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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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A detailed view of a Hand cannon.

The Hand cannon is a two-handed Ranged weapon released with the Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest on 9 September 2009. It requires a Ranged level of 75, a Firemaking level of 61, and the completion of the Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest to wield. The Hand cannon and Hand cannon shot are dropped by Cannoneers. It cannot be lent.

The Hand cannon has a chance of blowing up with each use. When it explodes, the player wielding it is dealt between 1 and 16 damage. The chance of this occurring decreases as a player's Firemaking level increases; however, even at level 99, it can still explode. By using the hand cannons special attack, the risk of blowing up is even higher.

The Hand cannon is one of the deadliest ranged weapons to date. It matches the Rune crossbow's ranged bonus, but is exceeded by the Dark and fully charged Crystal bows. In addition, its ammunition, Hand cannon shot, has the highest Ranged Strength bonus of any other ammunition. The highest hit yet documented is 60. Its special attack, Aimed Shot, has increased accuracy and takes up half the special attack bar, but takes longer to fire and increases the chance of the Hand cannon blowing up. Also, if used on the rapid attack style it can be used instantly for a second attack after the Special is used. Due to the ammunition's strength and the speed of the hand cannon, it's practically the ranged equivalent to the godsword. Both weapons have the same speed, if the hand cannon is set to the "rapid" mode. The cannon is quite a bit less accurate -- this can be solved with ranged boosting armour.

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A player wielding a Hand cannon.
A player wielding a Hand cannon.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 0 +90
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
0 0 0 0 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 0 ?
Speed: File:speed6.gif


  • The Hand cannon (along with Dorgeshuun and Zanik's crossbows) is one of the few ranged weapons whose ammunition can be seen reloading.
  • On 12 September 2009 a bug was discovered with the Hand cannon special attack that enabled multiple users to simultaneously attack a single target in a single-combat zone, but this was fixed 13 September 2009. Millions of coins were lost during the hours this bug was at large. Now, nearly all of these bug exploiters are banned.  
  • If a player fires the Hand cannon, then quickly switches to another weapon, you will perform the reloading animation while holding the other weapon instead of the Hand cannon.
  • If a player is in a crowded area and is not moving, the cannon will be held in the right hand and a ramrod will be wielded in the left. (the ramrod is the thing seen reloading the cannon)

Hand cannon, along with the Fixed device, the Cannon from Mobilising Armies, and the crossbow, are the closest things to guns in RuneScape.

See also


This article uses material from the "Hand cannon" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Nym used his hand cannon against Sol Sixxa on the Sunrunner.
"Jinkins, if you hit another nerve ending, I'm gonna take that fusion cutter to your skull!
―The sounds made by the hand cannon's construction, and Nym's frustration with Jinkins' craftsmanship

In 26 BBY, Bith engineer Jinkins cobbled together a personal and powerful, albeit short lived, hand cannon for his captain, Nym, who chose a hand cannon over a giant hook being affixed to his arm. Jinkins then installed in place of Nym's destroyed prosthetic arm, which had been eaten by a relix, so that Nym could fire the weapon at will. Made from an assortment spare parts and weapons found on the Sunrunner, it fired bursts of a explosive ammunition. Kole, Nym's first mate, referred to it as Nym and Jinkin's "science project." The weapon proved effective against Sol Sixxa's Mere pirates, until Sixxa severed it with his sword, causing Nym much physical pain. It was later replaced by a more conventional metal hand.


  • Starfighter: Crossbones 3

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