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Cestus Pistol

This weapon consists of a black leather glove that is mounted with a small, single-round firearm. Unlike most firearms, the weapon is designed to fire when pressure is placed upon its barrel rather than using a hand-based triggering mechanism. As a result, wielders must press a cestus pistol up against whatever they intend to shoot in order to discharge the weapon’s round, giving the weapon limited range.

Cestus Pistol, Paragon

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 123
Level 16; Price 162,000
Hands 1; Proficiency Small Arms
Damage 6d12 P; Range Reach ft.; Critical Bleed 1d8
Capacity 1 round; Usage 1
Bulk —; Special Conceal, punch gun

Cestus Pistol, Tactical

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 123
Level 1; Price 250
Hands 1; Proficiency Small Arms
Damage 1d4 P; Range Reach ft.; Critical
Capacity 1 round; Usage 1
Bulk —; Special Conceal, punch gun

Cestus Pistol, Advanced

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 123
Level 6; Price 4,170
Hands 1; Proficiency Small Arms
Damage 1d12 P; Range Reach ft.; Critical Bleed 1d4
Capacity 1 round; Usage 1
Bulk —; Special Conceal, punch gun

Cestus Pistol, Elite

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 123
Level 11; Price 24,400
Hands 1; Proficiency Small Arms
Damage 3d12 P; Range Reach ft.; Critical Bleed 1d6
Capacity 1 round; Usage 1
Bulk —; Special Conceal, punch gun