In AY 1936, the Subahu-based Chandra Sundries joined the arms industry and developed a non-lethal weapon for the Solar Navy. While the gun performed admirably, the Navy ultimately went with a Raka based manufacturing cartel (Chandra Sundries filed an appeal with the Prince of Commerce alleging favouritism, but lost the case).
Undeterred, Chandra continued forward by marketing to local defense departments. Police and Security forces quickly adopted the DA-Z in the more Inner Worlds, as well as the Yami Belt where constant jurisdiction disputes necessitated a non-lethal solution to apprehending criminals.
Within fifteen years, Chandra Sundries had nearly 25% of the non-lethal armament market. As the previous military contract for non-lethal arms expiring, the Janya Military Police forces signed a 10 year renewable contract for non-lethal weaponry which has continued to this day.
While there have been dozens of other manufacturing cartels releasing variant ‘lightning gun’ versions of their more lethal blaster weaponry – and some that possibly perform better, the Chandra Sundries Dazer models remain the industry standard for civilian and police forces throughout the solar system.
CS-12: Concealable variant (requires restricted license in the Kingdoms)
CS-22: Sidearm Variant (requires common license in the Kingdoms)
CS-35: Carbine Variant, enhanced damage (does not require a license for home defense, private ownership subsidised during incursions)
CS-47: Longarm Variant, maximum damage and range (requires restricted license in the Kingdoms during times of peace, common license during incursions)
Note: Civilians with military training in firearm combat are rarely declined the common license, and only occasionally denied restricted licenses.