Laser Pistol, gripped and ready
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Non-canon: Fantek Personal Defense Inc. FPD 20-B
The FPD 20-B is a 20 shot, magazine fed laser pistol which was adopted by the armed forces of the Zhodani Consulate in limited numbers starting in 1082. As the first weapons entered front line service problems developed fairly soon. Initially the training officers welcomed it but when the program went beyond the “train the trainer” phase and into actual service the troops began having issues.
The FPD 20-B is heavier than most pistols causing almost universal rejection by commandos who prefer each piece of kit to be as light as possible. The weapon is semi automatic only which is a reduction of firepower compared to the gaus pistol. The bore is 2cm which is the same as the rifle, the recoil created issues for persons of small stature, who have problems firing the weapons accurately.
Within five years, all had been sent back to the armory, and transferred to the Sword Worlds military. This was part of the Zhodani military assistance program which is a common strategy of diplomacy between the two nations.
The SW military embraced the weapons and have even turned out numerous licensed copies.
Selected Laser Pistol Models
- TL-7 Laser Scope
- TL-8 Early Laser Pistol
- TL-9 Laser Pistol
- TL-10 Laser Pistol
- TL-11 Laser Pistol
- TL-12 Laser Pistol
- TL-13 Laser Pistol
- TL-14 Laser Pistol
- TL-15 Laser Pistol
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