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Get a ringer in a game of horseshoes
In-game description
Red Dead Redemption
achievement and trophy

What About Hand Grenades?
Rdr hand grenades icon
Description Get a ringer in a game of Horseshoes.
Gamer Score 10Gamerscore
Trophy Type Bronze Ps3 bronze trophy
Rdr hand grenades

What About Hand Grenades? is a gameplay achievement/trophy in Red Dead Redemption.


The goal of this achievement/trophy is to strike the stake directly with the horseshoe and have the horseshoe remain circled around the stake. This is not extremely difficult, but requires luck and/or practice to achieve. A ringer is when the horseshoe hits the stake or lands so that it lays like a ring around the stake afterwards.

When aiming, have the stake in the gap right between Marston's middle and ring fingers when zoomed in. This is a good way to align the throw. A full and steady swing, releasing exactly when the power meter hits the middle mark, or a little before, will bring the horseshoe very close. Luck is a factor in getting this right and players are advised to repeatedly attempt this method.

It is far easier to get a Ringer at Rathskeller Fork than it is at MacFarlane's Ranch, because the horseshoe pits are closer together.


Horseshoes can be played at Las Hermanas, Rathskeller Fork, and MacFarlane's Ranch.


  • The name of the achievement/trophy is a reference to the idiom: "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades."


Red Dead Redemption - What About Hand Grenades Trophy - Horseshoe Ringer00:46

Red Dead Redemption - What About Hand Grenades Trophy - Horseshoe Ringer

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