This weapon was designed by NAM to phase out the large stockpile of Zen Arms .45 service pistols. By YE 36, it was removed from SMDION armories due to the continued popularity of .45 caliber pistols over the RPB.
Designer: Nepleslian Arms and Munitions Manufacturer: Nepleslian Arms and Munitions (Suggested) Price: Military use Only
Name: NAM 12mm RPB Pistol Type: Rocket-propelled round Role: Military-issue Sidearm Length: 31.2 cm Weight: 2.9 kg
Projection/ammo type: Rocket-Propelled Bullet Firing Mechanism: The hammer strikes the firing pin of the rocket, sparking the propellant, which shoots the rocket forward. The expelled propellant gas knocks back the hammer, re-cocking the gun. Caliber: The round is 12mm wide, and about 3 cm long. Effective Range: About 200 meters is as far as human accuracy can take the round without some kind of stabilization. Maximum Range: Up to 2000 meters, with maximum power gained at 200 meters Minimum Range: Rocket will be ineffective within 1 foot of firing. Muzzle Velocity: Leaving the barrel, the round goes about the speed of a low-velocity bullet. About 3 feet from the barrel, the primary charge ignites, and the rocket gets an intense burst of speed, bringing it to about 200 mph above the speed of sound. Muzzle Blast: The muzzle flash is extremely small, only a small amount of exhaust from the rocket, with a small hissing sound. There is a slightly larger bang when the primary charge ignites, and a rapid expulsion of gases can be heard, but this occurs a ways away from the gun itself. Firing Mode(s): Semi-automatic Recoil: The recoil is minimal to the point of going unnoticed by most shooters, and one tester even reported “negative recoil,” as the rocket had a tendency to draw the barrel forward when fired.
Visual Description: Ammo is stored in a thick metallic clip with a slightly rounded bottom. Ammo: 10 round clip.
Regular Round: Can punch through most light armor, and causes a large amount of damage to unarmored targets. HE Round: This type of ammunition replaces the standard tip with a hollow metal shell filled with explosives that detonate on impact. Can easily blow off a limb or cause heavy damage to armor.
Safety: Yes. Slightly above and forward of the trigger. Fire mode selector: N/A Weapon Sight: (Y/N) There is a flip-up 2x magnification LCD screen on the top of the weapons with a range finder and ammunition counter. Attachment Hard points: Rail on bottom for flashlight. Really cool built in thingy: N/A
Field Maintenance Procedure: Cleaning the barrel at least once per week keeps the weapon in working order. Replaceable Parts and components: The barrel, slide, and hammer are all replaceable, but the process is difficult, so it is best to simply return the weapon to NAM and get a new one.
It’s a big, black, heavy weapon with a rounded top, flat bottom and a very wide bore. The Nepleslian insignia is emblazoned on either side in white. The clip is rather long, and sticks out about two inches below the handgrip.
Due to Zen Arms’ split with the Greens, NAM decided that SAoN personnel needed a new, awesome sidearm.