“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side kid.”
Solo basted his way through two thirds of the original Star Wars movies with this pistol, putting untold enemies out of their misery, including a double-crossing Greedo, at least three Imperial Officers, and storm troopers and speeder bike riders too numerous to mention. Solo was the most trigger happy character in any SF book or film I have read or seen. Perhaps the only thing he did better than firing his blaster, was posing with it.
And through it all I don’t recall him having to recharge its energy cells even once. AND N’ER A STUN SETTING IN SIGHT!
According to Wookieepedia, the DL-44 heavy blaster was favoured by smugglers and members of the rebel alliance due to its ability to penetrate storm trooper armor. In fact the DL-44 packed such a punch, its sale and ownership was banned by the Empire.
The 44 came in a basic model, and a tricked-out version. Solo toted the pimped version, though he removed the scope in order to be quicker on the draw. To be frank, I don’t really see a need for a scope on a gun that’s basically used like a pistol, but hey, I’m no expert.
Basically, I really like this weapon and would have no problems strapping one on in a tight situation, but there’s no way in hell I’d want it for a stealth mission.“Bring ‘em on. I prefer a straight fight to all this sneakin’ around.” – Han Solo.