Best Weapons in Modern Warfare 2

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The Top Ten

1 SCAR-H

Clearly best gun in the game, only flaw is ammo but scavenger or extended mags can remove that flaw leaving the scar unbeatable, regardless range its recoil is almost 0%, the acr compared to scar is pretty good, its just the acr has low damage and takes too long to kill, especially medium-short range

When I was playing on Multiplayer, I always used the AK47 and I only got 2-6 kills a round. Someone at my school said that the Scar-H is the best gun so I tried it out myself and now I'm getting a whole lot more kills, the only bad thing about this gun is that it has only 60 bullets total. Overall, this gun has a very low recoil and a lot of damage to players. I would prefer extended mags or scavenger if I were going to use it though.

Tied with the TAR-21 for damage but more accurate and unlocked earlier in the game, very powerful rifle in the right hands

I use this gun on almost every match. It is good and can easily kill, it dosn't have large mages but is easly maked up for by the power. I love this gun and it is the best gun for my style.

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2 ACR

Best gun in the game in my opinion. Extremely accurate, very rapid, easy to kill with. The only thing that could make it better is more damage

Although the ACR has relatively low damage, the incredibly low recoil will ensure that more shots will hit, allowing very quick kills. Its recoil is so low, it fact, that it can easily be fired full-auto at long range and still hit with most of the rounds. It is extremely reliable and is useful in just about every possible in-game scenario.

Awesome gun, has great accuracy, easy to fire, and has great range. The only problem is its for people who are a very high level, but that shows haw good it is.

Very accurate, not as powerful as it is in MW3, but also a very nice weapon to play with

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3 Intervention

Nothing beats the thrill of a one shot one kill, or a good trick shot!
Plus, sniping with an intervention is for pros. Barrettes are for noobs. - ObviouslyG

I love owning people with this gun. I quick scope, no scope, and hard scope all round best - anthony777

Quick scope, hard scope, jump scope, switch scope, any scope this gun is very well able of doing its 1 shot kill 82 percent of the time 96 with FMJ's and is a very well rounded gun with a close range secondary this can be nuke capable as I've proved 20 or so times

This gun is for beginners and the best. Nice to start aiming from a distance in the beginning and awesome to run around and quickscope later on. This is a skill weapon. To master it, you really need to put some hours in it.

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4 AK-47

This is by far the Best gun I have ever used in the history of video games. I know that the fire rate is really cheesy, but the damage it does is wicked. The not I can understand the scar being the best, but the car? Seriously? I I just can't understand that.

Even though the russains made this baby in the 70's it still rocks everyone's socks. MW2 would not be the same with out this gun. And if you put silencer and red dot with stopping power and commando this will be a monster.

The best weapon... This gun is a great gun and it makes me don't wanna prestige. I love everything about this gun! However I have to say that the Silence reduces too much range.

Best gun ever

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5 UMP45

The weapon has high firing rate. It also has one of the best iron sights and has the best accuracy and damage possible. It also very powerful and can damage enemies at any distance. Also can be handled easily.

UMP45 is the best all-round gun in the game. It's unlocked early and it owns at close range, and still has good damage at long.

My favorite weapon, very powerful with low recoil. Is also good with silencer. - DeadlyKhan

The ump45 is the best gun in the game no debate

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6 SPAS-12

Long range, One shot kill at any range... There is no better lie than this..

SPAS-12 is really a cool weapon to use, but it is a shotgun and it can hardly be called a long range gun or a one kill weapon at "any range" but like most shotguns it does kills in one shot at close range. (but not always)

If you are looking for Shotguns my best suggestion would be "STRIKER" more bullets per mag and Better rate of fire making perfect for room clearing close combats.. !

Sprays hard, long range, pump action but fast shooting, lots o ammo, and one shot kill at any range, beast gun and its secondary. All the things that my penis has

The SPAS is a all-around good gun for sure the best shotgun in the game.

Almost as good as the M1014, not as good range or damage, but it's good for people who are just starting the game.

