Stats: a slim, short-range and hand-held weapon, with limited penetration power.
A needle gun is a modified type of laser rifle. It fires discreet packets of short-wave laser energy, called needles, which are lethal at close range. But its low power and limited range make it an impractical weapon in most serious combat situations.
Uses: for personal protection or one-on-one combat. It is particularly useful in situations where a less powerful weapon is required in order to avoid hull breaches.