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Pistols are a class of weapon featured in Red Dead Redemption.


Pistols share the top slot of the weapon wheel with Revolvers. Pistols are powerful at short range, delivering a heavier punch than Revolvers and having a greater ammo capacity. They also have a shorter reload time than a Revolver, requiring only one new magazine rather than multiple separate rounds. Pistols use Pistol Ammo, which is harder to find and more expensive than Revolver Ammo in the early part of the game.

Pistols do not appear in Red Dead Revolver

List of PistolsEdit


  • Many characters in Red Dead Redemption canonically carry specific weapons. Edgar Ross carries a High Power Pistol. Sometimes the types of pistol an NPC character will carry may change over time and encounters, and can only be referred to by the specific category of pistol that they carry.


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

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

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

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10 Gamerscore
Bronze Ps3 bronze trophy
Purchase a rare weapon from a gunsmith.

100 Gamerscore
Gold Ps3 gold trophy
Attain 100% in the Single Player Game Completion stat.

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