Bauer Automatic

     Notes: The Bauer Firearms Company existed from 1972-84, and had one product: the Bauer Automatic, a high-quality clone of the Browning “Baby” .25 ACP pistol.  Two versions were available: the SS (Satin Stainless) and the SB (Stainless Blued).  Both versions could have fine walnut or simulated pearl grip plates.  Though not well known, the Bauer is regarded as one of the best Browning Baby clones ever built.  Unfortunately, Bauer’s business failed in 1984; though the design was later bought and sold by RB Industries under the brand name of Fraser, production of this design stopped entirely in 1990.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Bauer

.25 ACP

0.28 kg

6

$86

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Bauer

SA

-1

Nil

0

6

Nil

4

 

Beretta USA M-9

     Notes: The competition for the pistol that became the M-9 began in earnest in 1977, when the US Air Force began a search for a replacement for their badly-worn M-1911A1s and the revolvers (mostly Smith & Wesson Model 15s) in use by their aircrews and security police.  However, since about 1955, the Pentagon had been investigating the adoption of a 9mm Parabellum-firing pistol, since the 9mm Parabellum round was the de facto NATO service pistol round.  (Though the pistols that were tested between 1955 and the adoption of the Beretta M-92SB-F as the M-9 were judged unsatisfactory, most of them became popular civilian and/or police weapons in the United States and Europe.)  Tests done by engineers and scientists seemed to show that the 9mm Parabellum round could be just as effective as the .45 ACP round, with proper marksmanship training – something that flew in the face of the actual experience of US soldiers and Marines.  The Army and Marines did know that their M-1911s were requiring increasingly more maintenance and even rebuilding to keep them in action, and were willing to replace them – but they didn’t want a 9mm Parabellum-firing pistol.  Unfortunately, the JSSAP committee (Joint Services Small Arms Program) decided to find a new pistol anyway – one that fired the 9mm Parabellum round.  The US Air Force was given the task of testing and selection.

     The JSSAP pistol tested 8 pistol designs from US and European companies.  The eventual winner was a modification of the Beretta M-92S (first designated the M-92S-1, later the M-92SB-F, and then the M-92F when it was placed on the civilian market).  Modifications made to the M-92S included squaring off of the front of the trigger guard, an optional magazine with an extended base, grip plates made of stronger and more durable plastic, and a lanyard ring  to allow the attachment of a retention cord (generally called a “dummy cord” in the US military).  The barrel is of a slightly different length, 4.94 inches. The finish of the M-9 is a proprietary Beretta finish called Bruniton, which is a derivative of Teflon.  Later versions of the M-9 are based on the M-92FS; these versions of the M-9 do not have a different designation, but use a more reliable safety and include a decocker.  Some strengthening was also made to the slide and frame, as hairline cracking was a frequent complaint about the M-9.  Another modification is very recent; in Iraq, the use of old and commercially-bought magazines with the M-9 (due to shortages of magazine in US military supply systems) led to frequent stoppages, as the old magazines were worn out and the commercial magazines (even when bought from Beretta) did not work well in the M-9.  Modifications were made to allow the M-9 greater flexibility in the magazines it would accept.  (All three of these versions of the M-9 are identical for game purposes).

     The M-9A1 has a number of changes from the late-model M-9s.  The most noticeable difference is the addition of an integral MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dust cover for use with accessories.  The magazine well is flared to allow for quicker reloading, and magazines issued with the M-9A1 (which will also fit into other M-9s) have protective anticorrosion finish of PVD.  In addition, the magazine release is reversible. (For game purposes, the M-9A1 shoots identically to the M-9).

     A number of improvements were made on a new version, for a while called the M-9A2.  However, the designers and the military called for more changes to be made based on new technology and pistol design, and the M-9A2 was quickly replaced by the M-9A3 before any M-9A2s could be issued.  The M-9A3 features a new coating called PVD, which is more sand and dirt-resistant.  It also has Cerekote, anodizing, Bruniton, and black oxide.  The mix gives the M-9A3 less of an IR signature, even when firing. It also has channels inside the pistol that move sand and dirt out of the action and magazine.  The decocker is moved up on the frame, making it less likely to be accidentally tripped. The manual safety has been made separate, allowing the M-9A3 to be carried cocked while remaining safe.  The M-9A3 has the M-9A1’s MIL-STD-1913 rail.  The barrel is chrome-lined and has been extended to 5.1 inches – this allows for threads to be added for silencer attachment. The M-9A3 has a variety of backstraps available, allowing it to adapt to different-sized hands.  The magazine well has been further beveled, making magazine insertion even easier.  The 17-round magazine is standard on the M-9A3, though it will still take 15-round magazines (and others). The M-9 has been made more reliable, more ergonomic, and more dust and dirt-resistant. M-9s and M-9A1s can also be upgraded to M-9A3 standards by use of a kit.

