Drag Queens… Star Wars Blasters & Their Real Firearms Equivalent

    Got to hand it to the various propmasters. They have quite the challenge to create a myriad of future fake firearms to satisfy the yearning and eager audiences. The latest Star Wars is no slouch, with a plethora of new models of hand blasters, carbines, and full-size support weapons equipping no less than hundreds of new characters and classes. Under simple guise, it’s amazing what one can do with the a bit of plastic and some imagination.

    Like other movies and series, the future weapons are based on today’s firearms and often, weapons of years past. Han Solo’s blaster being a classic example of a weapons designer looking to the past (C96 Mauser Broomhandle) to inspiration for the future.


    Rogue One features a fantastic array of new blasters based on a similar combination of old and new. Jyn’s blaster is an easy one to spot, being based on the luger handgun. Likewise Cassian Andor’s blaster pistol is based on an extremely compact AR-15 with a nubbin attached to the front and a few parts welded on for good measure.

    Perhaps more interesting and difficult to tell are the weapons used for the sniper rifle, Death Troopers, and even the classic Stormtrooper. For a full gallery, check out Inverse and put your attention to the test. 

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.