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7 Famas

How is this not THE BEST weapon! It easily is the strongest, most efficient assault rifle. I must admit, you actually have to be good at aiming to use the gun which most Call of Duty players aren't. That's why everyone calls it a "noob gun", because they get ripped on by it yet can't use it themselves. Sub Machine guns are noob weapons.

It's a beast. You need some skill to use the bursts and aim quickly. When used properly, this lovely looking gun kills faster (and over longer range) than scar, tar, acr, ump, etc.

Best gun in the game. Excellent accuracy, range, and very little recoil. Fire rate takes time getting used to, but this gun is essentially a one shot kill from any distance with the stopping power perk applied.

All you need is good aim and you are good to go & beast them!

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8 FAL

If you master it, its the only weapon the is great at short, medium and long range. Its great with a silencer and fmj because its the only weapon the suffers very little from the use of a silencer.

Two hit kill w/ stopping power. Be sure NOT to use silencer because it really sucks. If you have a decent trigger finger or mod you should be able to do very good with this gun. Best attachment holographic, red dot, or extended mags. Its shotgun attachment can really rape on hardcore as it can shoot the farthest of any shotgun. - KnowItAll

so frexin powerful I love this gun like I kill so much people with this - ballaboi17

My dad doesn't like this gun, but I do. (Sorry Dad)
This gun lacks in fire rate, but makes that up in the other attributes.

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9 TAR-21

The Tar-21 is a brilliant gun for long, medium and short range. The damage is superb and people who say tat it has bad recoil it doesn't really matter because once youve got the aim on your enemy they'll be dead in a sec. Plus it's iron sightsare great which is a good advantage!

it does the most damage per second so anyone who doesn't pick the tar is mathematically wrong. not to mention is does the same damage as the scar but has a longer clip. it also has the mars scope for better accuracy and with silencer there is very little recoil

This is my favorite gun in the game but not the best. It's very accurate, has the most damage per second, and looks cool haha. The Tar just owns in every aspect and I've gotten over 20 nukes with just this gun in one night. Best attachment is holo sights, FMJ, and silencer. - KnowItAll

Just iron sites (plus w/e attachment you wanted) and this gun was unstoppable, didn't even feel the so called "recoil" others avoided the gun over.

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10 Barret .50cal

1 This Gun Is U.S. Army Weapon too! Its U.S. infactory Soliders only too! by the Military Police too! - Guns

the barret is amazing one shot one kill add me on ps3 staber2009

barret rips mofo's up with a thermal and FMJ

Good for starter snipers or nac-swaps

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The Contenders

11 M93 Raffica

This gun I owe about 50K kills, I use this gun with AKIMBO's more than any gun it is so extremely difficult to get the draw on in close-mid range combat that not even old models can touch it, In my mind number two but I'm a good critic so I'll stick to the rating rules

PRO: Pretty strong, extremely fast reload and very low recoil.
CON: Bad iron sight, low magazine size and 3 round burst.
OVERALL: 8.4/10 - decorulez97

This Weapon is that what the mp9 in mw3 is it's a ptimary weapon but in the secondary slot.. The iron sight is a pistol iron sight and I really enjoy that it is an m16a4 but in compact.
Really love the m9 series

12 RPD

RPD= extreme power and perfect accuracy if fired similiar to the FAL. Hip fire mows down enemies like a shotgun with steady aim perk. Great gun to shoot through walls with. Shoots through cement blocks with fmj added. single shot kill in hardcore. Thermal scope is near perfect after a little practice and technique.

It's simply the best. Bursting this gun makes it a true winner. A 2 hit kill at all ranges with SP, best iron sight in the game, 100 round clip and it looks cool. The RPD is a winner.

Killer gun for mowing lots of foes! I Great open sights. With just a gip its beast.

Best LMG!

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13 M16-A4

With stopping power and ninja you're fast and powerful enough to take down opponents at close range, if you can get your burst on target. People criticise the burst weapons as noon guns but they require a lot of skill because of the delay between bursts. But if you can use this well and couple it with a good shotgun secondary, you're tough to take down

This gun is awesome on Wasteland Map with stopping power, red dot and silencer. Camp just in front of machine gun pit and take down those suckers at distance and mid range. Usually get at highest kill / death ration on this map if not win.

M16A4 with Grenade launcher, heartbeat sensor
Striker with red dot site, grip
Semtex
Flashbang
Bling pro
Stopping power pro (or any, I usually just use this)
Commando pro
I don't even need to use the nuke, my average is 35/2 in a game

There is a good reason why the US troops rock around the world. This is a cool gun, and remember it tracks back its history to M1 Grand and M1 carbines of WW2...

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14 AUG-HBAR

If this was a assault riffle it would be number one, I think it should be but its not mot choice any gun with perfect accuracy and two shot kill is godly in my mind

With lightweight, this is unstoppable, its a complete monster, can call anything and anyone and has exceptional range

This gun is a 2 shot kill at any range, has very low kick, and a decent fire rate. Has to be the best gun in the game.

Add me ps3 veikkoMessi1

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15 M4 Carbine

this gun is the first you get and is easy to get good with. even without slate of hand on this still does not take long to reload. I use Red dot all though the iron sights rock.
perks I use slate of hand pro, hard line pro (because there is no need for stopping power) ninja pro because I can sneak in and kill and heart beat sensors are the stupidest thing in the game so I don't like getting killed by them.

Hands down best gun in the whole Call of Duty franchise very early unlock low recoil superb range and great damage top any gun in the game the scar doesn't have enough bullets per clip and the acr doesn't have enough damage best gun in Call of Duty history

For all the people who use the acr, use probably haven't tried the m4a1. It has the 3rd best accuracy next to acr and the famas. The m4 is a lot faster than the acr but the acr has a slight difference of accuracy. The m4a1 rocks in mw2.

Best weapon.

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16 Mini-Uzi

Way too many people overlook this gun and it is one of my favorites because of its overall usability its fire rate = with damage with moderate accuracy is fairly simple to use yet so deadly

The Mini Uzi has high rate of fire and has the fastest raise time after sprinting out of all SMGs making it one of the best weapons

The Mini-Uzi... the best friend for the most agressive players.

This thing is insane and truely offer the best performance from one-hand wielding...

17 Nuke

Basically kills everyone on the map, very good weapon.

This thing is good to use but that does not mean you can call it in anytime you want you must be vary skilled in combat. Ends the game when you use it. Hard to get the killstreeks

Nukes suck, never use them

They do suck baceause they end the game

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18 USP.45

Guys, you'll drop anyone with this little beauty. Quick as hell on the trigger and low recoil. Half decent aiming and YOU WILL DESTROY. Like, you could snipe with this thing if you put a scope on it. Put me in a fight with the best Call of Duty player with ACR and give me the USP, erry time I win. This gun doesn't even need your number one spot, 'cause it know's y'all is ignant, 'cause the USP is your answer to everything! Zombie apocalypse? USP! Terrorist threat? USP. Hey baby, can you give me the good lovin'? Hell yeah, 'CAUSE I GOT MY damn USP!

It is awesome in the right hands. I get like half my kills every game with it

19 44-Magnum

Tac-Knife is probably the best on this

I ball so hard with the 44-Magnums

20 MP5K

Possibly the most satisfying gun to use. You might think you're cool with your broken ump setup, but you're nothing to the goldeneye-style akimbo MP5K

To me it is OP, when I use this gun, I wI'll get 50+ kill and sometimes 100+ killz.

One of the bestn SMG's in the world

21 Model 1887

People say the spas-12 has more range. But I tested the model, and it beat the spas-12 by a long shot! AKIMBO? Beast! Double the power, and this is most usefull at rust. Because the level is small. No doubt that you will be in First, Second, or Third because the model is the best shotgun ever made in " Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2! - my111

May be I am a bit funny this time, but regardless of other reasons which I am not sure about, I love to use Model 1887 for its stylish reload mechanism...

since the patch, not as good as they used to be, but still strong, and actually has better range with a single Model 1887 without fmj

Best shot gun. And cool akimbo animation

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22 L86 LSW

The best gun in the game by far in my opinion.