     Beretta USA and the US military are looking at the possibility of making the M-9 a “modular platform,” meaning primarily that it could be swapped between different calibers.  This could make it more attractive to SOCOM, as well as US and foreign police forces. 

     So whether the troops are happy with the M-9 or not, it has become the US military’s service pistol.  Many special ops units are using .45 ACP-firing pistols, and there is a growing movement in the US Army and Marines to ditch the M-9 in favor of a new .45 ACP-firing pistol.  Oh well.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-9

9mm Parabellum

0.86 kg

15

$247

M-9A1

9mm Parabellum

0.88 kg

15

$250

M-9A3

9mm Parabellum

0.94 kg

15, 17, 20, 30

$252

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-9/M-9A1

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

M-9A3

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

 

Briley Advantage

     Notes: Briley Arms manufactures custom-made, match-quality weapons, as well as modifying other weapons to customer request.  One of their pistols is the Advantage, a 1911-type weapon that has a Commander hammer, a Bo-Mar micrometer rear sight, and a match-quality barrel with a special Briley barrel bushing to increase accuracy and resist muzzle wear.  The ejection port is enlarged for more positive extraction, and the safety catch is enlarged.  The grip safety is enlarged to the beavertail.  The grip plates are walnut, and the finish is an unusual bluish-purple. 

     The El Presidente is similar in form to the Advantage, but has a polymer frame, four-chamber compensator, and comes with an optical sight designed by Briley.  The slide is also partly open to save weight.  It is a huge weapon in size, but is light for that size.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The El Presidente does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Advantage

9mm Parabellum

1.08 kg

10

$249

Advantage

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.08 kg

10

$323

Advantage

.45 ACP

1.08 kg

8

$409

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Advantage  (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Advantage (.40)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Advantage (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

Briley Fantom

     Notes: This pistol has a light alloy Caspian frame and a steel slide.  Both the front and the back of the slide has grooves for grasping when coking the weapon. The top of the slide is flat, but the sights are fixed.  The barrel is match-quality, but short; the trigger, hammer, and sear are also match-quality.  The safety catch is ambidextrous and the grip safety is extended into the beavertail.  The ejection port and extractor are enlarged.  The Fantom has the characteristic Briley bluish-purple finish.

     Also available is the “C” model; this version has a compensator with a single chamber to reduce recoil.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Fantom F10

.45 ACP

0.97 kg

8

$394

Fantom F13

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.97 kg

13

$308

Fantom F15

9mm Parabellum

0.97 kg

15

$235

Fantom F15

.38 Super

0.97 kg

15

$271

Fantom F10C

.45 ACP

1.17 kg

8

$444

Fantom F13C

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.17 kg

13

$358

Fantom F15C

9mm Parabellum

1.17 kg

15

$285

Fantom F15C

.38 Super

1.17 kg

15

$321

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Fantom F10

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Fantom F13

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Fantom F15 (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Fantom F15 (.38)

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

Fantom F10C

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Fantom F13C

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Fantom F15C (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Fantom F15C (.38)

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

 

Briley Modular

     Notes: This pistol can come in with a black polymer frame or in virtually any color the buyer wishes.  It has a Briley micrometer sight, a match barrel with Briley barrel bushing, and enlarged ejection port and extractor.  The safety catch is ambidextrous and enlarged.  The grip safety is enlarged; the grip has a thumb rest and the magazines have an extension for large hands and easy gripping when reloading.  The steel slide has the characteristic Briley bluish-purple finish.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Modular

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.08 kg

13

$324

Modular

.45 ACP

1.08 kg

8

$410

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Modular (.40)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Modular (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

Briley Platemaster

     Notes: This pistol was designed specifically for falling plate competitions, in which the competitors shoot at 48-inch steel plates that drop when hit.  The Platemaster is of all-steel construction, with cocking grooves on the front and back of the slide.  The Platemaster has a two-chamber TC II titanium compensator.  It is equipped with a MIL-STD-1913 rail mounting a Briley combat rear sight.  It has a special Briley trigger, hammer, and sear.  The safety catch is enlarged and the grip safety is extended.  The grip plates are of walnut and the pistol has the bluish-purple finish.

