Saints Row: How to Get All Weapons and Guns

Volition’s Saints Row reboot is full of fights. Most of the campaign missions, side hustle, and criminal adventures have you facing off against numerous foot soldiers from Marshall Defense Industries, Los Panteros, or The Idols, the three main forces vying for control of Santo Ileso. Your fists will only get you so far, so you’ll need access to an arsenal of weapons and guns to build your criminal empire.

Luckily, there are plenty of choices in Saints Row. Here, we’ve covered how to get every weapon and gun in the game and included information about their signature abilities, including their in-game descriptions. Below this list, we also explain how to upgrade your weapons and your guns.

List of Weapons and Guns in Saints Row

Melee Weapons

  • Bone Crusher:
    • How to Get: Complete the Dustmoot mission.
    • Signature Ability: Swing Away – A deadly heavy attack sends the enemy flying through the air. Unlock by killing 30 Marshall enemies with regular attacks.
  • Chopped:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $100.
    • Signature Ability: Bloodsucker – Gain a small amount of health each time you hit an enemy. Unlock by killing 15 enemies from behind with regular attacks.
  • crowbar :
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $100.
    • Signature Ability: Bashmaster – Staggers targets for a longer duration. Unlock by stunning 250 idols.
  • Pickaxe:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $1,000.
    • Signature Ability: Bloodsucker – Gain a small amount of health each time you hit an enemy. Unlock by killing 15 enemies from behind with regular attacks.
  • Machete:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $1,000.
    • Signature Ability: Bleeding Edge – Weapon inflicts nasty slashes that cause triple bleed damage over time. Unlock by killing 30 Panteros with regular attacks.
  • Stun Baton MD-12:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $10,000.
    • Signature Ability: Electrotherapy – Heavy melee attacks with this weapon give you health. Unlock by stunning 30 Marshall enemies.
  • Mass :
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $100.
    • Signature Ability: Swing! A deadly heavy attack sends the enemy flying through the air. Unlock by killing five specialists with heavy attacks.
  • Foundryville Slugger:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $100.
    • Signature Ability: Swing! A deadly heavy attack sends the enemy flying through the air. Unlock by killing five specialists with heavy attacks.
  • Dustlander Sword:
    • How to Get: Complete the To The Breach mission.
    • Signature Ability: N/A.

Pistols

  • Cobra KA-1 pistol:
    • How to Get: Starter Weapon.
    • Signature Ability: Aim High – A headshot performed with one of the last shots from the magazine fully reloads the weapon. Unlock by killing 20 enemies while rolling on the roof of a vehicle.
  • Dustlander Revolver:
    • How to Get: Complete the Dustmoot mission.
    • Signing ability: N/A
  • ElectroStun P1200:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $3,000.
    • Signature Ability: Shocktacular – Zap stuns targets in a small radius when it connects. Unlock by tasing 30 enemies.
  • .44 hand cannon:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $600.
    • Signature Ability: Magnum Rounds – Hits deal eFriendly fire area damage and knock the target back. Unlock by shooting the tires of 24 hostile Pantero vehicles.
  • Idol Lite Pistol:
    • How to get it: Buy from Friendly Fire for $300.
    • Signature Ability: Trigger Happy – Weapon becomes a fully automatic submachine gun. Unlock by getting 20 headshots.
  • MDI-39m Sixguns:
  • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $30,000.
  • Signature Ability: Rocket Rebound. Micro Missiles now bounce to nearby enemies after hitting their targets. Unlock by killing 30 Marshall enemies.

SMG

  • 1921 Johnson SMG:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $5,000.
    • Signature Ability: Armor Piercing Shells – Armor Piercing shells deal more damage to tough enemies. Unlock by destroying 20 hostile enemy vehicles.
  • D4th Blossom SMG:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $50,000.
    • Signature Ability: Improved Spray and Pray – The longer you fire the gun, the more accurate it becomes. Unlock by shooting 10,000 bullets.
  • SMG submachine gun:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $500.
    • Signature Ability: Splattergun – Hits deal minor splatter damage around the point of impact. Get by getting 20 double Idol.
  • TEK Z-10 submachine gun:
      • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $5,000.

    • Signature Ability: Shocker Rounds – Each reload cycles through three types of eFriendly Fireects bullets: Fire, Electric, and Bleed. Unlock by getting 20 double wins from Marshall.

Rifles

  • K-8 Krukov AR:
    • How to get it: during the Making Rent mission.
    • Signature Ability: Johnny Fuse – As your killstreak with this weapon increases, your killstreak cooldown decreases. Unlock by killing 10 enemies with your last magazine.
  • Dustlander Crossbow:
    • How to Get: Complete the Dustmoot mission.
    • Signature Ability: N/A.
  • Safari Express .585 rifle:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $80,000.
    • Signature Ability: Shock and Ouch – The force of the mouth blast staggers and damages nearby enemies. Unlock by getting 10 long range kills.
  • AR-55 Burst Rifle:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $10,000.
    • Signature Ability: Beowulf Receiver – Modified .50 Receiver deals more damage to vehicles and hits dynamic objects with a bigger punch. Unlock by getting five kills on your last magazine.
  • MDI-77 Automatic Rifle:
    • How to Get: Complete Choplifting side hustle in Badlands North. You need to complete three more Choplifting side hustles before this mission appears.
    • Signature Ability: Swarm Chasers – Rifle has a random chance to fire a homing projectile for bonus damage and accuracy. Unlock by killing five Marshall Wranglers.
  • MDI-85 carbine:
    • How to Get: Complete Choplifting side hustle in Northern Rojas Desert. This is the last Choplifting mission.
    • Signature Ability: Flow State – As you gain Flow, shots do more damage. Unlock by getting 20 headshots.

shotguns

  • AS3 Ultimax rifle:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $4,000.
    • Signature Ability: Full Battle Rattle – A few simple modifications turn this shotgun into a fully automatic weapon. Unlock by getting 10 triple kills.
  • MDI-50 Tac Shotgun:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $40,000.
    • Signature Ability: Supercharger – Weapon has a random chance to shock and stun the target. Unlock by killing a Gatling Gunner.
  • Police rifle:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $400.
    • Signature Ability: Dart Shells – Sharpened, barbed darts tear through the target and cause bonus bleed damage. Unlock by getting 10 double kills.
  • Sawed-off shotgun:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $400.
    • Signature Ability: Dragonbreath Shells – Phosphorus coated pellets have a chance to set targets on fire. Unlock by killing 30 idols.
  • Stage Rifle:
    • How to get: Buy from Friendly Fire for $4,000.
    • Signature Ability: BuFriendly Firealo Shot – Weapon has a random chance to ragdoll and knock down the target. Unlock by killing five Marshall Gunslingers.
  • Dustlander Shotgun:
    • How to Get: Complete The Rod Warrior mission.
    • Signature Ability: N/A.

big guns

  • Idol Star Launcher:
    • How to Get: Complete the Idol Threat mission.
    • Signature Ability: Flashgasm – Grenade explosions generate three small fireworks that explode for festive mayhem. Unlock by killing 30 idols.
  • RPG Launcher:
    • How to Get: Complete the Be Your Own Boss mission.
    • Signature Ability: Big Bang – Triples RPG warhead charge for bigger booms. Unlock by shooting down five hostile air vehicles.
  • Pinata Launcher:
    • How to Get: Complete the crime adventure Let’s Pretend.
    • Signing ability: ??? (Pending).
  • AT rocket launcher:
    • How to Get: Complete the High Noon mission.
    • Signature Ability: Guiding Eye – Control projectile flight by aiming crosshairs. Unlock by destroying 20 hostile Marshall vehicles.
  • The launcher:
    • How to Get: Complete Choplifting in El Dorado. You need to complete three more Choplifting missions before this one appears.
    • Signature Ability: Major Impact – Hits unleash a shockwave that damages and disrupts nearby targets. Unlock by killing five Panteros Thumpers.

Special guns

  • MDI Focus Rifle:
    • How to Get: Complete the Non-Compete Clause mission.
    • Signature Ability – Repulsor Ray. Knocks back enemies and vehicles with increased force. Unlock by killing five Marshall Specialists.
  • TOGO-13 sniper rifle:
    • How to Get: Complete the Drawing Heat mission.
    • Signature Ability: Bonus Round – Headshots with this weapon do more damage and add ammo to your reserve. Unlock by killing 20 enemies that drive vehicles.
  • Thruster:
    • How to Get: Complete the third mission of the Eurekabator! Criminal enterprise.
    • Signature Ability: Mass Transit – The Thrustbuster drags additional enemies for the ride of their lives. Or death. Unlock by flying enemies a total of 6,000 meters.

As expected, all weapons and guns have specific base stats. Some are more powerful than others, while others are better at range than close range. Perhaps unexpectedly, you can’t increase individual stats with weapon parts or anything like that. Instead, weapons have a predefined hierarchy of three upgrades; some cannot be upgraded.

To upgrade weapons and guns, visit any friendly fire location and interact with the shopkeeper to bring up the store inventory menu. Highlight and select a weapon you’ve already purchased, then choose “Upgrade” as the third option from the menu that appears to the right of that weaponry.

  • Upgrade 1: $5,000.
  • Upgrade 2: $25,000.
  • Upgrade 3: $100,000.

These are all the weapons and guns in Saints Row. Combine them with the best skills to become a feared Boss…