Red Dead Online Best Revolvers Revealed, Ranked Worst to Best

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Armed and dangerous: Your choice of weapon says a lot about you in Red Dead Online.

Which Revolver in Red Dead Online is the best?

In Red Dead Online, a cowboy is only as good as the gun on his hip, and no weapon category in the game feels more at home in the Wild West than the Revolver. There are five different Revolvers to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

In my hundreds of hours with Red Dead Online, I’ve fired thousands of rounds at both NPCs and Players alike. Over countless gun battles and PVP matches, I’ve seen which weapons tend to keep me alive while filing my enemy with smoking holes. That’s why I’ve put together this list ranking the Red Dead Online Revolvers from Worst to Best.

Read on to find out which Revolvers to spend your hard earned dollars on, and which ones to leave on the gunsmith shelf.

5. Double Action Revolver

Hands up: A player brandishes a black Double Action Revolver during a robbery.

The Double Action Revolver has the highest fire rate of any Revolver while aimed down the sights or dual wielded, and packs decent enough damage. However, it’s also got the worst accuracy and range. Quick follow-up shots don’t matter if they don’t hit the target, which is why I've ranked the Double Action Revolver at the lowest spot.

What the Double Action Revolver Excels In

  • Highest aimed and dual wielded rate of fire in the Revolver class
  • Great for suppressive fire or clearing groups at close range 

Double Action Revolver Details

  • Ammo capacity: 6 rounds
  • Based on the Model 1892 Army & Navy Revolver
  • Costs $127.

How to Unlock the Double Action Revolver

  • Level up to Player Rank 17

4. Cattleman Revolver

Light up the night: The classic Cattleman Revolver lights up the night with a deadly blast.

The Cattleman Revolver is given to players right as they start a new character in Red Dead Online, but it remains a solid option throughout the whole game. In fact, the Cattleman has a cult following of players on the internet who claim it to be their favorite weapon due to it’s good all-around blend of stats. But the jack of all trades is a master of none, which is why the Cattleman Revolver ranks fourth on our list.

What the Cattleman Revolver Excels In

  • Easy and cheap to get a second one to dual-wield
  • Fastest single wield hip-fire in the Revolver class

Cattleman Revolver Details

  • Ammo capacity: 6 rounds
  • Based on the Colt Model 1873
  • Costs $50.

How to Unlock the Cattleman Revolver

  • Player is given a Cattleman Revolver during the Prologue.

3. Navy Revolver

An icon of death: The inspiration behind the Navy Revolver has been a Hollywood favorite since the spaghetti western days.

The Navy Revolver is a cannon in handheld form. High damage and accuracy make this a solid choice for dual-wielding. The Navy Revolver’s real world counterpart has been featured in countless classic Western films like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Django Unchained, and few weapons in Red Dead Online can match it’s iconic style.

What the Navy Revolver Excels In

  • Very high damage
  • Low scope bloom for accurate follow-up shots

Navy Revolver Details

  • Ammo capacity: 6 rounds
  • Based on the Colt 1851 Navy
  • Costs $275.

How to Unlock the Navy Revolver

  • Available at Rank 1


2. Schofield Revolver

Double dose: With high accuracy and power, a pair of Schofields makes for a deadly combo.

Coming in hot in second place, the Schofield Revolver features incredible range and accuracy. Damage is slightly lower than the Navy Revolver, but you’ll be able to land shots on target from a greater distance, which often means the difference between life and death. The Schofield Revolver lets you reach out and touch your enemies while they are still squinting to see you, making it a solid choice of sidearm.

What the Schofield Revolver Excels In

  • Pinpoint accuracy
  • Best range in Revolver class

Schofield Revolver Details

  • Ammo capacity: 6 rounds
  • Based on the Smith & Wesson Model 3
  • Costs $192

How to Unlock the Schofield Revolver

  • Level up to Player Rank 9


1. Lemat Revolver

What lies beneath: The underslung shotgun barrel on the Lemat Revolver is capable of annihilating enemies that get too close.

Our gold medal winner, the Lemat Revolver packs a deadly punch with beautiful styling. Although it deals slightly less damage than the Navy Revolver and is slightly less accurate than the Schofield, the Lemat has two features that set it above the competition. First, the Lemat’s chamber holds a whopping 9 bullets, which means you can keep shooting long after your enemy is forced to stop and reload. Second, the Lenat Revolver has an underbarrel that fires a single 20 gauge shotgun blast, which is fantastic up close. Paired with solid stats, these two features make the Lemat Revolver the best revolver to use in Red Dead Online.

What the Lemat Revolver Excels In

  • Solid accuracy and stopping power at mid-range
  • 20 gauge shotgun blast for up-close enemies

Lemat Revolver Details

  • Ammo capacity: 9 revolver bullets +1 shotgun shell
  • Based on the Lemat Cap and Ball Revolver
  • Costs $317, making it the most expensive in the Revolver class

How to Unlock the Lemat Revolver

  • Available at Rank 1

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