The 23PE is a large, intimidating pistol. It has a wooden grip and a sleek, gray slide with a black underside. A rail attachment for lasers and flashlights is on the bottom. Ten plasma-filled cartridges lay in an angled magazine and are fired when the hammer on the back of the gun strikes home. To eject the spent cases, the guns slide will use the little left-over gas in the plasma blast to be pushed back, in which case the empty case is ejected and the hammer is pushed back again thanks to the force of the push.