Breakdown one weapon to upgrade another

Bungie’s latest tweet has sparked an interesting conversation about how weapon progression will be implemented in Destiny.

The tweet reads:

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This has lead some to believe that players will be able to breakdown a weapon for its specific parts to use on a different weapon. While this would be interesting, what this most likely means is that players can scrap a gun for its “Glimmer” and use that to try and obtain a new weapon.

An example of requiring Glimmer before an upgrade

USplendid showed an example of this on the Destiny subreddit.