     The El Presidente is similar form to the Platemaster; this pistol has a polymer frame, four-chamber compensator, and comes with an optical sight designed by Briley.  The slide is also partly open to save weight.  It is a huge weapon in size, but is light for that size.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The El Presidente  does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Platemaster

9mm Parabellum

1.22 kg

15

$452

Platemaster

.38 Super

1.29 kg

15

$488

El Presidente

9mm Parabellum

1.08 kg

10

$603

El Presidente

.38 Super

1.08 kg

10

$639

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Platemaster (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

2

1

Nil

13

Platemaster (.38)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

1

Nil

14

El Presidente (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

2

2

Nil

13

El Presidente (.38)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

14

 

Briley Signature

     Notes: This is one of the more “normal” Briley pistols.  However, it still has a number of enhancements, such as a B-Mar micrometer sight, the Briley barrel bushing, cocking grooves on the front and rear of the slide, an enlarged ejection port and extractor, match trigger, match hammer, match sear, and an enlarged safety.  It also has the standard Briley bluish-purple finish and a polymer frame.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Signature

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.08 kg

10

$324

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Signature

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

13

 

Briley Versatility Plus

     Notes: This pistol comes in a variety of calibers and can have a polymer or light alloy frame.  It has a match barrel with the Briley bushing as well as a titanium inner bushing.  The Ejection port and extractor are enlarged for more positive extraction.  The Versatility Plus has a match trigger, sear, and hammer.  The safety is ambidextrous and enlarged, and the grip safety is extended.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Versatility Plus (Polymer Frame)

9mm Parabellum

1.08 kg

10

$250

Versatility Plus (Polymer Frame)

.38 Super

1.08 kg

10

$287

Versatility Plus (Polymer Frame)

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.08 kg

10

$324

Versatility Plus (Polymer Frame)

.45 ACP

1.08 kg

8

$410

Versatility Plus (Alloy Frame)

9mm Parabellum

1.25 kg

10

$251

Versatility Plus (Alloy Frame)

.38 Super

1.25 kg

10

$287

Versatility Plus (Alloy Frame)

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.25 kg

10

$325

Versatility Plus (Alloy Frame)

.45 ACP

1.25 kg

8

$410

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Versatility Plus (Polymer, 9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Versatility Plus (Polymer, .38)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Versatility Plus (Polymer, .40)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Versatility Plus (Polymer, .45)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

Versatility Plus (Alloy, 9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

13

Versatility Plus (Alloy, .38)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

14

Versatility Plus (Alloy, .40)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

2

Nil

14

Versatility Plus (Alloy, .45)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

Boberg XR-9

     The XR-9 is a tiny pocket pistol (about 5.8 inches long) which has a barrel astounding for the pistol’s size – a full 4.2 inches.  In a way, it is sort of the equivalent of a bullpup rifle – the barrel extends back over the magazine well, and rounds are fed to the chamber using a special feed ramp that pulls the round backwards from the magazine and into the bore, which is nearly at the rear of the slide.  When the trigger is pulled, the slide and barrel both move forward, with the bore aligning with the chamber,  The action is otherwise locked breech, with locking done with a rotating barrel.  This not only allows for a long barrel in an otherwise small pistol, as well as increased reliability in chambering and extraction (assuming everything works properly).  Thusfar, tests against other pistols with the same barrel length range have proved the reliability of the XR-9s design.  The XR-9 is a DAO weapon, and it uses striker firing.  A groove molded into the dust cover (the frame is polymer) allows the attachment of accessories. 

     The XR-9 Shorty (sometimes called the XR-9S) is a chopped version, using 3.1-inch barrel in a 4.8-inch pistol.  It leaves no room for an accessory groove, but the rest is the same as the standard XR-9.  As the design has not yet been finalized, the figures below are also not yet final, but are based on those from their web site.

     The XR-9 was first shown at the 2008 SHOT Show, but a check of their web site shows that they are not yet for sale, even though the site says that they will be available in mid-2009.  The XR-9 Shorty is said on the site to be in the development stage.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The XR-9 is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

XR-9

9mm Parabellum

0.55 kg

7

$154

XR-9 Shorty

9mm Parabellum

0.49 kg

7

$143

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

XR-9

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

10

XR-9 Shorty

SA

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

7

 

Brolin Legend

     Notes: Brolin Arms originally operated from 1995-99; however, they now have a new web site and appear to have re-incorporated under the name Brolin Industries.  Their primary focus was 1911 clones, and though they still produce some pistols, their main focus now appears to be expert modification and acurizing of pistols and shotguns.

