Needler Pistol

Needler Pistol


The Needler Pistol is a vicious weapon that fires a spray of tiny flechettes which easily shreds flesh. These flechettes are created by shredding a polymer-composite block and fired by a burst of compressed gas, making it noiseless with little to no recoil and the favorite choice of assassins. However, needlers are incredibly short-ranged weapons with almost no armor penetration capabilities. This limits their use to self-defense and close-quarters combat, as well as being ideal weapons for boarding space-vessels.[1]

This pistol is lighter and cheaper than the Needler Rifle and a favorite back-up weapon throughout the Inner Sphere and Periphery.[1]



Item:Needler Pistol[2]
Equipment Rating:D/A-A-A/D
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 2B/5BS
Range: 2/6/12/20 meters
Shots: 10
Cost/Reload: 50/1
Affiliation: -
Mass/Reload: 300g/70g
Notes: Needler; Burst 5; Recoil -1


  1. 1.0 1.1 Classic BattleTech RPG, p. 136, "Needler Pistol"
  2. A Time of War, p. 268, "Flechette Weapons - Table"