I can’t find the image for this card elsewhere right now, but I think it actually has 5 ammo. So the comparison to .45 Automatic is quite favorable in my opinion. In comparison, the .45 Thompson costs 2 more resources and the second hand slot and gives you 1 more ammo and an additional +1 combat for each attack. I think this is actually much better than the .45 auto, especially for characters with less than 4 base combat like "Skids" O'Toole and Finn Edwards. Another comparison that can be made is to Baseball Bat, which costs 4 less but whose durability is less predictable (is expected to break ~50% of the time by the 3rd hit though). Of course, 2 handed weapons require some planning, but many ’s and ’s are already prepared for this in leaving room for Flamethrower or Chicago Typewriter. This card is notably the best level 0 weapon target for Sleight of Hand.
Asset. Hand x2
Item. Weapon. Firearm. Illicit.
Uses (5 ammo).
Spend 1 ammo: Fight. You get +2 and deal +1 damage for this attack.
Used by both gangsters and police officers, the fully automatic Thompson submachine gun was favored due to its accuracy and high volume of fire.
The Secret Name #115.
I don't agree it is that good on rogue investigators like Skids or Finn. Taking 2 hands is huge, and means you won't be able to use the powerful Lockpicks. Which means, it has to go in a deck that doesn't want to gather clue, and so focus on fights. At this point, i'm not sure Skids or Finn is the best take, since they are pretty low in willpower, so they may not be the best investigator focused in tank / killer. It could still go as a 0xp version of Lupara... But only if there are more than 3 ammo ! xD Otherwise, it's not going anywhere. — Palefang · 32
Here's a link confirming that it has 5 ammo: — jmmeye3 · 90
https://www.reddit.com/r/arkhamhorrorlcg/comments/as9yrr/new_card_spoiled_on_facebook/ — jmmeye3 · 90
It is also worth mentioning that this card loves act of desperation. — Myriad · 563
Carolyn Fern can take it. And with Keen Eye would be rather good with it. — Tiktakkat · 23
With Streetwise Rogues still have fairly good chances of gathering clues without the need of Flashlights and Lockpicks. While I agree that they shouldn't be the primary clue gatherers with this setup (but who said that a Rogue should do that?) With this card and 2 Chicago Typewriters they can effectively replace Guardians while still being efficient at evading and gathering clues. — Killbray · 1