|W1||Amaji 5mm||200m||semi-auto||12 rounds/magazine|
Caliber: Amaji 5mm Round
Utility pistols are weapons that possess other uses aside to basic means of security and defense. This semi-automatic W-1 light pistol is the standard issue unit used in various law enforcement departments and naval security segments of the Kiith Amaj. Primarily designed as a non-lethal and versatile accessory, the obvious Amaji "Stun pistol" is used to incapacitate the target by pain-inducing and paralyzing means. Thanks to the variety of low power cartridges, all Amaji personnel are capable of using this weapon as its recoil is low. Despite the lacking capabilities for serious military actions, several non-Amaji individuals learned to favor it for its concealable frame and the fact that it is widely undetectable by scanners outside Kiith Amaji space.
Pros: Concealable, Light, Versatile Ammunition, *non-Lethal, Easy to repair, Fast-loading, Very Low Recoil, Versatile Uses, Accessible (W0+)
Cons: Low Range, Low Stopping-Power,
The initial design was conceived and distributed by Hiigaran arms manufacturers during the colonization times of Amaji Prime. However, with the ongoing disputes and insurgencies spreading throughout the outer colonies due to the oppressive breeding regulations of the Empire, many frontier departments decided to replace the distributed stunguns by standard issue service pistols with the desired stopping-power and lethality. It only took a few months until various arms manufacturers neglected its production.
Years later and ever since the Kiith Amaj achieved independence and was neglected by the Hiigaran Empire, the Amaji nation found itself buried in a stash of lethal-force weapons proven too powerful and questionable for the rather pacifistic Amaji individual. The key problem was the Amaji physiology that could not handle the recoil as the common public was not as sturdy in stature as a common Hiigaran; even the recoil of standard pistols could involve the Amaji injuring him- or herself.
The Suto Arms Defense Initiative was established with the focus on developing means of personal defense units suitable for the Amaji nation. Of course, the Amaji were only in their 20s and the remaining Hiigarans were the ones who had to find solutions. Degrading the Hiigaran cartridges proved to be too lacking and yet still too lethal. Following the discovery of the obsolete Hiigaran stunguns, Suto Arms soon discovered that they could use these findings as a basis for a prototype that could be reverse-engineered to their means.
Suto Arms had to be certain about specific goals. The desired pistol was to be issued to the newly established civilian providers such as those in police forces and operatives who serve in the Amaji navy and other areas. Aside to the non-lethal aspects, the pistol needed to respect the Amaji physiology that could handle the recoil without the need of serious fitness. Suto Arms also issued the use of the Gel-propellant liquid technology that was purchased from the Bentusi Enclave - Although designed for different means, the Bentusi agreed. As of today, the pistol chambers the lightweight and versatile Amaji 5mm cartridge that comes in several variants.
Attributes and PerformanceEdit
While highly dependent on which charge is loaded, it is clear that this utility pistol is not meant for military uses. The majority of 5mm variants are at best low-powered subsonic rounds that only have an effective range of 100m and a falloff range max. 200m. Despite this seemingly lacking performances in range, the pistol possesses a fast-action trigger mechanism, allowing its user to fire a wave of special rounds. For instance, the pistol could be loaded with the potent smoke rounds that could easily obscure a small field in a matter of seconds - depending on the fuse timer setting of the pistol. Rubber rounds are commonly used as a close range stun using the pain-inducing concussion on impact.
Nonetheless, flare rounds as well as the 5mm Sharps can provide the utility pistol with limited lethal potential if needed.
One of the greatest and most potent feature of the utility pistol is the capability of dispatching the exotic 5mm gas round. Based on Bentusi bio-engineering, the pistol fires a special capsule that disperses in a rapidly expanding cloud similarly to the smoke rounds but with the difference that this gas cloud can incapacitate beings who inhale it. Likewise, the tip of the capsule contains a hair-thin injector with a nerve poison that is not lethal but very potent in its paralyzing features. This specific round is preferred as it can be indirectly aimed upon a target, with the hope that such would inhale it. Gas rounds are widely used throughout the Amaji military. Aside to the Amaji utility pistol, the Amaji "Arsec Mk I" Utility Shotgun.