The K-16 Bryar Pistol was a model of blaster pistol used by the soldiers of the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War against the Galactic Empire. The weapon was capable of firing red-colored blaster bolts, though it was not as powerful as other blaster pistols.
While it appeared to be a fairly ordinary pistol, the black-colored K-16 actually featured a deceptive design—it possessed a modified power unit, which enabled the weapon to discharge its entire heat source in one powerful blast as secondary fire. The larger middle section of the K-16's barrel contained cooling vents on either side of the weapon's frame. Additionally, the blaster pistol featured a trigger guard.
Behind the scenes
The K-16 Bryar Pistol first appeared in the new Star Wars canon in the Death Star expansion pack for the video game Star Wars Battlefront, released in 2016. The pistol is unlockable via an in-game challenge called "Dark Enforcer." Although the K-16 can be wielded by troopers from all factions—including the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance, and the New Republic—like all other blasters in the game, the weapon's description on the official Electronic Arts website suggests that it is a Rebel Alliance weapon.
The K-16 was designed by 3D artist Erik Rading and was based on the Bryar pistol, which figured prominently in the Star Wars: Jedi Knight video game series from the Star Wars Legends continuity. It was introduced in the 1995 video game Star Wars: Dark Forces as the signature sidearm of Kyle Katarn, the series' protagonist. Justin Chin, the game's lead artist and story writer, named the weapon after composer Gavin Bryars.
- Star Wars Battlefront (DLC) (First appearance)
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- Star Wars Battlefront Companion