Firearms Expert Reacts To Red Dead Redemption 2’s Guns


Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the weaponry of Red Dead Redemption 2, including the iconic Colt Single Action revolver, the Winchester 1866 rifle, and the Browning Auto-5 shotgun.

Red Dead Redemption 2 saw Rockstar return to the frontiers of the Wild West for a prequel to the seminal Red Dead Redemption, and as a result, it includes a range of period weaponry from 1899 such as the Smith & Wesson Volcanic Pistol, the Remington Rolling Block Rifle, and the Norwegian 1894 Krag-Jørgensen rifle.

In the above video, Jonathan Ferguson–a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries–breaks down the guns of Red Dead Redemption 2 and compares them to their real-world counterparts.

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