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High Power Pistol
Rdr weapon high power pistol
Statistics
Type Pistol
Games Red Dead Redemption
Power Moderate/High
Range Moderate
Rate of Fire High
Reload Speed High
Ammo Capacity 8
Ammo Type Pistol Ammo


Oh, Mr. Marston, one more thing. This is for you.

Edgar Ross


You're too kind.

John Marston


See, I have nothing but your best intentions at heart.

Edgar Ross


The High Power Pistol is a weapon featured in Red Dead Redemption.

DescriptionEdit

The High Power Pistol is one of three semi-automatic pistols in the game, along with the Mauser Pistol and Semi-automatic Pistol. It is statistically one of the best all around handguns in the game, being the most powerful, with a high rate of fire, quick reload, and eight round capacity. It is also one of the last weapons to be unlocked in the single player campaign.

This weapon was very uncommon during the game's era. It is a "gift" from Edgar Ross, so it fits in with the theme of the encroachment of modernity in the West, and Ross' support of modern technology.

AcquisitionEdit

Single PlayerEdit

In Single Player, the weapon is given to John Marston by Edgar Ross in the opening cutscene of the story mission "Bear One Another's Burdens".

Undead NightmareEdit

One of the Random Encounters in the wilderness during Undead Nightmare involves a doctor who is conducting experiments on undead corpses in an attempt to find a cure for the disease. After assisting the doctor in four to six separate encounters, he will provide the player with a High Power Pistol.

MultiplayerEdit

  • The High Power Pistol is unlocked into the player's regular inventory upon reaching rank 35.
    • The "High Powered Killer" weapon challenges are unlocked at the same level. Completion of these challenges turns the weapon golden for the player.
  • It can also be obtained by killing another player who has the weapon equipped.
  • In Free Roam, the pistol can be found in Tesoro Azul and it is also carried by the local law enforcement in Blackwater.

TriviaEdit

  • When the High Power Pistol becomes golden, it appears to have engravings on the slide that look similar to the engravings on the 100th anniversary model of the 1903.
  • Despite Agent Ross having one and giving another to John Marston, the M1903 was never in fact adopted by the US Government. It was however issued to the armies or police of several other countries including Sweden, Russia and Turkey.
  • The name "High Power" seems to reference a later Browning/FN pistol, the 1935 Hi-Power (Grand Puissance).
  • Official Red Dead Redemption artwork shows Edgar Ross holding a Colt M1911 instead of the High Power Pistol. The M1911 was yet another John Browning design, perhaps his most famous, but featured a prominent external hammer.
  • All High Powers in Red Dead Redemption appear to be custom modified with ivory pearl grips and appears to be the weapon of choice of Edgar Ross.
  • The High Power Pistol is the only pistol in the game that uses a slide as the loading action.
  • When reloading the High Power Pistol, the gun's slide always locks back, empty or not, despite Marston not even racking it, but using the slide release when finishing the reload animation.
  • Although the High Power pistol is hammerless, Marston will still put his hand on the back of gun as if to pull the hammer when defeating an opponent in a duel.
  • In the mission "An Appointed Time", Arsenio Baldizon is seen holding a High Power Pistol and executing a rebel during the opening cut-scene.
  • In Undead Nightmare the doctor found in Mexico will award the player the High Power Pistol quicker than the American doctor.

GalleryEdit

Trophies/AchievementsEdit

The High Power Pistol can be used to unlock the following achievements or trophies:

Inahailofbullets
20Gamerscore
Silver Ps3 silver trophy
Kill 500 enemies with any pistol or revolver in any game mode.

Bullseye
20Gamerscore
Bronze Ps3 bronze trophy
Get 250 headshots in any game mode.

Thegunslinger1
5Gamerscore
Silver Ps3 silver trophy
Get a headshot while in Expert Mode in Singleplayer.


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