We're going in reverse order from Mjölnir this time. Finding the perfect gun tutorial has been difficult, but VeryHotShark delivered something that was very easy to understand and allowed for some optional improv in the design and how things got done. He was a real confidence boost.
So, I followed up immediately with my own creation. Utilizing many of his techniques, another model type was finally knocked off the bucket list. The materials, and the lighting and rendering are a little messy, but I'm still very happy with how it came together.