THIS GUN SHOULD BE NUMBER 5

This is absolutely the best LMG in MW2. My dad's favorite gun.

Awesome LMG, great for noobs, has decent accuracy and recoil, and quite fast reload for an LMG. Its only downsides are its weight and weird iron sights, however it can both be dealt with. Just use the Lightweight perk and Red dot/ACOG sight.

23 P-90

Good gun, can sometimes kill as quick as the ump but other times cant kill at all it seems. It has a huge clip size and can dominate in ground war on close quarters maps. Best attachment is the silencer, red dot, and akimbo, yes akimbo is very good on it. - KnowItAll

It has rapid fire, and can easily kill people. It has good accuracy, and just for some reason, it's extremely fun to shoot this gun.

Great for using akimbo P90s because of its large mags. Works better with steady aim. Get use to using akimbo P90s and you will be a GOD!

Silencer and extended mags

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24 AA-12

It is low range, but if you get close to them, they die of one shot, my friends rage at me for using this gun.

The AA-12 is an very low ammunition capacity extremly close range beast

25 M21 EBR

I can quick scope pretty well with the Barrett or intervention but with this gun I get double the kills! Close range it's fantastic as well. 2 shot with or without fmj and you can spam it and it's also a headshot machine I can back that up by saying I got the fall camo 5 days into using it. I personally use extended mags or thermal. So underrated and if you haven't used it before, I suggest you do!

HOW is this so low? It's the best sniper ever, kind of like the FAL

I couldn't decide between m-16 a4 or m4a1 so I picked this it is beast

Best gun I think. It has it's nice rapid fire as well with its good close range. with the acog scope you can aim easy and fast and do extra damage with the fmj. I personally get plenty of kills with it. more than I usually would with even my second favourite gun the ACR.

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26 Knife

Good long range weapon

Good for snipinh

Best long range weapon in the game!

Beats the Barrett.50 cal any day at sniping

27 Vector

Are you kidding?! This gun is easily top 10! It looks awesome, has one of the fastest fire rates in the game and practically NO RECOIL! And add Stopping Power on it to top it all off.

Maybe not the best Vector, but it smells nice and looks so sexy, and I am good with it...

YOU GET ONE OF THE HIGHEST FIRE RATES IN THE GAME WITH THE LOWEST RECOIL COMBINE THAT WITH STOPPING POWER AND RAPID FIRE AND ITS OVER

High rate of fire, low recoil, extremely high manueverability. The list goes on.

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28 Throwing Knife

Awesome weapon

Best way to get muli kills

Already with you dude
(or dudett)

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30 PP-2000

Best gun in the game it takes 2 bullets to kill it's the most overpowered it's fully automatic high damage good accuracy. Now here's a secret to getting a nuke get PP-2000 put silencer and extended mags. This gun is awesome. PRO: High damage, accuracy, best to use silencer iron sight is good to best gun in the game

Space monkey225 on xbox live:Good gun it is a good secondery it is probley
Best with red dot sight thanks for reading guys.

It is in the same categorie than the mod.93raffica an primary gun in zhe secondary slot and its very precise

31 Semtex

Semtex owns all! It has HUGE damage radius, and is great for trapping people behind walls, (etc) it is a POWERFUL grenade, it is definitely the best gernade by far. I like to mess up peoples games by just running into groups of people with it!

I always use it escpecailly if people use riot shields so funny

32 G-18

Over powered as hell with akimbo and steady aim. Can kill enemies nearly instantly even at medium range

So good with akimbo its usable up to medium range has a large mag to accomodate the stupidly fast rate of fire.

On it's own it is rubbish and you can't ADS without the recoil bouncing the gun around.

No one uses this gun but once you get akimbo it is amazing, I have gotten so many headshots with it even though it has a lot of recoil. Its a secondary weapon and unlocked at a low level please just try it.

With akimbo it's a beast full stop

33 RPG

IDanger close coupled with scavenger takes the RPG-7 to its maximum potential not an effective long range launcher, but excellent at clearing out small areas such as bunkers and such

RPG I love it it can kill a guy ten feet away!

