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Plasma Pistol
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Plasma Pistol

Manual Description:

This weapon is a semi-automatic directed energy weapon. If you pull and hold the Right trigger, the weapon may become over-charged: when the Right trigger is released the bolt is launched. After the over-charged bolt is launched the weapon temporarily stops functioning as it dumps waste heat. Use of the over-charge capability rapidly depletes the weapon's power core. We currently do not understand how to replace or re-charge a power core.

A remarkably handy device. Holds 100 shots to a mag, can't be reloaded. Note: the manual summary is very blithe. The charged shot is one of the most damaging weapons in the game.

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