The Volg Mercy Killer, so named because 'It's a mercy if it kills what you're aiming at.', exemplifies many of the scratch built handguns used by the desperate and oppressed across the realm of man. Built from whatever materials at hand, these single shot stub pistols are more dangerous to the wielder than to his opponent. Indeed, in Volg, a Mercy killer and a handful of bullets cost less than a trencher of pot boiled murk fungus to eat and a demi liter of recyk water to wash down the taste.
Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
— Unknown USMC Marine