Well there is pulsing and there are single shots ofc. Currently you have the las gun and cannon (bzzzzzzzzzzzz-repeat) the trident and sickle(thwap-thwap-thwap-thwap-thwap), sniper and pistol could be more (phzap—phzap—phzap), to indicate their more precise and or orderly approach to things, -houghty voice- “and show the enemies of super earth what’s what!, not by indiscriminate beam, or spray and pray, but by clean accurate shot!” /moustache twirl
So more officer weapon than frontlinie grunt machine gun. (also doing it that way would give a nice 2-2-2 in regards to firing speed, beam, burst, singles hots)
Speaking of sniper and identity, you can of coarse make it as crazy or decent as you want, but to give it its own niche, but stick with the flow of the las-typ weapons it should be high up front damage: the others either need spam or damage over time. It should still work as a las weapon, so with self control reloads should not HAVE to be done. (high skill ceiling) laser weapon, and thus accurate, little to no deviation. It’s a sniper, so slow ass turning circle when aiming (opposite of the tanto) but to make it usefull and unique, one could concider making it an AP laser weapon, that hasn’t been done before? So risk-reward would be high-er, (don’t shoot your buddy behind the bug, make sure you line up your shot)
Now I think about it, that would roughly give you a non stunning version of the rail gun, but laser.