In reply to elementual
a lot of the time they're used to try to weaken tougher enemies
You dont shoot a deer a bunch of times to weaken it for a sword attack.
You shoot a deer with one bullet to kill it.
You shoot a buffalo with one bullet to kill it.
You shoot a rhino with one bullet to kill it.
You shoot a tank with one DUDart to kill it.
Just what enemy was the Atlas military built to fight,
if their guns were not designed to be efficient against grimm?
3 robo troopers unloading battle rifles at point blank to take down one ursa...
Remnant guns are not consistently deadly.
BigJims gun was so weak he had to shoot the floor to knock a Beo over rather than just kill it with 2 in the chest from his magnum. Yet later we see him go gun-kata to 1-shot a bunch for "This area is secure" .
Remnant guns are only as deadly
as they plot needs them to be AT THAT MOMENT.