Separated at Birth? by Dan Zimmerman | Dec 02, 2011 | 9 comments facebook twitter linkedin email More like brothers from another mother. Above, via firearmblog.com, is a new Draco “pistol” design from Center Balanced Systems. Below is a standard issue Imperial stormtrooper blaster from Industrial Light and Magic. comments JT says: December 2, 2011 at 08:43 Doesn’t really look very similar at all.. Top one looks like a brick with a magazine, painted black. Bottom is a blaster. Reply thefanboyofallthingsanticommunist says: December 2, 2011 at 09:08 The top one looks far to well made to be a star wars prop. The E11 blaster was just a brit sterling smg with a scope and some windshield wipers glues to the foregrip. Reply Bob H says: December 2, 2011 at 09:40 I wouldn’t want the blaster. From the movies, you can see they are very inaccurate and the blaster bolt(bullet? payload?) has low penetration and can be blocked by a flashlight beam. Reply JT says: December 2, 2011 at 13:15 Contrary to what people call them, lightsabers do not actually consist of a laser. It’s contained plasma. Reply Gunuck says: December 2, 2011 at 19:32 If memory serves, it was some form of particle projectile, though it could also fire flechetes, grenades, and flares. There are several theories and explanations for the terrible accuracy of the blaster, the “official” reason being the use of a poor focusing crystal and shoddy liscenced copies. Wookipedia should have more info. And agreed, I really can’t see the resemblance:/ Reply Van says: December 2, 2011 at 09:43 A blaster with a scope on it? The ways stormtrooper shoot (from the hip) that is about as useful as teats on a bull. Reply Leo Atrox says: December 2, 2011 at 11:36 I dunno. Maybe it’s not a scope, but a camera. And the image is wirelessly fed to a HUD in the helmet … Just saying. I don’t think that’s Star Wars canon. What-evs. Reply matt says: December 2, 2011 at 09:58 Nothing new here, check out the Gwinn Firearms Bushmaster Pistol from the 1970s, a bullpup AR-18 pistol, with a pistol grip that rotates around the barrel. There is even a full auto one on gun broker. Reply Silver says: December 2, 2011 at 11:46 I always thought the stormtrooper blast looked more Sten-ish. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.