00-Gyrojet Pistol

A gyrojet pistol (aka cone pistol) is a large handgun. It shoots gyroslugs: small, spin-stabilized unguided rockets that cause 2d10 points of damage when they hit a target. Gyrojet pistols do not have a Point-Blank range, because the gyroslug must accelerate to an effective speed. Skeinsuits and inertia screens absorb half the damage from a gyrojet slug.

  • Damage: 2d10
  • Ammo: 10-round jetclip
  • Rate: 3 shots per turn
  • Defense: Inertia
  • Mass: 1 kilogram
  • Cost: 200 credits
  • Ranges
    • Short: 0-5 meters
    • Medium: 6-50 meters
    • Long: 51-100 meters 
    • Extreme: 101-150 meters 


Jetclips are loaded with 10 gyroslugs (small rockets). The clip is inserted into the weapon's ammo chamber in front of the trigger. Pistol and rifle jetclips are not interchangeable.

Each standard Pistol Jetclip costs 10 Cr and has little appreciable encumbrance. Doze jetclips cost 20 —Cr, Poison jetclips cost 50 Cr— and Tangler jetclips cost 30 Cr.[1]


The PGC gyrojet pistol is less common than either laser or automatic sidearms in the Frontier Sector, but the fact that it is virtually recoilless endears it to many spacers who might have to use it in a zero-gravity environment. Another factor in its favour is the ability to use a variety of specialised rounds, such as tangler ammunition.


Notes & ReferencesEdit

  1. For a Fistful of Credits Dragon Magazine #112 August, 1986 pp. 88-91
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