a weapon that fires a laser
The 1961 quote refers to an actual laser, not a weapon.
Laser gun shoots light rays.]
He caressed a laser-gun the size of an automatic pencil, then slipped it into his breast pocket.
The Outer Limits has a good show in ‘The Bellero Shield’, an examination of an all-consuming ambition. Sally Kellerman wants scientist-husband Martin Landau to have a place in history. When she accidentally releases a Creature from another world by means of her husband’s laser gun, she sees her chance. However, a wealthy father-in-law who doesn’t like her is more of a hindrance than the Creature’s basic distrust of her.
He slowly draws his Laser gun, adjusts the setting on it.
A couple which come to mind are an improvement in the Laser gun…plus carpeting or some other ways of reducing footstep sounds.
A lasergun, it looked like, since the end was solid, clear glass.
He raised the captured laser gun, shaking in his clammy hands, and found the firing button. Its scarlet flash stabbed the dish.
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