The PLS 40 weighs just under 3 kilos fully fitted with battery and red dot site. The gun is configured with 12 clips of 50 shots each,and has a maximum range of over 100 meters. The rate of fire for the PLS50 carbine in primary fire mode is 330 shots per minute.

 

Each PLS 40 is fitted with a 30mm red dot 'fast target acquisition' sight The red dot sight has the advantage of being easy to use for 'point and shoot' in close quarters combat.

Each gun is configurable with from 1 to 99 hit points.

 

There are 2 sensors attached via a cable to the gun, these sensors are worn by the player on a cap. The sensors can detect the infra-red pulse from another gun in a 180 degree arc, so you can effectively be shot in the head from 360 degrees. There is also a sensor on the front of your gun. When shooting at another player, you aim for the front of their gun, or the players head.

When you pull the trigger, the gun emits an infra-red beam detectable by the sensors worn by the other players. When you reach 10 shots left in the clip, a voice from the gun warns you that you are low on ammo. The gun makes a clicking sound when you have run out of shots. To reload you press the forward button under the carry handle. There is a 12 second reload time, and when you are shot and lose a hit point, your gun will be disabled for 3 seconds.