The DH-17 Blaster Pistol was the standard issue side arm for members of both the Imperial Navy and the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War.


  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    Used by Rebel soldiers aboard the Blockade Runner to repel Imperial Stormtroopers.


With an optimum range of 30 metres, and a max range of 120 metres, the DH-17 is perfect for shipboard use, as it's blasts can pierce stormtrooper armour and penetrate a low level forcefield, without being able to puncture a starship hull.

The low power stun setting can render a human unconscious for up to ten minutes.

The blaster gas chamber contains enough gas for over five hundred shots. A single fully charged power can supply enough energy for one hundred. The packs can be changed by an experienced trooper in about five seconds, and drained packs can be recharged using a generator in about fifteen minutes.[3]

Behind the ScenesEdit

The DH-17 props were made from cut down Sterling submachine guns.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ultimate Star Wars
  2. Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  3. Smith, Bill. Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology. Boxtree. ISBN 0 7522 2338 0 page 4