In 2144 the Serev Faction Military decide to replace it's inventory of surplus Human chemical/projectile weaponry with an up to date arsenal of energy weapons therefore they held a massive weapons trials open to both Human and Sh'ari weapons companies in order to select new infantry weapons. This gun, developed by Castle Arms and manufactured under license by the Serev Faction Government Armory was the winner of the pistol section of the trials and christened the Directed Energy Pistol, Model 44. The Model 44 is a Thermobaric Rail pistol, it fires .177 caliber spikes of a depleted uranium / steel alloy that have been heated white hot at a speed of nearly mach 5 via a miniature railgun system built into the barrel shroud. It is very accurate and has a high penetration factor but also has the tendency to go clean through a target without effecting much damage. The Model 44 fires from a 30 round clip, weighs 3 lbs unloaded and 4 lbs loaded and is capable of firing 5000 shots before it's internal cold fusion batteries need replacing.