All Other Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapons
This Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Weapons list will hold every other weapon, such as Tomahawks, Throwing Knives and even Dynamite. Below some Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapons can only be unlocked via GTA Online and meeting certain requirements.


Fire Bottles2.81.00.501.0$0.75
Volatile Fire BottleUnlock

Volatile DynamiteUnlock

Melee Weapons

Not sure what about Talisman and Medallions?

Talisman & Medallions