The Archeotech Laspistol is a laser-based hand weapon that is also known as an Archeotech Pistol, the Gelt Gun, or the Lasrod. This weapon is an ancient design of the standard Imperial Laspistol dating from the Dark Age of Technology which has much greater range and power than the common Laspistol. It can be fired more times as it is more efficient and can produce more shots per charge, making it a powerful sidearm in combat.
This weapon also has many different possible uses, as it can be fired and used like a standard Laspistol or any other sidearm, but can also be equipped with a folding stock, a longer barrel or other attachments that can provide greater accuracy and allow for two-handed usage. This can turn the simple, yet powerful Archeotech Laspistol into a devastating laser carbine that can easily cut down a man or xenos with 1 or 2 shots.
However, this weapon is extremely rare within the present boundaries of the Imperium of Man and few men aside from Rogue Traders or specialist collectors know that they even exist. In the frontier region of the Koronus Expanse that lies adjacent to the Calixis Sector of the Segmentum Obscurus, the possession of an Archeotech Laspistol is regarded as a statement of rank or high status.
- Rogue Trader Core Rulebook (RPG), pg. 120