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This article is about the slugthrower. You may be looking for the energy weapon.

The scatter gun was a low-velocity slugthrower that fired a spray of solid pellets when fired. It could often hit multiple targets or eliminate one target with a single blast. However, its damage decreased as range to the target increased, since the pellets scattered if fired from too far away; this made the weapon more suited for close-quarters combat.

The scatter gun was common on backwater worlds where slugthrowers were still the predominant weapon of choice. The gun was cheap and so was its ammunition; 10 shells each cost 2 credits and weighed 0.1 kilograms. Its low manufacturing cost and utility as a hunting weapon helped maintain its popularity. Mercenaries, marines, and other soldiers sometimes carried a scatter gun as a backup weapon.

A variant of this kind of slugthrower was the A-52 Frag Storm scattergun, a gun produced during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire.



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Galaxy at War
  2. 2.0 2.1 Galaxy at War indicates that this weapon can fire from point-blank rifle range to a maximum of a short range rifle. Specifics of this range are detailed in the Saga Edition Core Rulebook.