     The Legend is one of the designs produced by the old Brolin Arms.  Also known as the L-45, this is essentially a 1911 clone, with fixed sights, an enlarged ejection port, a funnel-type magazine well for quicker reloads, a throated match barrel, a hand-finished and polished feed ramp, and a skeletonized trigger.  Finish was generally matte blue, and grip plates were of wood, though Brolin had a number of customized available at request.  Several variants were available: the L-45 Standard (or simply L-45) was a full-sized version using a 5-inch barrel and a standard 1911-type 7-round magazine; the L-45 Compact (or L-45C) used a 4.5-inch barrel and an abbreviated grip with a reduced-size magazine; and the L-45T, which used the shortened barrel and slide of the L-45C on the full-sized frame of the L-45 Standard. (The L-45T was not introduced until 1997, and is therefore relatively rare.

     The Patriot series were deluxe versions of the Legend.  In addition to the Legend’s features, the Patriots had compensated barrels, extended beavertail grip safeties, a flat-top slide, and adjustable triggers.  Finishes could be matte blued like the Legend, but most were produced with satin-nickel finishes on the frame and a blued slide.  Another finish available was all-nickel plated.

     The P-45 Comp (also known as the P-45 Standard Carry Comp), used a 4-inch barrel.  (The barrel length was reduced in order to make it the same length as the L-45 even though a compensator was fitted.)  The P-45C Comp (also known as the P-45 Compact Carry Comp) was likewise made to match the dimensions of the L-45 Compact, reducing the barrel length to 3.25 inches.  As with the Legend, a P-45T Comp version was also built, with the P-45C Comp’s barrel, slide, and compensator atop the P-45 Comp’s frame.

     The last member of the Legend family is the Pro-Series.  The Pro-Series, designed for competition, adds features such as a full-length guide rod, a “bump” on the grip safety for more positive engagement, checkering on the frontstrap and backstrap, an ambidextrous thumb safety, and an adjustable target-type rear sight.  Two models are available: the Pro-Stock, essentially as described above, and the Pro-Comp, with an integral muzzle compensator.  The Pro-Stock uses a 5-inch barrel and the Pro-Comp a 4-inch barrel; both barrels are made to very high standards.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Legend and Patriot are rare in the Twilight 2000 timeline, with the L-45T, P-45T Comp, and Pro-Series versions being especially rare.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

L-45

.45 ACP

1.02 kg

7

$412

L-45C

.45 ACP

0.92 kg

6

$407

L-45T

.45 ACP

1.02 kg

7

$410

P-45 Comp

.45 ACP

1.05 kg

7

$451

P-45C Comp

.45 ACP

0.94 kg

6

$444

P-45T Comp

.45 ACP

0.99 kg

7

$448

Pro-Stock

.45 ACP

1.05 kg

7

$414

Pro-Comp

.45 ACP

1.05 kg

7

$453

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

L-45

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

L-45C

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

13

L-45T

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

P-45 Comp

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

P-45C Comp

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

P-45T Comp

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

Pro-Stock

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

Pro-Comp

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

 

Brolin Tactical Series

     Notes:  The Tactical Series was based on the tried-and-true Colt-Browning operation, and also on the Legend series.  Produced from 1997-99, the Tactical Series had all of the standard features of the L-45, and in addition used a coned match barrel somewhat heavier than that of the L-45, Novak Low-Profile sights (with night inserts being an option), an improved extractor (called an “Iron Claw” extractor by Brolin), and a slightly-larger magazine capacity.  Most members of the Tactical Series are virtually identical except for caliber and magazine capacity.

     The “core” pistol of the series was the M-45.  The M-45 used double-action and the sights were of the 3-dot type (though they were still Novak Low-Profile sights), with a barrel 5 inches long.  Most were finished in matte blue, but a polished blue version was also available.  The MS-45 was identical except for a 6-inch barrel.  The M-40 is identical to the M-45 except for its chambering; the MC-40 is a compact version with a 3.5-inch barrel atop the full-size Tactical Series frame; and the MB-40 (also known as the Bantam) uses the 3.5-inch barrel on a smaller frame.  The M-90 series are essentially identical to the M-40 series, except for their 9mm Parabellum chamberings.

     The Tactical 1911 (more commonly known as the TAC-11), is also similar to the M-45 in many ways, but is more highly accurized and fitted, with many more options available.  The TAC-11 also uses a strengthened frame, heavier barrel, single-action operation, contoured wrap-around black rubber grips, a full-length sighting rib atop the slide, and many other improved components, leading to the TAC-11 being considerably heavier than the M-45.

