Modern Warfare 3 Weapons

Modern Warfare 3 is all about guns — shooting guns, getting shot with guns, and shooting other people with guns. Okay, maybe everyone already knows that, so just check out our list of guns below, with information on every type of gun and what kind of stats you can expect from each. Know the gun, and you will become one with the gun… or just pick the one you think looks coolest. We don’t care, but if you need to figure out which gun to use while saving the world from it’s third big war, drop by our text and video walkthrough.

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Primary Weapons

Assault Rifles

  • All purpose weapons, best used at mid to long range.

ACR 6.8 – Unlocks at Level 50

  • Damage: 45
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 705
  • Mag Size: 30

AK-47 – Unlocks at Level 68

  • Damage: 49
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 689
  • Mag Size: 30

CM901 – Unlocks at Level 18

  • Damage: 49
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 666
  • Mag Size: 30

FAD – Unlocks at Level 78

  • Damage: 30
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 1000
  • Mag Size: 40

G36C – Unlocks at Level 42

  • Damage: 40
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 769
  • Mag Size: 30

M4A1 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 42
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 780
  • Mag Size: 30

Scar-L – Unlocks at Level 6

  • Damage: 35
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 750
  • Mag Size: 30

M16A4 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 45
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 780
  • Mag Size: 30

Type 95 – Unlocks at Level 32

  • Damage: 55
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 1000
  • Mag Size: 30

MK14 – Unlocks at Level 60

  • Damage: 75
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 545
  • Mag Size: 20

Submachine Guns

  • Very fast weapons used for close range combat.
  • Good hip-firing accuracy and high rates of fire.

MP5 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 42
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 800
  • Mag Size: 30

MP7 – Unlocks at Level 74

  • Damage: 35
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 895
  • Mag Size: 40

P90 – Unlocks at Level 38

  • Damage: 42
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 857
  • Mag Size: 50

PM-9 – Unlocks at Level 56

  • Damage: 35
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 1090
  • Mag Size: 32

PP90M1 – Unlocks at Level 28

  • Damage: 42
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 1000
  • Mag Size: 36

UMP45 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 49
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 750
  • Mag Size: 32

Light Machine Guns

  • Heavy weapons with high ammo counts, but slow movement and reload speed.
  • The MG36 and the L87 LSW use drum canisters, making their reload speed vastly faster than other LMGs.

M60E4 – Unlocks at Level 72

  • Damage: 50
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 600
  • Mag Size: 100

MG36 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 40
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 769
  • Mag Size: 100

MK46 – Unlocks at Level 54

  • Damage: 40
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 857
  • Mag Size: 100

PKP Pecheneg – Unlocks at Level 14

  • Damage: 40
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 705
  • Mag Size: 100

L86 LSW – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 40
  • Penetration: 38
  • RPM: 800
  • Mag Size: 100

Sniper Rifles

Lethal weapons at long-range, vulnerable at close-range. Requires precision aiming to be effective.

The Barret .50Cal and the AS50 slow down your movement speed.

AS50 – Unlocks at Level 21

  • Damage: 98
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 200
  • Mag Size: 5
  • Instant Kill: Upper Torso and Head.

Barret .50Cal – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 98
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 1200
  • Mag Size: 10
  • Instant Kill: Lower Torso, Upper Torso, and Head

Dragunov – Unlocks at Level 12

  • Damage: 70
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 1200
  • Mag Size: 10
  • Instant Kill: Head

L118A – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 98
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 225
  • Mag Size: 5
  • Instant Kill: Lower Torso, Upper Torso, and Head

MSR – Unlocks at Level 66

  • Damage: 98
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 1200
  • Mag Size: 5
  • Instant Kill: Lower Torso, Upper Torso, and Head

RSASS – Unlocks at Level 43

  • Damage: 70
  • Penetration: High
  • RPM: 1200
  • Mag Size: 20
  • Instant Kill: Upper Torso and Head

Shotguns

  • Powerful close range weapons that lose damage potential at longer ranges.
  • The AA-12 and the USAS 12 have much faster reloading due to using a magazine, others must be loaded one shell at a time.

AA-12 – Unlocks at Level 26

  • Damage: 15
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 400
  • Mag Size: 8

KSG 12 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 28
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 163
  • Mag Size: 12

Model 1887 – Unlocks at Level 62

  • Damage: 30
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 240
  • Mag Size: 7

SPAS-12 – Unlocks at Level 8

  • Damage: 25
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 127
  • Mag Size: 8

Striker – Unlocks at Level 48

  • Damage: 25
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 352
  • Mag Size: 12

USAS 12 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 25
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 352
  • Mag Size: 6

Riot Shield – Unlocks at Level 4

  • A unique weapon, this defensive tool can absorb bullets from the front and allows the uses to wield one secondary weapon.
  • Best used for team-based game modes. Can also shield your back from bullets after weapon switching to another primary weapon.
  • Can be used as a melee weapon, but it takes two hits to kill an enemy.

Secondary Weapons

Machine Pistols

  • These close-range back-up weapons can put down more fire than the handguns, but aren’t as effective as submachine guns.
  • They can be dual-wielded, like handguns.

FMG9 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 40
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 1034
  • Mag Size: 36

G18 – Unlocks at Level 70

  • Damage: 42
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 1000
  • Mag Size: 20

MP9 – Unlocks at Level 16

  • Damage: 33
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 895
  • Mag Size: 32

Skorpion – Unlocks at Level 36

  • Damage: 30
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 857
  • Mag Size: 20

Handguns

  • Secondary weapons that can be switched to quickly in the heat of battle. Low damage, but highly accurate, though tricky to aim at anything further than medium-range.

.44 Magnum – Unlocks at Level 46

  • Damage: 49
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 750
  • Mag Size: 6

Desert Eagle – Unlocks at Level 76

  • Damage: 49
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 750
  • Mag Size: 8

Five Seven – Unlocks at Level 58

  • Damage: 36
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 1000
  • Mag Size: 16

MP412 – Unlocks at Level 29

  • Damage: 49
  • Penetration: Medium
  • RPM: 750
  • Mag Size: 6

P99 – Unlocks at Level 10

  • Damage: 49
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 1200
  • Mag Size: 12

USP .45 – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 40
  • Penetration: Low
  • RPM: 750
  • Mag Size: 12

Launchers

  • Powerful weapons, used to destroy Choppers or Air Support, clear away objectives, or blow away anyone hiding at long range.

Javelin – Unlocks at Level 24

  • Damage: 50-300
  • Blast Radius: 23
  • Role: Anti-Air / Anti-Ground

M320 GLM – Unlocks at Level 64

  • Damage: 25-110
  • Blast Radius: 7.6
  • Role: Anti-Ground

RPG-7 – Unlocks at Level 80

  • Damage: 49-135
  • Blast Radius: 6.5
  • Role: Anti-Ground

SMAW – Unlocks at Level 4

  • Damage: 55-115
  • Blast Radius: 10
  • Role: Anti-Air / Anti-Ground

Stinger – Unlocks at Level 40

  • Damage: 55-155
  • Blast Radius: 10
  • Role: Anti-Air

XM25 – Unlocks at Level 52

  • Damage:
  • Blast Radius:
  • Mag Size: 4
  • Role: Anti-Ground

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