Best Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Weapons

The greatest guns in the new game of the best selling video game frachise, Call of Duty.

The Top Ten Best Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Weapons

1 ACR 6.8

Has no recoil, great accuracy, excellent range and superb power. The perfect combination for the best gun in the game.

Good overall weapon. Decent range, damage, accuracy, and low recoil make this a great assault rifle. Won't carry you well in survival in waves past 20 though.

This gun is just the total package there is nothing bad about the even the reload is one of the fastest if not the fastest in the game! Although it takes a while to unlock but once you get it, Call of Duty becomes a walk in a park.

Best weapon without a doubt. The gun has almost no recoil, amazing iron sights, pretty good fire rate for an assault rifle, amazing reload time and when you use Kick with it, it becomes the absolute badass. Here is a recommended class: Weapon:ACR with Kick proficiency and Extended mags or Silencer. Secondary: Five Seven with Tactical Knife. Equipment: 1 Frag grenade with 2 Flash grenades. Perk 1: Recon or Blind eye. Perk 2: Quickdraw or Assassin. Perk 3: Stalker or SitRep. Strike Package: Specialist with Sleight of Hand, Hardline and Steady aim. All these things combined together= BEAST!

2 MP7

Yep the most beast of them all just put silencer and kick on and your set my recommendation is to put overkill on so you can have a long range gun

MP7 is a OP gun as long as you can jump shot or drop shot it is a gun designed for running and gunning, Spraying and praying it. Finding out where the enemy spawns is a massive bonus because MP7 dominates other guns. Camping is a bad move for a SMG especially the MP7 it's small and a very flexible gun in its abilities

This gun in my opinion is the best gun in the game! The iron sights are very good and there is barely any recoil as well. This is a very deadly gun up close and mid range and is also great long range. I use rapid fire on it but silencer is also great.

The MP7 is an amazing weapon. I have it gold before and after I prestige. I once went 55 and 11 on Arkaden playing demolition. This is hands down the best submachine gun there is. A lot of people use it and that is awesome because it goes ham!


How could you not vote the SCAR!? Everything about it is great and it is unlocked early. Low recoil and high damage make this a real threat. I believe it out performs the ACR, but that's just me.

It is one of the best guns it has very low recoil and high fire rate it is unlocked when your like level 12
Or so for me it is the best gun better than Acr. 68

How could the SCAR-L not be #1?!?!? It almost has no recoil and on of the highest fire rate in the AR section. The ACR is overpowered and not as good as the SCAR-L. The SCAR-L is unlocked early which means you can start rapin noobs everywhere early! Vote for this gun!

This gun is simply the best, beach use of the main reason of it vein available from the start, AND it has a long range of fire, along with a fast rate of fire.

4 M4A1

This is the only weapon I have gold in it and been using it till level 71 which in fact is amazing! My most time favourite is m4a1 and m16a4 m4a1 have a very small amount of recoil yet it is outstanding! I got like 71 kills with it, the iron sight is clear it doesn't really needs attach to it but it need extended mags cause you could waste lots of bullets immediately but you can add red dot sight for good aiming at far range and sadly it needs a scavenger cause you run out anytime there's a list for best perk and gun attach 1. Red dot(or any) 2. Extended mag 3. Scavenger 4. Assassin 5. Steady aim also it should also have stability or the flinch less when shot... I don't really know whats its called grenade launcher if you want to kill campers but extend is really important!

In my opinion you should add a suppressor which works likes a charm in enemies the iron sight is clear you can add red dot or any if you want and a grenade launcher to take out campers or anyone but what I like about this gun is the fire rate mostly... I t has a good fire rate and if you want to dd extended mag fine by me but mostly the assassin perk is fit for this and your secondary should be a smaw the gun must have scavenger pro cause you could run out almost entirely and a hardline or assassin and 3 perk is stalker pro its idealistic MOSTLY but you should really use the suppressor it helps in behind enemy lines tough

The M4A1 is the best gun in MW3 in my opinion because it is unlocked as soon as you have the ability to create a class. The ROF is very good and its damage is tolerable. I like to use it with a silencer and a heartbeat sensor or a red dot sight and extended mags, to recap, the M4A1 is the best weapon system in Modern Warfare 3.

