At certain levels, sometimes it can be hard to find a decent, easy to get and cheap weapon. This however, is a guide for exactly that. These weapons can be obtained by players on a paid account and also players on a free account.
From any fair trade store you can buy weapons known as the 000 weapons ranging from quality level 1 - 300. These weapons can be found in the weapons terminal located near the implants sign (shown below) When they were first introduced, they were upgradable 4 times, however it has since been made easier and Fair Trade stores sell them in their 2nd last upgraded state. (3/4)
The last upgrade will increase the minimum and max damage on your weapon, more on that below. These weapons can be great for froob players for almost every profession at one point or another (I’m using the 000 shotguns on my lvl 60 trader and my lvl 100 trader)
Every weapon type is sold except Heavy Weapons and Sharp Objects and with the exception of Martial Arts and Melee Energy, there is usually 3 or more versions for each weapon type (eg 4 types of pistols sold, 4 types of assault rifles sold) however they all have the same damage stats.
1 version of the weapons will have some sort of modifier, for example one of the rifle versions sold is called MTI SL70 and has a dodge ranged modifier but the other rifles sold do not. Other differences include a small chance to stun an opponent when you hit them (Blackjohn 2hb, Gluegun Rifle) so shift+left click on the weapon and have a look out for modifiers or specials like stun.
To upgrade your weapon to it’s final state, go the tradeskill department of any Fair Trade store (through the door on the left after entering the store) and open the weapon supplies terminal. (located against the back wall you face as you enter)
For any ranged weapons, buy a Ranged Weapons Adjustment Kit (Upgrade kits must be at least 90% of the ql of the weapon you want to upgrade) and combine the adjustment kit with your weapon. Hold shift and push t to open the tradeskill window. The process is the same for any melee weapons, however you must buy a Melee Weapons Adjustment Kit. Example shown below.