First part of a series on the small arms of the Inner Space world.
The weapon from up-world is a coil gun firing electro-plastic spherical pellets that deform into aerodynamically stable projectiles when passing down the barrel and also gain an electrical charge to deliver an incapacitating electroshock effect at the target. Muzzle velocity is variable on wherever the weapon is fired at an armoured or an anarmoured target and is controlled by an internal computer. Sighting and control is done either via wireless data connection to the shooter's retinal and cranial implants and helmet display, or alternatively, through controls on the actual weapon and pop-up iron sights.
The three down-world pistols are all civilian rather than government designs and thus come in two distinct calibres, both semi-caseless -the charge is situated inside the body of the projectile like the real world 9X24.5mm AUPO Benelli
The two rifles are both Marbanians government designs set apart by several decades of weapon evolution, but both now thoroughly obsolete so present only on the civilian market - the top one is a second to last generation selfloading rifle with a box magazine using modern caseless ammunition, while the lower one is an early single shot breech-loader with "traditional" brass cartridge center-fire ammunition. Both use smokeless powder though.