I only Just started the game and used this gun and got a 4 Kill/Death Ratio
Use with Kick and silencer and you are a force to be reckoned with. I was playing against ACR's and many other strong weapons and this gun outdid them all. By far the best gun in the game

5 PP90M1

Amazing fire rate. This SMG will take down foes impressively quick. Decent against juggernauts heads too.

This gun is the best gun in the game! No doubt about it. I usually use kick and silencer, or attachments and rapid fire and extended mags, or attachments and rapid fire and silencer, any combo is good, I would say, you can't go wrong with the pp90m1. I use steady aim, sleight of hand (i absolutely hate slow reloading) however I would suggest that you use scavenger, and then use assassin as your second tier perk. the strike package should be predator missile, attack helicopter, and either care package or ah-6 overwatch. this has worked best for me, give it a try and comment what you think, it's the perfect gun for the perfect rushing class!

This gun is an excellent gun, especially at smaller maps! Its fire rate is really good! It not the best until it has rapid fire, and with this, you'll get so many kills! Almost every time I use this at small maps, I always rank third through first place. It packs a serious punch!

I don't feel any recoil when using this gun. It has an amazing rate of fire and very good accuracy. It just doesn't perform well over long distances, but is a beast at medium to short ranges.

6 Type 95

Hands Down the best assault rifle in the game. Not as accurate as the FAMAS from MW2 was down range, and it also doesn't have the stopping power the FAMAS had but if you use Impact the Type 95 will put people down with one shot on a good connection. This gun easily kills faster than the other AR's due to the fact it shoots 3 bullets at one time and it only takes 2 of them placed properly to kill. There are too many Pro's about this weapon. The only CON would be its on the fly hip fire accuracy.

Better than M16 it has good damage for a 3 burst one burst it'll kill 1 guy and good ammo its similar to the Famas but this one the Type 95 is beast

This gun is just amazing! It is very similar from the legendary FAMAS from MW2 and that is why I love it. It is most effective close range ensuring a 1 round burst but mid-long range will be 2 round burst. You really need to have great accuracy to master this gun.

It is a good gun I got a M.O.A. B with out camping so it is by far the best. It should be third place you put a red dot and rapid fire you will make people rage quit I did a 1v1 I made 4 people rage quit in a row.

7 P90

Incredible weapon. Decent recoil, decent damage, and good fire rate along with a 50 round box magazine! This weapon also has an impressively quick reload speed.

By far the best gun in the game. Lots of ammo, making it easy to get a M.O.A.B. and is beast with suppressor with rapid fire or extended mags (Your Choice)...

I think the P90 is the best gun because of the ammunition capacity and the low amount of recoil I mean seriously a gun with 40 bullets in a mag must be OP

This gun is amazing, why? Because, its accuracy is reasonable, and has a huge clip for an SMG. This gun does amazing in close and mid range, and average at long range. To make this gun as I see, the best or second best of the SMGs, put Range on and Rapid Fire. This will ensure that you do amazing in close, mid, and long range.

8 UMP45

My favorite gun in the whole game. Actually had gold for it. Really fun to use with holographic and extended mag.

This can easily be the best of all the SMG if not one of the best in the game. It's Medium-high stats make it better than the majority of the weapons found in MW3 and can spell death with rapid fire on. If this gun is combined with Blind eye, Assassin and sitrep can turn almost any player into a predator.

I like the UMP45 because when you use kick in the weapon there are no recoil and I also use the silencer with it when stay on the floor the enemy dies faster that's all I have Thanks!

This is fast! Good! Amazing! It has amazing! Things! Tings things thins! If god had a weapon, it wouldn't be this one, because this is good but not amazing

9 AK-47

The AK-47 is the best gun because of its sights and its ammo capacity its amazing and is something that should not be taken lightly the only reason it should be god of guns is because of its low accuracy so I don't see why it should be on top.

