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Destiny TTK: Massive Breakdown of Vendor and Gunsmith Primary Weapons, including Times-to-Kill, Stats, and Pros and Cons

In this page, you will see a list the Massive Breakdown of Vendor and Gunsmith Primary Weapons, including Times-to-Kill, Stats, and Pros and Cons created by a redditor named Mercules904. This list will help you determine which weapons would be best to use outside of the standard Exotic choices (MIDA, TLW, Thorn, etc).

Several things to note:
  • Classes are broken down into Impact sub-classes.
  • This list will not add recommended Perks to the guns which can be purchased from Vendors. These do NOT account for any drops you get with random rolls, and only take into account the Perks the weapons are sold with. For Gunsmith weapons, there are a ton of great guides out there that discuss the Arms-Day rolls, and I will not be going into detail with them here.
  • All Times-to-Kill are assuming Guardian has max armor (not including the effects of The Ram).
  • All Pros and Cons are determined by comparing weapons within the same class, not by all weapons in general.
  • This list will give you two final recommendations for each weapon class. The first will be the gun with the best combination of stats and Time to Kill. The second will be a gun with a slightly slower Time to Kill, but that is easier to use and/or more forgiving.
This list is only including Vendor and Gunsmith weapons, as I want to keep this list as clean, concise, and as casual-player friendly as possible. A separate list with ToO, Raid, IB, and Strike weapons may be a possibility at some point in the future.

#1 Scout Rifles

High-Impact

Cocytus SR4 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Very fast Time-to-Kill. High Range. Above average Reload Speed. Fair Mag Size for the Impact class.
Cons - Low Aim Assist. Average Stability.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.80s (3 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 27
  • Impact: 61 (73 damage per crit shot, 49 per body shot)
  • Range: 74
  • Stability: 44
  • Reload Speed: 59
  • Mag Size: 13
  • Aim Assist: 39
Last Extremity - Available from Crucible Quartermaster. Recommended Perks: Torch HS2, Life Support, Single Point Sling, Third Eye.

Pros - Very fast Time-to-Kill. High Range. Above average Reload Speed.
Cons - Terrible Aim Assist. Below average Stability. Average Mag Size.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.80s (3 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 27
  • Impact: 61 (73 damage per crit shot, 49 per body shot)
  • Range: 74
  • Stability: 36
  • Reload Speed: 59
  • Mag Size: 12
  • Aim Assist: 21
Mid-Impact

Tuonela SR4 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Very high Stability. Above average Reload Speed.
Cons - Low Aim Assist and Mag Size. Below average Range.
  • Time-to-Kill: 1.00s (2 crit shots and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 37
  • Impact: 48 (61 damage per crit shot, 41 per body shot)
  • Range: 62
  • Stability: 69
  • Reload Speed: 62
  • Mag Size: 13
  • Aim Assist: 44
SUROS DIS-43 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - High Range, Mag Size, and Aim Assist. Above average Stability.
Cons - Below average Reload Speed.
  • Time-to-Kill: 1.00s (2 crit shots and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 37
  • Impact: 48 (61 damage per crit shot, 41 per body shot)
  • Range: 77
  • Stability: 48
  • Reload Speed: 45
  • Mag Size: 19
  • Aim Assist: 61
Hung Jury SR4 - Available from the Dead Orbit Representative. Recommended Perks: Torch HS2, Triple Tap, Hand-Laid Stock, Firefly.

Pros - Above average Range. Very high Stability and Reload Speed. High Mag Size.
Cons - Terrible Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 1.00s (2 crit shots and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 37
  • Impact: 48 (61 damage per crit shot, 41 per body shot)
  • Range: 72
  • Stability: 63
  • Reload Speed: 75
  • Mag Size: 17
  • Aim Assist: 26
Not Like the Others - Available from Vanguard Quartermaster. Recommended Perks: Reflex, Crowd Control, Feather Mag or Explosive Rounds, Reactive Reload.
Pros - High Aim Assist and Mag Size.
Cons - Average Range, Stability, and Reload Speed.
  • Time-to-Kill: 1.00s (2 crit shots and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 37
  • Impact: 48 (61 damage per crit shot, 41 per body shot)
  • Range: 65
  • Stability: 46
  • Reload Speed: 59
  • Mag Size: 17
  • Aim Assist: 69
Low-Impact

