Destiny 2 - Hand Cannon: Primary Weapons Rarity Database

This page contains a list of all obtainable destiny 2 hand cannon that includes exotics, legendaries, rares, uncommon and common weapons.

The Destiny 2 Hand Cannon is a weapon that appears in-game. Hand Cannons are what they say they are, portable burst damage for your enemies. They have a short range but more than make up for it with their high damage potential. You can use this against close quarter combats.

For the Destiny 2 Hand Cannon, it has several classifications. This includes the Common, Uncommon, Legendary, and Exotic kinds of the Destiny 2 Hand Cannon.

Destiny 2 Hand Cannon List

Destiny 2 Hand Cannon Sturm


*These weapons are sorted by rarity. If new Hand Cannons appear, we’ll be updating this as well. 


The exotic Destiny 2 Hand Cannon appear more in the Beta than they do in-game. They have an extremely low drop rate, making them coveted by most players. Players can also choose an Exotic Weapon upon completing a particular portion of the game.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Sturm Kinetic  –
Sunshot Energy


Legendary Hand Cannons drop in-game. Similarly to the Exotic, they have a low drop rate. However, they do not need a certain condition to be met unless it’s a quest item. Should the player be unable to procure an exotic Hand Cannon, a legendary Hand Cannon can serve as a good substitute.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Annual Skate
Bad News
Baroque-36 Energy
Better Devils Kinetic
Camilla-C Kinetic
Chaos Falcon Kinetic
Daedalus Code Energy
Imset HC4 Energy
Minuet-42 Energy
Pribina-D Kinetic
Shattered Peace
The Old Fashioned


The rares are one of the easiest to get. They’re quite a good find especially while you’re midway through a mission and you’re looking for a weapon to swap out of. These weapons drop a little more often than the Legendary and often appear in Decoherent Engrams. If players find themselves on an uncommon weapon or common weapon then, they should immediately switch it to a rare if they can. This is probably one of the best compromises since it has a higher drop rate.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Allegro-34 Energy
Azimuth DSU Kinetic
Ballyhoo Mk.27 Kinetic
Guseva-C Kinetic
Lamia HC2 Energy
Presto-48 Energy


The Uncommon Weapons are also easy to find. If you have a Common Weapon and you find an Uncommon then, best you replace it. In the long run, the Uncommon will definitely deal more damage. However, you’ll find yourself at a wit’s end if you’re fighting a boss like Irausk or Thumos. With both of them having high hitpoints, you will be needing better weapons.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Mos Ultima II Kinetic
Minuet-12 Energy
One Earth Kinetic
Picayune Mk. 33 Kinetic


Common Weapons are usually best for starting out the game as it is easily available and obtainable. Once you get a higher tiered weapon, just switch weapons since commons have the lowest stats and have the least damage.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Headstrong Kinetic
Helios HC1 Energy

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