34 Desert Eagle

This should be in the top ten

DUDE SO WITH YOU!

This gun is so accurate I just played mw3 w/ my friend and he got 21 kills I got 23 so just to prove tis gun is beats we both went and played again and he 46 kills I got 43 so I am usually worse than him but with the deagle I did better

35 Ranger

This gun is awesome as a secondary for someone who likes to camp.

36 M9

This is a really nice and damn precision gun and have lower recoil than the usp so that's my favourite pistol

With superb accuracy and 30 rounds(extended mag) this gun is unstoppable at close-mid range, even against assault rifles. I have achieved 10:1 kill:death ratio when using only this pistol. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE LITTLE GUNS, THEY ARE awesome!

I just love this gun I don't know why it's just awesome!

37 WA2000

With the Intervention I got like 5 kills per match, mainly because of one shot as the guy run. But with this gun, it's like using an assault rifle. I can easily get a good follow up shot with this weapon. I usually use the ACOG site since it suits me better, but anyways, packed with Stopping Power you are bound to have it your way with this gun.

I am a really good sniper in this game. I use this because it is good accuracy, great for shooting quickly, and I am always the bad team because the WA2000 gives you the proper suit every time. - my111

Good for when you don't use stopping power because of decent damage and easy follow up shots. Can one hit from chest up and packs a punch the ebr lacks while limiting excessive recoil.

The only reason to use the WA2000 is to upset people, got someone who thinks he's with the intervention? Kill him with your fall "wazoo" and he'll rage like crazy. By far the least effective sniper in the game. But that's what makes it so fun

38 F2000

At first, IT DOESN'T SUCK!
For me F2000 is and easier nuke than with FAL!
It's Pro is a perfect RDS that is IMMUNE to EMP and a
Nice no-recoil
I recommend Using it with Stopping power, Scavenger and a random 3rd perk.

This gun is very hard in pro and contra but in my opinion it's a good gun the recoil is a little bit heavy in left right but the rate of fire and the good iron sight makes it very fun to play

It's godly with a silencer

39 AC-130
40 M240

Yeah I agree with that weapon 1st rapid fire 2nd good at medium range It'll be more accurate if I use the ACOG 3rd large magazine especially when use the extended magazine and will be the most powerful weapon if use the FMJ

41 FN-FAL
42 EMP

It ends the gong game and gives yu 6 kills

Really?
Not a gun, and it's not the nuke

43 Predator Drone

This is undoutably the most deadly and lethal weapon. It wipes out convoys, SAM infintry tanks. The best part it anialates enemies. It sends them flying

44 Riot Shield

Well, since getting the game and being at level 60 now, I have mainly used the riot shield. Mainly in which is because I have always drawn towards defense instead of offense. They even say the better the defense the better the offense. Having protection is never a bad thing. Amongst what a lot of people say about the riot shield is true, people online will make fun of you, but when you are putting them to shame, you can start making fun of them. Its all about tactics, which is why I like it. I'm a very tactical minded guy. But, the best thing in which the riot shield comes handy is in team deathmatches. You can be a vital asset to your team, don't just think about yourself and think that because you don't rack up the most scores you suck, it's all of eaches part. As the shielder you are the safe guard for the whole team, they rely on you to take the sentry gun hits while they take it out, they rely on you when there are a room of about four or five enemies and you go in first and they ...more

Why is this 50th? Riot shield scavenger and semtex is a nasty combo especially in demolition or domination games where there is directional spawning so you are less likely to be shot from behind

Once you know how to use it, it becomes a very powerful and cheap weapon

The Walking Tank - lolmorkydied

45 Minigun

Its as big as my dick

Love it

46 Dragonauv
47 M1911
48 Tactical Insertion

1 shot kill from any range and 375 rpm and little to know recoil this secondary will leave enemies drowning in puddles of their own tears.

49 TMP

Unlock extended mags to get the ultimate gun, that kills fast and very accurately at all ranges!

50 MP7

This gun is the 3rd best in MW3 it's damage might seem low but if you had a silencer and extended mags it's a god gun all over again.

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