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DC-17 hand blaster
Production information
Manufacturer

BlasTech Industries

Model

DC-17 repeater hand blaster

Type

Heavy blaster pistol

Physical and technical specifications
Size

Blaster pistol

Capacity

50 shots

Usage and history
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

The DC-17 hand blaster was a heavy blaster pistol wielded by the clone troopers of the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. The DC-17 hand blaster was most notably used by ARC trooper captains, clone trooper commanders, and jet troopers. It was a smaller version of the DC-15 blaster, and shared many similarities with the DC-15s side arm blaster used by clone commandos. They were carried in quick-release holsters, and elite clone troopers sometimes wielded dual pistols in battle— a trait reminiscent of Jango Fett himself.

History

During the Clone Wars, the DC-17 blasters saw widespread use among high-ranking and specialized clone troopers.

Captain Rex wielded twin DC-17 blasters on Rishi moon.

Commander Bly carried two krayt dragon pearl-handled DC-17 pistols alongside his favored DC-15 blaster rifle. Both Captain Rex and Commander Fox carried twin DC-17 blaster pistols in battle, but also utilized the more standard DC-15A blaster rifles. Another famous user of the DC-17 hand blaster was the Null ARC captain Ordo. One incident in which he used his blasters to great effect was when he, along with Omega Squad, Delta Squad, Sergeant Kal Skirata, former Sergeant Walon Vau, and Jedi Generals Bardan Jusik and Etain Tur-Mukan, raided a landing strip in order to expose a terrorist operation. The clone jet troopers as well as the anti-troopers during the Kamino Uprising all utilized modified DC-17 commando pistols as a personal side-arm weapon. During the raid on Grievous's castle, Clone commander Fil utilized DC-17 pistols. When inside the castle, a trap door opened beneath them. Though the other clone fell to his doom, Fil fired a cable from his DC-17 pistol and with the help of Nahdar Vebb and Kit Fisto, he was hoisted to safety. During the Battle of Muunilinst, ARC trooper Captain Fordo used twin customized DC-17 pistols while leading his forces against San Hill's forces.

The DC-17 blaster pistol should not to be confused with the DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon System, though it did share its designation with the larger weapon for a reason - they shared many of their interior components, a fact which helped explain the DC-17 hand blaster's unusually high stopping power and firing rate. This fact was widely appreciated by the users of the weapon, who tended to know them inside and out as part of their training, and so ARCs in particular tended to look down on uninformed people who puzzled over the similarity of the naming for two such apparently different weapons.

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