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Zen Armaments .357 Submachine Gun

With the break out of the latest war, Zen Armaments saw the need for new war materials as well as new avenues of profit. Their Zen Armaments 10mm Submachine Pistol had served its purpose over the years and became widespread throughout the Democratic Imperium. However Zen, never to lag behind their competition has a new offering to both militaries and public alike, the .357 SMG.

Ze-ZSMG-02a 'Slim'

Weapon Specifications

Nomenclature Information

  • Designer: Jean Baptiste
  • Manufacturer: Zen Armaments
  • Name: Zen Arms .357 Submachine Gun (Ze-ZSMG-02a)
  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Role: CQB
  • Length: 24.3 inches (Stock Folded: 16 inches)
  • Barrel Length: 5.6 inches
  • Mass: 4.5 lbs
  • ROF: 900 RPM.

Discharge Information

Projection/ammo type: .357 Zen

Firing Mechanism

Vector-Delayed Blowback, Closed-Bolt

Vector-Delayed Blowback utilizes an articulated mechanism which allows the block and bolt to recoil off-axis into a recess behind the weapon's magazine well. The recoil is redirected down and away from the shoulder unlike most firearms which tend to recoil into it. This produces less muzzle climb and recoil forces typically attributed to standard firearms.


The frame is made of light-weight ceramics to cut down on overall carry weight but maintain a degree of durability. The fore grip only swings down halfway as there is only an inch of clearance between magazine and grip.


The barrel is typical of most Submachine Guns but can also be threaded for the addition of a silencer.

Ammunition Description

Caliber: .357 Zen (9x22mm) Effective Range 45 Meters Maximum Range: 55 Meters Muzzle Velocity: 1,450 (FPS) Muzzle Blast: Small muzzle flash. Firing Mode: Single, Auto Recoil: Low (Single, bursts) Moderate (Full-auto).

.357 Zen HP

Visual Description: Bottlednecked brass casing with a hollow-point shell. Ammo: 15 per magazine, 1 in chamber Damage Rating: Tier 1, Light Anti-Personnel Damage Description: Hollow-points enter the body and expand, causing further damage to internal organs.

.357 Zen FMJ

Visual Description: Bottlenecked brass casing with a copper-coated rounded head. Ammo: 15 per magazine, 1 in chamber Damage Rating: Tier 1, Light Anti-Personnel-3 Damage Description: The heavier round does more damage then standard pistol rounds but remains lower then rifle rounds in penetrative power.

Weapon Mechanisms

Safety: Rotating lever on the left side of the gun, up and to the left of the trigger group. Fire Mode Selector: Safe, Semi, Full Auto. Weapon Sight: Flip-up Iron Attachment Hard Points: One rail is provided for optics. Stock and Grip: Both are foldaway for portability. The fore grip only folds down halfway. The variant does not have a stock but maintains the fore grip.


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

Pricing: 750 DA.

Replaceable Parts and Components:

  • Extra Barrel (145 DA)
  • Threaded Barrel (210 DA) 1)
  • Silencer (160 DA)
  • Low-Capacity Magazine (15 Rounds, 20 DA each.)
  • High-Capacity 'Extended' Magazine (30 Rounds, 40 DA each.)
  • Padded Folding Stock (25 DA)

Additional Ammo:

  • Box of 30 Rounds (20 DA)
  • Box of 60 Rounds (40 DA)
  • Box of 120 Rounds (65 DA, Buy one get one half off.)


  • Black Nylon Sling (10 DA)
  • Holographic Weapon Sight (75 DA)
  • Small Tube Sight (60 DA)
Products & Items Database
Product Categoriesweapons: submachineguns
Product Name.357 Submachine Gun
ManufacturerZen Armaments
Price (KS)375.00 KS
DR v3 maxTier 2
For attachment of silencer

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