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For a similarly named weapon, see Marksman Rifle.
"Not for the risk averse. Make it count as you'll be reloading as much as you shoot."
Ammu-Nation description

The Marksman Pistol is a weapon introduced in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 Update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Marksman Pistol resembles the Thompson-Center Contender G2, which is a handgun commonly used for hunting. It looks like a small rifle and has an ergonomic grip. Like the Flare Gun, it is a break-action weapon.

Its size is the same as the Sawn-off Shotgun, but the player still holds it with one hand when not in First-Person View.

Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Marksman Pistol is similar to the Musket in that it is a single-shot weapon with a high damage per shot. Its damage per shot peaks at 220, which is the highest damage per shot of all bullet weapons. It outclasses the Musket and even the Heavy Sniper in terms of damage per shot, making it extremely lethal and a guaranteed one-hit kill in any part of the body if the players rank is low enough. Players ranked over 100 can survive and require chest and head shots to 1 hit kill

It has the severe drawback, however, of being a single-shot weapon. This makes the gun generally ineffective when in use against multiple targets as it forces the user to reload after each shot. Its reload time is quite short compared to the musket however, making it more effective against multiple targets. Another drawback is the lack of attachments.

As expected from a handgun, accuracy is quite poor and it reduces the gun's effectiveness at long range. In general, it is better to use it when one sticks to close-quarters combat. Due to the high damage per shot, using it instead of a shotgun is effective as it has a strong one-hit kill potential, much like shotguns. Penetration is also high, and since the weapon is powerful, it is possible to kill more than one enemy within a single shot.

In conclusion, the Marksman Pistol is a deadly weapon, but due to the single-shot nature and relatively low accuracy it is best to use it mostly in close-quarters combat, where it is deadly and very effective.

GTA V Overview


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage [?] Fire Rate Range Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Internal files
220 N/A N/A 1 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A 21 RPM Cannot be determined Single round Break-Action 2.33 seconds
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
MarksmanPistol-GTAV-RSCStats
Damage
80%
Fire Rate
15%
Accuracy
30%
Range
35%
Clip Size
2%

Customizations

Grand Theft Auto V

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Requiring improvement: Next-Gen and Online Prices
Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock)
Rounds (16) $84 $122
Default clip (1 round) Default Default
Tints
Black Default Default
Army $100 $5000
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7500
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition)
LSPD $600 $5750
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7500
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $10000
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $12500

Image Gallery

In-game

HUD icon

First-Person View

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Added in the player's inventory.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Marksman Pistol cannot be used for drive-bys, despite being a handgun. It could be due to the single-shot nature of the weapon and frequent and time-consuming reloads. There is also the possibility that one could miss their mark, which can be dangerous.
  • Oddly, the player directly inserts another bullet when reloading; the casing would normally remain inside the weapon and would have to be removed first. This implies the entire cartridge is fired.

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