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Gauss Pistol by dfacto Gauss Pistol by dfacto
Old concept from a defunct mod.
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ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Love the concept of Gauss weaponry, but as with another weapon I saw with a semi-similar design, I REALLY don't think I'd want my trigger finger so close to the muzzle.  Call me skittish, but there's nothing about having my hand that close to a metal sliver traveling way too damn fast that sounds wise to me.

I'd still risk it just to shoot this thing and put a hole in the moon.
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KidneyTheft Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this thing looks cool but is super nonfunctional. nonergonomic. all that weight in the back with a flimsy trigger guard and no counter weight in the front. man youd have immaculate forearms lol
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Chrontius Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Bushmaster designed a heavy "target pistol" with a similar balance, called the "arm pistol" - it was banned from competition because it was too easy to use well, and instantly made obsolete all that came before.  And we can't have revolutionary weapon technology being used for [i]sports[/i], right?
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5thevagrant Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
i wa never one for energy weapons, but damn, that looks pretty
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is the most original arms design I have seen in a long while.
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Totally-Tonedef Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Wow...what was that, 2005 or 2006? Wretched Abandon.

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dfacto Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, something like that. Sup Tonedef? :)
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Totally-Tonedef Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Not much, I can't believe I still had that render floating around my old image shack account! Even have the knife and tampon flare in there too :P
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monoroku Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg its the most BEAUTIFUL THING I'VE EVER SEEN <3 I LOVE BB GUNS AND PISTOLS N STUFF!!! :D comment on my art too please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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genwu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gauss Pistol from Terran Arms. Planetside reference? Eitherway, nice work :thumbsup:
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dfacto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, Terran faction gun from a dead mod called Wretched Abandon (yeah, dumb name).
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dead mods always have the best guns :-( Remember Hull Breach??
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
i like the detailing and style
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow cool, not often you see a Gauss pistol, they're usually in rifle or cannon form. the barrel's so narrow too! What caliber is it? And does it create the cool plasma trail effect that larger Gauss and railgun weapons create?
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dfacto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, hopefully not! That plasma trail is the entire barrel being ablated and shooting out after the round, so that's definitely something you want to avoid.

As for caliber, I don't know. Some sort of needle round.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah...well you could always use a plasma armature formed from an inert gas such as argon or xenon. That creates plasma too and can insulate against barrel ablation, not to mention let you use a smaller round...but the barrel's so small here that you probably wouldn't need it.
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Cool design.
Took a little moment to realise wich end was the one you wouldn't want pointed at you. :D

This is an energy pistol, correct?
'Couse I see no clip.
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joiless Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Writer
It's a gauss weapon. The magazine wouldn't have to be very bulky since the projectiles require no chemical propellant and could be something as simple as a ball bearing. I'd guess it's that curved bit on top, or maybe some kind of tube inserted at the rear where that sort of finned thing is.
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dfacto Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, the clip is the curved part on the top, and it's supposed to have 100 rounds in it (flechettes I suppose).
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I know a gauss weapon relies on electromagnetic force for propelling the projectiles, and I also know the projectiles need not be more than a metal pebble the size of a ball bearing from a rollerskate to kill someone very effectively.
And yes, I guess the curved bit on top could be a likely candidate.
I was still asking.
I occasionally ask about technical details I'm not sure of, because I like to be sure.

Though the magasine wouldn't need to be bulky, it could still be large enough to house a considerable amount of ammunition, since a pistol is usually a side arm, and one doesn't necessaily carry any extra ammunition for a side arm.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Nice work! I like the design.
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