The AK-47 is definitely the most devastating AR. There is plenty of ammo per magazine to continuously fire at a group of enemies, it has a fast reload time, and the damage is one of the highest in its class. Although the kick tends to scare some away, you will find that it doesn't affect the accuracy when you use it. I have no problem getting kills with the AK in 2-4 shots, close or far.

I've played with the AK-47 for 38 levels by now and I have had about 600 kills. It is great with "Impact" and "Extended Mags". It is one of my favorite guns whitch is: G36C, M14, P90, MP-7, MSR and KSG 12.

The AK-47 is the best gun because of most devasing AR. Its ammo ist capacity amazing and sometimes fast reload time, and has good damage. The AK-47 is the best because you get more kills that's y it should be number one at all times. You have no problem with the Ak-47.

10 G36C

The g36c is honestly one of the best guns in the whole Call of Duty franchise, it is my go to weapon on pretty much any map and is good is almost every area the only downside being that a 30 round mag is a little small but other than that it gets those kill streaks really easy

Silencer and kick make it one of the best strategic weapons in the whole game. Good rate of fire and nice damage output. Plus, it sounds awesome.

The iron sights on this gun aren't the best in the world but there is not a lot of recoil and superb power that make up for that. Slap a red dot sight on and your good to go!

What this so underrated this gun has to be in the top 3 best guns in the game with red dot or silencer this should be #2

The Contenders

11 Barrett .50 cal

This is a fairly good gun as it is very easy to aim also I can shoot people while they're moving. Minimal recoil Fairly hard to waste your ammo.

Before I prestiged, this gun was the only gun I ever used. Even on dome. Very fast fire rate and lots of damage. Best sniper in this game by far.

I have to admit at first I didn't like this gun but once you use it for a while you can feel this is the 2# sniper rifle in the game

I agree with it being good. Its by far one of my favorite weapons but it does seem that it doesn't always kill with 1 shot.

12 MK14

It is a great gun it should be top 5 it has the best damage and range out of any assault rifle Also it has good accuracy the iron sight is good I recommend impact, or 2 attachments and rapid fire and for 2 attachments red dot

Such a deadly weapon which is basically like the m21 ebr in MW2. But it is an assault rifle and is the strongest assault rifle in the game. It kills in 1 shot to the head and 2 shots to the body. If you have a good trigger finger, you will tear up with this weapon.

Gun is a beast, at first I didn't like semi-auto guns or burst but this gun is nice.

Its amazing how this gun is not used more. If you have a fast trigger finger, you will get a pave-low or other high kill streaks every game. No kidding.

13 L86 LSW

LSW with Thermal along with either Rapid Fire or Silencer is the best gun available in MWF3. There is NO recoil, and its guaranteed to be a three shot kill even with the silencer at any range. With rapid fire, this makes for very quick successive kills at long to medium range.

This gun is so good it is ridiculous! I honestly can believe it is not in the top 10! It kills enemies in 2-3 shots at any distance, has minimal recoil and a fast fire rate. An assault rifle disguised as an LMG.

Best gun in game... Way better than that acr crap.

Good damage and very big magazine

14 MK46

This is the gun I use the most, I absolutely love this gun it has tons of ammo and works best I think with Iron sight and rapid fire with the 2 attachments it truely dominates enemies you can hold the trigger finger on them and not have to worry about running out of ammo fast the only down side to it is the reloading since its big gun it takes longer at first to reload but over all this is the gun I recomend

Better than l86 because if mk46 and l86 have red dot sight who wins? Mk46 course because l86 kicks so much only thermal makes m86 good so my opinion is that mk46 is better than l86

15 FAD

Probably my favorite AR. I get double kills and high killstreaks like the AC 130 and Osprey all the time!

It is a really gun you should try it

Huge fire rate, 4 bullet kill minimal kick my favorite gun.

Use silencer always, the gun is always a 4 shot kill, so the silencer has no range penalty.

16 CM901

Definitely one of the most underrated guns. The recoil is not as bad as some people think. This gun also has very good iron sights

CM901 is by far the most underrated gun in the game. The CM901 is solid across all stats on the board, has a great iron sight, and not much recoil. I got it gold.

