Heavy Blaster Pistol
A weapon made famous by the smuggler turned
diplomat Han Solo, the BlastTech DL-44 heavy
blaster pistol packs the formidable punch of a
high-powered rifle into a small sidearm not much
bigger than a standard pistol. Favored by gunmen
and smugglers (dangerous people with quick
reflexes, keen peripheral vision, and a willingness to
do whatever it takes to survive) it causes even The
bravest to duck for cover when they find themselves
staring down its barrel.
Designed for close-quarters combat this portable and very lethal blaster was often carried by
Rebel soldiers because it reliably punched through stormtrooper armor.
A weapon favoring brute force over finesse, the DL-44 delivers tremendous damage, yet is
small enough to be fired one-handed; its range is twenty-five meters with a maximum of fifty
meters, however The DL-44's XCiter consumes energy at four times the rate of a blaster pistol,
draining a power pack after only twenty-five shots, The user must carefully target shots instead
of filling the air with energy (indiscriminately firing in the general direction of a target).
Because of The excessive power consumption, the DL-44's grip has a vibrating 'cautionary
pulser' that silently alerts the user when the pack is down to five shots or less. A quick release
lever and the power pack's convenient location (immediately in front of the trigger) allow very
quick replacement of drained packs. Soldiers bringing heavy blaster pistols into battle
normally carry at least a dozen power packs.