By David Eber, Colin Chapman, and Chris Meadows

This page contains a list of guns you can add to your Feng Shui game, for both the modern era and the 1850's juncture. David Eber converted most of the former, while the latter were written by Colin Chapman, with some additional material provided by Chris Meadows. The 1850's gun list is especially useful, since the book provides very little in this area.

Colin Chapman also wrote the house rules, including an adjusted damage chart.

Almost all of the guns here were converted from Chameleon Eclectic's Ultramodern Firearms supplement. The conversions are mostly the result of my educated guesses. If you see something here you don't agree with, change it.

If you want even more, check out Bryant Durrell's Modern Guns and Modern Guns 2.

House Rules

Damage by Weapon Type List

Attack / Weapon Type Damage Value
Punch/Chop Str + 1
Kick/Knife Str + 2
Staff, Club, Dagger, Tonfa, Nunchaku Str + 3
Spear, Sword, Pole-arm Str + 4
Shuriken, Throwing Knife 5
Thrown Dagger Str + 1
Crossbow Pistol 7
Traditional Hunting Bow 8
Modern Compound Bow 9
Modern Crossbow 11
Musket 13*
Small Handgun (.22, .25, .32, 5.45 Russian) 8
Medium Handgun (.38, 9x18 Russian) 9
Large Handgun (9mm, 7.62 Russian) 10
Big Handgun (10mm, .357 Magnum, .45ACP, .40SW) 11
Really Big Handgun (5.7FN, .41AE, .44 Magnum) 12
BFG (.50AE, .454 Casull) 13
5.56mm (Assault Rifle) 13*
7.62mm (Assault Rifle) 13**
Shotgun 13+
.44 Lever-action Rifle 121
.50 (Rifle,Vehicle-mounted MG) 17++
Flame-thrower 14**2
* Unnamed characters go down on an Outcome of 4 or more.
** Unnamed characters go down on an Outcome of 3 or more.
+ Damage value is 14 for pump action shotguns if you spend a shot going “KA-CHINK!”. Against unnamed targets this reduces the needed Outcome to 4 or more.
++ Unnamed characters go down on an outcome of 2 or more.
1 Damage value is 13 for lever-action rifles if you spend a shot spin-cocking the weapon. Against unnamed targets this reduces the needed Outcome to 4 or more.
2 Flames do 11pts of damage per shot for 8 shots after initial burst.

Speedloaders for Revolvers

Revolvers are unfairly penalised in Feng Shui (they hold much less ammunition than comparable automatics), so I allow the use of speedloaders. This reduces the shot cost of reloading a revolver from 5 to 3.

New Concealment Rating

The leap in concealment ratings from 3 to 5 is a large one, and ill-considered, especially when Feng Shui lists several firearms with a Concealment of 4. These are the guidelines for Concealment 4: (4) Anything under 49cm long and 3.7kg in weight.

Signature Weapons — Revised

A common complaint about Signature weapons is that they present no bonuses whatsoever when used against mooks and other unnamed characters, and that characters are no better at hitting targets with their supposedly “lucky” weapon than with any other. This seems ludicrous, and not in-keeping with Signature Weapons in the movies.

To solve this problem, give all Signature weapons (melee and ranged) a +1 Attack AV bonus and +2 Damage bonus, rather than the standard +3 Damage bonus.

Modern Guns


For the most part I think Feng Shui covers this pretty well. The guns that follow are not much different from those already in the rules. They re here simply to offer you and your players more choice. Looking cool is important in the world of Feng Shui, and the gun you use says a lot about your style. Sure, the Glock 18 gives you the best damage to capacity rating, but carrying a FN High-Power Mark 3 seperates you from the mooks.

Needless to say the guns that follow are only a tiny fraction of what s available, and were chosen more or less arbitrarily. If you need a default pistol for your mooks, the Beretta 92 and the Browning Hi-Power are both found in police and military forces all over the world, and they re both in the rulebook. Other common pistols include the HK P7, Colt 1911A, and the Glock 17.

Beretta 81BB, 84F

The Italians are known worldwide for Armani suits, Ferrari sports cars, and Beretta guns. The 92 is one of the most common pistols in the world. The 81BB and 84F are chambered for .32in and .380in respectively.

Colt 2000

A fairly recent 9mm, for those of you who like to keep current.

Colt Double Eagle

Similar to the Delta Elite, the Double Eagle is available chambered for 9mm, 10mm, and .45ACP rounds. The rulebook has .45 pistols doing the same damage as 9mm pistols, but I tend to think that it s closer to a 10mm. If this bothers you, change it back.

FN Herstal

This well-known arms manufacturer from Belgium (Browning is a subsidiary of this company) makes a number of 9mm pistols. Like Heckler & Koch, these guns are for people who prefer European craftsmanship.


What follows are 7 different versions of the Glock numbered 17 through 23 (there are others, but these are the ones that can be found in Ultramodern Firearms and the Feng Shui rulebook). In some cases the only difference is that some of the models can take clips with two extra bullets.


There are actually a number of variants of this pistol, each chambered for different rounds. The one listed in the rulebook is the P7M8.


Another fine pistol from Heckler & Koch, available in both 9mm and .45in.


This 9mm pistol converts into a submachinegun capable of firing 3 round bursts, and comes with a stock for just such a purpose. Obviously the pistol is less concealable when the stock is used (goes up to a 5 I'd say).


Feng Shui doesn't quite cover enough of these for my tastes, so here's a few more. The Uzi and the HK submachineguns are generally the most commonly found throughout the world.

Colt 9mm

This SMG version of the M-16 looks like the assault rifle upon which it was based, only with a shorter barrel and a 9mm clip. 20 round clips are available.


This SMG is based on the MP5K, and it includes a folding stock and a built in suppressor which lowers the damage to 9. A 15 round magazine is available.


This cut-down version of the G33 assault rifle uses 5.56 assualt rifle rounds, which makes it very cool.


This SMG from Finland is unusual in that it has an inclined barrel designed to offset muzzle climb. I would say that users firing bursts with this weapon would only suffer a −1 penalty for every 4 bursts fired. If your players start using these exclusively, have your GMC s make comments about their lack of style.


A submachinegun for your Russian mooks that uses 5.45 x 40mm assault rifle rounds.

Walther MPK

Production of this SMG stopped in 1987, but it s common enough to warrant inclusion here. The MPL, a slight variant of this gun, has a concealabilty of 4 when the stock is folded.

Assault Rifles

With only 5 in the rulebook, I think we can stand to have a few more. I mean, really, how stylish is it for your jet-set killer to use an M-16? Puh-leese.

Colt M4 Carbine / Colt M16 Commando

Both of these assault rifles are essentially cut-down versions of the M16. In game terms, both are functionally identical to their larger namesake and to each other.


Another fairly common assault rifle by FN Herstal, this one chambered for 5.56mm. It has a collapsable stock too.


This common, French-made assault rifle can be found throughout Africa and the Middle East. It has a bullpup design, which means nothing in game terms but which looks cool.

HK G3A3, G33E, G41E

Three fairly common assault rifles, all made by the folks at Heckler & Koch. The G3A3 is chambered for 7.62mm, the other 2 for 5.56mm. Like I said, this is for variation purposes only.


Made by the people who make Uzi's. This highly durable rifle accepts both both 5.56mm and 7.62mm rounds. A 50 round clip is also available in 5.56mm.


Daedalus pretty much covered this one pretty well, but that doesn't mean that there isn't room for a few more. They also left out fully-automatic shotguns, which have to be some of the coolest weapons around. Note that semi-automatic shotguns can be fired once every three shots.

Ciener Ultimate

This shotgun is meant to be fitted to the bottom of the M16, providing a close-range alternative. It has no grip or stock, and is only meant to be used in the method described above.

Ithaca 37 Stakeout

This police/military shotgun comes in a stockless concealable version or a larger version with a higher ammo capacity.

70mm Armsel Striker

This unique semi-automatic shotgun features a 12-round drum between two pistol grips and a top-folding stock. This weapon is for the PC who favors aggressive machismo over sleek styling. Reloading this weapon takes 8 shots, and you can't ka-chink it but, hey, who really cares?

