The Gunslinger achievement in Red Dead Redemption

The Gunslinger

Score a headshot on any enemy using Expert targeting mode.

The Gunslinger0
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How to unlock the The Gunslinger achievement

  • Layth DireBeardLayth DireBeard122,722
    19 May 2010 19 May 2010 11 Jun 2010
    94 4 8
    Step 1
    -Pause the game and select the options menu. Then change the targeting mode to expert.

    Step 2 (I used a bounty specifically the First Bounty at MacFarlane's ranch)
    -As you approach the general area of the bounty you should see red dots (enemies) on your mini-map.
    -Stay far enough away that you are not detected but close enough that you can line up a headshot with your repeater carbine (any long range gun will suffice). Once you pull the trigger (RT) and the enemy dies, the achievement will unlock.

    -You can also use Dead Eye to make this easier.
    -Don't forget to change the targeting mode back to your desired setting after the achievement unlocks.
    -This must be unlocked in Single Player (Thank you Curtieson for confirming this)

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    strawballsjjyou were spot on but i use a rolling block rifle ( sniper )
    Posted by strawballsjj on 29 May 10 at 19:35
    InstantmashFor what its worth, i couldn't get this, although i was just mingling, and not in a mission or bounty, but got it while on a mission, so maybe worth a try if you can't get it, by doing a mission, great guide though
    Posted by Instantmash on 02 Jun 10 at 18:12
    CurtiesonYea, this can't be earned in MP, and it can't be earned by just taking out the Cops in SP...I think you have to be on a mission in SP.
    Posted by Curtieson on 11 Jun 10 at 12:42
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  • DeafAtheistDeafAtheist298,320
    24 May 2010 25 May 2010 31 May 2010
    84 6 9
    The VERY easiest way to earn this achievement is to hogtie a hostile NPC and shoot him in the head while he's hogtied. He's not going anywhere and he won't be able to shoot back. To make it even easier you can use dead eye to slow down time and shoot him in the head that way.
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    Leo AscendentWhy is this only earned by 53%? I earned it at the first gun fight.... Not hard in the slightest.
    Posted by Leo Ascendent on 20 Jul 13 at 17:13
    DeafAtheistProbably because many players play on easier targeting modes than expert. I myself played on Normal mostly.
    Posted by DeafAtheist on 26 Jul 13 at 19:25
    Shadow XBLThis didn't work for me. I don't know why.
    Posted by Shadow XBL on 06 May 17 at 13:45
  • Manthing1Manthing1173,015
    20 Jun 2010 24 Jun 2010 24 Jun 2010
    30 0 1
    This Achievement can be done on ANY enemy just make sure you go to options and switch your targeting mode from normal to expert like shown in the video then use your dead eye and aim for the head (achievement unlocked)
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    Queen CapThank you.for a full explanation...:)
    Posted by Queen Cap on 01 Mar 13 at 18:11
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