Laser pistol (1980)
Both variants of these pistols have various settings, including a stun setting, a destructive setting, and a setting that places the stricken target in paralysis, thus freezing them in the position they were in prior to being hit (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I"). The stun setting leaves the target with a headache after they regain consciousness (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II).
The smaller pistols do not register on 1980 A.D. medal detectors, as they are made of carbon-synthetic material (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I"); presumably the larger ones are made of the same material as well.
While Centurions previously used bayoneted laser rifles as their standard weapon during the end of the Thousand-Yahren War, they have adopted a laser pistol as well ("The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I", "The Return of Starbuck").
- The laser effect used in Galactica 1980 is a beam effect, different from the Original Series in coloring, either blue or a white-yellow as opposed to the red.