Ok, more on weapons as they are now. .44 Magnum Revolver aka "Nosferatu" = A single shot to center mass to kill up to about 20 meters. Beyond that will take two, but will done 80 to 60 points of damage if you don't get the second shot off. Can easily wipe a squad with 1 drum all by itself. Most useful during revives. If the person on top of you two picks the medic as the target over me, he will not live to brag about free kills. DAO-12 Gauge Shotgun: Best shotgun so far. Easily going to to be the most spammed weapon since all the pre-order people got it for free. Best configuration is extended mag and laser. It will not drop a man with one shot unless at point blank range, but it will fire 2 or 3 shots a second so it doesn't really matter. It eats ammo for breakfast so use as Support or either of the ammo+ perks. M40A5 Sniper Rifle aka "Big Bertha" = Easily the most satisfying rifle as it is loud, powerful, and low drop speed. A single shot to center mass up to about 75 meter is an instant kill. Shots to the arm or leg will take more than 1. Best configuration is 12x Ballistic, Straight bolt (when it works), and flash suppressor. While not a .50 cal like all the people with small penises love, this will be the GOL of Battlefield 3. AEK 971 = Not as broken as I thought, but has the most stopping power and lowest recoil of any AR so far. It is between cheap to unfair at mid to long range and basically a high powered sub machine gun at close range. Its only weakness is the use and running in stupid. Best config IRVIR, foregrip, doesn't matter.