Designed and created for the Hapes Consortium, the HB-1 blaster pistol was put into circulation in six years ago and remains in production today. In its early days, the gun stylish good looks landed it in many prominent holovids, most notably of which was the Raid Runner trilogy. However, it was its rugged durability and superiority over the aging RAGC-P30 design that landed this model as the official sidearm of the Royal Hapan Armed Forces.
The HB-1 was the first firearm to be produced in the new factories on Malcelethor, and replaced the antiquated RAGC-P30 as the official sidearm of the Hapan Armed Forces. With the current Hapan armed forces sidearm, the RAGC-P30 having no significant improvement in its design in nearly fifty years, when the Royal Council was approached with a new design for a proposition to equip all of its officers with a newer, more durable, and more powerful sidearm at a fraction of their production costs, the Royal Council jumped on the proposition, returning to the producer less than three days later with a ten year contract. Though the company initially supplied the firearms to current officers at a loss, the profit accumulated over the course of the ten year contract is forecast to be rather generous.
The HB-1 blaster pistol, like most all other blaster pistols is used by simply pointing the gun at your target and squeezing the trigger. While the HB-1 has a shorter range than most other blaster pistols, it has a significantly more powerful bolt, and is significantly easier to become proficient with.
The gun could be set to two different modes. The first, and most commonly used mode is semi-automatic, which is used most frequently in close quarters combat where the risk of hitting a friendly target was very real. In this mode, each squeeze of the trigger, one blaster bolt is fired from the barrel, making it easier to ensure the bolts fired hit their intended target.
The second mode is stun, in which each squeeze of the trigger fires a paralyzing bolt of energy at the target. This mode is mainly used when it is necessary to use non-lethal force to capture or restrain a target instead of killing them.