Military Weapons

1. All military officers are issued a personal sidearm. It is their responsibility to safeguard this sidearm, either by keeping it under lock and key (in their locker, a locked desk drawer, or an arms locker) or on their person at all times.

They may carry their weapon any time aboard ship. However, carrying your gun when the ship is not on alert and/or you're not on duty is liable to get you some odd looks and murmured comments about you being a psycho.

2. MPs regardless of rank are issued a personal sidearm as well, with the same restrictions as #1.

3. Marine grunts share rifles from a common pool, kept in an arms locker in the Marine Offices. Rifles are signed out for practice or for missions/duties. Upon completion, they are to return their weapons and ammo to the locker immediately.

4. Senior NCOs (E5 and above) and Officers have access to the arms lockers throughout the ship for distributing weapons and ammo in case of defense during boarding actions.

5. There are weapons in the firing range that can be signed out for use in the range only.

6. Military personnel are not normally permitted to take their weapons onto the civilian ships. Special exceptions are during emergencies (fighting cylons) or at the discretion of the Fleet Police when assisting in investigations, escorting prisoners, etc.

6. Personal weapons, including firearms and martial weapons (basically anything bigger than a knife) are not permitted aboard the Battlestar. Any obtained during the cruise must be turned over to the MPs until the end of the cruise.

Civilian Weapons

1. There are many personal firearms throughout the fleet, since folks brought them with them in the exodus. Possession of a weapon is not illegal on the civilian ships, but brandishing or carrying one (openly or concealed) is.

2. Martial weapons (basically anything bigger than a knife, and switchblades) may also not be carried or brandished.

Weapons List


Aquarian PM: This sidearm was used by the Aquarian military and police forces prior to the formation of the Colonial government. Since then, it has largely fallen out of use, and has become a collector’s piece. It is semi-automatic and uses 9 mm ammunition in an eight-round clip.

CAL Mark 23: The Caprica Arms Laboratory developed the Mark 23 for use by Colonial Marine Special Forces units. This semi-automatic uses .45 ammunition and comes equipped with a fire suppressor (silencer). It’s laser aiming module (LAM) projects a tell-tale red dot on a target when aiming; the silencer makes it Hard to hear the shot from more than ten yards away, and to identify the location or direction of the shooter.

CAL P9: The Caprica Arms Laboratory manufactured this handgun for a short time before the Cylon invasion. It is semi-automatic but has only a limited nine-round clip. Dragon Mark XIX: This large-caliber, gas-operated semi-automatic pistol was developed by Jewel Research and manufactured by Scorpia Military Industries (SMI). It uses .357 ammunition and holds nine rounds in a clip. This beast is not for the weak.

Picon Five-seveN: The Picon Five-seveN is the standard issue sidearm for the Colonial military, developed and manufactured by Picon Firearms. Not surprisingly, it uses 5.7 x 28 mm ammunition. It is emi-automatic and uses clips of 10, 20, or 30 rounds, which fit into the handle of the gun. The 30-round clip extends almost 2 inches below the butt of the pistol. The Five-seveN has a second barrel mounted beneath the main barrel for firing explosive rounds. Each explosive round must be loaded individually.

Stallion: The small, four-barreled pistol of compact design was originally designed by Picon Firearms he semi-automatic has never been a military issue sidearm. Each barrel holds one .357 round.

Viktor CP1: Viktor, a small firearms manufacturer from Virgon, manufactured the CP1. The only gun Viktor ever produced came to be widely used throughout the Colonies. Designed to be a concealed-acrry weapon, it is semi-automatic. A single clip holds 12 rounds of 9 mm ammunition.

VZ 52: This military and police issue pistol saw wide use on Virgon prior to the formation of the Colonial government. Two brothers designed the gun, and it was manufactured by the Virgon government. It is semi-automatic with an eight-round clip using 7.62 x 25 mm ammunition.

Submachine Guns

All submachine guns can fire semi-automatic, burst, autofire, and spray.

