Meanwhile, most lawmakers don’t know a machine pistol from an assault rifle, or a madman from a political activist.
Little Green Footballs is thattaway —>
The ironic thing is that “Laser Musket” is the more appropriate term. “Musket Laser” is akin to “Gun Gatling” or “Rifle Repeating”.
All of the characters introduced in the 1986 movie had lasers that reflected their personality. Their tech spec bios gave them an “X laser,” where X=something thematically appropriate. Kup’s was a “musket laser,” because he’s old, and so are muskets.
I love the ridiculousness of “musket laser.” Because that’s what kind of laser it is! It’s a MUSKET laser!
(Btw, Kup’s musket laser shot hydrochloric acid.)
God, I love G1 TF weapons.
Especially when it’s the good guys who get things like an acid shooter or a gun that turns people (at least Cybertronian people) breakable as glass.
A musket is a smoothbore weapon with loose (as opposed to cartridged) ammo. A weapon that shoots acid might qualify as a musket…but what good would having a laser involved do for it?
No point having rifling on the barrel of a laser, and cartridges wouldn’t even make sense in this context. Really, every laser should be a musket.
Well, if the narrowed beam of photons from a laser is considered the equivalent of rifling…would the smoothbore analogue be a flashlight?
All I know is late-night power outages would be more interesting if I had to go digging around for the musket lasers.
Maybe it has a laser sight. so… uh… you can hit the target with the acid.
So kup’s laser musket fires laser propelled hydrocloric Acid shells.
The impact and acid just preps the wound for the immediate laser damage.
Perhaps that sounds over the top but considering the great long standing past time of shooting at robots that skirmish and destroy machines of your faction daily over millions of years.
Its not overkill to pack something bigger than a M-16.
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