It’s a little bit bulky, doesn’t clear a holster quite quick enough, but it does pack a wallop. When fired, the energy from a standard SEU clip is focused through inexpensive crystal membranes (where some of the energy is wasted and dissipates in the form of heat). The energy releases in a rather large, nasty red blast that sounds thunderous rather than elegant. After the shot, there is a few seconds of high pitched whine while the crystal membranes perform a regeneration (thus the slow rate of fire for a beam weapon). It is not a stealthy pistol, but it is also cheap.
When holstered, the bulky nature of the end of the muzzle takes a little bit of effort to draw, causing an Initiative Modifier of -1 (in addition to the -3 penalty normally associated with holstered weapons).
An albedo suit or screen defends against the Blast pistol as effectively as it does against other laser weapons.
|Weapon||Cost||Mass||Damage||Ammo||SEU use||Rate||Defense||Range (PB/S/M/L/E)|
|Blast Pistol||200 Cr||1.5||4d10||20 SEU||2||1||Albedo||5 / 10 /- / - / -|