- "I bet even Biggs never made a one-handed shot with an energy-rifle-- while fighting a landspeeder's controls!"
- ―Luke Skywalker
The 6-2Aug2 had an elongated barrel that allowed for precise, long-range shooting, making up for the lack of a laser targeting sight or scope. The 6-2Aug2 was known to be easy to repair and maintain. It was quite similar to the Tusken Cycler rifle although more modern and with a faster rate of fire.
Luke Skywalker owned a 6-2Aug2 during his youth on Tatooine. His uncle started teaching him to use it when he was only seven years old, the same age Owen started. Luke often used womp rats as target practice; by the time he was seventeen, he could shoot them from the driver's seat of his landspeeder without stopping to aim. The rifle was destroyed during a fight with the Tusken Raider URoRRuR'R'R in the Jundland Wastes prior to the destruction of Alderaan in 0 BBY.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In the Marvel Star Wars Comics Luke's 6-2Aug2 was referred to as a "laser rifle" or "energy-rifle". Later sources identified it as a slugthrower.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brothers"
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novelization (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- Star Wars 1
- Star Wars 17: Crucible (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars 32: The Jawa Express (As "energy rifle")
- A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – A New Hope Limited (Card: Luke's Hunting Rifle)
- The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook