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The BlasTech Industries DH-23 "Outback" blaster pistol was a highly durable blaster pistol. It was produced as a modified version of the popular DH-17 blaster pistol. The weapon capitalized on the DH-17's success, but despite its increased durability, it never became as successful as its predecessor due to reduced range, strength, and stun capability. DH-23s were available during the reigns of the Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire, and the New Republic.


The DH-23 blaster pistol, known also by the nickname, "Outback blaster pistol," was a small energy weapon designed mainly for durability. A modified version of the popular DH-17 blaster pistol, the DH-23 had an improved heat radiator shroud and a tighter body construction making it far harder to damage or break, although at the cost of reduced range,[1] and strength.[4] Weighing one kilogram, the weapon had a stun setting, although it was less effective than that of the DH-17.[1] The DH-23's maximum firing range was 80 meters,[2] and the pistol could fire 100 shots per power pack.[3]


The DH-23 was produced by BlasTech Industries,[1] in the hope of capitalizing on the huge success of the DH-17; however, the more durable weapon never reached the levels of popularity seen by the original.[5] The DH-23 was sold for 500 credits[1] and was available during the reign of the Galactic Republic, the Galactic Empire and the New Republic.[1] The weapons ownership and use was regulated by local authorities.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

Hasbro DH-23

The Hasbro toy pistol resembling the DH-23

The DH-23 blaster pistol was first described by authors Jeff Grubb and Owen K.C. Stephens in the Arms & Equipment Guide released by Wizards of the Coast in 2002 for their Star Wars Roleplaying Game.[1] Several Hasbro Inc. action figures have included a silver pistol identical in appearance to the DH-23, including Rum Sleg in 2009[6] and Ben Quadinaros in 2012.[7] The pistols were not specifically identified on the figures' packaging and neither character has been shown to use a DH-23 in any other source.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Arms & Equipment Guide, pp. 8–9
  2. 2.0 2.1 In the Arms & Equipment Guide, the DH-23 had a range increment of eight meters. The maximum range of a weapon from the Arms & Equipment Guide is ten times the range increment listed, unless the entry says otherwise.
  3. 3.0 3.1 WizardsoftheCoast "Clone Wars Campaign Guide errata" on (backup links 1 2)
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide, p. 61
  5. The Official Star Wars Fact File 106 (BLA24, DH-17 Blaster Pistol)
  6. HasbroInverted Star Wars: The Legacy Collection (Pack: Rum Sleg)
  7. HasbroInverted Star Wars: The Vintage Collection (Pack: Ben Quadinaros and Otoga-222)

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