If I remember the technical specs laid down for mass driver guns then the weapons in the movie were mass driver fire arms. The definition of maws driver gun, that I remember, is basically a rail gun. An elctromagnet system fires a metal projectile, sometimes close to the speed of light. The small arms in WCM were indeed rail gun type weapons, they used electromagnets to accelerate a metal projectile.
Anyway, the WC4 book dosen't fully elaborate on the actual type of projectile fired from the side arms( It's obviously an energy weapons, possibly laser, but the wounds are a little strange for a laser). Anyway I thought maybe making them Electron guns for Marine Force Recon. So when you shoot somebody with one it short circuits their nervous system, and kills them.
I don't know, I could be way off base here, but hey what do you think?
Well, I never saw anyone INJURED by a WC4 sidearm...obviously Seether's prisoner wouldn't have much chance of surviving anything lighter than a peashooter @ that range, but Vag was only shot once (it WAS in the chest though).
Maybe the Marines are just better shots than the Space Force in general....Dekker may have a point...
the book is a lot different than the game, i don't remember much about Blairs incursion into the black lance base but i do remember when Dekker came in that it was mentioned that what they used fired bullets, i could be wrong but i remember pondering that for a while cause it didn't seem like they would fire bullets in the game. if anyone is reading this, this is an old post