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Basic form of a hand cannon.

Hand cannons are a class of primary weapons in Destiny and Destiny 2. They are capable of dealing heavy precision damage at close ranges, but very inaccurate at longer ranges.

Archetypes[]

Crucible[]

The following table illustrates the performance of each hand cannon archetype in the Crucible:[1][2]

Archetype Damage Per Hit Time-to-Kill (seconds)
Crit Body Crit Body
High-Impact 95 64 0.5-1.00[Note 1] 1.50
Mid-Impact 86 57 0.86 1.30
Low-Impact 77 51 0.73 1.09

List of Hand Cannons[]

Notes[]

  1. Time-to-kill varies depending on the opponent's Armor attribute. Guardians with more than 190 HP will take one more shot to kill.

References[]

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