In the study, electromagnetic weapon systems that are developed as an alternative to modern weapon systems are examined and a design for a rail type electromagnetic weapon system is intended. After a literature review on the subject, the comparison of electromagnetic and conventional weapons is made and models of electromagnetic weapons are elaborated. In the study, information of various electromagnetic weapons is provided but the focus is determined to be rail type electromagnetic weapons. Rail type electromagnetic weapons are examined in the study and the design of a low-power weapon prototype is made. For the model developed under laboratory conditions, 8 capacitors are used as a source of ignition. With the rail type electromagnetic weapon system designed, 2613.9 Joule energy is reached. The system components projected in theoretical calculations are enhanced throughout the application phase and are optimized for rail type weapon systems. For making theoretical studies and for drawing the graphs MATLAB software program is utilized. As a consequence, theoretical and empirical data is compared and commented, and some recommendations are formed.