Hand cannons are a class of primary weapons in Destiny. They are capable of dealing heavy precision damage at close ranges, but very inaccurate at longer ranges.
The following table illustrates the performance of each hand cannon archetype in the Crucible:
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- ↑ Time-to-kill varies depending on the opponent's Armor attribute. Guardians with more than 190 HP will take one more shot to kill.
- ↑ Reddit "In-depth weapons sats spreadsheet 2.0 (Time To Kill, Damage, RPM), featuring all new weapons from The Taken King Expansion!". Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- ↑ Reddit "Mercules' Massive Breakdown Weapon Stats Spreadsheet, Including Stats and Times-to-Kill". Retrieved June 12, 2016.