A small calibre muzzle-held pistol made by an Asuran weapons company named Brushnell.
Cartridge: .45 Calibre rounds (ACP, HP, AP, MGK, CI/T)
Feed System: 24 round under-chassis slide magazine
Weight: 680g (Loaded)
Brushnell began development for the D45 back in 960, replacing the aging Model 30, the reliable .38 calibre at the time. The design was supposed to be a reliable, durable, semi-automatic that held more than 20 rounds. It was meant as a counter to General Appaloosa's GAWP-45 series which was hoofness oriented. The design went for a vertical slide approach rather than the horizontal slide adopted by General Appaloosa. Within 3 months of planning, the P45, prototype to the final D45 design, was rolled out for testing and showed very promising results. Fate, though, seemed cruel to the old company as after a fire had broken out within the testing facility during the Great Razing of Archaea, the first model was lost. Luckily, the blueprints survived within a safe and the project was restarted nearly 3 years later.
By 962, Brushnell's progress was going very well but was most shocked when an underdog company, Blanc, had developed a .38 calibre that had a similar design to theirs. In a race to create the model first for testing, Brushnell had sacrificed quality on the second prototype. Major flaws and defects were found and cost them their place in the race to be beaten by Blanc and, later on, General Appaloosa. Accepting defeat, Brushnell silently continued development and finished the final prototype another year later.
Tests prove to be very conclusive and by 964, the D45 rolled out for the first time into the weapons market.
Performance and feedbackEdit
Brushnell's D45 was made to be superior in range and accuracy. Dubbed "the compact sniper", the D45 gained some popularity during testing phase for its actual effective radius, rivaling most of the saddle-rifles made at the time.