"Got a sword? Put a gun on it. Shield? Gun on it. Gun? Yep. Put a gun on it. Everything's better when it has a gun on it, so go put a gun on it."
-Rejected GunX Sales Pitch
GunX weapons merge melee weapons and firearms, allowing combatants to perform with both at the cost of a single device. Those proficient in the use of GunX weapons frequently outperform those who stick to either only melee weapons or only firearms.
Manufacturing a GunX weapon is rather simple. Most designs start, conceptually, with a melee body. Weapons such as maces, swords, shields, hammers, axes, whips, cesti, lances, and chakrams are frequent choices, though theoretically, any melee weapon can be designed into a GunX weapon. GunX weapons usually retain the base name of the melee weapon, with "gun-" as a prefix.