This article originally appeared in the November 2011 issue.
A spiritual descendant of the LeMat pistol of the Terran 19th Century, this finely crafted firearm is designed for close combat for professionals in law enforcement, corporate security, and the military. The concept is simple: the GLP-15 has two weapons systems in one.
The primary weapon is the laser pistol built to use either the standard laser carbine power pack or the rapid-cycling battery pack (inserted in the user-configurable grip) which provides 15 shots. One shot is fired per pull of the trigger. This is usually sufficient for most defensive purposes but if something with more power is needed then the second system is where this weapon excels as a premier sidearm: the 30mm grenade launcher.
The 30mm grenade is loaded into the upper barrel by releasing the hinged breach from the rear of the weapon’s receiver, swinging it up towards the front using the release button on the back of the grenade breach cover. The grenade is dropped into the breach and the weapon is closed. This reloading takes one combat round. The grenade can then be fired by merely using the thumb to depress a lever on the left side of the receiver. The backstrap-type safety means the grenade launcher cannot be engaged while the weapon is in the holster or if dropped, but only if held securely by the operator.
The 30mm grenade has an maximum range of up to 75m, though it is most effective at 50m or less. The HEAP and flechette versions are available, as is a gas round which makes it an ideal choice for law enforcement personnel.
|Required DEX||DM||Advantageous DEX||DM|
|30mm Grenade||(each) 80g||Varies depending on load|
|Combat Modifiers for Armor|
|Combat Modifiers for Range|