Grand Theft Auto V
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Grand Theft Auto V (also known as GTA5 or GTAV) is the fifth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series being developed by Rockstar North, and published by Rockstar Games. The game was announced October 25, 2011 with its trailer debuting on November 2. The game was released on September 17th, 2013. It was re-released in enhanced form for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18th, 2014, with the PC version set to release in April 2015.
The plot follows a trio of characters, who the player can select between; an ambitious young gang member named Franklin who falls in with retired bankrobber Michael, who is part of a government witness protection program following his last big job. When Michael returns to a life of crime, it attracts the attention of one of his former associates, a lunatic meth dealer named Trevor, and the secrets of Michael's last job threaten to cost him everything he has.
The following weapons can be seen in the video game Grand Theft Auto V and are available in both 7th and 8th generation versions unless otherwise noted:
The fully-automatic "AP Pistol" bears a resemblance to the Colt SCAMP, but is depicted with a traditional pistol slide. It holds 18 rounds in its magazine (36 with the "Extended Clip" attachment). During the rappelling part in "Three's Company", Michael erroneously uses it in 3-round burst mode. The lettering on the slide states it is chambered in 9x18mm.
What appears to be a combination of the Heckler & Koch P2000 and the Beretta Px4 Storm is available as the "Combat Pistol". It holds 12 rounds in its magazine (16 with the "Extended Clip" attachment). It is chambered in 9mm "ACB".
A Desert Eagle is available as the "Pistol .50" as a special edition bonus weapon. It holds 9 bullets in the magazine, which should make it a .357 Magnum (.50AE Desert Eagles hold 7 rounds). It incorrectly has an optional extended magazine of 12 rounds. Furthermore, the weapon model lacks the long beaver-tail of an actual Desert Eagle and has a trigger guard that bears more resemblance to the PT92.
Entreprise Arms Wide Body 1911
The Entreprise Arms Wide Body 1911, released with the "Business Update" DLC, appears as the "Heavy Pistol". It has a miniature red dot sight modeled on the slide, which doesn't add any aiming bonuses in the original third-person view, but actually does in the first-person view on next-gen gaming systems. The weapon comes with an erroneous 18 round magazine and can be upgraded with a ridiculous 36 round extended magazine, as well as the usual pistol mods (suppressor and weapon light).
FN Model 1922
What appears to be a FN Model 1922 is available as the "Vintage Pistol" with the "I'm Not a Hipster" DLC. It holds 7 rounds (14 with the "Extended Clip" attachment), whereas the real Model 1922 holds 8 or 9 rounds (though the 7-round capacity would be correct on the Model 1910 variant). The weapon can also be fitted with a suppressor.
Orion Flare Gun
The Orion Flare Gun is going to be featured in "The Heists Update", It was removed from "The San Andreas Flight School Update" Although it has the paint job of the 12 Gauge variant, the weapon model is that of the 25mm version.
The "SNS Pistol" is available with the "Beach Bum Pack DLC" and seems to be a Colt Junior with some design elements also similar to the AMT Backup. It holds 6 rounds in its magazine (12 with the "Extended Clip" attachment).
The "Pistol" is a Taurus PT92AF. It holds 12 rounds in its magazine (16 with the "Extended Clip" attachment), while its real counterpart holds 10, 15 or 17 (though the 12-round magazine would be correct for the compact variant, the PT92C). In-game it is incorrectly referred to as being .45 caliber instead of 9x19mm. However, in the mission "Complications", Michael correctly refers it to a 9mm. In GTA Online, players are automatically given one of these pistols at the start of every session.
The "Assault Shotgun" is largely based on the UTAS UTS-15 with the addition of a box magazine and some other modifications such as a longer stock and relocating the barrel to the position the magazine tubes normally occupy. The original UTS-15 has a manual pump-action; however the "Assault Shotgun" is depicted as fully-automatic. Note that the "Assault Shotgun" behaves identically to an actual AA-12, notably due to the fully-automatic fire and the availability of 8-round box and 32-round drum magazines.
