Snub Pistol

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Generic Snub Pistol
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Generic Snub Pistol
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 8
Size 100.0 mm
Weight 250.0 grams
Cost Cr150
Ammo 9mm bullet, x15 rounds
Manufacturer Various
Generic Snub Pistol

The Snub Pistol (280.0 grams loaded; Cr150; TL-8) is a small concealable weapon, which inflicts decent damage considering its size.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

"Snub Pistol:" The snub pistol is a low velocity revolver designed for use on shipboard and in a Zero-G environment. It fires 10mm, 7.0 gram bullets at velocities of 100 to 150 meters per second. No magazine is used, six individual cartridges being inserted into the revolver separately. Reloading takes less than a minute, and around a minute if the firer is evading. Standard rounds include a tranquilizer round, gas round, high explosive round, and a high explosive shaped charge round to defeat personal armor. The snub pistol is a standard shipboard security weapon generally loaded with five tranquilizers and one gas round. More expensive pure combat versions of the snub pistol are available, generally in the automatic pistol configuration with extended magazines holding up to twenty rounds. [1]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 100.0 mm. Weight, unloaded: 250.0 grams (weight of six cartridges, regardless of type, is 30.0 grams). Base price for revolver: Cr150 (six cartridges, regardless of type, cost Cr10). Combat version costs Cr150. Loaded 20 round magazines weigh 125.0 grams and cost Cr40. Tech level 8. [2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

As sophonts venture out of their gravity well into space, generally by the TL:7-9 epoch, they discover that conventional KEW weaponry does not function well in a vacuum environment. Lubricants tend to freeze and lose function, atmospheric air is often needed for mechanical moving parts, and many other problems are encountered. [3]

Several solutions to Zero-G combat include:

Selected Snub Pistol Models[edit]

  1. TL-8 Snub Pistol
    1. Automatic Snub Pistol
    2. Revolver Snub 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. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), 36.
  2. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), 36.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak