Weapons that are primarily designed for melee combat but have functionality of a gun or are otherwise capable of being used as projectile weapons (such as through magic). Commonly appear as swords, but can be anything.
Alternate names: Pistol swords, Gun swords
Name variations: shooting swords
The first video game about Gunblades was released on February 21, 1986.
NOT limited to swords as there are cases of axes and hammers that do the same.