Plasma rifle

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Plasma rifles are weapons often used in science fiction. Instead of the normal means of firing a metal projectile from a chamber, a fusion, fission, electrical, or other type of energy reaction fires an energy projectile. Plasma rifles, along with plasma pistols, laser guns and phasers, are only hypothetical weapons, as the amount of energy needed would be currently impossible to produce in a handheld device.

Plasma rifles may never come to reality, as the concept of a plasma rifle is scientifically unsound. The plasma shot out of a plasma rifle would dissipate in the surrounding environment within about 50 centimeters from the gun (unless its containment magnetic field could be extended all the way to the target). If fired in air, the result would be a short hot flame like a blowtorch. The plasma would have be to stored in highly concentrated magnetic fields.

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