Dual Stick Shooter ala Robotron and Geometry Wars

I have started work on a new project, and I finally have the controls set up correctly. One thing I wanted to add is a reticle that floats out a ways in front of the hero to show which direction will be fired upon. I used the first person template for this, and I can’t seem to wrap my head around a way to do this. Any advice? On another note, I would like to be able to rotate my hero player with the gunfire, but I couldn’t make that work either. I’ll post a short vid of my current build later for example. Thanks in advance!