When it comes to picking up the best weapons among the 59 weapons found in Red Dead Redemption 2, it is a hard choice to make but you have to do it nonetheless as you do not have enough space to carry them all. We have come up with a guide that is describing all the best weapons we think are available in Red Dead Redemption 2, to make the decision easier for you to choose your best arsenal.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Weapons
Best Revolver – Schofield Revolver
The weapon has high accuracy compensating for a little slower firing speed and reload speed. Dual wield two pistols in RDR2 and you can do a lot of damage.
You can either buy the gun at $84 from the gunsmith, after chapter 2, or you can rob the Doctor’s ship in Valentine by robbing the place and then making the doctor take you to the gun.
You can customize the gun by adding sights or improving the barrel rifling.
Best Pistol – Semi-Automatic Pistol
The pistol is one of the best weapons in the game which can also dual wield with single hand weapons. The handgun not only has an excellent rate of fire but also has a high reload speed and accuracy.
You can obtain the weapon by buying it from Saint Denis gunsmiths after completing the mission The Joys of Civilization in Chapter 4 of RDR2. You can also buy this from Valentine.
Best Rifle – Litchfield Rifle
The repeater rifle is considered to be one of the bests due to its high fire rate and power. The rifle packs a punch and compensates for its not so high accuracy by its fast reload speed.
You can obtain this repeater rifle from any Gunsmith for $145.
Best Sniper Rifle – Carcano Rifle
The sniper rifle is considered to be among the most deadly weapons with high accuracy and effectiveness. The weapon has an excellent range and reload speed and can deal high damage as well.
The only downside is that you cannot obtain the weapon until you are done with Chapter 6 of the main story. Once you are done with Micah’s story mission at the beginning of Arthur’s final act, in the Van Horn Trading Post, you will unlock the Carcano Rifle.
Best Shotgun – Repeating Shotgun
The weapon doesn’t have that much of an impressive rate of fire but the magazine size is excellent. The gun holds a number of cartridges and doesn’t have to reload every second. The shotgun also has high damage dealing capacity.
Best melee – Tomahawk
This is an excellent melee combat weapon in RDR2 that is ferocious and can take down the enemy with just one hit. The weapon is best for close range and silent attacks.
If you visit the Fence in Saint Denis, there you can purchase the blueprints for a Homing Tomahawk. Now, once you have obtained Tomahawk, just attach an owl feather to it and you have increased the accuracy of the weapon