Btw, don't take me wrong, I think you didn't fully understand what I meant.
You're not wasting anyone's time specially since no one started anything yet, what I meant is that if you want someone to look at your ideia and your post and help you out, you have to show "something" first, and commit to do something on it (skins, models, code or anything else you feel more confortable with besides ideias). If you do that, someone may come to actually help you, as long as you do a part of it as well.
Wanting to know how to make a weapon is a good start, although I don't know any template or direct guide for it, but you have this:http://wiki.beyondunreal.com/Legacy:Unr ... 2._Weapons
One of these days, after I finish my own stuff, I may write a couple of direct simple tutorials in how to make something (like weapons, fx and other things).