Firearms by Weapon Type

Ammunition Classes

A weapon's base damage is highly dependent on the type of ammunition it uses. In House Games, ammo is grouped into three separate damage classes. A standard, semi-automatic gun which uses a cartridge found in Class A would have a base damage of 4, while cartridges found in Class B have a base damage of 6, and Class C cartridges have a whopping base damage of 8. The classes are discussed below.

Class A

Class A is the light ammo class. Weapons in this class are designed to be portable (relative to their weapon type, at least), to be mostly free of recoil, and to make it easy to carry extra rounds of ammo. Rifles found here include all assault rifles, some light machine guns, and a few marksman rifles, such as the M16 rifle, the Colt Automatic Rifle, and the U.S.M.C. Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle. There are also a few pistols and SMGs, such as the Walther PPK semi-automatic pistol.

Common cartridges include:

  • .22 Long Rifle
  • .22 S&W Long
  • .22 WMR
  • .25 ACP
  • .32 ACP
  • 5.56x45mm NATO
  • .223 Remington
  • .30 Carbine

Class B

Class B is the standard ammo class. Weapons in this class are designed to provide a good balance between stopping power and ease of use. Rifles found here include most battle rifles and semi-automatic rifles, most sniper rifles, and a number of midsize machine guns, such as the FN FAL ("The right arm of the Free World"), the WWII classic M1 Garand rifle, the Dragunov sniper rifle, and the M60 machine gun. Handguns found here include the Colt Python revolver, the Glock series of semi-automatic pistols, and the Thompson submachine gun ("Tommy gun").

Common cartridges include:

  • 6.5x55mm Swedish
  • .30-06 Springfield
  • .308 Winchester
  • .308 Winchester Magnum
  • 7mm Remington Magnum
  • 7.62x51mm NATO
  • 8mm Mauser
  • .357 SIG
  • .380 ACP
  • 9x9mm Parabellum (9mm Luger)
  • .38 Special
  • .40 Smith & Wesson
  • 10mm Auto
  • .357 Magnum
  • .45 ACP

Class C

Class C is the heavy ammo class. Weapons in this class utilize very large-caliber cartridges designed to brutalize anything standing in the path of the bullet. These are the heavy hitters: your anti-materiel rifles, your heavy machine guns, your big-ass revolvers. The rifles found here generally require a tripod, if not a crew of operators, and the handguns pack a wallop, but Newton's 3rd Law dictates that they pack a pretty hefty wallop to the user as well, and are often difficult to control. Well-known weapons from Class C include the Barrett M82 anti-materiel rifle, the M2 Browning machine gun, and the Smith & Wesson Model 500 revolver.

Common cartridges include:

  • 9.3x62mm
  • .375 H&H Magnum
  • .41 Remington Magnum
  • .44 Magnum
  • .45 Colt
  • .45 Magnum
  • .50 Action Express
  • .500 S&W Magnum
  • .45-70 Government
  • .50 BMG
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