Hot Shot Laspistol (Hellpistol)

Sometimes known as hellguns and hellpistols, “hot-shot” weapons are almost exclusively used by high ranking Imperial officers and elite forces who favour the higher power over regular las weapons. While hellguns are rarely seen outside of elite Storm Trooper units, hellpistols can be seen among many of the officer corps and Inquisitorial agencies where the extra hitting power they provide over a regular laspistol often means the difference between their life and failure to the Emperor.
Hot-shot weapons use a 10 kg backpack power source rather than a standard plug-in pack, even for the smaller hellpistol. Larger power packs mean greater power behind each shot but make reloading more impractical, which is a trade-off most are willing to make. Hellguns can also be linked to larger backpack power sources.

Many weapons require larger ammunition sources to function during large battles or when the wearer is away from an extended supply line. A backpack power pack is worn like a normal backpack. For energy weapons, it is a portable source of power in the form of a massive battery or charge-unit. For flame weapons, it is composed of tanks of volatile promethium.
Other ammunition packs are simply stacks of regular stubber or bolt rounds with a feeder line that links into the weapon itself. These items hold 80 rounds of ammunition for Plasma, Melta, and Las weapons, 200 rounds of ammunition for Solid Projectile or Bolt weapons, and 60 shots for Flame weapons. A weapon connected to a backpack power pack uses the power pack for its ammunition and ignores its normal clip size. Backpack ammo packs or power packs weigh 25 kg.
Used With: Any ranged weapon.

Name Class Range RoF Dam Pen Clip Rld Special Wt. Availability
Hot-shot Laspistol Pistol 20m S/2/– 1d10+4 E 7 40 2 Full 4kg Rare
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