Best Pistol In Cyberpunk 2077 [Top 20 Handguns]

Discover the top-rated pistols in Cyberpunk 2077, their unique features, and where to find them for ultimate combat experience.

Every gun-based Action RPG, like Cyberpunk 2077, contains a set of weapons belonging to different classes, such as Assault Rifles, Machine Guns, Pistols, Katanas, and more. The low-level rarity weapons are usually acquired easily & the higher the rarity, the more difficult the process becomes for acquiring an arsenal. That is why guns like the best pistols in Cyberpunk 2077 are some of the most prized possessions that every player eyes to get. I have listed here 20 top handguns or pistols you should not sleep on in Cyberpunk 2077.

Key Takeaways
  • The best pistols in Cyberpunk 2077 often have high damage output.
  • This means they can deal significant damage to enemies, making them invaluable in fights.
  • Pistols are versatile weapons in Cyberpunk 2077, and you can use them in various scenarios, whether in close-quarter combat or from a distance.
  • Some of the best pistols in Cyberpunk 2077 are perfect for stealth gameplay, and they allow you to take out enemies silently, without alerting others.
  • Pistols often have a higher firing rate than many other weapon types, and this feature can be a life-saver during intense, fast-paced combat.

Best Handguns In Cyberpunk 2077

Here are the best Handguns/Pistols in Cyberpunk 2077; all compared with each other in sorting below:

Serial NumberName of PistolAttacks Per SecondClip Size
1SLAUGHT-O-MATIC3.0536
2TAMAYURA2.518
3M-10AF LEXINGTON5.3621
4HJKE-11 YUKIMURA4.5530
5M-76E OMAHA11.749
6NUE2.2210
7JKE-X2 KENSHIN3.5712
8KAPPA5.4512
9LIBERTY3.7514
10DYING NIGHT5.5621
11UNITY3.4312
12PLAN B3.7512
13SERAPH3.7514
14GENJIROH4.6436
15APPARITION3.5712
16CHAOS3.8512
17SKIPPY4.9430
18MALORIAN ARMS 35162.2210
19LIZZIE1710
20DEATH AND TAXES4.4410

20. SLAUGHT-O-MATIC

SLAUGHT-O-MATIC
SLAUGHT-O-MATIC [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 3.05
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 36 round(s)
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 1.5
Crit Chance +22%
Crit Damage +20%
Physical Damage +15-19

Keeping all the Pistols in mind, I ranked the SLAUGHT-O-MATIC pistol at the end of the list. This pistol is very common and can be found easily throughout Cyberpunk 2077. Belonging to the Power type, SLAUGHT-O-MATIC pistol can be obtained from the vending machines present throughout the Night City for only 100 Eddies.

Well, the SLAUGHT-O-MATIC pistol cannot be reloaded at all. It has a total of 36 bullets and after using all of them, it needs to be discarded. It is a one-time-use pistol but it is good for a miniature small attack on the opponent. Further, its stats vary with the character advancement in Cyberpunk 2077. Players having a high level will get a high-stat SLAUGHT-O-MATIC pistol in the game.

19. TAMAYURA

 TAMAYURA
TAMAYURA [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 2.51
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 8 round(s)
Physical Damage +48-59
Bleeding Chance +6%
Electrical Damage +43-53
Chemical Damage +42-51
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 1.2
Crit Chance +22%
Crit Damage +20%

The next on the list is the TAMAYURA pistol. It is a more classical power pistol compared to the SLAUGHT-O-MATIC. Coming up to punching power, Tamayura has a decent one,, but it also comes with some demerits.

Its recoil, reloading speed, and accuracy are fairly low compared to the other pistols. While discussing further Legendary weapons such as pistols, various factors make a weapon unique or more damaging. These factors include the type of weapons, their class, firing power, and ammo-carrying capacity.

TAMAYURA pistol is mainly possessed by the Arsaka Agents, so killing them will give the player a chance to pick up this pistol. Similar to the SLAUGHT-O-MATIC, its stats also depend on the player’s level.

