The DT-12 is a compact and cheap blaster designed to aid those proficient in the art of firing a blaster. More accurate than most other small pistols of the time, it can fire further than most other one handed pistols and can do more damage as well. There is, however, a long delay between shots and the low ammo capacity per power pack makes it unsuitable for prolonged battles where fast firing and short delays are required. The DT-12 was eventually marketed as the diplomats blaster, concealable and powerful. It sports simplified mechanisms and a more elegant design than others in the range in order to make it more attractive to businessmen as well.