Body Pistol

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Generic Body Pistol
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Handgun
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 7
Size 100mm
Weight 300 grams
Cost Cr500
Ammo 9mm bullet, 6 rounds
Manufacturer Various
Generic Body Pistol

A Body Pistol (300 grams loaded; Cr520; TL-7) is a small, non-metallic semiautomatic pistol designed to evade detection by most weapon detectors. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It fires 5.0 gram projectiles at a velocity of 500 to 600 meters per second. A magazine containing six cartridges is inserted into the pistol handle; one cartridge is fired for each pull of the trigger. Pre-loaded magazines may be inserted into the pistol when it is empty, taking a small amount of time to do so. Body pistol ammunition is generally not interchangeable with the ammunition for any other types of guns. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 100mm. Weight, unloaded: 250 grams (a loaded magazine weighs 50 grams). Base price: Cr500 (one loaded magazine: Cr20). [3]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Body Pistol is often smuggled into high tech level worlds. The pistol is small and easy to conceal. Designed to evade detection devices at starports, it is constructed of non-metallic material. The magazine holds six rounds and is typically loaded into the pistol's handle.

Body Pistols come of age in the TL:7-9 epoch and are never really considered obsolete as they remain useful well into the TL:13-15 epoch. However, the weapon tends to be superceded by the Laser Pistol and Gauss Pistol as they become increasingly miniaturized. [4]

Selected Body Pistol Models[edit]

  1. TL-4 Derringer
  2. TL-5 Early Body Pistol
  3. TL-6 Body Pistol
  4. TL-7 Body Pistol
  5. TL-8 Body Pistol
  6. TL-9 Body Pistol
  7. TL-10 Body Pistol
  8. TL-11 Body Pistol
  9. TL-12 Body Pistol
  10. TL-13 Body Pistol
  11. TL-14 Body Pistol
  12. TL-15 Body 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), 37.
  3. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak