The automatic pistol is already inexpensive and when firing bursts it can be quite deadly. But not everyone in the Frontier has the latest technology. Some people don’t have the fully-automatic modern weapon.
These predecessors of the modern automatic pistols are functionally nearly equivalent. They fire bullets as quickly as the user can pull the trigger (up to three bullets per turn). There is no burst fire mode. Skeinsuits and inertia screens reduce bullet damage by half. If a skeinsuit and an inertia screen are used together, damage is reduced to one-fourth the amount rolled.
Ammunition compatibility Edit
The semiautomatic pistol uses the same ammunition and magazine as the automatic pistol, and the rounds are the same as those used in the light hold-out pistol. Cartridges are not interchangeable with those of the heavy semiautomatic pistol, heavy hold-out pistol, semiautomatic or automatic rifle, advanced combat rifle or any kind of machine gun.
Notes and References Edit
- ↑ write up and image appear in Star Frontiersman #1