Apparently there are more ways to dispatch enemies in Destiny than using guns.
In a post over on Xbox Wire, a guide of sorts details some of the ways you can forgo using the large variety of guns at your disposal, and get more creative with your murdering spree.
Grenades: Every class has variety of grenades ranging from traditional, incendiary and sticky grenades. Many apparently go "beyond the normal scope: of your typical handheld explosives such as those carried by the Voidwalker subclass. The one carries by the class creates a "big energy tornado" which pulls in nearby enemies. There's also a swarm grenade for the Gunslinger subclass.
Melee: There's nothing more satisfying than punching someone in the face. Or so I have heard. In Destiny, you can engage in fisticuffs if you play the Striker subclass, and like the aforementioned grenades, each subclass has its own melee move. The Bladedancer uses a blade and the Gunslinger comes with a throwing knife - which can be upgraded to dole out incendiary damage.
Super Abilities: Voidwalker’s can use the Nova Bomb move "to turn enemies into dust" by throwing a bolt of void energy which when it explodes, disintegrates enemies within a certain radius. Bladedancer’s Arc Blade move charges their sword with Arc Light, which turns it into a "lightning charged super death sword."
Vehicles: If all else fails, you can always use one of a number of vehicles to mow down aliens which sounds a bit more gratifying than using your fists to punch the daylights out of them. Vehicles in the game range from assault to the Goliath - which is a tank.
Sounds like players have plenty of options should they become bored with handheld weapons.
If want to know more about ways to play Destiny, you should really check out our guide for the game.