Are you on the hunt for the best P890 loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? You’re in luck. This P890 loadout combines expert handling and recoil control with high damage to offer you the best possible pistol at close range.

The P890 is a semi-automatic pistol, one that is fantastic for close combat gunfights. While many expected this weapon to be too weak to be usable in MW2, players have been impressed by what this pistol offers, as it offers plenty of benefits to any player’s loadout.

This article will discuss the best MW2 P890 loadout, allowing you to build the perfect secondary weapon for your loadout.

The Best P890 Loadout in MW2

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  • Barrel: XRK Tacops Barrel
  • Trigger Action: Bruen Express
  • Muzzle: Forge DX90-F
  • Rear Grip: FJX DVF60
  • Magazine: 10-Round Mag

One of the reasons the P890 is one of the best pistols in MW2 is due to its handling and mobility. This loadout will ensure we keep these benefits while also improving the recoil control and ADS speed.

Not only that, but we have also used attachments that increase the P890 bullet velocity to ensure it is as effective as possible in close combat.

Unfortunately, no matter how much damage you add to the P890, it will still struggle to compete at range with primary weapons like assault rifles and SMGs, so we have opted not to get bogged down with a large magazine.

Barrel: XRK Tacops Barrel

When it comes to using a pistol in MW2, the chances are you are operating in tight situations where close combat is inevitable.

Therefore, you need to ensure your pistol loadout focuses on speed as well as ADS time. The XRK Tacops Barrel is a perfect attachment for this, as it improves your ADS speed and movement speed with this pistol, allowing you to quickly aim and fire at your opponents, and get out of that situation as quickly as possible.

Trigger Action: Bruen Express

The principle of speed as a focal point is further enhanced with the Bruen Express trigger action. Not only does this attachment further improve the principles aided by your XRK Tacops Barrel, but bit it also offers an increase in recoil stability and fire accuracy, which is fantastic when you are in a 1v1 gunfight. 

With this additional accuracy, you might be able to hit your opposition with that key extra bullet, allowing you to win the fight and keep pressing forward toward the objective.

Muzzle: Forge DX90-F

Next up, we move on to the muzzle of this pistol. The Forge DX90-F is the perfect muzzle for the P890 pistol, which allows you to tackle gunfights slights quicker, with an increased fire rate allowing you to get more shots off on your opponent.

This aspect is essential for close combat, where a couple of bullets are the difference between winning or losing a gunfight.

Rear Grip: FJX DVF60

As mentioned, one of the main focuses of this loadout is to improve even further on the already impressive recoil control that the P890 offers you. 

The FJX DVF60 rear grip does just that. It does come with a price, as your aiming stability lowers slightly. However, as you will be using this weapon in close proximity and barely ever using it at range, then this decrease should not impact your gameplay at all.

Magazine: 10-Round Mag

For the final attachment, we have opted to include the 10 Round Mag, although this attachment is less important than the others on this list. If you prefer more or less ammunition, changing this attachment would not greatly impact the balance of this loadout.

As standard, the P890 has eight rounds of ammunition in the chamber, with a further 16 available. If you find yourself running out of bullets, you might want to consider adding the scavenger perk to your loadout.

The addition of two extra bullets in your magazine might seem small, but it can be the difference between life and death in some gunfights.

As you would expect, carrying the additional bullets does slightly slow down your ADS speed, reload speed, and sprint to fire speed, but the impact will be minimal at best.

If you choose a larger magazine, the impact will be greater.

Alternative P890 Build

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  • Barrel – Xten Harbinger 
  • Magazine – 12-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip – Bruen Anchor Grip
  • Optic – SZ Sigma-IV Optic
  • Muzzle – Slab-10 Comp

If you are looking for a slightly different P890 build, you can always try out this variation. This pistol loadout offers slightly more distance, bullets, and control than the other loadout, but it is definitely not as quick for running around the map.

If you prefer to play at a slow pace, picking off opponents instead of attacking them in a straight-up gunfight, this loadout might suit your play style better.