Ithaca MAG 10 Roadblocker

This is the largest caliber commercially made semiautomatic shotgun available today. Chambered for the 10 gauge 3 1/2 inch magnum round, the roadblocker is a very large and heavy weapon. Intended for use at roadblocks where it would not be carried for long periods of time, the large shot load or slugs fired by the weapon would quickly disable fleeing vehicles.

Compendium of Modern Firearms, pg. 142


This is a 20mm full-auto shotgun that uses overpowered 12-gauge rounds (18.5x79mm as opposed to 70mm long standard 12-gauge) to extend the effective range to 150 meters, or can fire standard 12-gauge rounds with an adaptor. The gun slightly resembles an M-16, and is designed with recoil operation and muzzle brakes to lessen recoil so it can be fired with the felt recoil of an M-16 (even with stock detached).

Rifles and Machineguns

Neither of these are covered in Feng Shui, and in truth neither really need to be. However, for those of you who are interested…

Note that machineguns use belts, not magazines. Few of the guns below are concealable cause they're just too big. Firing a machinegun on full auto from the hip requries a minimum STR of 11 unless it uses a 7.62mm round or smaller.


This 7.62mm rifle is essentially a slightly modified G3 assault rifle. It is capable of fully automatic fire.

Remington M24, M700

Both of these rifles fire 7.62 rounds and both look like hunting rifles. The M700 can also fire 5.56 rounds, but converting it takes 10 shots (probably a lot longer in real life, but this is movie time).

Ruger Mini-14

A small sniper rifle firing 5.56 ammo.

Druganov SVD

We couldn't leave out the Russians now, could we?

Walther WA 2000

Designed specifically as a sniper rifle, not as a modified production weapon, the WA 2000 is perfectly balanced for all your sniping needs. The WA 2000 is very stylistically distinctive, with a blocky bullpup design and a thumbhole grip and adjustable cheekpiece that allows it to be used by either right- or left-handed shooters. So well-designed is this gun that, in the hands of a knowledgeable sniper in a sniping situation, a +1 bonus to accuracy might be in order. The WA 2000 uses 7.62x66mm (.300 Winchester magnum) rounds.


This is a machinegun variant of the M16, but oddly enough, it isn't in service in the U.S.A.


Everyone loves a .50 caliber machinegun. This weapon requires a minimum STR of 12 to be fired without a mount. What the hell are you doing letting your players get a hold of this. This one is used all over the world, including the U.S.A.


This is the classic AmericanLMG that you see in all of those Vietnam war movies.

7.62mm PKM

This light machinegun is common in the former U.S.S.R. and it s client states. It comes with a bipod and is fed from a belt in a box below the weapon.

1850 Firearms


Firearms in the 1850 juncture are percussion weapons, relying on a hammer hitting a percussion cap which in turn firs the round. This system was much more reliable than the earlier flintlocks, but was still unreliable and slow compared to todays standards. The underpowered generic black powder statistics in Feng Shui are hardly suitable, as just like modern firearms there was diversity in 1850 as well. Weapon statistics in brackets represent the weapon according to my house rules.

Earlier Handguns

The following handguns were popular from 1830-1840, and are still used by many less advanced nations, and are readily available as surplus in 1850.

French Service Pistol

An elegant pistol with brass fittings and a tapered, smooth barrel to increase accuracy. Originally favoured by the French cavalry, this .700 handgun is the cream of Imperial manufacture.

Pinches Turn-Over Pistol

Small and concealable, this over-and-under double-barrelled pistol is the ideal choice for the travelling gentleman. Pinches of London have produced a marvellous .31 percussion pistol.

Blanch Four-Barrelled Pistol

From Blanch of London comes this elegant but bulky handgun firing a .50 round from each of its four barrels.

Lovell Tower Cavalry Pistol

A solid and robust handgun, the Tower Cavalry pistol was issued to all British Infantry Colour-Sergeants, and all Lancer Cavalry. With its .75 calibre round it's guaranteed to make that pesky savage think twice before messing with you.

Lovell Sea-Service Pistol

That British genius George Lovell created this little beauty for the daring British Navy. The .56 round is the scourge of many a pirate.

Gendarmery Pistol

The favoured weapon of the French Imperial police force. Quake in fear of the .60 fist of the law!