The Kel-Tec KSG is a bonus weapon available in the Special Edition of the game as the "Bullpup Shotgun". It comes with a 14-shell capacity, and like all games that feature the KSG, its 2 magazine tubes are depicted, mechanically, as a single long tube. Like the other pump-action shotguns, it is reloaded with just one shell.
Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser
The "Pump Shotgun" in the game resembles a Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser with a heat shield and a Magpul CTR stock; it comes with an 8-shell magazine capacity. The reloading animation depicts only one shell being inserted, regardless the number of shells needed. It is the standard shotgun of the LSPD and the LS County Sheriff's Department.
The Saiga 12K appears with a folding stock as the "Heavy Shotgun", added with the "Last Team Standing Update" DLC. It holds 6 Slug shells in its magazine (12 with the "Extended Clip" attachment) and can also be fitted with a flashlight, a suppressor and an angled Magpul AFG2 foregrip.
Serbu Super Shorty
The "Sawed-Off Shotgun" in the game resembles a Mossberg based Serbu Super Shorty (unlike in the previous GTA games, where it appeared as a double-barreled shotgun), but is slightly longer and features a traditional style pump. It comes with an 8-shell capacity (while a shotgun this size would only be able to hold somewhere between 2 and 4), and like with the larger Mossberg the reloading animation shows only one shell being inserted. It is uniquely capable of being used on motorcycles, buses and boats as a driveby weapon. In GTAV's online component, this weapon replaces the "Assault SMG" as the free weapon for Rockstar Social Club members, with the Assault SMG being a rank-based unlockable for all players.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 appears as the "SMG". It holds 30 rounds in a 15-round magazine, and 60 in the 30-rounder.
The Mini Uzi is available as the "Micro SMG", and it can be fitted with a 16 or 30 round magazine. The beta version had an incorrectly slanted magazine, but this has been corrected in the final game. When the Scope attachment is added, the character unfolds the stock and properly shoulders the weapon, otherwise, the stock is folded and the weapon is fired from the hip. It is chambered in the oddly named ".45 ACB".
This gun is available with the Valentine's Day Massacre Special DLC as the "Gusenberg Sweeper". It seems to be a Thompson M1928A1 with a drum magazine that incorrectly holds 30 rounds. The extended clip attachment ups the ammo count to the correct 50 rounds. It shares an ammo pool with the belt-fed machine guns instead of the sub-machine guns.
This fictional assault rifle (classified in-game as an SMG) is a bonus unlock for players who join the Rockstar Social Club; it bears a resemblance to several real guns, particularly the Magpul PDR-C and FN P90 TR. It can be fitted with a 30 or 60 round magazine. In the online component of the game, this weapon is a rank-based unlock for all players, with the Serbu Super Shorty (Sawed-Off Shotgun) replacing it as the free weapon for Social Club members.
Custom AR-15 Carbine
The "Carbine Rifle" is a custom AR-15 carbine consisting of an ACE skeleton stock incorrectly portrayed as collapsible, Northtech Billet lower receiver with an ergonomic pistol grip, VLTOR upper receiver, a handguard resembling the Daniel Defense MFR 9.0, and a 10.5" barrel with an AAC Blackout flash hider. Its sights are a "simplified" A2 type fixed rear sight and a Troy folding front battle sight. It can be fitted with an ELCAN SpecterDR scope, flashlight, 30 or 60 round magazine, a Magpul AFG2 foregrip, and a sound suppressor.
Heckler & Koch G36C
The Heckler & Koch G36C, called the "Special Carbine" in-game, is part of the Business Update DLC. It erroneously has a 6 vent-holes on the short C handguard, and utilizes straight metal magazines similar to the Galil 7.62 ARM. It also has a custom charging handle that juts out on both sides of the weapon, rather than a flush charging handle. The next-gen version erroneously has ejection ports on both sides of the weapon.
