Koltsubishi Firearms' HG15-9BP

Koltsubishi Firearms, a small arms manufacturer based on Kaso (Lishun 0214), offers its HG15-9BP, a 9mm semi-automatic body pistol. With the war pressing onward, Koltsubishi saw a need for high caliber weapons. The HG15-9BP is its latest offering in the handgun department. Realizing a need for a body pistol that could, in the words of a company representative, "kill my target, not just piss them off", the company set to designing a higher caliber weapon that would not only be concealable but difficult to detect as well.

The 9BP is manufactured from light composites thus reducing its detectable footprint. It will evade detection from most scanners. But since the weapon's light weight is not enough to compensate for the added muzzle velocity, it is hooked up to a gyroscopic compensator, thus eliminating most of the recoil. This recoil dampening system adds half a kilo to the weight of the weapon.

Recognizing that a gyroscopic compensator isn't the most convenient accessory when total concealment is required, or the user is responding to an emergency, Koltsubishi developed an alternative: the HG15-9BP-F. This models swaps out the more advanced composites for fiberglass. And a muzzle brake is used to dampen the recoil. While the muzzle brake adds 4 cm to the length of the weapon and is not as effective in recoil reduction, it does not negatively impact its concealability or effectiveness. The 9BP-F utilizes the same ammunition and magazine as the standard 9BP.

The 9BP is designed to utilize the ubiquitous straight 9 x 17.3 mm round (historically known as the .380 ACP). While at lower tech levels this round was not as effective, the advanced manufacturing capabilities available at TL-15 greatly improved the round's effectiveness. A hollow pistol grip contains a 10-round magazine without compromising on its concealability.

The 9BP and 9BP-F are far superior to the typical body pistol. The larger round delivers greater penetration, demonstrates significant stopping power, and doubles the range. While body pistols are intended to be short range, the added range offers the user greater flexibility when using either weapon.

HG15-9BP

Tech Level:High Stellar (15)
Weapon Type:Light self-loading handgun
Ammunition:9x17.3 mm TL-15 straight
Muzzle Energy:572.3 J (Tranq: 343 J)
Weapon Length:15 cm
Weapon Mass:1.032 kg loaded, 0.912 kg empty.
Weapon Price:470 cr
Magazine Mass:0.12 kg loaded, 0.032 kg empty.
Magazine Price:1 cr (10-round grip magazine)
Ammo Price: 0.18 Cr (Ball), 0.36 Cr (DS, HE, Tranq), 0.54 Cr (HEAP)
Ammo Mass:8.8 g each; 0.44 kg for box of 50
Features: Hollow pistol grip, iron sight, gyroscopic compensator.


Traveller: TNE Combat Stats
TypeROFDamValPenRtgBulk MagazineRecoilShort Range
BallSA 52Nil010m1 10 (9.6)
DSSA 521-Nil010m1 12 (11)
HESA 55Nil010m1 7 (7.5)
HEAPSA 552-2-2010m 17 (7.5)
TranqSA 5-1*Nil010m 06 (5.8)

HG15-9BP-F

Tech Level:High Stellar (15)
Weapon Type:Light self-loading handgun
Ammunition:9x17.3 mm TL-15 straight
Muzzle Energy:572.3 J (Tranq: 343 J)
Weapon Length:19 cm
Weapon Mass:1.176 kg loaded, 1.014 kg empty.
Weapon Price:217 cr
Magazine Mass:0.162 kg loaded, 0.074 kg empty.
Magazine Price:1 cr (10-round grip magazine)
Ammo Price: 0.18 Cr (Ball), 0.36 Cr (DS, HE, Tranq), 0.54 Cr (HEAP)
Ammo Mass:8.8 g each; 0.44 kg for box of 50
Features: Hollow pistol grip, iron sight, muzzle brake.


Traveller: TNE Combat Stats
TypeROFDamValPenRtgBulk MagazineRecoilShort Range
BallSA 52Nil110m2 10 (9.6)
DSSA 521-Nil110m2 12 (11.5)
HESA 55Nil110m2 7 (7.2)
HEAPSA 552-2-2110m 27 (7.2)
TranqSA 5-1*Nil110m 16 (5.8)

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