Revolvers are a weapon class in the Red Dead series.



In Red Dead Revolver all the sidearms are revolvers.


In Red Dead Redemption the revolvers share the top slot of the weapon wheel alongside pistols.

Revolvers are reasonably powerful, delivering damage comparable with that of rifles and shotguns, although with a shorter effective range. Revolvers use revolver ammunition.

Revolvers are the most common type of weapon in the game, being found everywhere, although they are slightly less popular in West Elizabeth because of the easy availability of newer pistols. Revolvers are typically carried by bandits, and are the first kind of firearm available to the player.

Redemption II

Red Dead Redemption II features the ability to dual-wield revolvers, using the off-hand holster as the carrier for the second gun. Once purchasing two guns, the first gun is labeled with a clubs symbol in the weapon selection. The latter is labeled with a diamond. 

List of Revolvers

Red Dead Revolver
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption II

Red Dead Online


  • Many characters in Redemption canonically carry specific weapons. The types of pistol an NPC will carry may change over time and with additional encounters, and often they can only be referred to by the specific category of pistol that they carry.
  • If one looks closely at the hammer right after they reload, it's left in the uncocked position until the player shoots the first shot. Once they shoot, the hammer becomes cocked and will be cocked back for the remainder of the rounds in the cylinder or at least until the player reloads. This odd occurrence effects all firearms with a visible hammer in both single- and multiplayer.


Red Dead Redemption

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Kill 500 enemies with any pistol or revolver in any game mode.

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Get 250 headshots in any game mode.

5 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Get a headshot while in Expert Mode in Singleplayer.

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10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Purchase a rare weapon from a gunsmith.

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% in the Single Player Game Completion stat.

Red Dead Redemption 2

10 gamerscoreGamerscore
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Upgrade each available component for a single sidearm or longarm weapon

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% Completion.

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