[Top 3] RDO Best PvP Pistols (And How To Get Them)

Are you ready to face this?

Let's get to know the pistols in the Wild West.

You know when to turn to your sidearms, right? When shit hits the fan, only the iconic sidearms of a cowboy will save you. There are only 3 pistols in RDO. So, let us take you through their perks and all. They are ranked on the basis of their performance in PvP.

3. The Volcanic

You don't want to be at the receiving end for sure!

Price: $270
Unlock level:21

You need good accuracy when using pistols. This is why the lesser-used Volcanic pistol is on this list. The Volcanic Pistol deals the most damage per shot with the highest accuracy of any handgun, but it suffers from the lowest rate of fire.

The Volcanic is actually great for early-game. I personally enjoy dual Volcanics in free roam, they look and feel the most badass to me. However, in PvP, the Volcanic pistol is inferior to the others in this category.


  • Damage: 53.2
  • Fire rate: 0.80s
  • Reload time: 3.80s

Stats for dual-wielding

  • Damage: 53.2
  • Fire rate: 0.67s
  • Reload time: 7.50s

2. The Mauser

Muhlberg brings you its best!

Price: $600
Unlock level: 34

The Mauser Pistol is based on the German-made Mauser C96 and unlocks at Rank 34. If an outlaw decides to buy this stylish semi-auto sidearm, it comes with a hefty price tag. There are indeed better semi-auto options available. Yet, the Mauser is still a reliable and fast sidearm that is made even more effective by dual-wielding.

The Mauser also pairs well with other weapon combinations like the Sawed-Off Shotgun. This gives players a well-rounded, powerful combo for their sidearm selection, even if it is one of the most expensive in Red Dead Online. In PvP, you can use Mausers because of their high fire rate.


  • Damage: 31.65
  • Fire rate: 0.47s
  • Reload time: 1.80s

Stats for Dual-wielding

  • Damage: 31.65
  • Fire rate: 0.22s
  • Reload time: 3.00s

1. The Semi-Automatic

That shows everything!

Price: $537
Unlock level: 22

The Semi-Automatic Pistol has a blazing fast fire rate perfect for pumping your enemies full of lead. However, you can only hold 100 rounds of pistol ammo. The limited ammo sucks but the Semis are good with every ammo type; even regular. With these, you’ll also hip fire faster.

What the Semi-Automatic Pistol is missing in Damage, it makes up for with speed. It is modeled after the Borchardt C-93 Pistol. The Semi-Automatic pistol has the highest fire rate and reload speed in the game.


  • Damage: 30.9
  • Fire rate: 0.40s
  • Reload time: 1.50s

Stats for dual-wielding

  • Damage: 30.9
  • Fire rate: 0.22s
  • Reload time: 2.60s

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