IMI Compact Tavor CTAR-21
The "Advanced Rifle" appears to be a IMI Compact Tavor CTAR-21 with a raised scope mount. It has an open pistol grip with a traditional trigger guard (similarly to the MTAR-21) instead of the real CTAR-21's closed handguard. A screenshot previously released by Game Informer showed a more correctly modeled CTAR-21 with a green finish. It can be fitted with a red dot sight, flashlight, suppressor, and a 30 or 60 round magazine.
Norinco Type 56-2
The "Assault Rifle" is a Norinco Type 56-2 with an aftermarket TAPCO Intrafuse handguard and ergonomic pistol grip. It can be fitted with a red dot sight (which resembles an Aimpoint Micro T1), Magpul AFG2, flashlight, suppressor (based on the PBS-1 suppressor of the AKS-74U), and a 30 or 60 round magazine (the latter being modeled after a 40-round mag).
The QBZ-95-1, referred to as "Bullpup Rifle" in-game, is added with the "High Life Update" as a part of the "GTA online Spring Update". In-game it is said to be a Chinese import. Its front sight is recycled from the GTA IV Carbine Rifle's, and the weapon uses a magazine similar to the Type 56's.
GE M134 Minigun
A handheld GE M134 Minigun is available for the heavy weapon slot; the weapon is shown with no power supply or ammo feed, and loads every round the player has at once (a maximum capacity of 9999 rounds). The Buzzard helicopter also mounts a pair of M134 Miniguns on the stub wings. The M134 is also an available weapon in Righteous Slaughter 7.
Mk 46 Mod 0
The "Combat MG" featured in the game is a Mk 46 Mod 0 with the buttstock of an M60. It can accept all attachments except the flashlight and suppressor. It can be fitted with a 100 or 200 round belt. By default the weapon is fired from the hip, but when the Scope attachment is added the character will actually shoulder the weapon and fire it like an assault rifle.
The PKM with synthetic furniture and an RIS handguard appears as the "MG". It has a strange 54-round capacity by default, but the "Extended Clip" attachment gives the correct capacity of 100 rounds.
What appears to be a homemade Panzerschreck was added as the "Fireworks Launcher" with the "Independence Day" DLC. It is fitted with a firework-loaded rocket instead of the standard anti-tank shell, and is also painted with the American Flag. It was a limited time only item in GTA Online and is also the first DLC weapon to be removed from GTA V's story mode.
What appears to be a FIM-92A Stinger is added as the "Homing Launcher" with the "Festive Surprise" DLC.
Milkor Mark 14 MGL
A Milkor Mark 14 MGL appears in the game with a Magpul CTR stock. It has an unrealistic capacity of 10 grenades instead of 6.
An RPG-7 is available.
Accuracy International AW-F
An Accuracy International AW-F is the standard sniper rifle in the game, with a 10-round magazine, though the ingame magazine juts out further from the weapon, and should logically hold closer to 20 rounds due to its size. Trevor receives a free one with a suppressor and more powerful scope during the two random encounters with Cletus.
A Barrett M107 is available as the "Heavy Sniper", and it incorrectly holds 6 rounds per magazine instead of 10. When aiming down the scope, probably due to an oversight, the sound of a bolt operation can be heard after each shot, despite the weapon being semi-automatic; however, it isn't heard when firing without aiming. The M107 is also the weapon used from an electronic turret in the back of a van to shoot down Javier Madrazo's commercial jet in the mission Caida Libre.
The M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle appears as the "Marksman Rifle", added with the "Last Team Standing Update" DLC. It has an ACE Skeleton stock (incorrectly shown as collapsible, as on the Carbine Rifle), and a curved box magazines similar to those used by various rifles chambered in Soviet 7.62x54mmR or 7.62x39mm. It comes equipped with a scope and 8-round mags (16 with the "Extended Clip" attachment) and can also be fitted with a flashlight, a suppressor, and an angled Magpul AFG2 foregrip. Erroneously, it ejects larger cartridges than the .50 BMG Heavy Sniper, when it should eject 7.62x51mm. A major advantage this rifle had over the other 2 sniper rifles (on the PS3/X360 versions) was that the player could move while aiming through the scope. This however came at a cost of a relatively low-power scope with fixed magnification. On the PS4/XB1/PC versions, there is now an option that can turn on/off this behavior for the other two sniper rifles.
