Intent: To provide HK with a precise, silent weapon of choice for gunslinging, to provide reference for the weapon in case of PvP scenario
Development Thread: None
Manufacturer: Verpine Manufacturers
Model: Stylish Verpine Shatterpistol
Affiliation: HK-36, Verpines
Modularity: Multicaliber magazine and bore
Description: HK first came in contact with the Verpine technology during Old Republic, utilizing their energy shields in combat, taking advantage of the fact they absorbed electricity as primary defense against common attacks of Force lightning utilized by the Sith.
However, it was not until the contemporary times that he was able to get his hands on one of the famous Verpine shatterpistols. It was during his hunt with Aiden Mercer against Hutts that he was able to arm himself with a shatterpistol, given to him just for the purposes of the mission.
HK fell in love with the gun, providing all he needed. Since then, he had a shattergun custom made for him, stylized to have a more antique appearance in order to fit with his persona, having both aesthetic and practical value to the droid.
Big advantages of a shatterpistol are its silence, range, and power. Silent shots, and the small projectiles it fires, makes it that much harder to detect and defend against, especially when firing during ambush or surprise attack, as the enemy does not realize the projectile is incoming, as well as has a hard time of seeing the projectile, until it hits its target.
Shatterguns are also known for their range. Despite being a pistol, they can fire with enough accuracy and from far enough to be used much like a sniper rifle, especially when coupled with droid's deadly accurate photoreceptors and his precise method of gunslinging.
Despite the small size of their pellets, shatterguns pack quite a punch in their shot, able to break through most of the modern infrantry armor and light vehicle armor.
However, as every weapon, the shatterguns come with their own drawbacks.
Most of all, the weapon is not cappable of automatic fire, it can only fire as fast as the wielder can pull the trigger. Fortunatelly, due to his mechanical body and speed, HK can fire much faster than an organic would be able to with a gun like that. However, he would never reach the same fire rate as would an automatic variant of a gun like that.
Like all slughthrowers, the shatterpistol is also affected by gravity and weather, although this is not as strongly seen due to the high velocity of the projectiles.
Length: 29.0 cm
Weight: 1 kg
Ammunition Type: Physical, small caliber pellet
Ammunition Capacity: 50 pellets (taken from Wookieepedia article on Verpine shatter guns)
Effective Range: 175 meters (Compared it to Spec Ops Rifle OP currently uses, in Wookiee article on Verpine shatter guns it's said they have excellent range)