SUROS DIS-47 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Very high Aim Assist, Mag Size, and Rate of Fire. Above average Range.
Cons - Requires landing a lot of shots to kill. Below average Stability and Reload Speed.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.93s (4 crit shots and 1 body shot)
  • Rate of Fire: 52
  • Impact: 35 (45 damage per crit shot, 30 per body shot)
  • Range: 54
  • Stability: 50
  • Reload Speed: 55
  • Mag Size: 20
  • Aim Assist: 74
#2 Pulse Rifles

Mid-Impact

SUROS PDX-41 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Above average Range. High Stability and Mag Size.
Cons - Average Reload Speed. Average Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 1.00s (3 bursts. 3 crit shots and 6 body shots. If you hit 7 crits, you can miss 2 shots completely.)
  • Rate of Fire: 66
  • Impact: 14 (29 damage per crit shot, 19 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 48
  • Stability: 68
  • Reload Speed: 62
  • Mag Size: 27
  • Aim Assist: 55
The Villiany - Available from the Future War Cult Representative. Recommended Perks: Red Dot-ORES or TrueSight IS, Rangefinder, Smallbore, Third Eye.

Pros - Above average Stability and Aim Assist. High Reload Speed and Mag Size.
Cons - Below average Range.
  • Time-to-Kill: 1.00s (3 bursts. 3 crit shots and 6 body shots. If you hit 7 crits, you can miss 2 shots completely.)
  • Rate of Fire: 66
  • Impact: 14 (29 damage per crit shot, 19 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 39
  • Stability: 65
  • Reload Speed: 71
  • Mag Size: 27
  • Aim Assist: 60
Low-Impact

SUROS PDX-45 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - High Rate of Fire, Mag Size, and Aim Assist. Very high Stability and Reload Speed.
Cons - Terrible Range.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.92s (3 bursts. 7 crit shots and 2 body shots. If you hit 8 crits, you can miss 1 shot completely.)
  • Rate of Fire: 73
  • Impact: 7 (25 damage per crit shot, 17 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 22
  • Stability: 75
  • Reload Speed: 90
  • Mag Size: 27
  • Aim Assist: 70
Hawksaw - Available from the Crucible Quartermaster. Recommended Perks: Your choice of sight, Appended Magazine or High Caliber Rounds, Secret Round, Smallbore.

Pros - High Rate of Fire, Mag Size, and Reload Speed. Very High Stability. Above average Aim Assist.
Cons - Terrible Range
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.92s (3 bursts. 7 crit shots and 2 body shots. If you hit 8 crits, you can miss 1 shot completely.)
  • Rate of Fire: 73
  • Impact: 7 (25 damage per crit shot, 17 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 27
  • Stability: 72
  • Reload Speed: 80
  • Mag Size: 27
  • Aim Assist: 60
Hand Cannons

High-Impact

Judith-D - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Very high Impact, possibility of killing very low armor players with 2 crit shots and a TtK of 0.50s. High Range.
Cons - Very low Rate of Fire and Stability. Low Reload Speed and Mag Size. Below average Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 1.00s (1 crit shot and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 15
  • Impact: 94 (95 damage per crit shot, 64 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 41
  • Stability: 17
  • Reload Speed: 26
  • Mag Size: 7
  • Aim Assist: 60
Mid-Impact

The Vanity - Available from the Future War Cult Representative. Recommended Perks: TrueSight IS, Luck in the Chamber, Extended Mag, Eye of the Storm.

