The EC-17 hold-out blaster, also known as the scout pistol, flash pistol, or scout trooper blaster, was a standard-issue hold-out blaster pistol for Imperial scout troopers and patrol troopers, manufactured by BlasTech Industries.
A compact, small, one-handed weapon manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the EC-17 featured a built-in targeting scope to assist its user's aim, and a short-range laser emitter. Some models were additionally equipped with a small but intensely bright light appended to the primary barrel that could be triggered to "flash-stun" a target, temporarily blinding them. The pressure-sensitive grip located on the weapon's left side made it easier to fire while wearing gloves. The blaster was designed for short-range targets, and therefore lost much of its accuracy over greater distances.
The EC-17 became the standard-issue sidearm of scout troopers of the Galactic Empire, and was commonly holstered in a trooper's boot. The pressure-sensitive grip instead of a trigger accounted for the user's gloves. The weapon was also used by soldiers of the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War, and was wielded by scout troopers on Endor during the Battle of Endor.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Planets of Star Wars Battlefront. ea.com (November 5, 2015). Archived from the original on November 6, 2015. Retrieved on March 14, 2016.
- ↑ The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption"
- ↑ Star Wars Battlefront
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi