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This article is about the compact blaster pistol known as a hold-out blaster. You may be looking for the small-sized stingbeam.

A hold-out blaster was a type of blaster, typically a blaster pistol, used as a personal weapon for easy concealment, often employed when other weapons or equipment were not viable or were simply unavailable.


The ELG-3A blaster pistol wielded by Padmé Amidala and her Naboo Royal Handmaidens was a hold-out blaster that became practically a standard accessory for diplomats and nobles in need of a personal sidearm.[1] Hera Syndulla used a Blurrg-1120 holdout blaster whenever she fought outside the Ghost.[2] The deactivator hold-out pistol[3] could be fired to deactivate droids.[4] The EC-17 hold-out blaster was a compact, one-handed weapon holstered in the boots of Imperial scout troopers during the Galactic Civil War.[1]

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