Pros - Very high Stability.
Cons - Low Range. Very low Aim Assist. Average Reload Speed and Mag Size. Reported to crash the game occasionally when Firefly activates.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.86s (1 crit shot and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 22
  • Impact: 87 (86 damage per crit shot, 57 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 24
  • Stability: 70
  • Reload Speed: 40
  • Mag Size: 8
  • Aim Assist: 41
Uffren HC4 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Very high Stability. Above average Reload Speed.
Cons - Low Range and Mag Size. Very low Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.86s (1 crit shot and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 22
  • Impact: 87 (86 damage per crit shot, 57 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 24
  • Stability: 70
  • Reload Speed: 43
  • Mag Size: 7
  • Aim Assist: 50
Gaheris-D - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - High Stability and Aim Assist. Above average Reload Speed.
Cons - Low Range and Mag Size.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.86s (1 crit shot and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 22
  • Impact: 87 (86 damage per crit shot, 57 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 23
  • Stability: 56
  • Reload Speed: 41
  • Mag Size: 7
  • Aim Assist: 80
Byronic Hero - Available from the Crucible Quartermaster. Recommended Parks: SteadyHand IS, Surrounded, Hammer Forged or Smallbore, and Third Eye.

Pros - Above average Mag Size.
Cons - Average Range and Stability. Low Reload Speed. Below average Aim Assist.
Time-to-Kill: 0.86s (1 crit shot and 2 body shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 22
  • Impact: 87 (86 damage per crit shot, 57 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 25
  • Stability: 41
  • Reload Speed: 30
  • Mag Size: 9
  • Aim Assist: 71
Low-Impact

Appellant III - Available from the New Monarchy Representative. Recommended Perks: TrueSight IS, Underdog, Extended Mag, Life Support.

Pros - High Rate of Fire and very high Reload Speed for Hand Cannons. Fair Mag Size. Above average Aim Assist for Hand Cannons.
Cons - Poor Range and Stability.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.73s (2 crit shots and 1 body shot)
  • Rate of Fire: 32
  • Impact: 68 (77 damage per crit shot, 51 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 25
  • Stability: 27
  • Reload Speed: 56
  • Mag Size: 9
  • Aim Assist: 76
Down and Doubt 00-0 - Available from the Vanguard Quartermaster. Recommended Perks: SureShot IS, Grenadier, Lightweight, Triple Tap.

Pros - High Rate of Fire, Stability, and Reload Speed for Hand Cannons.
Cons - Terrible Range. Average Mag Size. Below average Aim Assist for Hand Cannons.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.73s (2 crit shots and 1 body shot)
  • Rate of Fire: 32
  • Impact: 68 (77 damage per crit shot, 51 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 15
  • Stability: 60
  • Reload Speed: 48
  • Mag Size: 8
  • Aim Assist: 56
Kumakatok HC-4 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - High Rate of Fire, Stability, and Reload Speed for Hand Cannons. Fair Mag Size. Above average Aim Assist for Hand Cannons.
Cons - Terrible Range.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.73s (2 crit shots and 1 body shot)
  • Rate of Fire: 32
  • Impact: 68 (77 damage per crit shot, 51 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 15
  • Stability: 60
  • Reload Speed: 48
  • Mag Size: 9
  • Aim Assist: 74
  • Auto Rifles
High-Impact

An Answering Chord - Available from the Vanguard Quartermaster. Recommended Perks: Your choice of sight, High Caliber Rounds, Injection Mold, Feeding Frenzy.

Pros - Very high range. Above average Mag Size.
Cons - Low Stability. Average Reload Speed and Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.93s (8 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 77
  • Impact: 28 (25 damage per crit shot, 20 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 54
  • Stability: 32
  • Reload Speed: 63
  • Mag Size: 27
  • Aim Assist: 59
Questing Beast - Available from the Vanguard Quartermaster. Recommended Perks: OEG Riflescope, Hot Swap, Hand Loaded, Hidden Hand.

Pros - None
Cons - Low Range and Aim Assist. Below average Stability and Reload Speed. Average Mag Size.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.93s (8 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 77
  • Impact: 28 (25 damage per crit shot, 20 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 14
  • Stability: 41
  • Reload Speed: 59
  • Mag Size: 25
  • Aim Assist: 40
Antipodal Hindsight - Available from the Crucible Quartermaster. Recommended Perks: Your choice of sight, Grave Robber, Rifled Barrel, Life Support.

