Ranged Weapons are devices that are primarily used as side-arms by agents. Typically the Specialty Weapons do most of the work, with the Agent's Ranged being used for situations where the Specialty isn't as useful. For example, an Assault armed with a Rocket Launcher may opt to use his Heatwrack M.A.S.E.R. or Stormer when there are only a few, spread out targets remaining.
An Agent may only have one Ranged Weapon equiped at a time.