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Star Wars RPG Heavy Blaster Pistol
Heavy blaster pistol
Production information


Type

Blaster[1]

Cost

750 credits (Available for military use only)[2]

Physical and technical specifications
Size

One-handed weapon[2]

Weight

1.3 kg[2]

Capacity
  • 50 shots[2]
  • Close-range stun setting available[2]
Range
  • Optimum: up to 25 m[3]
  • Maximum: up to 50 m[4]
Usage and history


Era(s)
Affiliation

Alliance to Restore the Republic[1]

A heavy blaster pistol, or heavy blaster, was a more powerful version of the standard blaster pistol.

DescriptionEdit

Heavy blaster pistols were basically cut-down blaster rifles,[1] utilizing a more highly powered gas chamber, firing larger, more damaging bolts with a wider beam. Though bulkier and heavier than a standard blaster pistol, the heavy blaster's advantage was firepower.[1] It had the destructive power of a blaster rifle without the longer range that a rifle typically provided. The power pack was generally the same size as a standard pistol and was consumed at a considerably higher rate than a typical blaster pistol. Due to the weapon's formidable power it was heavily restricted in most systems if not entirely illegal.[1]

Heavy blaster pistols were very popular with soldiers and mercenaries of all sorts.

HistoryEdit

The Arkanians were the first to experiment with creating blaster pistols with the same energy output as blaster rifles around 5,000 BBY. It took some time for the concept to be widely adopted, and it wasn't until the time of the Jedi Civil War that power output of heavy blasters around the galaxy began to match Arkanian standards.

ARC troopers, the elite clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic, were trained in wielding two heavy blaster pistols at the same time.[5] Han Solo used the BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Heavy Blaster heavily resembles the German Mauser C96, a widely used sidearm for the German army in World Wars I and II.

AppearancesEdit

Dl-44

DL-44 heavy blaster pistol used by Han Solo

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