a handheld needle gun n.
There was a nasty grin on Whitey’s face, an’ him an’ Ben covered us all with needle pistols.
Fennel jumped up. He held a needle pistol pointed at the center of Bellon’s forehead.
He had made sure that a certain box was on board, filled with shiny atomic rifles, needle pistols, and the fat little gas guns. They might be needed.
His right hand dipped below the desk, and Ralse presumed it now held a handgun. A needle-pistol—that was supposed to be Sunner’s preference.
He drew a worn needle pistol out of the belt on his jumpsuit and fired a wild shot into the shadows where the creatures had vanished.
The child clamped the cutter between her teeth, tucked the needle pistol into her small shirt, and began to creep through the vent.
Jack Winks, in Amazing Stories
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