M18 Smoke Grenade
The M18 smoke grenade appears as the "Tear Gas" grenade.
M61 Hand Grenade
The M61 hand grenade appears as the "Grenade".
The "Rhino," a fictional tank closely based on the German Leopard 2A4, mounts an unusable Browning M2 on the commander's hatch. Is planned to appear in the "Heists Update". The M2HB will be mounted on vehicle mount.
A DShK is planned to appear in the "Heists Update". The DShK will be mounted on a monopod in the bed of a Karin Rebel.
The "P-996 Lazer" fighter jet, a cross between the F-35, F/A-18 and F-16, is equipped with a pair of M61 Vulcan cannons, with the one installation an F-16 should have mirrored on both sides of the fuselage.
An Antique Musket is added with the "Independence Day" DLC. This Musket barely resembles a Land Pattern Musket and it has a semi-pistol grip instead of a straight grip. Like most weapons of the era, it has a very low rate of fire, taking around 7 seconds to prepare a new round for firing.
A Taser-like device is available as the "Stun Gun". It can fire a shot every 3 seconds, which is the time it takes for the power meter to be recharged from 0 to 100. The weapon's model most closely resembles the Stinger S-200 from the defunct Stinger Systems. The back however bears a striking resemblance to a Glock pistol.
Unlike real-life Taser-type weapons, the "Stun Gun" does not need to replace cartridges or wires, nor does it have limited battery power. It is also worth noting that the term "Stun Gun" normally refers to contact electroshock devices rather than ones that can engage a target at range. The proper term would be a Conducted Energy Weapon.
"Rail Gun" (PS4/Xbox One Only)
A rail gun appears as a bonus for players who have already played the previous console version of GTA V. It is in the destructive weapon slot and can only fire one round at a time, with a maximum ammunition limit of 20 rounds (including the one loaded). It does not feature in GTA Online, however.
While playing Righteous Slaughter 7, an in-game FPS video game, in his bedroom, Jimmy's game character can be seen using a stainless steel Makarov PM in tandem with a syringe similar to the USP45/tactical knife combo in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Unknown P220 Variant
A Sig P220 variant is shown in the in-game TV show Underbelly of Paradise as a part of illegal weapon trafficking.
Unknown Glock Gen 3 Compact
A 3rd Generation Glock compact pistol is seen in the holster of the armored truck guards, however they cannot be used and the guards will still attack the player using the normal "Pistol". It is impossible to tell which specific model of Glock it is, other than that it is a 3rd generation compact pistol. The model of the guard is re-used from GTA IV.
Robinson Armament XCR
When playing Righteous Slaughter 7 in his bedroom, Jimmy's game character can be seen using a Robinson Armament XCR in the CQB configuration. This weapon is not available in the game for player use.
For no obvious reason, a Soviet T-34-85 can be found in a junkyard in Los Santos. Even more curiously, it retains its hull-mounted Degtyaryov DT machine gun; these are usually not shown even on tanks that are supposed to be real, since videogame tanks are often based on museum pieces with empty hull gun mounts.
M230 Chain Gun
Hunter attack helicopters (based on the AH-64 Apache) equipped with the M230 Chain Gun can be seen in the trailer for the in-game movie The Simian, which can be seen when going to a movie theater while hanging out with a friend. The Hunter does not yet appear in the game proper.
The FN SCAR-H was going to appear as the "Heavy Rifle", with a different buttstock.
Heckler & Koch HK21
Heckler & Koch XM25
The Heckler & Koch XM25 was going to appear as the "Programmable AR".
Knight's Armament Company M110A1 SASS
The M110A1 SASS was going to appear as the "Assault Sniper".