The Plasma Pistol is a single-handed weapon best used at short range. With the same TU cost and damage as the Plasma Rifle, the Plasma Pistol has half the range and lacks burst and aimed fire. Compared to the Laser Pistol, the Plasma Pistol does more damage, but has a smaller ammo capacity.
As a single handed weapon, it is best used by soldiers who need to carry an item in their other hand; a combat shield or C4 for example. Using a grenade from the quickslot also costs fewer TUs if the soldier has an empty hand.
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