Re: Why the lack of personal protection?
Herkimer Jitty wrote:
No worse than the power source you'd need to fire a phaser beam, I'd wager.
I still wouldn't want it blowing up on my utility belt!
Just for perspective, a modern day .40 S&W handgun has but a fraction of the energy of a ST phaser or energy shield power source-and yet if the gun is loaded with a defective round with too much powder, a case failure can result in some injury to a shooter's hands.
If a phaser or power shield goes critical on your hip, I hope your name's Daniel Jackson .
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