Hello people I've not been on here for a while. So I've been trying to figure out the range of particle beam weapons, specifically hand held weapons. I actually have not been able to find good information about real world weapon range, the best I found was an interesting chart comparing handguns and rifles, but it didn't have a scale! I assume a good quality semi auto rifle could get a thousand yards, is that reasonable? How about a particle beam rifle? Could it be several times the range or just about the same? I want to write my battle scenes with realistic range. I know a particle beam would travel at near the speed of light, but it would also lose power as it traveled. I don't know how far to lose it's lethal power though. What would some reasonable numbers be?