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.
Description[edit | edit source]
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 EC-17's most unique feature compared to other pistols of the same size and caliber was its unique trigger, it was located on the side of the gun rather than directly underneath the barrel and 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.
History[edit | edit source]
The EC-17 became the standard-issue sidearm of scout troopers and patrol troopers during the time of the Galactic Empire, and was commonly holstered in a trooper's boot. 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.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars Rebels – "Hera's Heroes"
- Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore
- Star Wars Rebels – "Kindred"
- Star Wars Rebels – "A World Between Worlds"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Family Reunion – and Farewell"
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars Battlefront (First identified as scout pistol)
- Doctor Aphra 3
- Target Vader 2
- Bounty Hunters 9 (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Princess Leia - An Unexpected Friend"
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi junior novelization
- Ewoks Join the Fight
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption"
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian Junior Novel
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 12: The Siege"
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as EC-17)
- Star Wars Battlefront Strategy Guide
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 7 (Highlights of the Saga: Mission to Endor)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia (First identified as EC-17 hold-out blaster)
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 49 (Weapons & Uniforms: Creators of the Death Star) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Legion – Core Set (Card: ) (Reissued in 74-Z Speeder Bikes Unit Expansion)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide (First identified as EC-17 hold-out blaster pistol)
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – "Directing"
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – "Connections"
- (Picture only)