18. M-10AF LEXINGTON

M-10AF LEXINGTON
M-10AF LEXINGTON [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 5.36
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 21 round(s)
Physical Damage +62-76
Bleeding Chance +10%
Electrical Damage +62-76
Shock Chance +10%
Thermal Damage +62-76
Burn Chance +10%
Chemical Damage +62-76
Poison Chance +10%
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 3.2
Crit Chance +29.91%
Crit Damage +75%
Bonus Ricochet Dmg 25%
Effect Reduces enemy Armor by 15% for 10 sec

M-10AF LEXINGTON is a high-speed automatic pistol. It is regarded as one of the most common weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 dropped by enemies. Talking about the damage given by the said pistol, it is a bit low on this stat. It also belongs to the Power class and also has a modified version in Cyberpunk 2077 known as DYING NIGHT.

It is regarded as a good starting pistol for the beginners. The reasons are its low recoil and automatic firing that allows the player to adjust aim while the gun keeps on firing bullets. Acquiring an M-10AF LEXINGTON weapon is not difficult at all. It can be looted from the enemies, purchased, and crafted from the stores as well.

17. HJKE-11 YUKIMURA

HJKE-11 YUKIMURA
HJKE-11 YUKIMURA [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Low
Attacks Per Second 4.55
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 30 round(s)
Physical Damage +46-57
Bleeding Chance +10%
Electrical Damage +46-57
Shock Chance +10%
Thermal Damage +46-57
Burn Chance +10%
Chemical Damage +46-57
Poison Chance +10%
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 150%
Crit Chance +31.5%
Crit Damage +78.75%

HJKE-11 YUKIMURA handgun belongs to the best Smart pistols in Cyberpunk 2077, and it mainly comprises two firing modes that link to its specialty. The first mode is the simple ones, like all other pistols having continuously automatic shots, while the second one, aiming down the sight, allows the player to have more accurate shots in the form of triple bursts.

As far as the acquisition of YUKIMURA is concerned, it can be obtained while playing the Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door quest in Cyberpunk 2077. Further, it is dropped by the enemies and can also be purchased from the shops as well. It is used as the base weapon for the SKIPPY and GENJIROH pistols as well.

16. M-76E OMAHA

M-76E OMAHA
M-76E OMAHA [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 11.74
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 9 round(s)
Charge Time 1.50 sec
Charge Multiplier 25%
Physical Damage +30-36
Bleeding Chance +10%
Electrical Damage +30-36
Shock Chance +10%
Thermal Damage +30-37
Burn Chance +10%
Chemical Damage +30-37
Poison Chance +10%
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 150%
Crit Chance +30%
Crit Damage +75%

OMAHA is a Tech pistol available in Cyberpunk 2077. Being a Tech pistol, it can fire up to triple bursts on a full charge. Each burst shot contains three projectiles in it. In a single shot, 9 projectiles make this pistol more damaging.

M-76E OMAHA compact pistol can be obtained at Legendary level as well from the Gun Vendor in Japan town. However, common and Epic ones can easily be collected from the enemy’s loot as well. The most iconic pistol LIZZIE in the Cyberpunk 2077 uses M-76E OMAHA as its base weapon.

15. NUE

NUE
NUE [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 2.22
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 10 round(s)
Physical Damage +150-184
Bleeding Chance +10%
Electrical Damage +150-184
Shock Chance +10%
Thermal Damage +150-184
Burn Chance +10%
Chemical Damage +150-184
Poison Chance +10%
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 150%
Crit Chance +30%
Crit Damage +75%
Bonus Ricochet Dmg 25%

Next on the list of best pistols in Cyberpunk 2077 I have is NUE. Tsunami Defense Systems manufacture this Power class pistol, has good firepower. Players who are old at gaming will have a feeling of firing Desert Eagle in old games while firing up the NUE pistol. LA CHINGONA DORADA uses NUE as its base weapon as well.

