Unlike the alien blaster, the Captain's Sidearm uses alien power modules instead of alien power cells. It has a silver finish to it, unlike the rusted alien blaster that can be found in the Capital Wasteland, and actually shoots out a spread of energy like a shotgun. Shooting the sidearm into the air will show the spread of the energy. Each time it is fired, it uses 3 rounds and sends 6 energy projectiles. Like the Metal Blaster, it will do significantly more damage outside of V.A.T.S. due to multiple critical hits. Although it looks like a pristine alien blaster, it can only be repaired by alien atomizers, alien epoxy, or vendors.