Last modified on 12 October 2014, at 13:05

Weapons in GTA V

In Grand Theft Auto V, weapons are an essential part of the game. As of the Last Team Standing Update, there are up to 45 weapons available in GTA V. 29 weapons are available within the base game while the remainder require the installation of downloadable content. Similar to Grand Theft Auto IV, weapons spawns are located in inconspicuous and hard to reach places, and weapons dropped by fallen enemies lie realistically on the ground, glowing to catch the player's eye. Also, like GTA IV, the player buys a firearm one time, then pays a smaller amount for additional ammunition. Unlike previous games, the player can hold more than one weapon for each weapons category, and if the player runs out of ammunition, the firearm is not discarded.

Shooting skill

At the starting "Shooting Skill" level, the protagonist starts with a 600 round carrying limit for most categories. As Shooting Skill is increased, the protagonist's carrying capacity increases, maxing out at 9,999 rounds when the maximum Shooting Skill level is attained. Additionally, increasing Shooting Skill reduces recoil, reduces reload time, and increases accuracy. Shooting Skill is increased by killing enemies and completing Shooting Range challenges; attaining headshots in the case of the former and attaining gold medals in the case of the latter levels up the player at a faster rate.

Weapons customization

The player can customize their firearms at any Ammu-Nation. Modifications greatly affect a weapon's performance, especially when multiple mods are used in tandem. Certain firearms can accept multiple modifications, while others may have no other customization options besides changing the tint.

Available mods
  • Extended Clip: Increases magazine capacity.
  • Suppressor: Reduces gunfire noise; however, suppressed firearms deal slightly less damage and have a slightly shorter range.
  • Scope: Increases zoom capability and improves accuracy of non-sniper weapons. Equipped by default on sniper rifles.
  • Advanced Scope: Increases zoom capability for sniper rifles, and during certain missions, works as a thermal scope.
  • Grip: Increases accuracy and reduces recoil by stabilizing the forward grip.
  • Flashlight: Increases visibility in dimly lit areas. The light can be toggled on and off by pressing the right directional button while aiming.
  • Tint: Changes the color of the firearm. This is only for cosmetic appearance and does not affect the weapon's performance.

Weapons wheel

The weapons selection wheel in GTA V.

GTA V introduces a weapons selection wheel similar to Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3. In previous GTA games, the player had to scroll through each weapons category to select a weapon, although GTA IV introduced a quick-select feature for certain weapons. Except for projectile and heavy weapons, weapons in each category share the same pool of ammunition. When selecting a weapon, information on which attachments are equipped are displayed within the wheel itself, while its attributes (damage, rate of fire, accuracy and range) are given in the upper right corner of the screen.

Wheel configuration
  • North: Hand Guns
  • Northeast: Submachine Guns and Light Machine Guns
  • East: Assault Rifles
  • Southeast: Sniper Rifles
  • South: Melee Weapons
  • Southwest: Shotguns
  • West: Heavy Weapons
  • Northwest: Projectile Weapons