Possibly the most underrated primary weapon in the game! It has great power and good iron sights. If you can control the recoul this gun will do you extreme justice. Needs to be a lot higher.

It's a very good gun. There are a lot of Modern Warfare 3 weapons that simply capable of kicking asses like this one.

17 L118A

I used this gun, it is an amazing gun at close range, amazing gun at medium range, and amazing at long range. I just wonder why this gun is not on the list. Over all, I love it.

This is my go to gun on any map

Its ok for quick scoping also if u have the right attachments but it is great

Love it.

18 M16A4

It's pretty good if you have a good trigger finger and and you're accurate you should use it with red dot sight grenade launcher or rapid fire good at medium to long range

Should be ranked above the Type 95. M4A1 I think is the second best gun/weapon.

Amazing damage, one burst kill. Easy to use, accurate and effective. No attachments needed.

The thing you need for this gun is only silencer and red dot then you're good to go

19 SPAS-12

Can kill with 1 shot good for

Great pump action shottie! Although it is not as amazing as the MW2 Spas, it is still a lot of fun to use!

By far my favorite shottie at first after using the usas for almost 2 prestiges wasnt to keen on the pump action shotguns but its the only gun I've had a support moab with (uav and counter uav) I find ads with pump actions works the best use soh quickdraw and stalker rush a spawn pop round a corner ads shoot pop back etc.

20 MP5

In my opinion, it's the best sub machine gun, good mobility, very powerful on minijugs, excellent range even without a cog scope, holographic, or red dot, it does have a little recoil, but after upgrading it in multiplayer, it is excellent and the player using it is unstoppable, I also experimented on spec ops, I wanted to test if the mp5 is better than the car 6.8, and it is, the mp5 is much better than the car, more powerful, better mobility, it serves its purpose well, and the best gun in its category, silencer and kick on mp5 = undefeated,

This is a really interesting gun! It is unlocked at Level 4.It has the same Damage than the UMP 45 but the rate of fire of this gun is higher, so I can't see a reason to not use this gun.The recoil is moderate but with rapid fire and silencer this gun is an monster.

First sub machine gun you get and it's the best. Has great power and great range and minimal recoil so what more do you want? Put on silencer and you good to go

Probably the greatest version of this gun and it deserves like at least #5 because it was a saw and it just melted people in an instant

21 Striker

Very overpowered weapon even after the recent patch. Great rate of fire, high damage and great range make this the ultimate noob killing weapon!

Best shotgun ever unfortunately the reloading takes a while

The best automatic shotgun in Call of Duty history

Awesome to use for juggernauts!

22 MSR

Amazing sniper and a godly quickscoping weapon. If you are a seasoned sniper, you will feel right at home with this deadly weapon. If you see someone with it, quickly kill them or your done

By the best sniper in the game. It is smooth and has fast reload time why is this not here.

One of the best sniper rifles you'll see in Call of Duty history love the gun

Why do people never use this more? It's the number 1# sniper rifle in the game

23 FMG9

Great magazine capacity and decent accuracy. Its probably my favorite machine pistol. It's not very powerful, and normally takes quite a bit of rounds to kill, but it makes up for this with a good fire rate and above normal magazine capacity.

I know that these guns are very overpowered akimbo, but would you choose these godly guns or another machine pistol knowing that it wasnt the best? These guns akimbo are the strongest things in the whole game and they kill people basically instantly.

Although not everyone likes them and they don't like dying from them, you have to admit that these guns should be first!

Are you kidding me? This thing is unfair with amkimbo and steady aim and I love it to death


24 KSG 12

Put kick and extended mags and your good to go
With this weapon I once got three EMPS in one game - Aslo

It is a fact that this gun is the strongest shotgun in the game and there is no wondering why. It packs a massive punch and the range and precision is outstanding. Great pump action shottie.

This shotgun has the tightest pellet spread of any shotgun in the game, and has as much ammo as the striker (I think).

It's a one shot kill most of the time

25 MG36

Great all around, damage, fire rate, capacity, even good iron sights.

I think it should be higher it is a monster. With thermal and grip it is amazing.

