Firearm Maneuvers

This is an ongoing expansion of the Martial Arts maneuver rules in the Cannon Companion, applied to firearms to simulate both techniques used by modern forces, and some special effects commonly seen on film (aka Westerns & Hong Kong Action flicks - John Woo). If you've got an idea for a firearm maneuver, please send your thoughts here. MacavityNt@Netscape.com

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Name Modes Action Ammo Type TN
Modifier
Description
Deliberate Aimed Shot All Simple All -1 Aim and fire as one action
Hammer SA Only Simple c, cy 0 Aiming, then firing twice (short burst) at a single target (simple action
Double Tap SA Only Complex c, cy -1 Aiming, firing, aiming, firing at a single target (complex action)
Mozambique SA Only Complex c, cy +2 Aiming, firing a hammer at the body and a deliberate aimed shot at the head
Speedload Simple c, cy, m Dropping an empty magazine and inserting a fresh one as a simple action, or ejecting all the empty cases from a revolver and replacing them using a speedloader.
Kneecap SA, SS Simple c, cy, m +4 A disabling called shot at the knee designed to blow out the kneecap. Called shot penalty included
Drop Shot All Simple All +2 A shot fired in midair while the character dives for cover, raising the TN to be hit by +2
Deflection Shot SA, SS Simple all except shell & shot +4 An aimed shot designed to ricochet off a nearby high barrier rating surface and hit a target by deflection.
Spinning Holster All Free All Western style holster tricks, spinning the gun in hand and into and out of holsters.
Mirror Shot All Simple All +4 Aimed shot where the weapon is indirectly sighted via a mirror not attached to the firearm.
Bolt Manipulation SS Only Simple cy, c, m The ability to cycle SS weapons fast enough that they count as Semi-Auto weapons. Also called 'fanning the trigger' when revolvers are used.
Select Slug SA Simple m Loading a round of another type (like non-lethal or slug rounds) in the magazine then cycling the weapon so the round ends up in the chamber and is the next to be fired as a simple action.
Mirror Shot All Simple All +4 Aimed shot where the weapon is indirectly sighted via a mirror not attached to the firearm.