A pulse rifle was a type of rifle favored by bounty hunters working in urban areas
Pulse rifles fired a rapid pulse discharge which was actually a series of micro-bursts of ion energy. They contained super-conducting filaments, which regulated the beam's hundreds of individual discharges into a single burst. Unfortunately, the filaments had a limited life-span and had to be frequently replaced every 20 shots.
Pulse rifles typically cost 5,000 credits for the rifle, 2000 for a 15-shot power pack, and 300 credits for the super-conducting filaments.