Thread: Pistol Shotguns
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pistol Shotguns

There is an article in one of the Alternate GURPS Pyramids that reduces Guns to three specialties: Pistol (including machine pistols and gyroc pistols), Longarm (including what is currently covered by Rifle, Shotgun, Musket, gyroc rifles, and the "two handed with optional stock" SMGs - like Prohibition-era Tommy guns), and LAW Rockets. (In addition to these, I tend to add Wrist Gun as a fourth specialty - introduced in a sidebar in High-Tech - for those weapons that are strapped to the wrist.)

I found it keeps things much simpler.

Regardless, I'd go with him still using Pistol since that is how these weapons are fired, regardless of whether it's shooting shot or slug, with familiarity penalties until he's used to the new loads.
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