Lang Double-Barrelled Holster Pistol

Large and heavy, these sturdy weapon featured 2 barrels of a whopping .700 calibre and were carried in pairs on the saddle of many British cavalry officers.

Lang Four-Barrelled Turn-Over Pistol

Another fine weapon by Joseph Lang of London. This attractive weapon's twin-barrels fire unattractive .50 rounds.

Pepperbox Revolvers

Pepperbox revolvers were popular throughout the period 1840-1860, and featured a number of barrels that rotated around a single firing mechanism. They were all double-action, making them much faster to use than other pistols.

Cooper Pepperbox

Created by that British institution J.R.Cooper, this plain seeming pepperbox features an internal firing mechanism, walnut butt, and six .40 barrels.

Allen and Thurber Pepperbox

Made in Worcester, Massachusetts by the famous Allen and Thurber, this pepperbox is a neat, compact, and stylish .31.

Mariette Pepperbox

Popular in France and Belgium, the Mariette is an attractive .38 pepperbox featuring a unique ring-shaped trigger.

Cogswell Pepperbox

Made in London, with a silver and walnut butt and engraved brass body, this .476 pepperbox is both beautiful and deadly.


The following weapons marked the beginning of what are recognisable to us as modern revolvers. They were still percussion firearms, but were slightly more reliable than the pepperbox. These pistols became popular from the early 1850s to 1865.

Editors Note: Colin Chapman and Chris Meadows, both of whom contributed to this section, disagree on the damage done by a .44 round. I've left their stats intact, allowing individual GMs to decide which they prefer.

Colt Dragoon Model 1849 Revolver

The weapon that would become the primary handgun of many American forces, the Colt Dragoon was large, heavy, robust and reliable, holding six powerful .44 rounds.

Colt Navy Revolver

Much more manageable than its larger Dragoon brother, the Colt Navy vied with the British Adams for military use, but while it held 6 rounds, it lost out due to its smaller .36 calibre.

Adams Self-Cocking Revolver

Strong, heavy, and large, the London-made Adams Revolver became the handgun of choice for many British Army officers, mainly due to the massive stopping power of its five .49 rounds.

Colt Paterson Belt Model Revolver

Colt's first revolver (.31/.36 caliber, made from 1837-1841). Single-action, sheathed trigger that swings down when the gun is cocked, but no trigger guard. Being a cap-and-ball pistol, this takes longer to reload than a regular revolver.

Colt 1848 Pocket Baby Dragoon, and 1849 Pocket

These smaller .31 caliber handguns, intended for city use, were manufactured from 1848 all the way up to 1872. These will also be available in the 1850 juncture.

Wesson & Leavitt Pocket Revolver

This odd-looking .28 or .31 caliber revolver used a different primer system than cap and ball revolvers of the day. It didn't save the Wesson Brothers, later of Smith & Wesson, from being successfully sued by Colt for patent infringement, however. Made from 1851-60.

Colt 1860 Army (1868), and Army Thuer Conversion (1868)

A lighter update of the earlier Colt Army .44 revolvers, weighing only 2 lbs instead of 4. Made until 1872, the preferred revolver of the cavalry in the Civil War. The Thuer Conversion allowed this pistol to take a cylinder that would fire the new metal-case cartridges.

Colt 1862 Police

A .36 caliber lighter version of the 1860 Army.

Remington Model 1863 Army

Roger & Spencer Army Revolver

Starr Double-Action Model 1858

A very different .44 handgun from the Colts. This is a solid-frame revolver, where the frame surrounds the cylinder, unlike the open-frame Colts; this is a double-action revolver (where it's not necessary to cock the hammer before firing — the trigger pull brings it back then releases it) rather than a single. However, double-action was an idea whose time had not yet come, as the mechanisms were not yet advanced enough for high accuracy; subsequent models of this gun were made with single-action.

Le Mat Revolver (.42/.63)

A very unusual pistol of French design, made from 1860 to 1865. 1,800 were delivered to the Confederate Army, and it was a favorite of Confederate officers. (It was also carried by Dr. Theophilus Algernon Tanner in the “Deathlands” novels.) The gun consists of a 9-shot .42 cap-and-ball revolver, with a smoothbore .63 shotgun barrel mounted underneath the revolver barrel.

