A custom-built sniper's rifle made up of harmless Hasselblad camera parts, the gun fires .220-caliber, high-velocity shells and has a Bushnell infrared gun sight. More importantly, the Signature Gun is equipped with an optical palm reader which excludes anyone except the registered owner from using it. Once an agent programs his unique signature into the gun, only the agent can use it.
As stated, the Signature Gun can be broken down into camera parts so that it can be carried by any tourist without arousing suspicion.
Q Evaluation: The Signature Gun shows how we can prevent the use of Q-Branch weapons by unauthorized personnel. Although it was in an experimental stage at the time, I was happy I could bring it to 007 and help him solve a little personal matter down in Isthmus City. -Q
Game Information: It takes five rounds to assemble or disassemble the gun. It takes one round for the fingerprint scanner to work, so the agent has to wait for one round before using it.
See Credits below. Used in Licence to Kill.
Bond's new weapon of the 90's, the Walther P99 provides it all. Although it's light and compact enough to be concealed adequately for those undercover missions, the polymer-made P99 can carry 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition in an amazing slim grip. Unloaded, it weighs approximately 24 ounces and is just 1 1/4 inches wide.
Probably the most unique feature of the P99 is the grip, which was designed by the world famous Olympic pistol grip maker Moroni of Italy. The ergonomic grip can be modified with interchangeable parts to fit an agent's hand size, virtually guaranteeing a right-sized grip. And, last but not least, the Walther P99 is hammerless to avoid catching on clothing or holsters.
The one downside of this weapon may be its initial double-action trigger pull, which is a little long; however, after the first shot, the slide cycles and automatically cocks to provide a rapid trigger pull. The finish is matte black, and all metal surfaces have a corrosion-resistance Tenifer surface.
Q Evaluation: A feature of the Walther P99 that is often overlooked is the loaded chamber indicator, which protrudes when there is a round in the chamber and the gun is ready to fire. This design enables an agent to feel the protrusion in low-light situations when a visual check isn't possible. I'm relatively certain that some of our agents are already quite adept at feeling protrusions in low-light situations. -Q
below. Used in Tomorrow Never Dies.
Translated from Olaf Krumscheid's web site: Le Jeu De Rôle. Minor additions/modifications from Paul Kasper.
For background on the description, Gary S. Rosenfeld at http://www.se.mediaone.net/~stationf/ and James McMahon at http://www.hmss.com/qbranch/qb0101.htm.