Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Best Guns [Top 15]

COD Modern Warfare 2 has a slew of weapons to choose from. After playing the game extensively and analyzing the stats of various guns, here are my top 15 picks for the best Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 guns:

1. M4

The M4 assault rifle is one of the most reliable and versatile weapons in MW2. It has high damage, low recoil, and fast handling, making it effective at close to medium range.

Some key stats:

  • Damage: 28-42
  • Fire Rate: 824 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 220ms
  • Sprint Speed: 87%

Low recoil and high fire rate allow you to quickly take out enemies. With the right attachments, the M4 excels in most combat situations.

2. Lachmann Sub

The Lachmann Sub, MW2‘s version of the MP5 SMG, has an extremely fast time-to-kill. It absolutely melts opponents up close.

Key stats:

  • Damage: 32-47
  • Fire Rate: 824 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 200ms
  • Sprint Speed: 90%

Up close, the Lachmann Sub outguns any weapon due to its high fire rate and open bolt delay. It‘s devastating in close quarters.

3. FSS Hurricane

While slower firing than the Lachmann Sub, the FSS Hurricane has better damage range and accuracy. It‘s a great choice for mid range engagements.


  • Damage: 31-48
  • Fire Rate: 708 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 250ms
  • Sprint Speed: 88%

The FSS Hurricane dominates mid range fights. Use the long barrels and Granadier grip to boost its effective damage range.

4. Kastov-74u

The Kastov-74u packs a punch up close. With very high sprint speed, it allows you to aggressively push enemies.

Key stats:

  • Damage: 35-77
  • Fire Rate: 675 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 200ms
  • Sprint Speed: 93%

Mobility is the highlight here. The Kastov-74u excels at flanking and close quarters rush strategies.

5. TAQ-56

With great handling and low recoil, the TAQ-56 is an extremely versatile assault rifle. Whether close up or at range, it can challenge any gun.

Vital stats:

  • Damage: 29-43
  • Fire Rate: 647 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 250ms
  • Sprint Speed: 86%

A jack of all trades AR, it has few defined weaknesses. The TAQ-56 adapts well to any play style.

6. Rapp H

The Rapp H has one of the fastest kill times up close. Its unique box magazine allows for lightning quick reloads as well.

Key stats:

  • Damage: 49-34
  • Fire Rate: 729 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 210ms
  • Reload Speed: 1.36s

The combination of high damage and fire rate results in an insanely fast TTK. The Rapp H absolutely shreds in close quarters.

7. FTAC Recon

The FTAC Recon is the hardest hitting semi-auto rifle. Though slow firing, it kills extremely quickly with just 2-3 shots.

Vital stats:

  • Damage: 47-101
  • Fire Rate: 450 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 280ms

With guaranteed 2 shot kills up close and 3 shot kills at range, the FTAC just needs to land its shots to destroy enemies.

8. Vel 46

The Vel 46 is the fastest killing SMG in MW2. If you have flawless accuracy up close, no other gun can compete with the Vel 46.

Key stats:

  • Damage: 23-40
  • Fire Rate: 979 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 200ms

With its open bolt delay, insane fire rate, and high damage, the Vel 46 melts at point blank in just 164ms.

9. Signal 50

The Signal 50 is the best sniper rifle for quick scoping and aggressive sniping. With perfect accuracy it one shots to the chest and above.


  • Damage: 91-234
  • ADS Speed: 680ms
  • Sprint to Fire Speed: 266ms

With increased ADS and sprint to fire speeds compared to other snipers, the Signal 50 excels when constantly repositioning.

10. SP-R 208

The SP-R 208 provides the versatility of semi-auto sniper with the power of a bolt action. Its high fire rate gives follow up shots.

Key stats:

  • Damage: 93-196
  • Fire Rate: 71 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 350ms

With mobility nearing a marksman rifle, the SP-R 208 allows you to destroy enemies at all ranges while on the move.

11. Kastov 762

The Kastov 762 has the fastest kill time of any full auto AR past 40 meters. This hard hitting AK platform absolutely shreds at range.

Vital Stats:

  • Damage: 35-77
  • Fire Rate: 617 RPM
  • ADS Speed: 250ms

With chest multipliers extending its damage range and minimal recoil, the Kastov 762 is unmatched at long distances.

12. Lachmann 556

Extremely smooth and easy to control, the Lachmann 556 is a versatile AR effective at all ranges. Low recoil keeps this gun accurately on target.

Key stats:

  • Damage: 35-48
  • Fire Rate: 714 RPM
  • Recoil Mitigation: 46%

A very forgiving rifle with excellent handling. The Lachmann 556 works well for all play styles and skill levels.

13. Expedite 12

Up close, nothing compares to the one shot kill potential of the Expedite 12 shotgun. Each pellet it fires is a potential instant kill.

Vital stats:

  • Damage: 300
  • Fire Rate: 146 RPM
  • 1 Shot Kill Range: 7m
  • Sprint Speed: 95%

The Expedite 12 absolutely dominates small map game modes. Room clearing has never been easier.

14. Lockwood 300

With extreme one shot kill range and accuracy, the Lockwood 300 shotgun excels when holding down sight lines.

Key stats:

  • Damage: 410
  • Fire Rate: 65 RPM
  • 1 Shot Kill Range: 12m

Although slow handling, the Lockwood 300 will one shot enemies clear across most objective sites.

15. Victus XMR

With a large one shot kill area and high mobility, the Victus XMR is arguably the best shotgun for running and gunning.


  • Damage: 270
  • Fire Rate: 83 RPM
  • 1 Shot Kill Range: 10m
  • Sprint Speed: 92%

The Victus XMR has amazing consistency paired with great handling. Rushing has never been so easy in MW2.

Honorable Mentions

Here are 5 more guns narrowly missing the top 15:

Bryson 800 – Hard hitting LMG great for long range suppression

PDSW 528 – Versatile SMG effective in close to mid-range

MCPR-300 – Extremely mobile sniper for aggressive quick scoping

M16 – Burst rifle with very fast time-to-kill potential

Rapp H – Devastating SMG with lightning quick reload

And there you have it, the top weapons in MW2 for dominating lobbies. Of course weapon viability depends on playstyle and mode, but these guns are versatile picks effective for most players. Hopefully breaking down the stats helps explain why these reign supreme. Equip a top tier gun and start dropping high kill games!

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