Regarding acquiring an NUE weapon, it is commonly dropped by enemies in Cyberpunk 2077. Further, it can also be crafted, and Rare and Legendary Class NUE can also be purchased from different Gun Vendors.

14. JKE-X2 KENSHIN

JKE-X2 KENSHIN
JKE-X2 KENSHIN [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 3.57
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 12 round(s)
Charge Time 1.50 sec
Charge Multiplier 25%
Physical Damage +107-131
Bleeding Chance +6%
Electrical Damage +107-131
Shock Chance +6%
Thermal Damage +107-131
Burn Chance +6%
Chemical Damage +107-131
Poison Chance +6%
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 150%
Crit Chance +31.5%
Crit Damage +78.75%

JKE-X2 KENSHIN pistol also belongs to the Tech class as well. It is similar to the M-76E OMAHA but has far reduced firepower. Less firepower reduces the recoil as well, and that makes this pistol more stable than OMAHA.

JKE-X2 KENSHIN Tech pistol from Arasaka also serves as the base weapon for APPARITION and CHAOS pistols. KENSHIN rare, uncommon, legendary class pistols can be purchased through various gun vendors in Cyberpunk 2077. However, Epic and Rare Common class pistols can also be collected from the loot of the enemies.

13. KAPPA

 KAPPA
KAPPA [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 5.45
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 12 round(s)
Physical Damage +8-10
Thermal Damage +8-10
Chemical Damage +42-51
Poison Chance +6%
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 1.5
Crit Chance +4.5%
Crit Damage +19%

Kappa belongs to the Smart class and is manufactured by Tsunami Defense Systems. This pistol can hold up to 30 bullets in its magazine. It is fully automatic and considered effective at close range. It has self-guided projectiles that help to attain high damage.

Epic class KAPPA can be found at the Gun Vendor in Arroyo. KAPPA is considered the only main source of getting hands on this pistol.

12. LIBERTY

LIBERTY
LIBERTY [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 3.75
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 14 round(s)
Physical Damage +89-109
Bleeding Chance +10%
Electrical Damage +89-109
Shock Chance +10%
Thermal Damage +89-109
Burn Chance +10%
Chemical Damage +89-109
Poison Chance +10%
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 150%
Crit Chance +30%
Crit Damage +75%
Bonus Ricochet Dmg 25%

LIBERTY belongs to the Power class pistols in Cyberpunk 2077. This pistol is considered better than the NUE based on its less recoil. It has a low fire rate, but its longer barrel helps increase its range a bit.

LIBERTY can be obtained by playing the Full Disclosure and Cyberpsycho Sighting: Discount Doc quests in Cyberpunk 2077. Further, its Legendary, Rare, and Uncommon class variants can also be purchased from the shops.

11. DYING NIGHT

DYING NIGHT
DYING NIGHT [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS 65.3
Damage 10-12
Attacks Per Second 5.56
Clip Size 21 round(s)
Effect(s) Increases headshot damage by 50% and significantly reduces reload time

The next on the list of pistols is the DYING NIGHT. This pistol belongs to the Power class and uses M-10AF LEXINGTON as its base weapon. Its Iconic variant can be acquired from the 2nd Amendment store.

DYING NIGHT pistol provides a 50% headshot bonus and a 10% faster reload time. Aiming for the head is the best choice while using this weapon.

10. UNITY

UNITY
UNITY [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 3.43
Weight 4.3
Clip Size 12 round(s)
Physical Damage +112-137
Bleeding Chance +10%
Electrical Damage +112-137
Shock Chance +10%
Thermal Damage +112-137
Burn Chance +10%
Chemical Damage +112-137
Poison Chance +10%
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 150%
Crit Chance +31.5%
Crit Damage +78.75%
Bonus Ricochet Dmg 26.25%

The UNITY pistol belongs to the Power class in the Cyberpunk 2077 game. Many players describe it as a lower-quality predecessor to the LIBERTY pistol, but that is not true. In my opinion, UNITY is far better than LIBERTY.