     Of all of these Brolin pistols (including the Legend Series), the MB-40 and MB-90 are the only “old” Brolin designs now being produced under the re-incorporated Brolin Industries.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: In the Twilight 2000 timeline, the Tactical Series are some of the rarest Brolin designs.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-45

.45 ACP

0.65 kg

8

$412

MS-45

.45 ACP

0.67 kg

8

$423

M-40

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.59 kg

10

$326

MC-40

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.54 kg

10

$310

MB-40

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.48 kg

6

$307

M-90

9mm Parabellum

0.52 kg

10

$252

MC-90

9mm Parabellum

0.48 kg

10

$236

MB-40

9mm Parabellum

0.43 kg

6

$233

TAC-11

.45 ACP

1.05 kg

8

$415

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-45

SA

2

2-Nil

1

5

Nil

15

MS-45

SA

2

2-Nil

1

5

Nil

18

M-40

SA

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

16

MC-40

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

10

MB-40

SA

2

Nil

1

5

Nil

10

M-90

SA

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

13

MC-40

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

8

MB-40

SA

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

8

TAC-11

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

Bryco 38/48

     Notes: The Bryco 38 (actually distributed by Jennings Firearms) is a pocket pistol that is one of the smallest ever built. It is a lightweight steel pistol finished in satin nickel, chrome, or black Teflon, with polished ribbed wooden grip plates.  It is a single-action weapon.  The Bryco 48 is a somewhat larger version of this pistol, but is otherwise identical.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Bryco 38

.22 Long Rifle

0.43 kg

6

$81

Bryco 38

.32 ACP

0.43 kg

6

$113

Bryco 38

.380 ACP

0.43 kg

6

$132

Bryco 48

.22 Long Rifle

0.54 kg

6

$93

Bryco 48

.32 ACP

0.55 kg

6

$125

Bryco 48

.380 ACP

0.57 kg

6

$144

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Bryco 38 (.22)

SA

-1

Nil

0

3

Nil

5

Bryco 38 (.32)

SA

1

Nil

0

5

Nil

6

Bryco 38 (.380)

SA

1

Nil

0

5

Nil

6

Bryco 48 (.22)

SA

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Bryco 48 (.32)

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Bryco 48 (.380)

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

10

 

Bushmaster Carbon-15 Pistol

    Notes: This is a “shrunken” version of Bushmaster’s version of the Carbon-15 rifle.  It is, essentially, a Carbon-15 receiver with a short barrel, a shroud for the gas tube instead of the gas tube being within handguards (the Carbon-15 Pistol does not have handguards).  In addition to its removab;e rear sight (adjustable for windage) and post rear sight (adjustable for elevation), the Carbon-15 pistol has a MIL-STD-1913 rail atop the receiver running from just in forward of the rear sight to just in front of the end of the receiver. The Carbon-15 Pistol is known not to perform well with heavy bullets. Barrel length is 7.25 inches. Tipped by an A2-type flash suppressor.  The 5.56mm Carbon-15 pistol is called by Bushmaster the Type 21S.  External metalwork is largely finished in Black Oxide, with critical steel parts finished in Manganese Phosphate. The manual safety control is ambidextrous and is marked with a much darker finish than the rest of the pistol.

     The Type 97S version of the 5.56mm Carbon-15 pistol is virtually identical to the Type 21S, but uses a match-quality heavy stainless steel barrel, and the flash suppressor can be easily removed and replaced by other muzzle devices.

     In 2005, a new version of the Carbon-15 Pistol, chambered in 9mm Parabellum, was introduced.  This version, being a post-ban product, has an M-16-type flash suppressor, a round handguard, and the capability to take large magazines.  It has sling swivels.  It looks more like a small submachinegun than a pistol.  The Type 97S is also called the Carbon-16 9mm Pistol.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The 9mm Type 97S Pistol does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Carbon-15 Pistol (Type 21S)

5.56mm NATO

1.56 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$833

Carbon-15 Pistol (Type 97S)

5.56mm NATO

1.66 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$837

Carbon-15 Pistol

9mm Parabellum

2.09 kg

10, 30

$273

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Carbon-15 Pistol (Type 21S)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

12

Carbon-15 Pistol (Type 97S)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

14

Carbon-15 Pistol (9mm)

SA

2

Nil

2

1

Nil

19