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Marine sidearm during the Great War.

The slugthrower is a type of terran gunpowder-based pistol. A range of models were available.[1]

Slugthrowers were in service as security guard sidearms by 2478. Ammunition made of the same alloys as spike pistol was available; the alloys were detectable by scanners.[2]

The Confederate Marine Corps used slugthrowers during the Great War, with one example having a magazine capacity of at least 14 rounds.[3] By this time, most common slugthrowers were ineffective against CMC Powered Combat Suits.[1] The Dominion Marine Corps issued flak pistols as sidearms after the Brood War.[4]

Slugthrowers continued to be used after the Brood War, as was the case with mercenaries like Rosemary Dahl.[5]

The blaster may be a heavier type of slugthrower.[6]


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  2. McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 1416-55083-6.
  3. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: Battle on the Amerigo (in English). 1998.
  4. 2005-05-25. Marine. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-06.
  5. Golden, Christie. StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Pocket Star Books, May 2007. ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.
  6. Rosenberg, Aaron. StarCraft: Queen of Blades. New York, London, Toronto and Sydney: Pocket Star Books, May 2006. ISBN 0-7434-7133-4.