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A blaster carbine

A blaster carbine was a shortened variant of an already existing weapon, traditionally blaster rifles. They offered distinct advantages from other weapons. First and foremost, they were generally shorter and lighter than their heavier cousins, and allowed for more capabilities especially in confined environments; they also had a faster rate of fire than a typical blaster rifle. In addition, carbines were often cheaper to produce than ordinary rifles. In exchange for these advantages however, they had a shorter range and less stopping power. Despite these disadvantages, carbines were generally simpler and easier to use than rifles, and were therefore very popular with unskilled thugs or civilian owners looking for simplicity, ruggedness and ease of use.

Perhaps the best-known example was Boba Fett's modified EE-3 Carbine Rifle. Rodian special forces were also known to prefer a N'Gant-Zarvel 9118 carbine during their missions, despite its characteristic thud made when firing.

Usage was not solely limited to military personnel, many a frontier homeowner had a carbine for home security. Owen Lars owned a blaster carbine at his homestead on Tatooine for defense against marauding Tusken Raiders.

Merr-Sonn offered a number of carbines in their weapons catalog, including the C-22, BC7, SG-4, and an Underslung Rotary Blaster Carbine.

List of carbines


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • "Price of Business"
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Shatterpoint
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Galaxies
  • To Fight Another Day
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Breath of Gelgelar (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron
  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble
  • X-wing: Isard's Revenge
  • I Jedi
  • Children of the Jedi



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