It has an average range and firepower with a decent recoil. As far as getting hands on this pistol is concerned, its Legendary version can be obtained from the 2nd Amendment store in V’s apartment. UNITY is the same store where you can get the DYING NIGHT pistol.

9. PLAN B

PLAN B
PLAN B [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS 285.7
Damage 68-83
Attacks Per Second 3.75
Clip Size 12 round(s)
Physical Damage +42-51
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 150%
Crit Chance +14.92%
Bleeding Chance +13%

PLAN B provides a unique type of pistol in Cyberpunk 2077 belonging to the Power class. This pistol ammo is Eddies, the in-game currency. While firing it up, instead of looking for the ammo, you must be careful about your currency in Cyberpunk 2077.

Each shot fired from the PLAN B pistol cost some Eddies. Even with a low caliber, PLAN B pistol can perform well in combat situations with a chance of increased bleeding rate. The main limitation is the firing rate of this pistol.

PLAN B can be obtained by playing the Kold Mirage side quest in Cyberpunk 2077. The pistol can be found in Dexter Deshawn’s body.

8. SERAPH

SERAPH
SERAPH [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS 831 (Max Level and Stats)
Damage 197-241
Attacks Per Second 3.75
Clip Size 14 round(s)

The next one on the list of best pistols in Cyberpunk 2077 is the SERAPH pistol. The SERAPH pistol sets the enemy on fire in the first few shots. Once the enemy is burning, hitting bullets will have increased bonus damage with each bullet.

SERAPH pistol helps to gain the bullet and burn damage, making it lethal. Players can have this pistol in Cyberpunk 2077 by playing the God Bless This Mess gig. SERAPH is the final gig for Padre.

7. GENJIROH

 GENJIROH
GENJIROH [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Low
Attacks Per Second 4.64
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 2.7
Crit Chance +29.8%
Crit Damage +74.48%
Electrical Damage +47-58
Shock Chance +20%
Clip Size 36 round(s)

GENJIROH is the best Smart pistol in Cyberpunk 2077 and this one is derived from the HJKE-11 YUKIMURA. However, it is far better than its base weapon in a lot of ways. It can fire up to four projectiles and has 36 bullets in the magazine. It can aim at 6 people simultaneously. Similar to its base weapon it also has two types of firing positions, the hip for automatic shots and aimed down sight for precise shots.

To get the GENJIROH weapon in Cyberpunk 2077, the player needs to go through the Play It Safe quest. It can also be obtained from Arsaka Estate as well.

6. APPARITION

APPARITION
APPARITION [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS 312.7
Damage 78-96
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 3.57
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 1.2
Charge Time 1.43
Charge Multiplier 4.09
Crit Chance +29.85%
Crit Damage +74.63%
Physical Damage +108-131
Bleeding Chance +10%
Additional Crit Chance +16.60%

This pistol belongs to the Tech class and its base weapon is JKE-X2 KENSHIN. The unique feature of the APPARITION is the set of bonuses that activates once the health drops below 20%. This helps by increasing the fire rate by 15% and an extra 50% of physical damage as well.

APPARITION allows the player to have a better fight with the mod even at low health. This weapon can be acquired during the War Pigs quest in Cyberpunk 2077. Players have to kill Frank Nostra to loot the APPARITION pistol from his body.

5. CHAOS

 CHAOS
CHAOS [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 3.85
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 3.3
Charge Time 1.42
Charge Multiplier 2.99
Crit Chance +48.89%
Physical Damage +98-120
Bleeding Chance +100%
Electrical Damage +90-110
Shock Chance +100%
Thermal Damage +90-110
Burn Chance +100%
Chemical Damage +90-110
Poison Chance +100%

CHAOS pistol is also derived from the JKE-X2 KENSHIN and belongs to the Tech class. This pistol has the unique feature of altering its stats on every reload it makes. It will change the crit chance and damage type etc. once reloaded by the player. This adds to its unpredictability feature. Its fast firing rate can have a huge impact on the enemy compared to the other KENSHIN-derived pistols.