Smith & Wesson No.1 .22 Revolver

The first revolver to use a self-contained metal cartridge. First manufactured in 1857, used extensively during the Civil War for its concealability; however, it fired a rather weak cartridge. No trigger-guard, single-action.

Smith & Wesson No.1 1/2 .32 Revolver (1861), and No.2 .32 Revolver (1865)

These larger versions of the No.1 were designed with the military in mind. No trigger-guard, single action.

Smith & Wesson American No.3

These .44 pistols were introduced in 1870 in the hope of interesting the Army. The Army had little interest, though famous people did use them, including Jesse James.

Smith & Wesson Russian

Immortalized in many a Louis L'Amour novel, this more powerful .44 was made in 1871 at the behest of a Russian military attaché after the Army turned Smith & Wesson down.

Colt 1873 Single-Action Army (aka Peacemaker)

Available in .44-40 and .45 caliber, among others, this revolver, and others like it, are the Old West handgun. These guns were carried by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill Cody, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Allan Pinkerton, Jesse James, John Wesley Hardin, Heck Thomas, Calamity Jane, Bat Masterson, and Pancho Villa. General Patton carried his Colt Peacemaker all his life (Signature Weapon). Other old-west handguns will have similar stats.

Colt Frontier (1878)

The first reliable Colt double-action metal-cartridge revolver.

Smith & Wesson .44 Double-Action (1880)

A similar Smith & Wesson handgun, using the .44 Russian caliber. Also available in .38.

Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless .32, and Safety Hammerless .38

An odd-looking double-action revolver whose lack of hammer guaranteed it wouldn't go off accidentally, thus making it safer to carry concealed. (1888-1937)

Colt 1889 Navy Double-Action .38 Revolver

(later aka Colt Army Special, Colt Official Police)

This was Colt's best-selling revolver ever, and stayed in production until 1969. Also available in a .41 caliber model. .38 — 9/2/6

Deringer Pistol

Henry Deringer, a Philidelphian gunsmith (1786-1868), was the creator of the first “Deringer” pistols, single-shot, muzzle-loading, cap-lock pocket pistols of .41 to .44 caliber. A genuine Deringer was used to kill President Lincoln in 1865. Various single-shot metal-cartridge derringers of the 1860s and 70s have the same stats, but load faster.

Remington Rider

This classically-shaped derringer has a five-shot tubular magazine under the barrel and a single repeating action.

Remington Double Derringer

A double-barrelled derringer, so reliable that it was made for 70 years (1866-1935) in the same .41 caliber.

Palm Pistol The Protector (1891-2)

This odd-looking .32 handgun looks like a round tape-measure with a barrel sticking out of it. This gun, or one like it, was used in the assassination of President McKinley.


Most percussion rifles in the 1850 juncture are muzzle-loaded, smooth-bore muskets, often around .700 in calibre. They did inflict substantial damage (certainly more than 8) but were large, heavy, cumbersome, slow to use, inaccurate, and unreliable. Cavalry also carried rifles in some cases, but these were shortened carbine versions, the barrels usually being around 20" in length. This reduced their range and accuracy, but made them much more manageable on horseback.

Treat a fixed bayonet as a spear in combat.

Generic Musket

This replaces the woefully underpowered statistics in the Feng Shui rulebook.

Generic Musket Carbine

The shortened musket used by cavalry.

Minie Musket-Rifle

The British Minie featured the then unique and innovative invention of a rifled barrel! This increased its accuracy and range, leading to credible hits at 500yds!

Dreyse Needle-Gun

The Prussian Dreyse was the best rifle in the world from 1848-1866 when it was superseded by the French Chassepot. It featured a rubber seal in the breech to reduce gas leakage, and thereby increased its useful range to 600yds.

Thanks to all the people on the Feng Shui mailing list who offered advice and information on the guns here.

Special thanks to Colin Chapman, for his writeups of the 1850 guns, and Chris Meadows for his contributions to the 1850's revolvers and his write-ups of the Ithica Mag 10 Roadblocker, AAI-CAWS, and Walther WA 2000.

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