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This is a guide to the Handguns Skill Tree in Cyberpunk 2077. Learn how to level up the Skill Progression for this Skill Tree, all Perks available, and how to unlock all its Perks.

Handguns Skill Progression Guide

How to Level Up Handguns

Defeat enemies with Handguns and land headshots.

Handguns Skill Progression Rewards

1 2 3 4
- Reduces the ADS Time of your Pistols and Revolvers by 20%. +1 Perk Point(s) Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers by 10%
5 6 7 8
Reduces the Spread of your Pistols and Revolvers by 25%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using Pistols or Revolvers. Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers by 10%.
9 10 11 12
+1 Perk Point(s) +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Crit Damage by 15% when using Pistols or Revolvers. +1 Perk Point(s)
13 14 15 16
Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers by 10%. Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers by 15%. +1 Perk Point(s) Reduces the Spread of your Pistols and Revolvers by 25%.
17 18 19 20
Reduces the Spread of your Pistols and Revolvers by 10%. +1 Perk Point(s) Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers by 15%. Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree.

List of Handguns Perks and How to Unlock

Perk Attr. Level Effect at Lv. 1 Rating & Reason
GunslingerGunslinger 3 Reduces reload time for Pistols and Revolvers by 10%. S Rank Icon
Essential skill that improves your flow with Pistols and Revolvers.
High NoonHigh Noon 3 Increases Crit Chance with Pistols and Revolvers by 4%. B Rank Icon
Adding Critical Damage is helpful in finishing off enemies, but the small amount it adds shouldn't make this skill your priority.
Rio BravoRio Bravo 5 Increases headshot damage multiplier with Pistols and Revolvers by 10%. S Rank Icon
With a powerful Pistol or Revolver, this skill can guarantee a one-hit kill on any target.
DesperadoDesperado 5 Increases damage with Pistols and Revolvers by 3%. S Rank Icon
Essential skill that causes more damage to enemies, especially if you use Pitols or Revolvers often.
On the FlyOn the Fly 7 Reduces draw/holster time for Pistols and Revolvers by 25%. C Rank Icon
Unless you only use guns, this skill can be useful in switching to your sidearm faster. However, there are better weapons to switch to when your primary weapon runs out of ammo.
Long Shot Drop PopLong Shot Drop Pop 7 Increases damage with Pistols and Revolvers to enemies 5+ meters away by 15%. A Rank Icon
Useful when shooting enemies from a distance, especially with the right scope attached.
O.K. CorralO.K. Corral 9 Deal 50% more damage with Pistols and Revolvers to enemies whose Health is below 25%. S Rank Icon
Useful for finishing off enemies with low Health.
Steady HandSteady Hand 9 Reduces Pistol and Revolver recoil by 30%. C Rank Icon
Since most Pistols and Revolvers fire a single shot, it may be easier to just adjust your aim after doing so.
Vanishing PointVanishing Point 9 Evasion increases by 25% for 6 sec. after performing a dodge with a Pistol or Revolver equipped. C Rank Icon
Small status effect buff doesn't make this skill worthwhile.
From Head to ToeFrom Head to Toe 11 Increases damage to limbs with Pistols and Revolvers by 7%. B Rank Icon
Unless you don't actively aim for the limbs, this can be helpful when hip-firing as you might randomly hit a limb.
A Fistful of EurodollarsA Fistful of Eurodollars 11 Increases Crit Damage with Pistols and Revolvers by 10%. A Rank Icon
Adding Critical Damage is helpful in finishing off enemies.
AcrobatAcrobat 12 You can now perform dodges while aiming a Pistol or Revolver. B Rank Icon
Can be useful when you need to adjust your position while aiming.
Grand FinaleGrand Finale 12 The last round in a Pistol or Revolver clip deals double damage. A Rank Icon
Your last shot can be a lifesaver in certain situations, so it would be wise to get this skill as soon as possible.
Attritional FireAttritional Fire 14 Firing consecutive shots with a Pistol or Revolver at the same target increases damage by 10%. A Rank Icon
This skill makes your Pistol and Revolver deadlier against opponents.
Wild WestWild West 14 Removes the damage penalty from Pistols and Revolvers when shooting from a distance. A Rank Icon
Useful when shooting enemies from a distance, especially with the right scope attached.
WestworldWestworld 16 Increases Crit Chance for Pistols and Revolvers by 10% if fully modded. B Rank Icon
Only useful if you invest in modding Pistols or Revolvers.
Snowball EffectSnowball Effect 16 After defeating an enemy, fire rate for Pistols and Revolvers increases by 5% for 6 sec. Stacks up to 5 times. A Rank Icon
Useful for chaining kills after defeating an enemy.
Lead SpongeLead Sponge 18 Enables you to shoot with Pistols and Revolvers while dodging. B Rank Icon
Unless you have a steady aim, this can be useful in shooting enemies while you're maneuvering.
BrainpowerBrainpower 20 After a successful headshot with a Pistol or Revolver, Crit Chance increases by 25% for 5 sec. A Rank Icon
Can be useful in finishing off enemies quickly after getting a headshot.
Currently UnavailableThe Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Level 20 in Handguns After a successful Crit Hit with a Pistol or Revolver, damage and Armor increase by 30% for 5 seconds.
+1% per Perk level.
A Rank Icon
Useful when fighting a group of enemies, as it increases your damage and protection after getting a Critical Hit.

Best Handguns Perks

Perk Attr. Level Effect at Lv. 1 Rating & Reason
GunslingerGunslinger 3 Reduces reload time for Pistols and Revolvers by 10%. S Rank Icon
Essential skill that improves your flow with Pistols and Revolvers.
Rio BravoRio Bravo 5 Increases headshot damage multiplier with Pistols and Revolvers by 10%. S Rank Icon
With a powerful Pistol or Revolver, this skill can guarantee a one-hit kill on any target.
DesperadoDesperado 5 Increases damage with Pistols and Revolvers by 3%. S Rank Icon
Essential skill that causes more damage to enemies, especially if you use Pitols or Revolvers often.
O.K. CorralO.K. Corral 9 Deal 50% more damage with Pistols and Revolvers to enemies whose Health is below 25%. S Rank Icon
Useful for finishing off enemies with low Health.

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