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"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 in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online introduced in the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 Update.


The 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.


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.


Rate of fire

(Rounds per minute)

Reload speed

(Time taken to reload)

Damage per shot Effective range

21 RPM

2.33 seconds




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  • 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's 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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