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Zen Armaments .45 Caliber Pistol

An incredibly solid, ubiquitous pistol. Using an 11.5 mm round gives it very good killing power, and the standard cartridges would be considered +P by today's standards, with hot loads still firing relatively comfortably out of the gun. This is a match-grade pistol right out of the box; arguably better than Yamatai's GSP and made with solid materials, the gun's a great find at any gunshop. The compact version is rarer to find, as it does not shoot nearly as comfortably. An even rarer automatic version is in the hands of a very select few. Alternate grips are available.

Zen Arms .45 Handgun
Zen Arms .45 'Compact' Handgun

Weapon Specifications

Nomenclature Information

  • Designer: Zen Armaments
  • Manufacturer: Zen Armaments
  • Name: Zen Armaments .45 Caliber Pistol
  • Type: Short Recoil Operation Handgun
  • Length: 8.25 inches
  • Barrel Length: 5.03 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • ROF: 120 RPM


Pistol Comes In Gunmetal Black, Grey or Gold Plated (!)

Discharge Information

Projection/ammo type: .45 Zen Armaments

Firing Mechanism

Short Recoil Action

Short recoil operation differs from long recoil operation in that the barrel and bolt recoil only a short distance before they unlock and separate. The barrel stops quickly, and the bolt continues rearwards, compressing the recoil spring and performing the other actions of cycling. During the last portion of its forward travel, the bolt locks into the barrel and pushes the barrel back into battery. Pistols almost universally work this way.

Ammunition Description

  • Caliber: .45
  • Effective Range: 52m (170ft)
  • Maximum Range: 144m (406ft)
  • Muzzle Velocity: Zen JHP: 320m (1,060ft/s) Zen FMJ 330m (1,080ft/s
  • Muzzle Blast: Bright yellow flash when exiting barrel
  • Firing Mode: Semi-automatic
  • Recoil: Light/Moderate. Though substantial for a handgun, a compensator near the exit of the gun cuts down on the muzzle climb.

.45 Zen Armaments JHP

  • Visual Description: Lightweight, copper jacketed hollowpoints. Set in a brass casing.
  • Ammo: 10 per magazine, 1 in chamber
  • Damage Description: Hollowpoint rounds are generally intended to cause the bullet to expand upon entering a target in order to decrease penetration and disrupt more of the soft-tissue. (Damage Rating (Version 3) Tier 1 - Light Anti-Personnel)

.45 Zen Armaments FMJ

  • Visual Description: Lightweight, copper coated rounds with round tip. Set in a brass casing.
  • Ammo: 10 per magazine, 1 in chamber
  • Damage Description: High velocity round does not cause as severe damage to soft targets as hollow point rounds, but it packs significant punch exit wounds tend to be rare (Damage Rating (Version 3) Tier 1 - Light Anti-Personnel)

Weapon Mechanisms

Safety: Mechanism on the back of the handle makes the weapon unable to fire unless pushed all the way in.

Fire Mode Selector: None, Semi-auto only.

Weapon Sight: Standard Pistol Sights.

Attachment Hard Points: One for laser dot under the barrel.


Field Maintenance Procedure: Wipe and clean after every mission, taking care to scrub the barrel down and all moving parts.

Pricing: 500 DA. Gold Plated costs 750 DA

Replaceable Parts and Components

  • Extra Barrel (110 DA)
  • Double-Stack Magazines (30 DA Each)
  • Heavier Barrel (165 DA)
  • Light/Heavy Slide (120/190 DA)
  • Trigger Job (45 DA)
  • Sound Suppressor (115 DA)

Additional Ammo

  • Box of 100 Rounds (15 DA)
  • Box of 200 Rounds (30 DA)


  • Black or Brown Leather Holster, can carry 1 extra magazine (60 DA)

OOC Notes

Artwork by Wes

Products & Items Database
Product Categoriesweapons: pistols
Product Name.45 Caliber Pistol
ManufacturerZen Armaments, Nepleslian Research and Manufacturing
Price (KS)250.00 KS
DR v3 maxTier 1

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