Pros - High Range and Stability.
Cons - Average Reload Speed and Mag Size. Low Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.93s (8 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 77
  • Impact: 28 (25 damage per crit shot, 20 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 32
  • Stability: 54
  • Reload Speed: 62
  • Mag Size: 26
  • Aim Assist: 45
The Dealbreaker - Available from the Crucible Quartermaster. Recommended Perks: LB Assault, Crowd Control, Glass Half Full, Braced Frame.

Pros - High Range.
Cons - Low Stability and Aim Assist. Very low Reload Speed. Average Mag Size.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.93s (8 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 77
  • Impact: 28 (25 damage per crit shot, 20 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 40
  • Stability: 37
  • Reload Speed: 41
  • Mag Size: 26
  • Aim Assist: 36
SUROS ARI-45 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Very high Range.
Cons - Average Stability and Mag Size. Low Reload Speed. Below average Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.93s (8 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 77
  • Impact: 28 (25 damage per crit shot, 20 damage per body shot)
  • Range: 48
  • Stability: 44
  • Reload Speed: 52
  • Mag Size: 25
  • Aim Assist: 54
Mid-Impact

Paleocontact JPK-43 - Available from the Dead Orbit Representative. Recommended Perks: Reflex, Rangefinder, Reinforced Barrel, Third Eye.

Pros - Very high Stability. Above average Reload Speed and Mag Size. High Aim Assist.
Cons - Low Range.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.90s (10 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 88
  • Impact: 8 (20 damage per crit shot, 16 per body shot)
  • Range: 20
  • Stability: 72
  • Reload Speed: 68
  • Mag Size: 38
  • Aim Assist: 74
Righteous VII - Available from the New Monarchy Representative. Recommended Perks: SPO-28, Perfect Balance, Rifled Barrel, Glass Half Full.

Pros - High Stability. Very high Mag Size.
Cons - Very low Range and Reload Speed. Average Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.90s (10 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 88
  • Impact: 8 (20 damage per crit shot, 16 per body shot)
  • Range: 17
  • Stability: 68
  • Reload Speed: 49
  • Mag Size: 43
  • Aim Assist: 63
Zarinaea-D - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Above average Range. High Stability and Mag Size.
Cons - Average Reload Speed and Aim Assist.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.90s (10 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 88
  • Impact: 8 (20 damage per crit shot, 16 per body shot)
  • Range: 25
  • Stability: 60
  • Reload Speed: 65
  • Mag Size: 40
  • Aim Assist: 60
SUROS ARI-41 - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - High Stability and Aim Assist. Very high Mag Size.
Cons - Very low Range. Low Reload Speed.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.90s (10 crit shots)
  • Rate of Fire: 88
  • Impact: 8 (20 damage per crit shot, 16 per body shot)
  • Range: 17
  • Stability: 68
  • Reload Speed: 54
  • Mag Size: 43
  • Aim Assist: 72
Low-Impact

Arminius-D - Available from the Gunsmith.

Pros - Very high Aim Assist and Mag Size. High Reload Speed. Very fast TtK with body shots (1.00s, 16 body shots to kill).
Cons - Very low Range. Below average Stability.
  • Time-to-Kill: 0.86s (12 crit shots and 1 body shot,)
  • Rate of Fire: 100
  • Impact: 2 (16 damage per crit shot, 13 per body shot)
  • Range: 13
  • Stability: 42
  • Reload Speed: 76
  • Mag Size: 72
  • Aim Assist: 80
A of couple recommendations for each weapon class, they would be as follows:

Scout Rifles - For Time to Kill, Cocytus SR4 with perks that enhance Stability. For Ease of Use, SUROS DIS-43 with perks that enhance Stability.

Pulse Rifles - For Time to Kill, SUROS PDX-45 with perks that enhance Range. For Ease of Use, The Villiany with perks that enhance Range.

Hand Cannons - For Time to Kill, Kumakatok HC-4 with perks that enhance Range. For Ease of Use, Gaheris-D with perks that enhance Range.

Auto Rifles - For Time to Kill, Arminius-D with perks that enhance Range and Stability. For Ease of Use, Paleocontact JPK-43 with perks that enhance Range.

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Credits: Special thanks to Mercules904 for this list.