Targeting Scope: +2 to blaster skill when using scope
Description: 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 stormtroopers, 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 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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Posted by J
It has five times the range and more than eight times the ammo of the average hold-out blaster at the same price? :eyeroll:
Posted by Freddy
Although it's called officially labelled a Hold Out pistol, it's the standard sidearm of Scout Troopers, extremely low ammo and a really short range doesn't really feel right for a military weapon, and I guess it's cheap because it was mass produced.
Sometimes things in the Star Wars universe don't make sense, for example, why was the Empire sending Scout Troopers into battle with a Hold Out Blaster?
Posted by J
"why was the Empire sending Scout Troopers into battle with a Hold Out Blaster"
For the same reason they are wearing significantly lighter armor than regular stormtroopers: because they are scouts and are not supposed to make contact with the enemy directly; they find and report on the enemy for the conventional forces. And they need hands free, low weight, and freedom of movement to operate the speeder bikes with maximum effectiveness.
"Sometimes things in the Star Wars universe don't make sense" If this is really your thesis for writing stats, then it would mean any attempt to make the stats consistent with others that are already known would be ultimately fruitless. That is not the point, nor the method, of creating a database like this.
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