Autopistol

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Generic Automatic Pistol
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Generic Automatic Pistol
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 5
Size 175.0 mm
Weight 750.0 gm
Cost Cr200
Ammo 9mm bullet, x15 rounds
Manufacturer Various
Generic Automatic Pistol

An Automatic Pistol (1,000 grams loaded; Cr210; TL-5) is the basic repeating handgun, firing 9mm caliber bullets (each weighing approximately 10 grams) at velocities from 400 to 500 meters per second. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A magazine containing 15 cartridges fits into the handle of the pistol, and one cartridge is fired for each pull of the trigger. Automatic pistol ammunition is interchangeable with submachinegun ammunition (although magazines are not). Preloaded pistol magazines may be inserted into an empty pistol, requiring a small amount of time for this reloading procedure to occur. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 175mm. Weight, unloaded: 750 grams (loaded magazine weighs 250 grams). Base price: Cr200 (loaded magazine: Cr10). [3]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Auto Pistol is the most commonly used automatic weapon. It fires bullets at 400 to 500 meters per second. The weapon is fitted with a magazine that can hold up to fifteen rounds of ammunition. A favorite among ex-military travellers, the auto pistol is small, inexpensive and quite effective against opponents not protected by armor.

Auto Pistols come of age in the TL:4-6 epoch and are never really considered obsolete as they remain useful well into the TL:13-15 epoch. However, few models are issued to soldiery by the TL:10-12 epoch, as military personnel strongly tend to prefer Gaus Pistols and Laser Pistols. [4]

Selected Automatic Pistol Models[edit]

  1. TL-4 Early Automatic Pistol
  2. TL-5 Automatic Pistol
  3. TL-6 Automatic Pistol
  4. TL-7 Automatic Pistol
  5. TL-8 Automatic Pistol
  6. TL-9 Automatic Pistol
  7. TL-10 Automatic Pistol
  8. TL-11 Automatic Pistol
  9. TL-12 Automatic Pistol
  10. TL-13 Automatic Pistol
  11. TL-14 Automatic Pistol
  12. TL-15 Automatic Pistol

References & contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  3. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak