Designer: Bobcat Defense ILC.
Users: Federal Systems Protectorate, Free Systems, Various Criminal Elements
Caliber: 8x20mm steel-jacketed railslug
Capacity: 20 rounds
Muzzle Velocity: ~2500 m/s
Action: Solenoid-Actuated Moving-Barrel
RoF: n/a, semi-automatic
Sights: tritium-illuminated partridge-style trench sights
The 8XM Bobcat is an 8mm semiautomatic railpistol, formerly the standard issue sidearm of Protectorate forces. After it's replacement by the Mk. 17 MPDW, Issue Bobcats were supposed to be destroyed. In practice, however, they usually found their way into the hands of rebels, criminals, and the various rag-tag militaries of the Free Systems. The Bobcat is a decidedly average handgun, not to powerful, kinda accurate, with a decent magazine capacity. Ultimately, it's rather unremarkable, apart from being somewhat ugly.
[Basically, the Bobcat is the GLOCK of this universe: ubiquitous, cheap, and easy to find, with very common ammo, but otherwise not particularly spectacular]