Awesome gun, chuck kick and rapid fire and your unstoppable, with a 100 round clip its easy to mow down enimies. Awesome gun, alright iron sights, some might want to use acog or something :D

Best gun in my opinion only gun I use in survival

26 MP9

This is the best secondary weapon in the game but you need to level it up first to get 2 of them (akimbo proficiency) When I did this, I managed to get a kill streak of 7 from just using this gun, not even using my primary. When you have two, they have an incredibly fast firing rate and best for those distances where your enemy is too far away to knife, but two near to aim at with a normal gun. I would totally recommend this gun and the time it takes to get it to weapon level 5 is worth it.

This gun is literally better than most primaries. Throw on a silencer or extended mags and your pretty much garunteed a positive game.

It's awesome with a silencer and is useful with a sniper!

Best secendary in the game hands down. Great accuracy and damage even though the gun can sometimes be hard to control. But Absolutly beast at close range! Slap a silencer on there and its just as good as the G39c.

27 Semtex

One time, I through a semtex anywhere, THEN it stucked on an enemy, then TRIPLE KILL!

I got hitmarker with this

28 G18

A good secondary not the best in the game but a very fast fire for finishing people of, this gun has saved me more than a few times.

Favorite gun in game

29 Five Seven

GREAT sidearm. Has a fast fire rate, decent damage for a pistol, and a good magazine capacity. This weapon is a killer.

The handgun for pros. Large magazine, low damage. Only use if you have the trigger finger for it.

Such an OP pistol

My favourite semi-auto handgun piwpiwpiw!

30 Desert Eagle

They should have made it the same it was great in Call of Duty 4 but now the noise is not the same and its been dum done the magnum has taken its crown.

31 C4

Very good for domination if you want to protect the flags

Throw it and let it explode in the enemies face >:) haha
But the c4 explosive is a good equipment becuase you can throw it in high places were enemies are hiding or camping?

32 XM25

I like to call this this the Christmas gun because with some extra ammo it gets pretty easy to dominate with this. XM25/Xmas

33 AA-12

Fully automatic shot gun with very high damage. I've gotten 10 kill steak in team deathmatches. How is it not in the top ten?

Fully auto shotgun and it annoys people. Some call it n00b I call it pro.

Good but not as good as usas12

34 PM-9

This gun goes through a lot of ammo and has very poor range, but with extended mags and kick it can piss a lot of people off if you're just running around a small area. It's almost like having a rapid fire MP-9 as a primary, sort of. Just stay out of long range situations because you'll die if you try to go head to head with almost any AR or LMG from medium-long range. Overall I do like this gun and I got it gold because I like the mobility it provides.

Ever since the update it's so good everyone uses it now I'm gonna try it when I'll get it because I'm prestige 3

RAPID FIRE AND KICK is all you need and you're top on the list!

35 Skorpion

The best secondary to use! Its not cheap like the FMG9's and its stronger than the mp9. Put on akimbo and you will easily tear up the enemies.

Just, the best


36 P99

The P99 is a great stealthy pistol, given that it's 007's firearm. And they base a lot of the guns in games off movies. - AirwolfKITT

Not good hard to level up un popular

AirwolfKITT, the Walter PPK is James Bond’s sidearm. It is not the P99.

37 .44 Magnum

The most powerful secondary weapon in the game that isn't a launcher. With akimbo, it's golden! - DunnaNunnaBatman

With double this thing kills the enemy before they kill you


38 USP .45

If no body ever tried this gun out please try it out because once I got a 6killstreak with this pistol

I live this gun it's my 2nd favorite my first is the Scar L

Somewhat good easy to level up becasue of infected

The USP.45 is a good fun especially if you have a fast trigger finger. This gun can also be good silenced so you don’t appear on the radar or extended mags so you have more ammo in your mag

39 USAS 12

Usas 12 is amazing gun with grip and extended magazine you can got a moab easily with overkill steady aim and sleight of hands
Is faster than any other weapon and with one shot you die or you got red the screen.
I don't know why is not in the list

I just did well with this powerful shotgun, that's all.

