All Operators with a handgun in Rainbow Six Siege

Know your sidearms.

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In Rainbow Six Siege, much like any shooter, you can count on your sidearm to finish off any enemies when you don’t have bullets in your primary weapon. It’s important to bring one along because you never know what situations you’ll get into, and having a few extra bullets in your pocket can be the difference between winning a round or giving it to the enemy. Handguns are a pretty standard sidearm in Rainbow Six Siege, but not every Operator has one. This guide covers all the Operators with a handgun.

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All Attackers with a handgun

The following is a list of every Attacker in Rainbow Six Siege with a handgun:

  • Sledge
  • Thatcher
  • Ash
  • Thermite
  • Twitch
  • Montagne
  • Glaz
  • Fuze
  • Blitz
  • IQ
  • Buck
  • Blackbeard
  • Capitao
  • Hibana
  • Jackal
  • Ying
  • Zofia
  • Lion
  • Finka
  • Maverick
  • Nomad
  • Nokk
  • Iana
  • Ace
  • Zero
  • Flores
  • Osa
  • Sens

All Defenders with a handgun

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The following is a list of all the Operators in the game that have a handgun:

  • Smoke
  • Mute
  • Castle
  • Pulse
  • Doc
  • Rook
  • Kapkan
  • Tachanka
  • Jager
  • Bandit
  • Frost
  • Valkyrie
  • Caveira
  • Echo
  • Mira
  • Lesion
  • Ela
  • Maestro
  • Alibi
  • Kaid
  • Mozzie
  • Warden
  • Goyo
  • Wamai
  • Oryx
  • Melusi
  • Aruni
  • Thunderbird
  • Thorn
  • Azami

How to equip a handgun

You can equip a handgun to your Operator from the Operator menu. Access them and change their loadout to add one instead of a hand cannon or machine pistol. While you can do this between rounds, it’s incredibly stressful. Instead, it’s better to change your loadouts before you get into a match. That way, you know that regardless of the Operators in this list that you choose from, they’ve all got a handgun equipped and ready to go.

Is the handgun the best weapon in the game?

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The handgun is a sidearm and as such, it’s got no chance of being the best weapon in Rainbow Six Siege. If you want to find out what the best weapon for your play style is though, you can head to the Shooting Range and fire off a few rounds. Analyze the data the boards give you, and you can change the way you play enough to deal more damage with every shot. Using the Shooting Range, you could even make the handgun a viable weapon for you to use in any situation.