What was it about them that made anything they emitted "compressed",was it a compressed gas energised and emitting a higher energy phased beam than the typical phaser? Does anyone have any additional substantiating or explanatory details on this terminology? Wejvagh 09:14, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Phaser Compression RifleEdit

It was my understanding that these weapons were called "Phaser Compression Rifles", not "Compression Phaser Rifles". Does anyone know of any canon source that could verify the name? TrekFan 01:55, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

"Caretaker" --TribbleFurSuit 03:21, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I just didn't remember hearing it before. Thanks for clearing that up. TrekFan 05:00, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Compression phaser rifle fires both beams and photon torpedoesEdit

Do Compression phaser rifles fire both beams and mini photon torpedoes or is that a setting they use to change to that firing mode?.-- 17:37, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

I don't recall such a thing happening on the show. Are you referring to a game?--31dot 17:45, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

no,in the Voyager episode Equinox part 1,Captain Ransom fires at a Voyager crewmember with a Compression phaser rifle,are those mini photon torpedoes?.-- 18:00, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

There are no "mini torpedoes" fired by man portable weapons in canon, so no. It would also be the extreme of waste to fire a torpedo at a humanoid target a few feet away from you. Energy pulses are fired by many weapons in canon, though. --OuroborosCobra talk 18:48, 8 June 2009 (UTC)