||Small and portable
compared to most energy weapons. From pistols to rifles
to assault rifles, the slug thrower uses
electrically ignited chemical propellant to throw
variously sized slugs from one or more barrels at relatively high muzzle velocities.
The slugs primarily do impact damage. Various forms of
metals and chemicals can be employed in the slugs against
various targets. Unremarkable yet effective.
||The autocannon is a huge,
multi-barrelled slug-thrower. They are generally
shoulder-slung or mounted on a stand or tripod for
firing. Using electrically initiated chemical propellant, some models of autocannon
can throw on the order of a million shells a minute.
or gauss guns are pistols or
rifles that throw slim needles at targets, using a
series of electromagnetic coils. Because the needles are sharp
and thin with a very tiny initial impact area, they tend
to penetrate very well but do very little impact damage.
Variations of the needle may include various
poison-release mechanisms or explosives that detonate
after penetration. The rifle sized versions of the
Needle Gun do more damage since they use larger calibre
needles and significantly more coils to gain
significantly more speed. They will often sacrifice some
of their incredible range with some sort of shape
variation to the needle which cause it to convey more
||Propel projectiles by
means of a concentrated gravitational field. Various
calibers and types of ammunitions have been designed
for, including "debris cannons" that will
launch whatever happens to be lying around and will fit
into the barrel.
||Needle guns designed to
tear apart soft targets by flooding an area with a cloud
of high-velocity needles. The idea is generally
penetration and shredding damage before range or impact
short-&-wide-barrel, available in chemical
propellant and, later, grav models. Capable of firing shot, slugs,