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Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Handgun
Cartridge .308 WIN Rounds
.308 WIN Tracer Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 5x2 (10 Slots)
Weight 2 kg (5 lb)
Absorbency 10%
Fire Modes Single Shot
Rate of Fire Slow
Recoil Medium
Noise 4 (Very Loud)
Zeroing 25m
Magazines Internal (1 Round)
Optics Pistol Scope, Mini Sights
Muzzles Plastic Bottle Suppressor
Location Hunting
Rarity Rare
Single shot break action hunting pistol. The powerful ammunition makes it most suited for big game. Uses .308 WIN rounds. — In-game description

The Longhorn is a break action, long range pistol. It is loud and needs to be reloaded after each shot, making it unsuitable for close range personal protection.


The Longhorn is a single-shot handgun chambered for .308 WIN Rounds. This gun performs very well at medium distance, and is a good weapon to have in combination with a close-range weapon such as a shotgun or sub-machine gun, since it can be stored in the player's inventory. The Longhorn commonly spawns with a Pistol Scope attached.


Weapon attachments are any accessories or devices that attach to a firearm in order to add, improve or modify the weapon's functionality or performance. In DayZ Standalone these attachments take the form of sights/optics, handguards, buttstocks, muzzle devices, barrel and handguard attachments and gun wraps.

Sights and Optics


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Trivia[ | ]

  • The Longhorn is based on the Thompson/Center Contender G2, a break-action single-shot pistol produced by Thompson/Center Arms. It was offered through various retailers and dealers chambered in dozens of calibers, such as .357 Magnum and .223. Interestingly, the Thompson/Center Contender is not actually available in .308 Winchester or 7.62x54mmR. However, due to the nature of the Contender, it is feasible that someone would convert it to .308 or 7.62x54.
  • The Longhorn was added to the game in the 0.47 update.
  • Until 0.55, the Longhorn was chambered in 7.62x51mm, which was replaced in the game by .308 and 7.62x54mmR.
  • Since the 0.57 update, it's possible to detach the Pistol Scope, and also to attach the Crossbow Holosight or use the gun without any optics at all.
  • The Longhorn was re-implemented in the 1.17 Experimental Patch.