The Phase Pistol
was introduced in 2151 aboard the first NX class starship, Enterprise.
The Phase Pistol was the most advanced weapon that Starfleet R&D
had to offer at the time of it's first use. Several years into it's
service the Phase Pistol became the standard sidearm carried only
by Starfleet personnel.
This weapon has
two settings, stun and kill. The Kill setting appears to have multiple
applications, as it has been used to explode objects, and cut through
wood. It uses a removable energetic plasma fuel cell as it's primary