List of weapons in GTA V

In-game name Image Category Availability Cost Upgrades
Fists Unarmed Base Game Free
  • None
Antique Cavalry Dagger AntiqueCavalryDagger-GTAV-model.png Melee I'm Not a Hipster Update Free
  • None
Baseball Bat BaseballBat-GTAV-artwork.png Melee Base Game Not available to purchase
  • None
Bottle BrokenBottle-GTAV.png Melee Beach Bum Update Free
  • None
Crowbar Crowbar-GTAV-artwork.png Melee Base Game Not available to purchase
  • None
Golf Club GolfClub-GTAV-artwork.png Melee Base Game Not available to purchase
  • None
Hammer Hammer-GTAV-artwork.png Melee Special & Collectors Editions Free
  • None
Knife Knife-GTAV-artwork.png Melee Base Game $90
  • None
Nightstick Nightstick-GTAV-artwork.png Melee Base Game $90
  • None
AP Pistol APPistol-GTAV-artwork.png Hand Gun Base Game
  • Rounds x 36: $22
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $370
  • Flashlight: $415
  • Suppressor: $1,642
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Combat Pistol CombatPistol-GTAV-artwork.png Hand Gun Base Game $600
  • Rounds x 24: $17
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $357
  • Flashlight: $424
  • Suppressor: $1,653
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Heavy Pistol Hand Gun Business Update
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip:
  • Flashlight:
  • Suppressor:
  • Black tint: (comes equipped)
  • Army tint:
  • LSPD tint:
Pistol Pistol-GTAV-artwork.png Hand Gun Base Game
  • Rounds x 24: $17
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $348
  • Flashlight: $424
  • Suppressor: $1,639
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Pistol .50 Hand Gun Special & Collectors Editions Free (Only available in the Special and Collectors editions)
  • Rounds x 9:
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip:
  • Flashlight:
  • Suppressor:
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint:
  • LSPD tint:
SNS Pistol SNSPistol-GTAV.png Hand Gun Beach Bum Update Free
  • Rounds x 12: $10
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: Free
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: Free
  • LSPD tint: Free
Stun Gun StunGun-GTAV-artwork.png Hand Gun Base Game $90
  • Black tint: (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: Free
  • LSPD tint: Free
Vintage Pistol Hand Gun I'm Not a Hipster Update $3381
  • Rounds x 14:
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip:
  • Suppressor:
  • Black tint:(comes equipped)
  • Army tint:
  • LSPD tint:
Combat MG CombatMG-GTAV-artwork.png Light Machine Gun Base Game $3,000
  • Rounds x 200: $82
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extentded clip
  • Grip: $289
  • Scope: $1,257
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Gusenberg Sweeper Gusenberg-GTAV-fullmodel.png Light Machine Gun Valentine's Day Massacre Special (no longer available for new downloads)
  • Rounds x 60: $108
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip:
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint:
  • LSPD tint:
MG MachineGun-GTAV-artwork.png Light Machine Gun Base Game $2,700
  • Rounds x 108: $45
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $325
  • Scope: $1,012
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Assault SMG AssaultSMG-GTAV-artwork.png Submachine Gun Social Club membership Free
  • Rounds x 60
  • Default Clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended Clip
  • Flashlight
  • Scope
  • Suppressor
  • Black Tint (comes equipped)
  • Army Tint
  • LSPD Tint
Micro SMG MicroSMG-GTAV-artwork.png Submachine Gun Base Game $850
  • Rounds x 32: $17
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $290
  • Flashlight: $403
  • Scope: $1,166
  • Suppressor: $1646
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $85
  • LSPD tint: $510
SMG SMG-GTAV-artwork.png Submachine Gun Base Game $1,300
  • Rounds x 60: $32
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $284
  • Flashlight: $446
  • Scope: $1,166
  • Suppressor: $1731
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $510
Advanced Rifle AdvancedRifle-GTAV.png Assault Rifle Base Game $3,150
  • Rounds x 60: $32
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $279
  • Flashlight: $357
  • Scope: $1,012
  • Suppressor: $1,827
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Assault Rifle AssaultRifle-GTAV-artwork.png Assault Rifle Base Game $1,400
  • Rounds x 60: $32
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $289
  • Grip: $357
  • Flashlight: $424
  • Scope: $1,270
  • Suppressor: $1,822
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Bullpup Rifle Assault Rifle High Life Update
  • Rounds:
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip:
  • Grip:
  • Flashlight:
  • Scope:
  • Suppressor:
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint:
  • LSPD tint:
Carbine Rifle CarbineRifle-GTAV-artwork.png Assault Rifle Base Game
  • Rounds x 60: $32
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $235
  • Grip: $297
  • Flashlight: $337
  • Scope: $1,012
  • Suppressor: $1,833
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Special Carbine Assault Rifle Business Update
  • Rounds x 60: $97
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip:
  • Scope:
  • Grip:
  • Flashlight:
  • Suppressor:
  • Black tint: (comes equipped)
  • Army tint:
  • LSPD tint:
Heavy Sniper HeavySniper-GTAV-artwork.png Sniper Rifle Base Game $9,500
  • Rounds x 12: $26
  • Scope (comes equipped)
  • Advanced Scope
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Marksman Rifle Sniper Rifle Last Team Standing Update
Sniper Rifle SniperRifle-GTAV-artwork.png Sniper Rifle Base Game
  • Rounds x 20: $43
  • Suppressor: $2,070
  • Scope (comes equipped)
  • Advanced Scope: $2,193
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Assault Shotgun AssaultShotgun-GTAV-artwork.png Shotgun Base Game $1,350
  • Cartridges x 16: $7
  • Default clip (comes equipped)
  • Extended clip: $312
  • Grip: $337
  • Flashlight: $505
  • Suppressor: $2,022
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Bullpup Shotgun BullpupShotgun-GTAV-artwork.png Shotgun Special & Collectors Editions Free
  • Grip
  • Flashlight
  • Suppressor
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint
  • LSPD tint
Heavy Shotgun Heavy Shotgun GTAV.png Shotgun Last Team Standing Update
Musket 200px-Musket-GTAV-InGameModel.png Shotgun (uses sniper rifle ammo) Independence Day Special
  • Rounds x2
  • Army tint
  • LSPD tint
Pump Shotgun PumpShotgun-GTAV-artwork.png Shotgun Base Game
  • Cartridges x 16: $7
  • Flashlight: $472
  • Suppressor: $2,193
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Sawed Off Shotgun SawedoffShotgun-GTAV-artwork.png Shotgun Base Game $300
  • Cartridges x 16: $7
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Firework Launcher 200px-FireworkLauncher-GTAV-InGameModel.png Heavy Independence Day Special
  • Rounds x 1

Army tint LSPD tint

Grenade Launcher GrenadeLauncher-GTAV-artwork.png Heavy Base Game $7,290
  • Grenades x 20: $20
  • Grip: $288
  • Flashlight: $415
  • Scope: $1180
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Minigun Minigun-GTAV-artwork.png Heavy Base Game $13,500
  • Rounds x 100: $45
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
RPG RPG-GTAV-artwork.png Heavy Base Game $6,500
  • Rockets x 2: $90
  • Black tint (comes equipped)
  • Army tint: $90
  • LSPD tint: $540
Grenade Grenade-GTAV-artwork.png Projectile Base Game $135
  • None
Jerry Can Projectile Base Game $25
  • None
Molotov MolotovCocktail-GTAV-artwork.png Projectile Base Game Not available to purchase
  • None
Sticky Bomb StickyBomb-GTAV-artwork.png Projectile Base Game $360
  • None
Tear Gas TearGasGrenade-GTAV-artwork.png Projectile Base Game $135
  • None