Hear me out here folks as it is reasonable with what Vetex already has planned
Weapons forged out of Arcanium metal which allows them to conduct magic. When equipped, you can select what magic you want to bind them to, and then create a spell to bind to the weapon. Different weapons will have different “boosts”/affects on these weapon-created spells, for example an Arcanium Bow may increase the damage and speed of spells exponentially, but reduce AoE size by a ton, making the attack similar to an arrow.
These weapons will scale with Magic and Weapon level, so they are most effective when used by Conjurers (Magic/Weapon hybrid builds)
These will however be very different than Bows doing much more damage and a specialized reload system.
The Reload System
The user of the Magic Pistol would first charge their magic then equip the pistol and charge again to drain their magic into a magic shot when the chamber is filled allowing them to shoot as many times as the pistol allows. Magic slowly drains from the Magic pistol as well so you may have to recharge often with higher power weaponry requiring more magic energy and leaking more
The Chamber will be a small UI that looks like a revolver chamber and will show how many shots the user has left.
What it will do
Magical Firearms will shoot blasts or beams depending on the weapon. For example, a rifle will shoot a beam while a flintlock will shoot a blast. Weapons like a blunderbuss will shoot a scattershot of tiny blasts. The damage will be very high and will also decrease the size of the shot by a lot the biggest being around a 25% blast.
The weaknesses of this weapon is the reload time high magic use drain and size of the shot but it is an extremely good weapon at close and long ranges but not at mid-range due to erratic battle movements.