CAL USG: The CAL Universal Submachine Gun saw wide use in the Marine Corp before the relatively recent introduction of the P90. While not as common as it once was, the USG remains a favorite among older Marines due to its reliability. A single standard clip holds 25 rounds; a bull clip, which is an inch wider except for where the clip feeds into the gun, holds 40 rounds. The USG uses .45 ammunition.

Leo M12: The Leo Model 12 was the official weapon of the Leonis military prior to the formation of the Colonial government, and was still in wide use up to the Cylon invasion, though law enforcement agencies used it more than the military. Varying clips of 20, 30, or 40 rounds used 9 mm ammunition. All are freely exchangeable with the Leo Storm carbine.

Picon P90: This compact submachine gun developed by Picon Firearms is used by the Colonial Marine Corps as the primary weapon for urban and close-quarters fighting. The P90 has a short barrel and bullpup configuration. This places the 50-round, translucent magazine on the top of the gun parallel to the barrel. The gun has a low recoil, allowing for accurate burst fire. The P90 uses 5.7 x 28 mm rounds.


Mossova 500: This pump-action shot gun was used primarily as a hunting weapon. Still, marines have been known to use the Mossova in certain situations, and all are trained in its use. Security forces aboard many civilian ships use the Mossova. It is a 12-gauge shotgun, holding 5 shells in the magazine and one in the firing chamber.

Striker: This semi-automatic shotgun is commonly used by assault troops and riot control forces. Its circular magazine holds a dozen 12-gauge shells. The regular ammunition can be replaced with explosive shells that act much like grenades when fired.

Zeus Model 37: This pump-action shot gun was the oldest still produced in the colonies. Its spare, clean design and reliability won it common use among the military, law enforcement, and civilians alike. Its 12-gauge shells load and eject from the bottom; four shells are held in the magazine and one in the chamber.

Rifles and Carbines

GMAR: The Gemenon Military Assault Rifle is a recent product, an attempt by the Gemenon-based Tacatta Arms Factory to break into the colonies-wide arms industry. The Colonial Marine Corps purchased several thousand GMARs about a year before the Cylon invasion, so they are relatively common among the leet. The gun has a bullpup configuration with the pistol grip forward of the magazine. It uses a 5.56 x 45 mm round in 25- and 30- round clips.

Leo Storm Carbine: This carbine was the primary combat rifle of the Leonis military up to the formation of the Colonial government. Even afterward, it saw extensive use. Designed to use clips and ammunition freely interchangeable with the Leo M12 submachine gun, it uses 9 mm rounds. Clip sizes vary, but most users opt for the 15- and 20-round varieties. The Storm is semi-automatic, and usually comes equipped with a RedDot Aiming sight.

Milirem 700: The Milirem 700 is an extremely popular hunting rifle; the military version is the standard Colonial Marine Corps sniper rifle. Originally manufactured on Aerelon before the formation of the the Colonial government, the military version was produced primarily on Picon prior to the Cylon invasion. The 700 is a bolt-action rifle with a standard five-round magazine of 7.62 x 51 mm ammunition. It comes equipped with a 10x telescopic sight with a Mil Dot reticle.

Milirem 4700: This is a popular civilian hunting rifle has never seen use by military or law enforcement personnel. The 4700 is a rotating bolt-action rifle that uses a four-round magazine of 30-06 ammunition. It has an 4x telescopic sight.

SMI 80: The Scorpia Military Industries 80 is one of the standard combat rifles used by the Colonial Fleet and Marine Corps. It has a bullpup design, with the pistol grip forward of the magazine and the firing mechanism in the buttstock. This allows for a long, accurate, free-floating barrel in a rifle of compact design. It fires a 5.56 x 45 mm round from a clip that can hold up to 30 rounds. Most SMI 80s are equipped with a 4x optical sight with a powered glowing pointer for limited night sight.

  • Information from the BSG RPG Corebook
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