There’s a variety of weapons to unlock whilst you level up in GTA Online. All of these can be purchased from the Ammu-Nation Shop. Below you’ll find a list of the best weapons to help you fight off other players.

Best Handgun - AP Pistol

(1 of 2) Use the pistol to take out enemies whilst on the move

Use the pistol to take out enemies whilst on the move (left), or to shoot out the tyres on cars. (right)

Level Requirement Price
33 $5,000
Camo Requirement
Black Tint Default
Army Tint Kill 90 Players with the AP Pistol.
Green Tint Kill 190 Players with the AP Pistol.
Orange Tint Kill 390 Players with the AP Pistol.
LSPD Tint Kill 590 Players with the AP Pistol.
Pink Tint Reach Rank 50
Gold Tint Reach Rank 75
Platinum Tint Reach Rank 100

The AP Pistols main benefit is it’s fire rate which is perfect for drive by shootings, as you can get in and out before anyone sees you. This pistol is also good for one-on-one gunfights due to the quick fire rate taking the enemy down before they have a chance to strike. Finally, the AP pistol is good for shooting out the tyres of other vehicles that are trying to escape.

This Pistol is best for missions that require you taking out enemies from your vehicle, such as Trash Talk which requires you to take down drivers from moving trucks. You can only add a Suppressor and Extended Clips. Be sure to equip both, as it’ll keep you from constantly reloading and it’ll stop enemies from being able to detect you easily.

Best Assault Rifle - Advanced Rifle

(1 of 2) The Advanced Rifle is good for missions

The Advanced Rifle is good for missions (left), and taking out other players. (right)

Level Requirement Price
70 $14,250
Camo Requirement
Black Tint Default
Army Tint Kill 43 Players with the Advanced Rifle.
Green Tint Kill 143 Players with the Advanced Rifle.
Orange Tint Kill 343 Players with the Advanced Rifle.
LSPD Tint Kill 543 Players with the Advanced Rifle.
Pink Tint Reach Rank 50
Gold Tint Reach Rank 75
Platinum Tint Reach Rank 100

The Advanced Rifle has a high rate of fire which is perfect when you find yourself surrounded by enemies, and comes with the following mod options, Suppressor, Scope, Flashlight, Extended Clip. For this Weapon, you’ll want to equip the Extended Clip and Scope, as it’ll increase your mag capacity and give you the ability to take down enemies from a distance.

This Assault Rifle is good for missions like Mixed Up With Coke and Time to Get Away, as you’ll be fighting groups of enemies.

Best Shotgun - Assault Shotgun

(1 of 2) The Assault Shotgun is good for quickly taking out other players

The Assault Shotgun is good for quickly taking out other players (left), and gangs. (right)

Level Requirement Price
37 $10,000
Camo Requirement
Black Tint Default
Army Tint Kill 34 Players with the Assault Shotgun.
Green Tint Kill 134 Players with the Assault Shotgun.
Orange Tint Kill 334 Players with the Assault Shotgun.
LSPD Tint Kill 534 Players with the Assault Shotgun.
Pink Tint Reach Rank 50
Gold Tint Reach Rank 75
Platinum Tint Reach Rank 100

This Shotgun is a full-auto which is perfect for mowing down large groups of enemies quickly, and comes with the following mod options, Suppressor, Flashlight, Grip, and Extended Clip. For this Shotgun, you’ll want to equip the Extended Clip and Grip, as it’ll increase your mag capacity and improve your accuracy.

The Shotgun is great for missions like Factory Closure and Chemical Extraction, as you’ll need to quickly take down groups of enemies in order to retrieve certain vehicles.

Best Sniper Rifle - Heavy Sniper

(1 of 2) The Heavy Sniper is good for taking out snipers

The Heavy Sniper is good for taking out snipers (left), and other players from a distance. (right)

Level Requirement Price
90 $38,150
Camo Requirement
Black Tint Default
Green Tint Kill 69 Players with the Heavy Sniper.
Orange Tint Kill 269 Players with the Heavy Sniper.
LSPD Tint Kill 469 Players with the Heavy Sniper.
Pink Tint Reach Rank 50
Gold Tint Reach Rank 75
Platinum Tint Reach Rank 100

This Sniper is really powerful and is perfect for taking down enemies from a distance or shooting down helicopters. As for the mods, you’ll have a choice between a Normal Scope and an Advanced Scope, but there’s no noticeable difference, so go for the one you prefer the look of.

The Sniper is good for missions like Rooftop Rumble and A Superyacht Life, as you’ll constantly be taking out enemies from a distance or taking down helicopters.

Best Heavy Weapon - Homing Rocket

(1 of 2) The Homing Launcher is perfect for taking cars

The Homing Launcher is perfect for taking cars (left), and helicopters. (right)

Level Requirement Price
1 $75,000
Camo Requirement
Black Tint Default
Army Tint Default
Green Tint N/A
Orange Tint N/A
LSPD Tint N/A
Pink Tint N/A
Gold Tint N/A
Platinum Tint N/A

Unfortunately, there aren’t any available mods for the Homing Launcher, but it’s still worth having in your loadout, as you’ll be able to easily take down Helicopters, Cars, and flying cars without worrying about timing the shot. This Weapon is perfect for missions like Diamonds are for Trevor, as you’ll need to be shooting down helicopters.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rockstar Games
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Steam, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 September 2013
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth

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