The hand cannon should fire as fast as the trigger is pulled
It is perfect the way it is.
Tweaking damage would be a better way to balance the hand cannon.
This is a poll to gain exposure for a small change to the hand cannon that would create a niche for the weapon in PVP and PVE. From AustinSX, we would like to have the hand cannon shoot as fast as the trigger is pulled. This would balance the weapon for PVP without the need to tweak the damage and make it relevant as a primary weapon against the faster rifles/machine guns. The short clip is the limiting factor to avoid OP.
Right from the get go I've been a hand cannon fan, even as a Warlock. It's a great way to play Destiny in both PVE and PVP, the kills are so rewarding. And honestly, who doesn't want to feel like a badass gunslinger in space? Can't wait to throw down again in the crucible. I'll be repping the hand cannon even if nothing changes!
EDIT: This was posted prior to the full release of the game, but it's probably still relevant! Thanks for all the feedback, love to see you guys dishing out the pain in the crucible.