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This page contains information about a DayZ item that is currently not spawning/craftable, and/or is not functional - but is not a removed or replaced item, in Stable branch.
The information on this page does not apply to the current version of the game or the content is not available.

Version 0.63
Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Pistol
Cartridge .308 WIN Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 4 Slots (2x2)
Weight 2 kg (4 lb)
Absorbency 10%
Fire Modes Single Shot
Rate of Fire Slow
Recoil Medium
Noise 4 (Very Loud)
Zeroing None
Magazines Internal (1 Round)
Optics Pistol Scope
Crossbow Holosight
Muzzles Plastic Bottle Suppressor
Location Hunting
Rarity Rare
Break-action LongHorn pistol uses a trigger mechanism, designed to be strong and to make the break-action easy to open. It uses a large and strong frame. — 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 Winchester Rounds. The longhorn comes with or without a Pistol Scope that cannot be zeroed since 0.57. As a result, long range fights with it are hard. However, 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.


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




  • 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 proper 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.