Top 10 Best Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Weapons

The greatest guns in this game of the best selling video game franchise, Call of Duty.
The Top Ten
1 ACR 6.8

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 equals BEAST!

I'm not very good at video games. The excellent training we went through in the Marine Corps infantry does not prepare us for playing Xbox, laugh out loud. I will say that most of the time when I have a good game, I am using the ACR 6.8. I also have luck using the L86 LSW.

This gun is just the total package. There is nothing bad about it. 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 the park.

2 MP7

The MP7 is an OP gun as long as you can jump shot or drop shot. It is a gun designed for running and gunning, spraying and praying. Finding out where the enemy spawns is a massive bonus because the MP7 dominates other guns. Camping is a bad move for an 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 a silencer is also great.

Best gun with very low recoil, range can compare to that of an assault rifle, fast mobility (helps because I am a rusher), looks good in gold, looks sick (awesome), has clear irons, good if you want to be stealthy, and has a large magazine.


Great damage, makes a decent noise too, perfect iron sights leaving you to spend your perks elsewhere. I've never played MW3 online, but on MW2, I have the SCAR on a few slots and use extended mags on each slot for the first perk. For the second perk on the slots, I have one as Nade Launcher, next one down the shotgun attachment, next one down have silencer. So after a few slots, you've got the SCAR for any kind of map, any kind of situation. Look after it and it will look after you.

This is such a good gun, and it really should be first or second. The recoil is virtually none, and it has superb power. Plus, the gun looks awesome in your hand with the black finish.

The attachments to use on this masterpiece are:
1. Silencer
2. Red Dot
3. Extended Mags

Vote for this gun!

The SCAR-L was great for me. If you can't yet unlock the ACR, the SCAR-L is the number 1 replacement and is sometimes better than the ACR as it has a better fire rate. ACR=705 Scar=750, which is quite a big difference even though it doesn't look like it.

4 M4A1

This is the only weapon I have in gold, and I've been using it until level 71, which in fact is amazing! My most favorite is the M4A1 and M16A4. The M4A1 has 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 need an attachment to it, but it needs extended mags because you could waste lots of bullets immediately. However, you can add a red dot sight for good aiming at far range, and sadly, it needs a scavenger because you run out anytime. Here's a list for the best perk and gun attachment:

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 what it's called. Grenade launcher if you want to kill campers, but extended is really important!

I believe that the M4A1 is the best weapon because it has decent accuracy, good damage, a good rate of fire, and is made even better by using a weapon proficiency. It is also available when you're first able to make a custom class, which makes it better for post-prestige early leveling situations.

5 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 pros about this weapon. The only con would be its on-the-fly hip-fire accuracy.

This gun is just amazing! It is very similar to 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 a 2-round burst. You really need to have great accuracy to master this gun.

The Type 95 is my favorite gun in Modern Warfare 3. The burst shoots at 1,000 RPM and it can 2-shot. It is accurate, and the 1 burst range is decent. The cool thing is that this, and the M16, can have rapid fire for even more insane results.

6 UMP45

This can easily be the best of all the SMGs, if not one of the best in the game. Its 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, it can turn almost any player into a predator.

I like the UMP45 because when you use kick in the weapon, there is no recoil. I also use the silencer with it. When you stay on the floor, the enemy dies faster. That's all I have. Thanks!

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

7 P90

This gun is amazing. Why? Because its accuracy is reasonable, and it 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.

The rate of fire is pretty nice for this gun. A 50 mag clip is big so you have a lot of ammo and you don't need to change its clip frequently. The P90 is great in that it can be treated like an SMG and an assault rifle.

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.

8 PP90M1

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!

One of the best guns to use in Modern Warfare 3. It has a great fire rate combined with low recoil and even has a fast time to kill. Not to mention, it works well on some of the maps because they are kind of small or have tight walkways, such as Dome, Arkaden, and maybe even Resistance. I recommend you use this gun until level 74 at least.

9 AK-47

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.

The AK-47 is the best gun because of its ability to shoot up and down, this way you can damage the opponent quickly from the head to the body. The AK-47 becomes stronger if it's equipped with impact/ex. mags.

I've tried all the weapons on this list, and the AK is great for all ranges as it is accurate and has excellent damage. Definitely recommend this AR if you want to own some noobs!

10 Barrett .50cal

The Barrett .50 cal is the most deadly weapon you can use in MW3. It allows you to fire at greater distances than the rifles above, has four different OHK (One Hit Kill) ratios (including the head, neck, upper torso, and lower torso), and uses a round that is favored by all. What makes this so interesting is that it is semi-automatic, allowing you to get a shot down range quicker than others and has a high OHK ratio. Plus, I have found two glitches on my Xbox when using the Barrett .50 cal, which are listed below:

1. If you go on a hardcore game mode (works best on Hardcore S&D), pull out your Barrett .50 cal, and shoot an enemy player's foot while he/she is running, your victim will go flying!

2. If you pull out your Barrett .50 cal equipped with the proficiency "Impact," you will be able to shoot through the plane entirely on Terminal!

Large amount of ammo, along with one-shot kill and minimal recoil, this sniper is an amazing weapon. And also, if you have to fight on smaller maps, an ACOG and extended mags make this a greater man dropper.

The Contenders
11 G36C

The best Assault Rifle in the game. It has one of the highest fire rates compared with the same damage as other guns in its tier, 3 shots to kill up close, 4 at range. The iron sight of this gun looks horrible, though. You will most likely need a sight with this.

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 you're good to go!

Love G36C. It is the best for me. It kills really quickly. Equipped with laser and recoil. My scores are great. Really don't know why all players prefer the SCAR or ACR. Doubtless, great weapons, but G36C is my favorite.

12 L86 LSW

The LSW with Thermal along with either Rapid Fire or Silencer is the best gun available in MW3. There is NO recoil, and it's 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't 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.

13 CM901

The 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 recoil, 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 are simply capable of kicking asses like this one.

14 MK14

The original M14 was put into action after WW2 to combine all of the following in one: M1 Garand, BAR, M1A1 Carbine, and Thompson Sub Machine Gun. The list of weapons were some of the most proficient firearms in this nation's history. And this is the rifle that combined them all together. Then, sadly, it was replaced by the M16 because they were too heavy with the wooden stock. However, the US Navy Seals found them in a box many years later and changed out the wooden stock for a lighter composite one, and it has been one of the top weapons of choice for them ever since. It was represented very well in this game. Very effective, very lethal while using just a minimal amount of ammunition. Got my vote.

MK-14 double tap equals game over. High damage, high bullet penetration, 1 headshot kills, absurd range (silencer makes has undetectable effect on performance), and would shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger. Equipped with extended mags means you have enough ammo to kill a full squad in TDM 2 times without reloading.

15 MP5

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

The first submachine 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 a silencer, and you're good to go.

16 MK46

Better than the L86 because if MK46 and L86 have red dot sight, who wins? MK46, of course, because L86 kicks so much. Only thermal makes L86 good, so my opinion is that MK46 is better than L86.

17 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!

There will always be someone using this gun in every lobby because it is just such a good weapon. Semi-auto shows that it can kill enemies quickly and has a huge ammo capacity. Great shotgun.

Awesome to use for Juggernauts!

18 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 are best for those distances where your enemy is too far away to knife, but too 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.

Best secondary in the game, hands down. Great accuracy and damage, even though the gun can sometimes be hard to control. But absolutely beast at close range! Slap a silencer on there and it's just as good as the G39C.

This gun is literally better than most primaries. Throw on a silencer or extended mags, and you're pretty much guaranteed a positive game.

19 MG36

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

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

20 KSG 12

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 are 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).

21 FMG9

I know that these guns are very overpowered Akimbo, but would you choose these godly guns or another machine pistol knowing that it wasn't 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!

Great magazine capacity and decent accuracy. It's 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.

Are you kidding me? This thing is unfair with Akimbo and Steady Aim, and I love it to death.

22 MSR

One shot kill above the waist, wicked fast for a bolt action, and better accuracy. I use this all the time and go 40-5 in FFA.

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 you're done.

By far the best sniper in the game. It is smooth and has a fast reload time. Why is this not here?

23 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. Overall, I love it.

24 XM25

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

25 AA-12

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

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

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