Woo! We gonna make this town real smoky!

–Gus Ballard

Gus Ballard is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption.


Gus Ballard is an outlaw and member of the Bollard Twins Gang.


Gus can most often be found around Thieves' Landing, frequently loitering inside the saloon and around the brothel. He can also be encountered at the Fort Mercer hideout in multiplayer but he will be hostile. He may also be among the gang that has taken over Warthington Ranch in free roam.


You're done for!
Gus Ballard during a fight
Partner, I'm gonna bag you like a mad dog!
Gus Ballard during a fight
It'll be my pleasure to scoop up your damn brains, amigo.
Gus Ballard during a fight.
I hope your daddy taught you how to fight
Gus Ballard during a fist fight
Someone get me a pill roller, I’m in bad shape.
Gus Ballard when injured
The cavalry’s coming, dammit, hold tight!
Gus Ballard when another Bollard Twins Gang member is critically injured
Watch it, Marston!
Gus Ballard when bumped into with high Fame
We can get down to brass tacks anytime you like.
Gus Ballard when insulted.
I’ll be tarred and feathered!
Gus Ballard when shocked.
Why don’t you just shut the hell up?
Gus Ballard responding to a conversation



  • Gus is one of only two members of the Bollard Twins Gang to wear a duster coat, the other being Slink Bradshaw.
  • Gus, Pinky Wilson and Werner Cobb are the only members of the Bollard Twins gang that are not bounty targets.
  • Gus and Pinky Wilson are the only African-American members of the Bollard Twins Gang.
  • Gus and Slink Bradshaw are the only members of the Bollard Twins Gang who cannot be encountered in Pike's Basin hideout in single player.
  • Like Slink Bradshaw, pulling a gun on Gus when he is in Thieves' Landing will cause him to put his hands up, shout in shock and then run away.
  • Gus along with Julius Grimes, is one of the two members of the Bollard Twins Gang who will drag a victim during the "Wild Posse" random encounter. For the Bollards, they can do this encounter either in Thieves' Landing, which is extremely common, or through MacFarlane's Ranch, which is much rarer.

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