I am playing on PC.

For example, my sniper has a pistol. How do I have him shoot using the pistol rather than his sniper rifle?

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You can press X on the keyboard, or just click on the weapon in the bottom right with your mouse. With a gamepad you hit X to swap weapons (as far as I can tell this doesn't count as an action).

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    I think it's X on the keyboard, too. But you can just mouse click on the weapon down in the bottom right. There's currently even a bug where you can put a sniper in overwatch with a pistol, then switch to sniper rifle, and he'll use that for overwatch, if you're feeling all cheatery!
    – Sterno
    Oct 10, 2012 at 13:33
  • I specifically asked for an answer for PC. Oct 10, 2012 at 13:48
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    FWIW, I use the gamepad on PC, and I'm sure others do as well, hence my original answer.
    – thegrinner
    Oct 10, 2012 at 14:25
  • Mostly important for reaction shots (overwatch, etc): the currently equipped weapon will be used. So be aware of that when ending your turn.
    – gkimsey
    Oct 10, 2012 at 16:54
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    Beware -- clicking the weapon with your mouse can be fatal. If was already selected and partially empty it will reload and that trooper has lost the rest of his turn. The X key is safer.
    – ohmi
    Oct 17, 2012 at 20:08

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