POTD: SureFire X300 In Rogue One

Jiang Wen portrays Baze Malbus in the new Star Wars movie: Rogue One. A SureFire X300 was spotted on his prop weapon. It is just as bad as the ATI stock that was on Captain Phasma’s gun in Force Awakens. At least the SureFire X300 is small and you probably won’t notice it as much as an AR stock on a Stormtrooper Blaster.


Nicholas C

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I dont have a problem with the light but his weapon looks like a leaf blower from the future.

    • Joshua

      Which is lame, because star wars has always used real guns.

      That’s always been part of what I liked about the series.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Well, I get that they are running out of real guns to emulate but shouldnt that be where, you know, imagination comes in?

        • Jac

          A lot of the guns used in Rogue One are based off airsoft guns, unlike the OT which used real guns firing blanks. A lot of the main weapons in this movie are still based off real guns though, the Rebels use AR based props and the Empire still uses Sterlings and German WWII based props.

          • Richard

            In episode 5 some of the rebel blaster rifles were based off of STG44s

          • Avery

            Let’s not forget this guy whose leading Stormtroopers just a little less.

        • Billy Jack

          How dare you suggest Hollywood use that dirty I word?
          The only time imagination comes in to play is when considering which old creation to remake.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            And Ben Hur 2: Electric Boogaloo opens this weekend.

          • Billy Jack

            Downside to joking like that is that it may sound good to tone deaf Hollywood execs.

          • TheNotoriousIUD
          • Billy Jack

            Yeah knew that was on its way. 5th reboot. Yay.

          • AD

            Oh God, that’s so true. I’ve been complaining about this for years now, but it just keeps getting worse.

      • Tom

        The new weapons look rather cheap and plasticy plus they moved the magazine [power pack] to the right hand side.

        • Nicholas C

          That was so they could holster the Sterling style blasters on the right side.

          • Tom

            I read that the during the making of the original trilogy some of the actors complained that they hit themselves with the magazine, not sure how they achieved that!

            Still a little upset that they abandoned the classical look for what looks like a toy.

        • Wzrd

          Those blocks hanging from hoses/wire harnesses? Made by PWS?

      • Gary Kirk


        • Billy Jack

          I hear they made them delete the scene where Darth Vader feeds rebels to alligators.

          • Phillip Cooper

            What, too soon? 🙂

    • LCON

      He bought it war surplus from the Warhammer Space Marines

    • Phillip Cooper

      And what’s with this armor he is wearing? Did they come across Tony Stark’s yard sale?

  • Garristotle

    I like that his optic has windage and elevation turrets… on a laser blaster

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Space wind…

    • Drew Coleman

      How else would you zero it?

      • GhostTrain81

        You use “The Force.”

        • Anonymoose

          Not everyone is so lucky.

      • wetcorps

        Dagobah widage.

    • MrPotatoHead

      That’s because it’s a blaster and not a laser. One shoots a super heated blob of plasma, and the other shoots, well…a laser…

      • Garristotle

        I wonder how you would go about stabilizing a super heated blob of quasi-liquid to even make an optic plausible

        • William Elliott

          spin stabilized tibanna gas… 😉

      • Garristotle

        Maybe thats why they cant seem to hit anything. Imagine the damage you could do in the Star Wars universe with even a High Point carbine.

        • Tom

          During the escape from the Death Star in Episode four the Storm Troopers were ordered to miss so that Han and Co could escape and lead the Empire to the Rebel base. When you think about it it takes a special kind of skill and discipline to deliberately miss a target whilst taking fire yourself.

          What their excuse is for being overrun by a bunch of teddy bears with stone weapons on the other hand can only be explained by Hollywood magic.

    • UVB76

      To account for polarization and gravitational drift.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    The Empire outlawed SBR pistols…

    • MrEllis

      The guns they made for the first movies are pretty neat to look at though. I must admit, I watched a twenty minute video on Adam, from myth busters, talking about Blade Runner prop guns… I may have a Sci-Fi prop gun problem.

      • Phillip Cooper

        You and I both. I actually considered building one. Would have, too, if I could have gotten a rubber gun instead of an actual firearm to molest.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        No doubt, my next tattoo is either going to be Han Solos blaster or the Blade Runner pistol.

      • Risky

        You should watch the episode of Tested with Adam where he builds a replica of Han’s DL44 mostly from scratch. It’s fantastic!

  • Russ Kell

    But they mysteriously lost this knowledge by the time ANH happened…

    • Tom

      To be a pedant the E11 blaster rifle has a folding stock its just that the Storm Troopers never deployed it. Which kind of makes it rather silly that in the Force Awakens they stick the M4 stock on but leave the folding stock on as well.

      • Disarmed in CA

        Now this is the kind of cool nerdy comment I would expect on a gun blog entry about Star Wars blasters. Carry on! 🙂

      • Mr Mxyzptlk

        They are different guns in the two trilogies, the original guns are E11s whilst in the new films they are F-11Ds. With the Force Awakens blasters this part at the front wasn’t intended as a shoulder stock, it was a vertical grip that could unfold. They built props that could do this, but it was never shown in the film. The toy can do it though.

        • Tom

          I have seen it on the toys but to my mind it looks a little too far forward to work effectively. Personally I would have preferred that they kept the classic look.

  • Gary Kirk

    So that’s why they want to ban shoulder things that go up… To stop the empire.. Ahh

  • Brendan G

    The First Order pistol is built from a Glock in a carbine kit. Kinda weird you can still make it out from the toy version.

    • Nicholas C

      Looks like the Sig ACP on a Glock. Never noticed that until now. Thanks!

      • Mr Mxyzptlk

        It is built from a FAB Defense KPOS carbine conversion kit.

  • Irfan Zain

    Apparently the empire are H&K fans… those are 416C stocks

    • Tritro29

      I did NAZI that one coming…

  • Tritro29

    Looks like someone has butchered an FN Model D beyond salvation.

  • pumelix

    And what about that ZF-4 líke scope …

  • Billy Jack

    In fairness to the ati stock usage, humanoid grips will maintain some degree of similarities. Where are the complaints about their eating utensils?

    My problem is with a society that possesses faster than light travel and sophisticated manufacturing but with an inferior artificial intelligence presence, horrifically slow armor and pretty low grade energy weapons.

  • Mr Mxyzptlk

    My guess is that this an Airsoft knock-off made by Element. The Stormtrooper blasters in this film are fitted with the Element copy of the M300 Mini Scout.

  • santi

    SUREFIRE…So reliable they still work being light years old. Dependability..you can’t beat.”

  • forrest1985

    IMFDB has some great pics and trivia on the weapons used in star wars films for those that are interested.

  • Wzrd

    Is that a 15mm objective scope?

  • Phil Hsueh

    But that’s the way they were built in the OT, real guns with real gun parts. Han Solo’s blaster, for example, the scope on it was a real scope and I wouldn’t be surprised if the scopes on the Stormtrooper’s blasters were real scopes as well. They didn’t use found items for just the blasters either, most famously the lightsabers were made from the handles of old Graflex flashes with misc. parts added on.