CHAOS pistol qualifies as the best early pistol in Cyberpunk 2077. While going through the Pickup mission in the initial phase of the game, killing the Royce will drop the CHAOS. T can be looted from the Royce body.

4. SKIPPY

SKIPPY
SKIPPY [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 4.94
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 3.5
Crit Chance +12%
Crit Damage +120%
Physical Damage +55-68
Electrical Damage +38-47
Shock Chance +6%

The next best Smart pistol in Cyberpunk 2077 is SKIPPY. It is considered among the top five pistols in Cyberpunk 2077. The main reason behind it is its headshot aiming feature.

After 50 kills it reprograms itself permanently the opposite way the player did it. Programming it opposite to the headshot damage bonus will automatically turn it into this after 50 kills and then players can enjoy this bonus forever. Further, its talking feature also adds to its uniqueness.

As far as its acquisition is concerned, the handgun is the best early pistol in Cyberpunk 2077 and you can get it in an alleyway in Vista Del Rey. In this area, players can find the weapon beside a body.

3. MALORIAN ARMS 3516

MALORIAN ARMS 3516
MALORIAN ARMS 3516 [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 2.22
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 1.2
Crit Chance +2%
Damage 214-262
Thermal Damage +150-184

MALORIAN ARMS 3516 pistol holds third place in my guide of best pistols in Cyberpunk 2077. Belonging to the Power class this pistol serves multiple purposes in Cyberpunk 2077. In addition to its features, it also has one of the best reload animations. It can wreak havoc on everything in its path.

MALORIAN ARMS 3516 pistol is best for aggressive players, ready to jump in combat. This pistol can be acquired during the Tapeworm side quest. Players need to defeat Grayson and once he becomes lethargic, it can be acquired from him.

2. LIZZIE

LIZZIE
LIZZIE [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 17
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 2.83
Charge Time 1.71
Charge Multiplier 3
Crit Chance +31.47%
Damage 53-64
Thermal Damage +38-47
Burn Chance +20%

LIZZIE is considered the flagship weapon for Cyberpunk 2077. This Iconic Tech pistol is derived from the OMAHA pistol. It is far better in performance compared to its base version and that’s the reason it is ranked on the second number in my guide.

It has a firing capability of four rounds per shot where each round contains five projectiles when it is fully charged. Around 20 projectiles are fired with each shot, and with Sandevistan’s extra time, aiming can be improved as well. The high damage output makes the LIZZIE pistol capable of taking out even the strongest enemies in Cyberpunk 2077.

It can be acquired easily in Cyberpunk 2077. Players need to go through the Automatic Love quest and can have a LIZZIE gun lying on a table at Judy’s Den office.

1. DEATH AND TAXES

 DEATH AND TAXES
DEATH AND TAXES [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stat Value
DPS Variability Medium
Attacks Per Second 4.44
Headshot Dmg Multiplier 1.5
Crit Chance +4.5%
Damage 118-145
Electrical Damage +85-103
Shock Chance +13%
Clip Size 10 round(s)

DEATH AND TAXES is a Power class pistol that tops the list of best pistols in the Cyberpunk 2077 game. This pistol is derived from the NUE pistol and is named after Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote. It has the unique feature of splitting its bullets.

DEATH AND TAXES allow the pistol to double up its damage rate and increase the enemy-hitting chance. In addition to it, it also can provide electrical damage to the enemies as well. It is regarded best for its stealth and sheer damage output. Death is considered certain for anyone confronting a weapon.

Players have to play the Ex-Factor quest in Cyberpunk 2077 to get their hands over the DEATH AND TAXES weapon. Rare class DEATH AND TAXES pistol can be found inside Maiko’s Room. Go for more exciting stuff and look at these guides: Cyberpunk 2077 Collectors Edition, How To Solve The Breach Hacking Code Matrix, and How To Access Flying Cars.

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