The Plasma Pistol is a short-ranged, single-handed pistol version of the Imperial Plasma Gun that makes use of a micro-fusion nuclear reaction to superheat a cartridge of gas into the state of matter known as plasma and then release it in a concentrated blast of weapons fire using an electromagnetic bubble. The Plasma Pistol is most commonly carried by officers of both the Space Marines and the Imperial Guard. Aside from individual Imperial officers, some specialized assault troops such as Assault Marines are also sometimes armed with Plasma Pistols. The latest pattern of Plasma Pistol in use by the armed forces of the Imperium of Man is the Mark III Sunfury but only a few Chapters, such as the Novamarines, are yet able to manufacture it.
- Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition)
- Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition)
- Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition)
- Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition)