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A firearm is a portable, handheld gun. Notable individuals shown to be extremely proficient with firearms, include John Diggle, Laurel Lance, Sara Lance, Lyla Diggle and Oliver Queen. Also known as small arms or light weapons, such weapons include revolvers and pistols, rifles and carbines, assault rifles, submachine guns and light machine guns. There are also higher, less portable version of guns are called weapon mounts and artillery pieces.

By Rip Hunter's time, firearms shoot energy bolts or blasts of various colors and intensities, instead of any solid projectiles.

Known types of firearms

  • Assault rifle:
  • Carbines:
  • Grenade launcher:
  • Machine guns:
  • Pistol:
  • Revolver:
  • Rifles:
  • Shotguns:
  • Sub machine guns:

Future firearms

In Rip Hunter's time, weapons still have the appearance, functions, components, operation, and usage of guns, as there are handguns that can resemble revolvers, with the exception that they shoot energy bolts or blasts, which have been called "laser blasts" by Rip Hunter. The energy shots can have various colors, notably blue, green, red, or orange. For most weapons, the part of it that contains ammunition, either the cylinder, handle, or barrel, glowing or shining the color of its ammunition. Depending on the weapon type firing it, the energy round will either just hit with great force, cause damage through a burst of flames and sparks on the target, or completely vaporize or pulverize a target. The weapons can also knock someone unconscious, seemingly due to a stun setting. It would seem as some future clothing, such as Rip Hunter's and Jon Valor's, are somewhat immune to the energy rounds, as the wearer will only be sent flying through the air or knocked down. The Time MastersChronos, Rip Hunter, and even some Time Pirates use these types of weapons. A notable weapon of this kind is Rip Hunter's personal sidearm.

Known users