Slugthrowers are automatic weapons which fire solid-slug ammunition propelled by one of various methods, including the use of compressed gases. The ammunition used by these weapons are caseless ammunition. Despite the widespread use of laser weapons, slugthrowers are still popular as the bullets are capable of causing bleeding whereas a laser beam cauterises wounds instantly. Also its noise and visual effects are more useful against primitives. However it lacks the same degree of power as laser weapons, and requires ammunition unlike the lasgun.