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Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Weapons - Where to Find All Rare Weapons, Gunslinger Weapons in RDR2

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There are several elusive and rare weapons you can get your hands on in Red Dead Redemption 2, but they'll require a fira bit of adventuring and exploring to uncover. In this Red Dead Redemption 2 best weapons guide, we'll be detailing the full list of Red Dead Redemption 2 gunslinger weapons, so you can track them all down as quickly as possible.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapons

Just below, we’ll be listing out all the rare and powerful weapons that we’ve found so far in our time with Red Dead Redemption 2. Keep in mind that since the game is absolutely colossal, we likely won’t have found every one of the best guns in Red Dead 2, and we’ll be updating this guide whenever we find a new weapon of note. These Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons include those obtained through Gunslinger missions.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Weapons

These are the best weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2. We'll update this list as we find more, but these should give you the upperhand in any shootouts you encounter in the game.

Best Red Dead Red 2 Pistol

Although Midnight's Pistol is certainly the more fancy weapon, the Semi Automatic Pistol is the more deadly weapon. As you can probably imagine, it's got one of the highest rates of fire of any weapon in the entire game, and it can be deadly in merely two hits, even from range. To purchase it, simply head to the nearest Gunsmith on the map.

Best Red Dead 2 Rifle

The title of best rifle in Red Dead Redemption 2 could be awarded to the Springfield Rifle, but we'd have to choose the Lichfield Rifle due to its higher fire rate. It's a rifle that certainly packs a punch, while not sacrificing fire rate for accuracy or range. To obtain the Lichfield Rifle for Arthur Morgan, simply purchase it from any Gunsmith for $145.

Best Red Dead 2 Scoped Rifle

This isn't a unique weapon per se, but it's worth noting that you'll only be able to unlock the Carcano Rifle through story progression. If you're wondering why the powerful rifle isn't available for purchase during the main game, it's because it's locked behind Micah's story mission early into Chapter 6, which takes place in the Van Horn Trading Post. Complete this mission, and the Carcano Rifle will be yours to keep.

Alternatively, during the Magician’s for Sport mission earlier on in Red Dead Redemption 2, you can obtain the Rare Rolling Block Rifle. In the story mission, you’re going to have to rescue Josiah Trelawny, and then track down several bandits in a small corn field. After you’re done with the corn field section, you’ll be tasked to take out a number of bandits that are hiding out in a nearby barn. One of these bandits drops the Rare Rolling Block Rifle, and this is your only chance at obtaining the rare sniper rifle.

Best Red Dead 2 Shotgun

Just west of Hanging Dog Ranch, which is itself north of Big Valley, there lies a cave on the edge of the map. Within this cave is a rather odd individual with the rare shotgun, which looks the part and packs a punch.

Best Red Dead 2 Melee Weapon

The Stone Hatchet is a unique weapon that doesn’t come from a Gunslinger, but comes instead from challenges in GTA Online. While you’re playing GTA Online, you’ll get a text message from Maude Eccles, asking you to bring in five bounty targets in total. Complete this entire quest line (which isn’t too tricky), and you’ll unlock the Stone Hatchet in both GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Gunslinger Weapons

The weapons obtained by completing Gunslinger missions in Red Dead Redemption 2 aren't always the best, but we've rounded up a few of the better ones in this section of our weapons guide.

Midnight's Pistol

During the course of the Gunslinger side quests, you’re going to come across an elite cowboy named Billy Midnight. You can kill him to obtain Midnight’s Pistol, which is basically an elite version of the already pretty powerful Mauser pistol. For a walkthrough of where to find Billy Midnight, head over to our Red Dead Redemption 2 Gunslinger guide.

Flaco’s Revolver

Guess what? Flaco’s Revolver is another Gunslinger weapon. It’s by no means the absolute best revolver in the game, but it’s still capable of packing a punch from a distance. For a guide to the location of Flaco Hernandez, check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 Gunslinger guide.

This brings us to the end of our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide on how to locate some of the best and unique weapons in the game, but as we previously mentioned, we’ll be updating this guide whenever we come across any new weapons of note. For now, you can head over to our Red Dead Redemption 2 Honor guide, or our page on how to dual wield in Red Dead Redemption 2 for more.

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  • Avatar for crunchb3rry #1 crunchb3rry 22 days ago
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  • Avatar for Karnej #2 Karnej 17 days ago
    I saw the bounties quest option before I got into the bar fight with javier but I didn't mess with it at the time. Now I can't seem to get it to happen at all. I've waited in town, done other things, slept. I'm not sure what to do exactly. Any suggestions?

    Edit: I didn't realize I was still on the debt collection mission for Strauss and it locked a few things including the bounty starting quest. I had just gotten distracted by the open world and didn't put those 2 things together till way later than I want to admit.Edited 3 weeks ago by Karnej
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  • Avatar for duster000 #3 duster000 15 days ago
    I cannot ask the ticket man in Rhodes about Midnight. Any suggestions?
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  • Avatar for nickhunt00 #4 nickhunt00 14 days ago
    How do you get the shotgun from the devil in the cave? He just stands there and tell your to leave then does nothing. I shot him and got his body down with tnt and he didn't have anything on him. SO how do you get the shotgun? Thanks.
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  • Avatar for shanezwicker25 #6 shanezwicker25 5 days ago
    It should be noted that if you access a hat from your house while wearing another hat that isn't stored on your horse via the wardrobe, the hat on your head vanishes and is gone. I went through the trouble of getting the hat off the head of the jailhouse guard then drowning myself so I could lose the guards and keep the hat. But then I looked up this guide so I could keep the hat and lost it via the horse thing... Not impressed..
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  • Avatar for Montmont #7 Montmont 3 days ago
    I bought a Volcanic revolver, the bought a second, but can’t seem to weild it / find it. Any thoughts?

    SOLVED: Had to leave Rhodes to arm itEdited 2 days ago by Montmont
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  • Avatar for tebhaircl #8 tebhaircl 5 hours ago
    love this games
    Playing through Default right now, I couldn't agree more. It is a linear game in every sense of the word, pointing you to your next quest or side-quests with arrows on the map, but it is really open about strategies, team management, how you would tackle the
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