The Mandalorian ripper was an energy-propelled slugthrower pistol that was produced in great numbers during the Great Sith War. It was a common sidearm for Mandalorian officers during the Mandalorian Wars.
The ripper was highly versatile and upgradeable. When properly modified and in the hands of a capable marksman, they proved devastating to opponents. They also ignored personal shielding, giving the wielder an advantage in ranged combat if both combatants were shielded.
A heavier rifle version existed during the Great War.
A variant of this weapon was the ripper, which was also a pistol designed to penetrate personal energy shields.
In 3961 BBY, while Revan was searching for the Star Map on Kashyyyk, his group was ambushed in the Shadowlands by cloaked Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders. After being lured out of hiding, the commander of these Mandalorians finally attacked Revan's party. He was equipped with a Mandalorian ripper.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords