The Union Arms Plasma Six-Shooter is a plasma weapon, with a design reminiscent of a revolver. It uses six small fusion generators to fire concentrated beams of heat. The bonus of using six small ones instead of one large generator is after each shot, the generator must recharge. By using six small generators, you can get six shots before the guns engines must recharge. If there were one engine, like the Union Arms Fly-Wheel Pistol, you would get one large shot that would take far longer to recharge.
The Six-Shooter, or 6S as it is often abreviated to, takes exactly 36 seconds to recharge. The Fly-Wheel took two minutes before it could be fired again.
When the trigger is pulled, it completes a circuit transferring electricity from a small battery in the handle to the fusion chambers. This heats the plasma within, causing a small reaction. The resulting burst of energy gives off heat, which is focused by a spirallying network of conducting wires in the barrel. The fusion chambers then revolve out of the way to allow the conductors access to the next generator. A drawback of the heat-beam is that, as the name might suggest, it gives off a lot of heat. This has led to users wrapping the grip with insualtive materials.
Although the fusion generators can recharge, after 2-3 years of use the gun MUST be replaced. The plasma within the generators will become unstable after the third year, and will explode when the trigger is pulled.
The 6S is not the only form the Plasma Six-Shooter has taken on. Other makes include:
The Plasma Six-Shooter AdvancedEdit
This gun sports all the features of the original 6S, as well as a longer safety garuntee. The gun can now have it's fusion generators replaced, meaning you don't have to buy a new weapon every 2-3 years. The 6SA also has a shorter recharge time and less recoil. The fusion generators are stronger in this model as well, allowing for more deadly shots that can be changed into a continuous beam, changing the gun into a cutting tool. The 6SA also has laser sights, for a deadlier marksman (NOTE with the added extras, the 6SA is more expensive than the average 6S).