Grand Theft Auto 5 Weapon List

GTA 5 Guide

The only way to be successful in Grand Theft Auto 5 is to have the right weapons and the right attachments. The more missions you play, the more weapons you can unlock. Here is a list of the weapons you can buy and the attachments you can get with them, check it out.

Trevor

Grand Theft Auto 5 Weapon and Attachments list

You will be alerted via text message when new weapons have become unlocked, remember that just because one character has the weapon not all characters have the weapon. All weapons can be purchased at Ammunation as well as armor and ammo.

Pistols

Pistol: Classic weapon, got very early in the game as Franklin.
Attachments
Extended Clip
Flashlight
Suppressor
Black, Army and LSPD Tint

Combat Pistol: This is unlocked after a mission with Micheal where he has to face off with some government agents.
Attachments
Extended Clip
Flashlight
Suppressor
Black, Army and LSPD Tint

AP Pistol: Automatic pistol unlocked after you use all three characters for the first time in a mission together.
Attachments
Extended Clip
Flashlight
Suppressor
Black, Army and LSPD Tint

Stungun: Unlocked during the Trevor side mission Border Patrol. (Thanks 2dtommie)

Melee Weapons

The Gang

Nightstick: Unlocked late in the game. (Thanks 2dtommie)

Knife: Can be bought as soon as you go to the store.

Explosives

Tear Gas: I think this is unlocked after the first heist mission, if not I’m not sure.

Grenade: First time I looked I could buy these. Nice and cheap with some big power.

Sticky Bomb: After blowing up some trailers with Trevor these become unlocked in the store.

Jerry Can: Also unlocked during a Trevor mission, after taking out some rivals.

Sub Machine Guns

Mini Gun

Micro SMG: Acquired during one of the early missions as Franklin.
Attachments
Extended Clip
Flashlight
Scope
Suppressor
Black, Army, LSPD Tint

SMG: Acquired in the same mission as the combat pistol as Micheal.
Attachments
Extended Clip
Flashlight
Scope
Suppressor
Black, Army, LSPD Tint

Shotguns

Pump Shotgun: Acquired in the same mission as the first pistol as Franklin.
Attachments
Flashlight
Suppressor
Black, Army, LSPD Tint

Saw-Off Shotgun: I don’t remember which mission this is unlocked after but I think it was a Micheal mission.
Attachments
Black, Army, LSPD Tint

Assault Shotgun: Acquired after the Paleto Job.

Assault Rifles

Assualt Rifle

Assault Rifle: Acquired during the first heist mission.
Attachments
Extended clip
Grip
Flashlight
Scope
Suppressor
Black, Army, LSPD Tint

Carbine Rifle: Acquired during the defense of the lab as Trevor.
Attachments
Extended clip
Grip
Flashlight
Scope
Suppressor
Black, Army, LSPD Tint

Advanced Rifle: acquired during The Big One heist.

Sniper Rifles

Sniper Rifle: Trevor takes it from the Ammunation near his trailer.
Attachments
Suppressor
Scope
Advanced Scope
Black, Army, LSPS Tint

Heavy Sniper: Both Micheal and Franklin have missions where they use sniper rifles and I’m not sure which one unlocks this one. This sniper cannot be silenced.
Attachments
Scope
Advanced Scope
Black, Army, LSPS Tint

Heavy Weapons

RPG

Grenade Launcher: Unlocked with Trevor during the defense of the lab mission.
Attachments
Grip
Flshlight
Scope
Black, Army, LSPS Tint

RPG: Not sure but Trevor gets it in a 3 way mission.

Minigun: Unlocked after the Paleto Job.

Combat MG: Unlocked after the Paleto Job.

MG: Unlocked after the Paleto Job

Special/DLC Weapons

Advanced SMG: Sign into the Rockstar Club. (Thanks 2dtommie)

The Hammer and 50.cal Pistol: Both of these come with the Special edition of the game. (Thanks 2dtommie)

If I find any special weapons or any new attachments I’ll be sure to add them. Check back soon for more guides. If you want to make millions on the stock market, complete every Heist with ease, or unlock all the random events; check out our Grand Theft Auto V Walkthrough Guide Collection.

  • 2dtommie

    Needless to say, *SPOILERS FOLLOW*

    The Stun Gun is given to Trevor (and subsequently unlocked) on the first “border patrol” mission. It has no attachments. It has recharging ammo, so can’t technically “run out” though it does have a 3 second recharge time between shots. I think it may also be given to Michael on the Nerve Gas mission.

    The .50 Cal Pistol is unlocked by Owning the Special Edition Copy of the Game. It has all the standard options.

    The Hammer is unlocked by Owning the Special Edition Copy of the Game.

    The Nightstick doesn’t unlock until late in the game (can’t remember when)

    The Advanced SMG is unlocked by signing in to the Rockstar social Club.

    The Combat Machinegun is unlocked for player purchase after the Drug Money Heist mission. It is grouped with SMGs on the weapon wheel.

    The Sawn off Shotgun is Unlocked from the start (I think).

    The Bullpup Shotgun is unlocked by Owning the Special Edition Copy of the Game. It has all the standard options except for a Silencer.

    The Heavy Sniper is unlocked after the Franklin Mission with it (the FIB Raid)

    The RPG is unlocked just before the Drug Money Heist mission.

    Minigun
    *MAJOR SPOILER. SERIOUSLY, IF YOU DONT HAVE IT, DON’T READ THIS*
    The Minigun is unlocked after the Heist on the Small town bank. When you first see Michael with it, it is an AWESOME surprise.

    • JohnnyHurricane

      Thanks for the post, I updated the article.

  • 2dtommie

    Needless to say, *SPOILERS FOLLOW*

    The Stun Gun is given to Trevor (and subsequently unlocked) on the first “border patrol” mission. It has no attachments. It has recharging ammo, so can’t technically “run out” though it does have a 3 second recharge time between shots. I think it may also be given to Michael on the Nerve Gas mission.

    The .50 Cal Pistol is unlocked by Owning the Special Edition Copy of the Game. It has all the standard options.

    The Hammer is unlocked by Owning the Special Edition Copy of the Game.

    The Nightstick doesn’t unlock until late in the game (can’t remember when)

    The Advanced SMG is unlocked by signing in to the Rockstar social Club.

    The Combat Machinegun is unlocked for player purchase after the Drug Money Heist mission. It is grouped with SMGs on the weapon wheel.

    The Sawn off Shotgun is Unlocked from the start (I think).

    The Bullpup Shotgun is unlocked by Owning the Special Edition Copy of the Game. It has all the standard options except for a Silencer.

    The Heavy Sniper is unlocked after the Franklin Mission with it (the FIB Raid)

    The RPG is unlocked just before the Drug Money Heist mission.

    Minigun
    *MAJOR SPOILER. SERIOUSLY, IF YOU DONT HAVE IT, DON’T READ THIS*
    The Minigun is unlocked after the Heist on the Small town bank. When you first see Michael with it, it is an AWESOME surprise.

    • JohnnyHurricane

      Thanks for the post, I updated the article.