This gun is amazing I have gotten so many moabs with it and extended mags also have it in gold

I agree it shoudl be higher then aa12 I tested both weapons I got more kills with the usas12


I hate these things cause I always get killed by them and then they mess up the entire game when I play Kill Confirmed. I can never get 25 kills to get one, that for me is impossible! Way too overpowered!

This ruins my game because after its detonated I start losing hard even in the new matches I have bad luck for 3 rounds

Mother of all bombs what else. Do I have to say

One of the things that when you get it you get so damn happy it's the thing that makes you feel good when you fycking destroy kids on Call of Duty

41 M60E4

Put rapid fire and grip on the M60E4 and you get little recoil (especially when prone), high damage which is a 2-3 shot kill at all ranges, great defense weapon, high fire with that rapid fire attachment, huge ammo, high bullet penetration so you kill someone behind cover easily, can beat even the weapons that kill really fast like the PP90M1, PM-9, FMG9, G18, Type 95, Striker, AA-12, etc. , can be used like an smg if you put sleight of hand or extreme conditioning, quick draw, and steady aim, can tear through air support especially if you have blind eye pro, can be like an assault rifle if you get specialist, even though it has high damage like MK-14 and Type 95, it's full automatic along with doing more damage at range than Type 95, kills really quickly, can annoy a lot of people and they call you a noon for using it but who cares what others think and it's funny hearing what the call you and hearing them get mad especially on search, but the negative things are you can waste a lot ...more

This gun is super underrated. Can shoot through almost anything without needing to use impact, 100 round clip means no worrying about reloading. Use "attachments"Add the grip and you have a range almost of a sniper rifle. Heat vision scope. Makes unstoppable too

I think this is the best weapon because me and my friend slay the juggernaut in less than 10 seconds

Because of large magazine good firerate and high damage its best weapon for survival mode


Best secondary weapon combining with an AR. Seriously, if those players just love camping behind something and never come out to face you, stick a smaw missile into them, and they are done. Better aoe than rpg, better accuracy, and it's so cool to launch it. Why not?

43 Knife

Ok picture this your just sitting there camping like a newb and all of a sudden some guy rushes you with a shotgun what are you gonna do your gonna knife him the knife has saved your ass so many times it deserves to be number 1

Everybody underestimates this, but it has saved your life so many times and you never remember about it

Its nice especially when it saved you a bunch of times

I, m not going to say that this is the best weapon in the game, but it is definitely the most fun to utilise. It takes skill, strategy, and stealth to use the knife successfully, which isn't normally evident when spraying down an enemy with an LMG. Unlimited ammo, no recoil, light, and fun, what's not to love about it?

44 Model 1887

It's like the KSG from Black Ops 2. It's got awesome range. I like to just go around sharpshooting everyone with it. It's also the Terminator's gun, and you have to agree that that's awesome. - AirwolfKITT

Fun as hell to usw

45 Javelin

You can lock onto enemy killstreaks and any where you need it.

Good for cutting enemies off acts like a mini moab without emp if you can actuall y hit someone


The RSASS is the best "one shot one kill" every time... It deserves to b in the top 5, also its a great quick scoping rife
-Slieght of hand pro
-quickdraw pro
-dead silence
Unleash the BEAST within!

Fires faster than p99

Please rethink the rsass no its not a one shot kill tryed it myself only good if you can shott those bullets at the same spot very fast 2 is enough maye 3 if you are unlucky

47 RPG-7

Best rocket launcher ever.

I dreamed to have this weapon soon..

I agree the second bullet can come as a suprise for the enemies it has saved my life like a 100 times I rush the corner with my rocket launcher still out and then the opponent is blasted away leavus you in low healht however

48 MP5 MW2

The second best SMG from MW2 I wish it would be better in MW3

49 Predator Missile

Its pretty much a free kill every time you use it best weapon in the game it never said it had to be a gun

Who would put that here best thing in the game with the pm9

50 Stinger

Very good for drop zone and trolling I always love it when people rage just because I used a stinger on their assasult drone or helicopter it had a glich related to it that it could have been used on juggernauts but I guess it was fixed after tmartn showcased it

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